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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

Niger diplomat stranded in Brazil

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 11:18
related countries: Niger Niger

A Niger diplomat, who has been mugged and stranded in Brazil weeks after the end of the Rio+20 talks, is helped by airport worker.
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Are Spain the best team of all time?

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 1:35

Have Spain's Euro heroes eclipsed the Brazil legends?
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VIDEO: Life inside Rio's slum city

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 1:31
related places: Rocinha

David Shukman takes a walk through the streets of Brazil's largest favela, Rocinha, to see how life has changed there since the original Rio Earth Summit in 1992.
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VIDEO: Rio +20 outcome 'disappointing'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 22:00

The UN conference on sustainable development is coming to a close in Rio, Brazil, amid widespread criticism that little has been achieved.
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Brazil and Chile airlines merge

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 20:25
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's Lan airline completes a takeover of Brazil's Tam after two years of negotiations to create the world's second biggest carrier, Latam.
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China and Brazil in currency deal

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 4:52
related countries: China China

China and Brazil agree a currency swap deal in a bid to safeguard against any global financial crisis and strengthen trade ties.
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Prince in climate change warning

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales warns of the "catastrophic" consequences of inaction on issues such as climate change, at a UN sustainability conference in Brazil.
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Milan reject record Silva offer

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:56
related countries: France France
related places: Silva

AC Milan turn down a world record offer for a defender from Paris St-Germain for Brazil international Thiago Silva.
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Shell shelves Brazil biofuel plan

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 0:08

A biofuel venture set up by Shell in Brazil is to give up plans to buy sugar cane grown illegally in ancestral indigenous lands.
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Brazil tries to curb crime wave

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 18:47
related places: Sao Paulo

Some 400 extra policemen are deployed in the streets of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, to deal with a wave of robberies at bars and restaurants.
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VIDEO: Millions join Brazil's Gay Pride parade

Monday, June 11th 2012, 17:32
related places: Sao Paulo

Over three million people take to the the streets of Sao Paulo for Brazil's Gay Pride parade
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Brazil head hails forest policies

Monday, June 11th 2012, 14:53

Brazil is "privileged" to have the world's biggest rainforest and can be proud of its conservation efforts, says President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil's giant garden of art

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 0:39

Brazil park sets giant works amid nature
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Brazil's biggest landfill closes

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 18:56
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's biggest open-air landfill closes in Rio de Janeiro, a move welcomed by environmentalists but not by those working at the dump.
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In pictures: Lives of leprosy patients in Brazil

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 0:46

Lives of leprosy patients in Brazil
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In pictures: Last days of Brazil's biggest dump

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 13:02

Last days of Brazil's biggest rubbish dump
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Ex-Fifa boss Havelange discharged

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 0:18

Former Fifa president Joao Havelange, 96, leaves hospital in Brazil after battling a serious infection for two months.
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Iran sacks 'pool abuse' diplomat

Monday, May 21st 2012, 18:50
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Brasilia

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announces it had dismissed a diplomat accused of molesting girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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VIDEO: Indigenous people fear Maracana eviction

Monday, May 21st 2012, 16:51
related places: Maracana

A group of indigenous people in Brazil living near the main World Cup stadium, Maracana, fear they will be evicted to make way for a car-park.
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Brazil's truth commission faces delicate task

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 4:04

Brazil truth commission faces delicate task
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VIDEO: Brazilian favelas attracting tourism

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 20:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Bars and restaurants in shanty towns in Brazil are becoming a new gastronomic attraction for locals and tourists.
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Brazil expands welfare benefits

Monday, May 14th 2012, 23:12

Brazil says it will lift millions of children in its impoverished north and north-east out of poverty by expanding its social welfare programmes
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Brazil backs World Cup beer sales

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 9:15

Brazil passes a long-delayed bill that gives guarantees to Fifa on the staging of the 2014 World Cup and paves the way for alcohol sales in stadiums.
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Brazil says World Cup 'on course'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 14:34

Brazil's sports minister goes to Zurich to reassure Fifa officials that venues will be ready in time for the 2014 World Cup.
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VIDEO: Brazil faces flooding and drought

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 8:56

Severe flooding hits Brazil's Amazon region, while the north-east of the country faces drought.
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VIDEO: Gay friendly churches on increase in Brazil

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 7:48

A growing number of churches are opening their doors to transsexuals, gay men and lesbians in Brazil.
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Team GB to face Brazil in warm-up

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 14:17
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Great Britain's men's and women's football teams will face Brazil and Sweden respectively in Olympic warm-up games at Middlesbrough.
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Brazil passes divisive forest law

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 7:02

Brazil's Congress approves controversial changes to the country's forest code which environmentalists say will spur Amazon deforestation.
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Brazil delays key forest law vote

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 6:53

Brazil's Congress delays a final vote on controversial changes to the country's forest code which enviromentalists say will spur Amazon deforestation.
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Iran pulls 'pool abuse' diplomat

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Brasilia

Iran calls home a diplomat accused of molesting girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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Blatter supports Brazil's WC prep

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:45

Sepp Blatter says Brazil's preparations to host World Cup 2014 are on course despite not following "exactly what they promised."
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Iran diplomat in Brazil scandal

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 23:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Brasilia

Brazil says it will ask Iran for an explanation after an Iranian diplomat was accused of molesting underage girls in a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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VIDEO: Rio's Maracana stadium facing delays

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 12:38
related places: Maracana

There are concerns in Brazil that the $470m renovation of Rio's Maracana stadium may not be ready in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup.
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VIDEO: Bulletproofing cars in Brazil

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 20:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A material which halves the price of traditional armour plating is getting the attention of the Brazilian middle class.
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Emerging markets boost Coca-Cola

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 13:06
related countries: India India
related places: Cola

Coca-Cola reports a 6% rise in quarterly sales thanks to strong growth in the key emerging markets of India, China and Brazil.
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Hostages released at Brazil jail

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 1:05

Prisoners at a jail in north-eastern Brazil release more than 100 people taken hostage, as the authorities say they will investigate their complaints.
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Brazil suspects' 'cannibal' claim

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 0:40

Police in northeastern Brazil say three murder suspects in their custody have confessed to eating parts of the bodies of their victims.
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Nearly half Brazilians overweight

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:15

Almost half Brazil's population is now overweight or obese, according to a government study, a trend the health ministry describes as "worrying".
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