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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

In pictures: Brazil's 'Afro hair' sparks criticism

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:38

Brazil fashion show's 'Afro hair' sparks criticism
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Rains cause deadly Brazil landslides

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 1:24
related places: Rio de Janeiro

At least 20 people are killed in landslides in a mountainous area north of Rio de Janeiro, after heavy rains.
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New Pope inspires social media banter

Friday, March 15th 2013, 12:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Botswana Botswana

Social media users in Brazil and Argentina exchange light-hearted jokes after an Argentine, rather than a Brazilian, was elected as the new Pope.
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UK halts new Brazil visa rules

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Plans to impose visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists have been put on hold by Home Secretary Theresa May amid concerns about trade.
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Outrage as Brazil cyclist loses arm

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 23:56
related places: Sao Paulo

A road collision in Brazil causes outrage after police say a motorist drove off with a cyclist's severed arm attached to his vehicle.
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Brazil Catholics face the future

Friday, March 8th 2013, 1:42

Brazil's Catholic Church faces growing challenges
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UK firm fined over waste export

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

East-London firm Edwards Waste Paper must pay £85,000 for its involvement in illegally exporting tonnes of non-recyclable household waste to Brazil.
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Brazil troops move into Rio slums

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:33

Brazil's security forces move into slums near Rio's airport in a campaign to improve security before the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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Brazil nightclub fire killed 240

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 21:21

The death toll in Brazil's deadliest fire in decades rises to 240, as a 25-year old man dies in hospital a month after the nightclub tragedy.
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VIDEO: Brazil's robot surgeons in action

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:40
related countries: France France, United States United States

Surgeons in Brazil and France are turning to robots developed by in the United States to assist them in delicate reconstructive nerve operations.
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Brazil dengue cases almost triple

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 10:26

Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Brazil rise by 190% so far this year with a new strain blamed for many of the infections, health authorities say.
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VIDEO: Dissident Cuban blogger booed in Brazil

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez is met with protests in Brazil on her first trip abroad after taking advantage of newly-eased travel regulations.
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World Cup to use goal-line system

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:47

Fifa says goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after successful Club World Cup trial.
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Rare giant armadillo birth recorded

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:36

The birth of a rare giant armadillo has been recorded for the first time in Brazil.
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Nadal takes title at Brazil Open

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 18:11
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal wins his first title since last year's French Open as he beats David Nalbandian in the Brazil Open final.
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Brazil troops to fight violence

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 1:21
related places: Santa Catarina

Brazil's government sends military reinforcements to tackle a wave of violence in the southern state of Santa Catarina, after more than 100 attacks.
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Apple loses iPhone ruling in Brazil

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 21:00

Brazil's trademark office rules that Apple does not have exclusive rights to the iPhone name, but the US tech giant is already appealing the decision.
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Subdued start for Brazil's carnival

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 0:28

Brazil's annual carnival kicks off in style, but the parades and street parties have a sombre tinge coming after a nightclub fire that killed 238 people.
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VIDEO: Fee offered to kill sharks in Brazil

Friday, February 8th 2013, 2:39
related places: Recife

After a spate of deadly shark attacks off the coast of Recife in north-eastern Brazil, locals are paying fishermen to catch and kill sharks.
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Wilshere 'can handle expectation'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 23:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Roy Hodgson says midfielder Jack Wilshere lived up to high expectations during the 2-1 win over Brazil.
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England 2-1 Brazil

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Frank Lampard scores a second-half winner at Wembley as England beat Brazil for the first time in 23 years.
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VIDEO: University re-opens after club fire

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:12

A week after the horrific fire which killed 237 people in Brazil, Santa Maria University, where most of the victims studied has re-opened.
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Scolari facing Brazil's biggest test

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:34

Pressure grows for a Brazil victory in next year's home Fifa World Cup
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Memorials for Brazil fire victims

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 15:54
related places: Santa Maria

Special services are being held in Brazil in memory of the 237 people who died in a nightclub fire in the city of Santa Maria a week ago.
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'Unsafe' Brazil nightclubs closed

Friday, February 1st 2013, 19:58

More than 150 nightclubs, restaurants and bars in Brazil are declared unsafe and closed by authorities, following a fire that killed 236 people.
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VIDEO: Fire safety tests ordered in Brazil

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 6:26

The fire at a nightclub in Brazil which killed 235 people has led to a national debate about safety regulations in public venues, ahead of next year's football World Cup.
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Nightclub checks after Brazil fire

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 19:33
related places: Sao Paulo

The governor of Brazil's most populous state, Sao Paulo, orders tighter inspections of nightclubs and cinemas after a fire that killed 235 people.
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VIDEO: Four arrested over Brazil club fire

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Santa Maria

Brazilian police have arrested four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria on Sunday.
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Anglo American writes off $4bn

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 8:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minas

Mining group Anglo American says it is taking a $4bn (£2.5bn) writedown after a review of costs at its Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil.
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Four held over Brazil club fire

Monday, January 28th 2013, 18:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Santa Maria

Brazilian police arrest four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria on Sunday.
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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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