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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 mourns nightclub fire dead

Monday, January 28th 2013, 12:45

Brazil declares three days of national mourning for 231 people killed in a nightclub fire, reportedly started after a musician lit a flare on stage.
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Scores killed in Brazil club fire

Monday, January 28th 2013, 0:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Santa Maria

At least 233 people die in a fire that swept through a nightclub in southern Brazil, police say, after a musician reportedly let off fireworks on stage.
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Brazil to carry out Amazon survey

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 0:29

Brazil says it will carry out a detailed survey of the Amazon rainforest in an effort to catalogue its trees and record levels of deforestation.
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Shooting at Brazil samba school

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 20:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Minas Gerais

Gunmen on motorcycles open fire during a carnival rehearsal by a samba school in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, killing three youths.
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Brazil drought stokes worries over energy shortages

Friday, January 18th 2013, 6:03

Drought strains Brazil's energy supplies
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Nadal to make comeback in Brazil

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 20:39

Former world number one Rafael Nadal will make his long-awaited return to the game after a knee injury at the Brazil Open.
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Sao Paulo forces care on addicts

Monday, January 14th 2013, 14:16
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, is due to start mandatory treatment for crack cocaine addicts who are deemed incapable of looking after themselves and at risk of death.
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Brazil lawmakers' details exposed

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 13:20

A hacker in Brazil reveals sensitive emails, addresses and phone numbers of politicians convicted by a major corruption trial known as the "Mensalao".
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Cat 'arrested' at Brazil prison

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 15:41
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Arapiraca

A cat is "arrested" in the grounds of a jail in the Brazilian city of Arapiraca, with contraband goods for prisoners taped to its body.
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Paying with 'kisses' in Brazil

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 9:05

How Brazil's alternative currencies are changing lives
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Brazil robbery hostages released

Monday, December 31st 2012, 2:10

Police in the south of Brazil say they have rescued nine hostages who had been taken by an armed gang after a frustrated attempt to rob a jewellery factory.
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VIDEO: All aboard the samba train in Brazil

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 4:19

The month of December in Brazil has become a time for celebrating the roots of samba music, and the ''samba train'' has become a popular tradition.
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Brazil settlers in land disputes over Amazon farming

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 0:18

Brazil settlers in land tussle over Amazon farming
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Footballers 'beaten up' in Brazil

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

An Argentine football club accuses Brazilian security officials of beating and pulling guns on its players during half time at a cup final in Sao Paulo.
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VIDEO: Architect of Brazil's futuristic capital dies

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 5:13

Niemeyer designed some of the 20th Century's most famous modernist buildings.
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Ferrari boss condemns Ecclestone

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:37

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo criticises F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone after the Brazil GP controversy.
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March against Maracana sell-off

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 23:14
related places: Maracana

A protest march is held in Rio against government plans to privatise the city's iconic Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Rousseff acts on Brazil oil plan

Friday, November 30th 2012, 21:12

Part of a law intended to share royalties from Brazil's oil fields across the country's 26 states is vetoed by President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil economy slows unexpectedly

Friday, November 30th 2012, 13:15

Economic growth in Brazil slowed unexpectedly in the three months to September, to just 0.6% versus a year earlier, new data suggests.
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Scolari angers Brazil's bankers

Friday, November 30th 2012, 2:32

The new coach of Brazil's national football team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, says staff at the country's largest public bank have an easy life, sparking a row.
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Scolari reappointed Brazil boss

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:12

World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is appointed as Brazil manager and will lead his team at the 2014 World Cup.
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FIA believes Vettel not guilty

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:03

Formula 1's governing body the FIA believes world champion Sebastian Vettel committed no offence during the Brazilian GP.
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How illegal Amazon logging persists

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 2:37

How illegal logging in Brazil's Amazon forests turns 'legal'
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Brazil looks to score overseas shirt sales boost

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:09

Brazil football clubs eye overseas kit sales boost
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Hodgson eager for Brazil chance

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England have a good chance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if they qualify.
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Sao Paulo accused on human rights

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 9:08
related places: Sao Paulo

Authorities in the Brazil's Sao Paulo state are failing to provide security or justice amid a wave of violence, Amnesty International says.
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World Cup infrastructure concerns

Monday, November 26th 2012, 16:33

Fifa's general secretary is pleased with Brazil's work on 2014 WC stadiums but has concerns about the speed of infrastructure work.
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Police murders overshadow Brazil’s World Cup work

Monday, November 26th 2012, 0:29

Police murders overshadow Brazil's World Cup preparations
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New corruption scandal in Brazil

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 1:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A group of Brazilian government officials is dismissed after their offices are raided by police investigating allegations of influence peddling.
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Vettel denies feeling pressure

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 20:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Sebastian Vettel denies claims by Lewis Hamilton that the pressure of the title battle affected his qualifying form in Brazil.
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England set to meet Brazil in Rio

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 23:34
related places: Rio de Janeiro

England will meet Brazil in a friendly on 2 June at Rio de Janeiro's historic Maracana Stadium, local officials say.
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Hamilton heads Vettel in Brazil

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Brazilian GP.
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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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