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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

Arrest warrants issued for Zambia trio

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:27
related countries: China China, Zambia Zambia

Zambia issues arrest warrants for three international players who missed the 2-0 friendly defeat by Brazil in China.
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Brazil plans secure email service

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:26

Brazil's president announces plans to create a secure email service to protect its citizens and businesses against foreign espionage.
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Brazilian police probe riot rumours

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Pedrinhas

Police in Brazil's northern Maranhao state investigate rumours which spread panic after a riot that killed nine at the Pedrinhas prison.
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Brazil prison fight leaves 13 dead

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:11
related places: Pedrinhas

A fight between members of rival gangs in Pedrinhas prison in north-eastern Brazil leaves 13 people dead and at least 30 injured.
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Protests at Brazil World Cup venue

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:07
related places: Cuiaba

Protesters demanding more investment on health and education interrupt a visit to the Arena Pantanal, in Cuiaba, by Fifa's Jerome Valcke.
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VIDEO: Protests at Brazil World Cup venue

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 2:08

Protesters in Brazil have disrupted an official visit to a football stadium being built for next year's World Cup.
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VIDEO: Violence mars Brazil demonstration

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 8:29

Several people are injured in an explosion during the latest demonstration in Brazil.
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Brazil anger over Canada spy claims

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:02
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Brazil summons the Canadian ambassador for explanations over the latest electronic spying accusations leaked by the former US contractor, Edward Snowden.
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Ten Rio police charged with murder

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 4:36
related places: Rocinha, Souza

Prosecutors in Brazil charge 10 police officers with the murder of Amarildo de Souza, who disappeared from the Rocinha favela in Rio in July.
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England will avoid doomsday - Hodgson

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England will avoid the "doomsday" scenario of not reaching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Brazil gang in huge tablet robbery

Monday, September 30th 2013, 19:21
related places: Sao Paulo

An armed gang in Brazil storms the main cargo terminal at Sao Paulo airport and makes off with tablets and notebooks worth $800,000 (£500,000).
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Brazil World Cup work 'slave-like'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 21:45

Construction workers employed on a project in Brazil ahead of next year's World Cup face slave-like conditions, a Labour attorney general's investigation says.
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VIDEO: Stranded dolphins die on Brazil beach

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 15:28

About 30 large dolphins beached themselves in north-eastern Brazil and at least seven have died.
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Rancher convicted over US nun murder

Friday, September 20th 2013, 14:01
related countries: United States United States

A court in Brazil has convicted a rancher for ordering the murder of American nun Dorothy Stang over a land dispute.
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Brazil corruption trial to reopen

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 23:41

Brazil's Supreme Court breaks a deadlock and narrowly rules in favour of reopening the country's biggest corruption trial, known as the Mensalao.
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Ghana to face Egypt in 2014 play-off

Monday, September 16th 2013, 10:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Ghana Ghana

The draw for Africa's 2014 World Cup play-off round pits Ghana against Egypt in the pick of the five ties to decide who reaches Brazil.
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Greenwald to testify at spy probe

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 0:31

A parliamentary commission in Brazil investigating spying allegations says the journalist Glenn Greenwald will be invited to testify next week.
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VIDEO: Protests at Brazil's Independence Day

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 3:49

Protesters in Brazil have disrupted Independence Day celebrations, demanding better public services and an end to corruption.
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Protests at Brazil Independence Day

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 0:29
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Hundreds of protesters clash with police in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and other cities, as the country celebrates Independence Day.
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World Cup 2014 win unlikely - Dyke

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 9:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dyke

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes nobody "realistically thinks" England will win the World Cup in Brazil next year.
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Brazil lower house bans secret votes

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 15:55

Brazil's lower house passes an amendment to abolish secret voting in Congress, a demand by protesters who took to the streets of major cities in June.
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VIDEO: Brazil and Mexico probe NSA claims

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 7:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Brazil and Mexico have both demanded an explanation from the US over claims that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on their presidents.
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Brazil and Mexico probe NSA claims

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Brazil and Mexico demand an explanation from the US over claims that the NSA spied on the presidents of both countries.
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NSA 'spied on Brazil and Mexico'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Mexico Mexico, United States United States

The US National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican governments, Brazilian TV Globo reports.
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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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