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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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High murder rates blight Brazil's indigenous communities

Friday, February 28th 2014, 0:58

Brazil's indigenous communities face skyrocketing murder rate
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Brazilian growth in surprise rebound

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's economy gets a surprise boost and gives President Dilma Rousseff a second chance to win over investors ahead of October elections.
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'Sexual' World Cup T-shirts pulled

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 22:25

Sports giant Adidas says it is suspending the sale World Cup t-shirts after Brazil's authorities complained they sexualised the country's image.
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Market turmoil to dominate G20

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 4:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Turbulence in emerging markets like Brazil and Indonesia are expected to be a hot topic for finance ministers at this weekend's G20 meeting.
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'Serial killer' probe tarnishes Brazil hospital

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 0:25

Doctor on murder charges throws Brazil hospital into turmoil
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VIDEO: Rio carnival's 'world of costumes'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 23:50

Rio's samba schools in Brazil are rushing to finish thousands of costumes and huge floats for the parades of the carnival that starts on 1 March. Julia Carneiro reports.
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VIDEO: On street with police in Rio 'jungle'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 10:21

In the past few years Brazil has become a bigger political and economic player on the world stage, but it has not yet been able to eliminate the high levels of violence that plague its cities.
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VIDEO: Race to finish World Cup stadium

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 19:25
related places: Curitiba

Fifa has confirmed that Curitiba will be used as a venue for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - following concerns it may not be ready in time.
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VIDEO: Time running out for World Cup venues

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 12:00

Fifa decides on Tuesday whether to exclude one of the 12 designated World Cup stadia in Brazil from the tournament later this year.
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Brazil jail massacre trial resumes

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 1:08
related places: Sao Paulo

Fifteen policemen go on trial in Brazil, accused of taking part in a 1992 massacre at the Carandiru prison in Sao Paulo that left 111 prisoners dead.
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Hodgson backs 2014 World Cup hosts

Monday, February 17th 2014, 23:19

Roy Hodgson says Brazil will host a successful World Cup despite potential problems with stadiums and protests.
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Fifa issues World Cup venue warning

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:38

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke issues a warning to host venues of the 2014 World Cup ahead of a visit to Brazil.
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Filming under fire in Brazil

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 20:41
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The perils which claimed a Brazilian cameraman's life
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Arrest over Brazil cameraman death

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 11:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Chile Chile

Police arrest a man suspected of throwing a flare which mortally wounded Brazilian TV cameraman Santiago Andrade in northern Bahia state.
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Brazil plan to save armadillos

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 2:22

Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Heavy security at Brazil protest

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:44

A heavy police presence has been in force for the latest protests in Rio de Janiero.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Rio fare rise protest

Friday, February 7th 2014, 4:08

Hundreds of people in Brazil have clashed with police during a protest against increased fares for public transport.
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Bodies found on Brazil tribal land

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 13:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police searching Tenharim tribal lands in the Amazon region for three men who went missing in December have found three bodies.
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Line fault 'caused Brazil blackout'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:34

A power cut which left millions in Brazil without electricity was caused by a short circuit, not a heat wave, the energy ministry says.
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