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World Cup hit by new stadium death

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 22:31

A worker is electrocuted at a stadium in western Brazil, the eighth to die in an accident during the building of the 12 World Cup arenas.
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Police threaten World Cup pay strike

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:05

Federal police in Brazil stage a 24-hour strike over pay and threaten to continue their protest during the football World Cup next month.
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Kaka and Robinho not in Brazil squad

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:56

AC Milan duo Kaka and Robinho are among the big names to miss out on Brazil's provisional 23-man World Cup squad.
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VIDEO: Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 18:29

The 2014 World Cup is set to begin in Brazil in less than six weeks, but there are serious concerns that some of the venues will not be ready, while other infrastructure projects are also behind schedule.
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Brazil's frantic eleventh hour World Cup preparations

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 18:27

Brazil's frantic scramble to be ready for the World Cup
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VIDEO: Brazil's unfinished airports

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:08
related places: Sao Paulo

Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo on Brazil's last minute work on its outdated airports.
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Welfare and tax boost for Brazil poor

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 4:16

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff announces an increase in social security payments and tax cuts ahead of her re-election campaign in October.
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Is Brazil facing a housing bubble?

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 23:13

Soaring property prices in Brazil fuel bubble fears
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VIDEO: Sao Paulo's squatter communities

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 8:38
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil's wealth has grown in the past decade but deep inequalities remain, nowhere more so than the country's biggest city of Sao Paulo.
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VIDEO: Rio Olympic preparation 'worst ever'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 1:33
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The vice president of the International Olympic Committee has described Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as the worst he has ever seen.
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VIDEO: Rio's favela crackdown 'criticised'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 22:39

A controversial programme to drive drugs gangs from Brazil's shantytowns has led to accusations of police oppression and murder.
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Brazil military torturer found dead

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian ex-army colonel Paulo Malhaes, who recently admitted to killing prisoners during military rule, is murdered by unknown men in his home.
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Future of the net debated in Brazil

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 9:20
related places: Sao Paulo

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
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Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 23:03

Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.
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VIDEO: Armed men torch 34 buses in Brazil

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 22:29
related places: Sao Paulo

Heavily armed men have set fire to 34 buses in a Sao Paulo suburb and held employees hostage.
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Brazil cars torched in protest

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 0:43
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.
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Court order halts Brazil match

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 2:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
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Brazilian police end strike over pay

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
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Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 19:31

Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
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Campos-Silva in Brazil 2014 election

Monday, April 14th 2014, 22:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A former Brazilian state governor, Eduardo Campos, confirms he will run in October's presidential election with the environmental campaigner, Marina Silva, as his vice-presidential candidate.
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World Cup fever slow to hit Brazil

Friday, April 11th 2014, 23:27

Will public mood shift with two months to go to the World Cup?
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VIDEO: Is this Brazil's biggest football fan?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 23:08

Meet lawyer Nelson Paviotti, a man so passionate about Brazil he only dresses in clothes sporting Brazil's national colours - and even the food he eats at home has to be green and yellow.
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Woes grow for Brazil energy giant

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian energy firm Petrobras faces growing controversy
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Anelka poised for Brazil move

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former France striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Atletico Mineiro, according to the Brazilian club's president.
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VIDEO: Fire destroys Brazil favela

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 15:45
related places: Sao Paulo

Four people are injured in a huge fire which swept through a slum in eastern Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
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Sentences over Brazil jail massacre

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian court sentences 15 policemen to lengthy jail terms for their role in putting down a notorious 1992 prison riot in which 111 inmates died.
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Brazil 'must remember military rule'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 21:07

Brazil's president says the atrocities committed during 21 years of military rule should not be forgotten, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 coup.
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'I don't deserve to be raped'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 17:33

The women fighting Brazil's outlook on rape
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Remembering Brazil's decades of military repression

Monday, March 31st 2014, 5:59

Brazil’s brutal military rule through the eyes of a detainee’s son
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VIDEO: Rio raids ahead of Brazil's World Cup

Monday, March 31st 2014, 2:23
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Security forces in Rio de Janeiro have staged a massive operation to occupy one of the city's largest shanty towns.
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VIDEO: Brazil's 'house of death' remembered

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 3:44

Brazil is set to mark 50 years since the military coup that established a dictatorship that would last 21 years.
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Man dies at Brazil World Cup stadium

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

A Brazilian construction worker has died after falling 25ft (8m) at the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil - the third fatality at the site.
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Brazil World Cup city 'may drop out'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:07

A mayor in southern Brazil says his city may drop out of June's football World Cup if the state assembly does not pass key legislation this week.
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Brazil hails 'iconic' player Bellini

Friday, March 21st 2014, 23:57

President Dilma Rousseff leads tributes to legendary World-Cup winning Brazil football captain Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, who died this week.
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Brazil troops to quell Rio violence

Friday, March 21st 2014, 21:01
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's government says it will send federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to quell recent attacks targeting police ahead of the World Cup in June.
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Brazil launches big corruption probe

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 22:17
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Brazil says it is investigating corruption and price-fixing allegations against 18 companies, including Siemens of Germany and Alstom of France.
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VIDEO: Italian police seize huge cocaine haul

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:58
related countries: Italy Italy, Peru Peru

Police in Italy say they have broken up a drug smuggling mafia organisation and seized two tonnes of cocaine - after undercover agents tracked drugs from Peru to Europe via Brazil.
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Police car death 'shocks Brazil'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff offers her condolences to the family of a woman who died after being dragged by a police car along a Rio street.
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Colombia VP puts dog ahead of career

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 19:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Germany Germany

Colombian Vice-President Angelino Garzon turns down the post of ambassador to Brazil because his German Shepherd dog would not adapt to the hot weather.
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VIDEO: Rio Carnival pays tribute to football

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:06

The annual Rio Carnival is in full swing and one samba school is exploring the link between Brazil's two favourite pastimes: carnival and football.
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VIDEO: Gutters fall at Brazil football venue

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:48
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Belo Horizonte

Heavy rainfall caused damage to the stadium in Belo Horizonte where England meet Costa Rica on 24 June
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VIDEO: The factory making 5m World Cup flags

Friday, February 28th 2014, 19:13
related countries: China China

A factory in China's Zhejiang province is working around the clock to produce national flags for football fans ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
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