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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

Lula aide guilty of corruption

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 6:46
related places: Silva

Brazil's Supreme Court finds former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, guilty of corruption.
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United Health eyes Brazil's Amil

Monday, October 8th 2012, 20:43
related countries: Botswana Botswana

United Health Group agrees a deal to take control of Brazilian health insurer and care provider Amil Participacoes for $4.9bn.
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Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes re-elected

Monday, October 8th 2012, 0:01

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is re-elected in the first round of Brazil's local elections, meaning he will be in charge when the city hosts the 2016 Olympics.
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Lula aide 'led corruption scheme'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 0:40

A judge in Brazil's Supreme Court says President Lula's former chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, led a criminal scheme to buy votes in Congress.
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Brazil vigil marks jail massacre

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:09

Hundreds mark the 20th anniversary one of Brazil's most notorious jail massacres, demanding justice for the 111 prisoners killed in Sao Paulo.
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Could chicken row threaten Brazil-South Africa friendship?

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 0:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Chicken dispute threatens South Africa-Brazil friendship
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Latin America economies 'to slow'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Latin America will grow at a slower pace than last year, primarily due to weaker growth in Argentina and Brazil, a United Nations report predicts.
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Boeing wins $6bn Brazilian order

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 6:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

Boeing secures its largest order from a South American airline, in a deal with Brazil's Gol worth up to $6bn.
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Education holds back booming Brazil

Friday, September 28th 2012, 21:36

Education holds back booming Brazil
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VIDEO: Brasilia - utopia or concrete carbuncle?

Friday, September 28th 2012, 10:45
related places: Brasilia

Rajan Datar takes a helicopter ride above Brazil's capital Brasilia which was built in just three years during the 1960s.
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Google to take down Brazil video

Friday, September 28th 2012, 9:26

The president of Google Brazil - arrested over his refusal to block access to a video attacking a politician - says he will remove it, after losing an appeal.
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Freed Brazilian hit man shot dead

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 21:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A former policeman who served a 27-year sentence for leading a death squad in Brazil is killed a month after being released from jail.
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The danger lurking off Brazil's beaches

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 11:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian beaches where it's too dangerous to swim
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Brazil police detain Google chief

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 8:11
related places: Sao Paulo

Police briefly detain the head of Google's operations in Brazil over the company's refusal to take down videos judged to slander a local politician.
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Peru coca cultivation on the rise

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Peru Peru
related places: Coca

Coca cultivation in Peru rises for a sixth consecutive year as farmers plant more crops on the borders with Brazil and Bolivia, a UN survey says.
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Brazil Google boss arrest ordered

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 22:19

A judge orders the arrest of Google's president in Brazil after the company failed to remove "slanderous" videos about an electoral candidate.
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VIDEO: Crimefighters up for election in Brazil

Monday, September 24th 2012, 15:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Aracaju

In the northeastern Brazilian city of Aracaju, candidates in October's local elections are dressing up as superheroes and TV characters to get noticed by voters.
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Brazil driver in bridge rescue

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 17:42

A lorry driver in southern Brazil is rescued by passers-by after an accident that left him hanging over the edge of a high bridge.
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VIDEO: Biopic of Brazil's 'first football idol'

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 23:21
related places: Freitas

New biopic Heleno looks at the life of one of Brazil's greatest footballers - Heleno de Freitas - who rose to fame in the 1940s.
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VIDEO: Armadillo chosen as 2014 World Cup mascot

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 14:10

The three banded armadillo - which can curl itself up like a football - has been chosen as the mascot for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
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Brazil's struggle to cut deaths on chaotic roads

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:25

Campaign to bring down deadly death toll on Brazil's roads
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Rio police investigate murders

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 0:23

Police in Brazil are investigating the deaths of six teenagers whose bodies were found on a road being widened for Rio's 2016 Olympics.
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VIDEO: Blind ballet troupe to close Games

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 9:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Dancers from Brazil's only ballet school for the blind will perform at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London.
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Dinners blog inspires Brazil teen

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 23:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish school dinners blog inspires Brazilian teenager
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Angry Pistorius misses 200m gold

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 22:18

Oscar Pistorius wants tougher regulations on the length of running blades after suffering a shock loss in the final of the Paralympic T44 200m.
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Brazil trial claims politician

Friday, August 31st 2012, 19:33

A major corruption trial in Brazil over alleged vote-buying in Congress claims its first casualty, as a senior politician pulls out of an election.
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Man City complete deal for Maicon

Friday, August 31st 2012, 15:07

Premier League champions Manchester City sign 31-year-old Brazil right-back Maicon from Inter Milan.
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Brazil cuts interest rates again

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 12:50

Brazil's central bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 7.5% in an attempt to reignite a stalled economic recovery.
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Brazil public sector strike off

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 19:28

Public workers in Brazil accept a government pay deal and call off a strike that had been causing disruption across the country.
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Work to resume on Belo Monte dam

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 21:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Belo Monte

Brazil's Supreme Court approves the resumption on the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam in the Brazilian Amazon, a project opposed by environmentalists.
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Brazil 1970 goalkeeper Felix dies

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 0:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Felix

Tributes are paid in Brazil to Felix, the goalkeeper of the national team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
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VIDEO: Celebrating Rio de Janeiro's African roots

Friday, August 24th 2012, 23:54

Olympic planning gives chance for Brazil's African heritage
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VIDEO: Can 'Brand USA' bring in tourists?

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 13:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

A marketing campaign aimed at attracting more holiday-makers to the United States is moving into a second phase - with Brazil and South Korea to be targeted with promotional advertising.
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VIDEO: Brazil split on anti-gay attitudes

Friday, August 17th 2012, 10:34

Brazil plays host to some of the biggest and most exuberant gay pride celebrations in the world, but in parts of the country homophobic attacks remain common.
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Brazil 2014 on track say organisers

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 23:12

Brazil works to get ready for the 2014 World Cup
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Brazil announces stimulus plan

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:06

Brazil's government unveils the first phase of a major economic stimulus package designed to boost growth in the flagging economy.
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Brazilian court halts work on dam

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Belo Monte

A federal court in Brazil orders the suspension of work on the huge Belo Monte dam, which will flood a vast area of native forest in the Amazon.
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Brazil prepares new stimulus plan

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 23:05

Brazil's government is set to launch the first in a series of measures that could inject up to $50bn into the economy over the next five years.
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Olympic flag arrives in Brazil

Monday, August 13th 2012, 22:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic flag arrives in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, the next host of the Games, a day after the closing ceremony in London.
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