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News: Brazil

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

VIDEO: Brazil prisoners pedal for freedom

Friday, July 13th 2012, 14:59

Inmates in a prison in Brazil are being offered the chance of reduced sentences - in return for generating electricity by pedalling on exercise bicycles.
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'Corrupt' Brazil senator expelled

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:35

Brazil's Senate votes to expel Demostenes Torres, an independent senator, over allegations that he has links with a gambling ring.
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VIDEO: Brazil's battle over bottles of wine

Monday, July 9th 2012, 19:53

Brazil's fine wine producers are demanding the government raise taxes on imported bottles of wine to encourage people to buy home-grown brands.
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VIDEO: 'Lost' penguins turn up on Rio beaches

Friday, July 6th 2012, 20:52
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Dozens of young penguins who lost their way during their annual migration to the south of Brazil have ended up on the tropical beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Air France crash report awaited

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 6:02
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

The final report is due to be released into the crash on an Air France airliner in June 2009, which plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil, killing 228 people.
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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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