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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

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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Brazil and US aim for deeper ties

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States
related places: White House

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stresses the growing importance of Brazil-US relations after meeting President Obama at the White House.
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Brazil and US aim for deeper ties

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stresses the growing importance of Brazil-US relations after meeting President Obama at the White House.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Brazil's education boom

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 8:46

Higher education in Brazil has undergone a huge expansion and the government says it wants to open up opportunities and access to universities to more of its citizens.
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VIDEO: Brazilians protest against coup ceremony

Friday, March 30th 2012, 14:42

Police in Brazil clash with protesters demonstrating against a ceremony held to mark the anniversary of the 1964 military coup.
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Fifa hails Brazil 2014 progress

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 23:38

Football's governing body, Fifa, welcomes Brazil's progress with a law to allow the sale of alcohol in stadiums at the 2014 World Cup.
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VIDEO: Brazil-bound Haitians stuck in Peru

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Peru Peru

Group of 300 Haitians trying to get to Brazil but are not allowed to cross border in Peru.
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:50
related countries: India India, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa
related places: Delhi

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen their trade links.
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VIDEO: 'Batman' helping Brazilian police

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 5:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Police in one of Brazil's most crime-ridden areas have called in "Batman" to help in the fight against Drug trafficking.
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Brazil football chief steps down

Monday, March 12th 2012, 17:24

Brazil's football and 2014 World Cup head Ricardo Teixeira leaves his post citing health reasons, after a string of corruption allegations.
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VIDEO: Sporting prince wins hearts in Brazil

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 7:21

Prince Harry's light-hearted charm has proved a big hit in Brazil - the destination for the last leg of his first solo overseas tour.
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Harry praises UK and Brazil bonds

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 7:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince Harry says Britain and Brazil are "forging bonds that will stand the test of time" in a speech at the start of a three-day visit to the country.
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