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We have started to collect the most important news related to Brazil in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Brazil: news

I've got nothing to lose - Alonso

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 15:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says he has "nothing to lose" as he contests the title with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in Brazil.
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Sharp jump in Sao Paulo murders

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 8:18
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, sees murders more than double in October compared with last year, with 176 killings.
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Sao Paulo security chief resigns

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 15:11
related places: Sao Paulo

The official in charge of public security in Sao Paulo resigns amid a wave of violence in Brazil's largest city.
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Vettel concern for title decider

Monday, November 19th 2012, 9:20

Sebastian Vettel admits he is concerned about his team's reliability problems ahead of the title finale in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Gang violence escalates in Sao Paulo

Friday, November 16th 2012, 4:44
related places: Sao Paulo

Violence is gripping Brazil's biggest city - at least seven people were killed in Sao Paulo in just one night this week.
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VIDEO: Former Lula aide jailed in Brazil

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 4:54

Brazil's Supreme Court sentences former President Lula's chief of staff Jose Dirceu to 10 years and 10 months in jail for corruption.
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Ex-Lula aide sentenced in Brazil

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 1:20
related places: Dirceu

Brazil's Supreme Court sentences former President Lula's chief of staff Jose Dirceu to 10 years and 10 months in jail for corruption.
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VIDEO: Parrot chicks rescued in Brazil

Monday, November 12th 2012, 9:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian Federal Police have rescued almost 14,000 illegally captured wild animals so far in 2012 - and macaws and parrots are at particular risk at this time of year.
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More die in Brazil gang violence

Friday, November 9th 2012, 18:21
related places: Brasil, Sao Paulo

At least 13 people are killed in Brasil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, as part of an ongoing conflict between police and a criminal gang.
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Fifa backs Brazil 2013 cup venues

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:27
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Six Brazilian cities are given the green light to host the 2013 Confederations Cup - a big test ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
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VIDEO: Brazil's 'biggest' church opens

Monday, November 5th 2012, 16:30
related places: Sao Paulo

An estimated 50.000 people attend the opening of what is being considered the biggest Catholic church in Brazil: the Mother of God Sanctuary, in Sao Paulo.
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Haddad elected Sao Paulo mayor

Monday, October 29th 2012, 8:53
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil's governing Workers' Party wins control of the country's biggest city as Fernando Haddad elected mayor of Sao Paulo.
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In pictures: 100 years of Sugar Loaf

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:24

A century of Brazil's iconic Sugar Loaf cable car
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German conman arrested in Brazil

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man convicted of conning thousands of people with his bogus scientific theories involving gravitational waves is arrested in Brazil.
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Brazilian turns up at own wake

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 7:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian man walks in on his own wake after hearing his family are about to hold his funeral in an extreme case of mistaken identity.
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Black judge to lead Brazil court

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 7:11

Joaquim Barbosa, the judge overseeing the Mensalao corruption trial, is appointed as the first black president of Brazil's Supreme Court.
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Lula aide guilty of corruption

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 6:46
related places: Silva

Brazil's Supreme Court finds former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, guilty of corruption.
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United Health eyes Brazil's Amil

Monday, October 8th 2012, 20:43
related countries: Botswana Botswana

United Health Group agrees a deal to take control of Brazilian health insurer and care provider Amil Participacoes for $4.9bn.
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Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes re-elected

Monday, October 8th 2012, 0:01

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is re-elected in the first round of Brazil's local elections, meaning he will be in charge when the city hosts the 2016 Olympics.
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Lula aide 'led corruption scheme'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 0:40

A judge in Brazil's Supreme Court says President Lula's former chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, led a criminal scheme to buy votes in Congress.
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Brazil vigil marks jail massacre

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:09

Hundreds mark the 20th anniversary one of Brazil's most notorious jail massacres, demanding justice for the 111 prisoners killed in Sao Paulo.
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Could chicken row threaten Brazil-South Africa friendship?

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 0:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Chicken dispute threatens South Africa-Brazil friendship
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Latin America economies 'to slow'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Latin America will grow at a slower pace than last year, primarily due to weaker growth in Argentina and Brazil, a United Nations report predicts.
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Boeing wins $6bn Brazilian order

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 6:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

Boeing secures its largest order from a South American airline, in a deal with Brazil's Gol worth up to $6bn.
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Education holds back booming Brazil

Friday, September 28th 2012, 21:36

Education holds back booming Brazil
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VIDEO: Brasilia - utopia or concrete carbuncle?

Friday, September 28th 2012, 10:45
related places: Brasilia

Rajan Datar takes a helicopter ride above Brazil's capital Brasilia which was built in just three years during the 1960s.
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Google to take down Brazil video

Friday, September 28th 2012, 9:26

The president of Google Brazil - arrested over his refusal to block access to a video attacking a politician - says he will remove it, after losing an appeal.
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Freed Brazilian hit man shot dead

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 21:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A former policeman who served a 27-year sentence for leading a death squad in Brazil is killed a month after being released from jail.
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The danger lurking off Brazil's beaches

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 11:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian beaches where it's too dangerous to swim
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Brazil police detain Google chief

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 8:11
related places: Sao Paulo

Police briefly detain the head of Google's operations in Brazil over the company's refusal to take down videos judged to slander a local politician.
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Peru coca cultivation on the rise

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Peru Peru
related places: Coca

Coca cultivation in Peru rises for a sixth consecutive year as farmers plant more crops on the borders with Brazil and Bolivia, a UN survey says.
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Brazil Google boss arrest ordered

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 22:19

A judge orders the arrest of Google's president in Brazil after the company failed to remove "slanderous" videos about an electoral candidate.
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VIDEO: Crimefighters up for election in Brazil

Monday, September 24th 2012, 15:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Aracaju

In the northeastern Brazilian city of Aracaju, candidates in October's local elections are dressing up as superheroes and TV characters to get noticed by voters.
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Brazil driver in bridge rescue

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 17:42

A lorry driver in southern Brazil is rescued by passers-by after an accident that left him hanging over the edge of a high bridge.
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VIDEO: Biopic of Brazil's 'first football idol'

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 23:21
related places: Freitas

New biopic Heleno looks at the life of one of Brazil's greatest footballers - Heleno de Freitas - who rose to fame in the 1940s.
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