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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

Boy's 'killers' dead in Brazil jail

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 4:26
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Botswana Botswana

Two Brazilian men accused of murdering a five-year-old Bolivian boy are found dead in prison, after reportedly being poisoned by other inmates.
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VIDEO: Albino alligator gets acupuncture

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 1:59

Vets have used the ancient Asian practice of acupuncture to help the back problems of Bino the albino alligator at Sao Paulo Aquarium in Brazil.
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Brazilian states hit by power cut

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 0:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A fire in north-eastern Brazil causes a power cut that leaves nine states in the dark, including four that will host the 2014 World Cup.
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Brazil collapse toll rises to eight

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 10:45
related places: Sao Paulo

Another body is found in the rubble of a collapsed clothes factory under construction in Sao Paulo in Brazil, taking the number of dead to eight.
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Deadly building collapse in Brazil

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 23:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

A commercial building collapses in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, killing at least seven people and injuring many more, officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadly building collapse in Brazil

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

A commercial building has collapsed in a suburb of the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, killing several people and injuring many more, officials say.
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Brazil minister quits in Bolivia row

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 2:10
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Botswana Botswana
related places: La Paz

Brazil's foreign minister resigns after a fugitive Bolivian politician holed up in the Brazilian embassy in La Paz is spirited away in a diplomat's car.
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Brazil unveils $60bn currency move

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 10:51
related countries: United States United States

Brazil's central bank commits $60bn to prop up the currency, as the real nears a five-year low against the US dollar.
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Rio mayor Paes criticises Olympics

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 21:15

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro criticises the decision for Brazil to host the Olympics, two months after millions protested in part over the Games.
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Willian undergoes Spurs medical

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 20:10

Anzhi Mahkachkala attacking midfielder Willian undergoes a medical ahead of his proposed £30m move to Tottenham.
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Brazil appeals against hotel prices

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 2:12

Brazil's tourism board asks football governing body Fifa and hotel operators to try to bring down "stratospheric" hotel prices during the World Cup.
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Seized pet monkey returned to owners

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 20:06

A pet monkey seized by environmental police in Brazil after living for nearly 40 years with a family is returned, following an injunction order.
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World Cup 2014 tickets go on sale

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 10:20

Tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil go on sale, with fans able to apply on Fifa's website.
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Row after journalist's partner held

Monday, August 19th 2013, 17:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow, London

The police come under mounting pressure to explain why the partner of a journalist who was leaked files by Edward Snowden was held for nine hours under terror laws.
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Brazil gang jailed for American rape

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

A judge in Rio sentences the driver and conductor of a minivan to 49 years in jail each for raping an American citizen, in an ordeal that shocked Brazil.
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Brazil backs oil royalties bill

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:16

Brazil's Congress passes a bill designating all royalties from newly discovered oilfields to education and healthcare.
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New delay for Brazil bullet train

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 8:59

The bidding process to build Brazil's bullet train has been delayed again but the government insists its the flagship project will continue as planned.
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Samsung faces labour law allegations

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 20:11

Prosecutors in Brazil begin legal action against Samsung, alleging it forced employees to work in poor conditions at its plant in the Amazon region.
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Murders could follow maths law

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:25

A team in Brazil reports that a mathematical formula can help predict how many murders will occur as the population increases.
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Brazil plane crash trial begins

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 9:08
related places: Sao Paulo

Three people have gone on trial in Brazil accused of responsibility for the deaths of 199 people in a plane crash in Sao Paulo in 2007.
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Barcelona bid for Chelsea's Luiz

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 14:11

Barcelona make a bid for Chelsea's Brazil international defender David Luiz, which is understood to be cash only.
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Brazil outcry at pet monkey removal

Monday, August 5th 2013, 23:33

Thousands in Brazil sign petitions demanding the return of a pet monkey taken away by the authorities after living for nearly 40 years with a family.
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City of God, 10 years on

Monday, August 5th 2013, 23:03

Life in Brazil's City of God, 10 years after film
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Liverpool bid £21m for striker Costa

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 19:32
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Costa

Liverpool submit an offer of £21m for Atletico Madrid's 24-year-old Brazil international striker Diego Costa.
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Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?

Monday, July 29th 2013, 20:05

Pope Francis says gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society, in an apparent softening of his predecessor's line on the issue.
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Pope Francis holds final Brazil Mass

Monday, July 29th 2013, 1:20
related places: Copacabana

The Pope closes one of the biggest Roman Catholic youth festivals with a Mass on Copacabana beach, with more than three million people attending.
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VIDEO: Pope celebrates final Brazil Mass

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 23:09
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis has come to the end of his historic first foreign visit in the role of Pontiff, concluding the trip to Brazil with a Mass on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
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Oliveira breaks T43 100m world record

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 18:50

Brazil's Alan Oliveira smashes the T43 100m world record at the Anniversary Games as Jonnie Peacock breaks his personal best.
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Brazil beach packed for Pope Francis

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 7:02

Up to three million pilgrims hear Pope Francis address an all-night vigil on Brazil's Copacabana Beach - and remain in place for a Mass on Sunday.
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Pope urges talks in divided Brazil

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 17:34

Pope Francis urges Brazil's government and civil society leaders to use dialogue as an alternative to violent protest and "selfish indifference".
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Thousands meet Pope at Copacabana

Friday, July 26th 2013, 8:25
related places: Copacabana

Pope Francis visits Copacabana beach, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, to hold the greeting ceremony for World Youth Day.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Brazil shanty town

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 21:50
related places: Varginha

Pope Francis has visited the poor neighbourhood of Varginha
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VIDEO: Pope takes World Youth Day Mass

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 2:26
related places: Aparecida

Pope Francis has celebrated the first Mass of his trip to Latin America, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil.
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Pope warns against drug legalisation

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Pope Francis warns against drug legalisation plans in Latin America during the inauguration of a clinic for drug addicts in Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Pope holds first Mass in Brazil

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 15:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Pope Francis has celebrated the first Mass of his trip to Latin America, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
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Brazil children massacre remembered

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:34

Brazil commemorates 1993 street children massacre
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Brazil's new Thalidomide babies

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:24

The babies with birth defects being born today in Brazil
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VIDEO: Battling leprosy in Brazil

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 18:12

Angus Crawford looks at how health workers are taking the fight against Leprosy out into Brazil's slums.
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Brazil crowds greet Pope Francis

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 6:49

Crowds greet Pope Francis in Rio on his first foreign trip as head of the Catholic Church, but Brazilian police also clash with anti-government protesters.
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