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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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Eight killed at Brazil football club

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 22:33
related places: Sao Paulo

Eight men are shot dead at a football fan club in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in what police believe may be a drug related attack.
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VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

Friday, April 17th 2015, 6:40
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Scandal claims top Brazil official

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 8:48

The treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party steps down, after being arrested over corruption allegations at oil giant Petrobras.
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Anti-corruption protests in Brazil

Monday, April 13th 2015, 0:06

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians join demonstrations across the country against government corruption, the second such protests in less than a month.
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VIDEO: Mass protests sweep through Brazil

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 22:57

People have been taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations in Brazil, sparked by anger over a massive corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras.
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VIDEO: Brazil's construction sector crisis

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:34

A huge corruption scandal in Brazil is threatening many key infrastructure projects that the economy badly needs.
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VIDEO: Brazil aims to be a global player

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:16

Could a stronger stance in foreign policy help Brazil to re-establish its prominence on the global stage?
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Brazil ex-leader joins Lopez defence

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Brazil's ex-leader Fernando Henrique Cardoso is the latest former president to join a team defending jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders.
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Brazil 1-0 Chile

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 16:07
related countries: Chile Chile

Roberto Firmino's goal helps Brazil extend their winning run to eight matches at the expense of Chile at Emirates Stadium.
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Empty grounds & bus depots in Brazil

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 6:49

World Cup's expensive legacy in Brazil as stadium lie empty
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Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014

Friday, March 27th 2015, 13:53

Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
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VIDEO: Brazil faces economic slowdown

Friday, March 27th 2015, 12:20

Government stimulus measures dragged Brazil out of recession last year - but possibly not for long.
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Engineer sunk by Petrobras scandal

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 19:49

One of Brazil's biggest engineering companies, Galvao Engenharia, files for bankruptcy protection after Petrobras stopped payments.
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VIDEO: Road swallows then spits out entire bus

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 5:02
related places: Para

A bus has been swept away by flood waters after it fell into a river in the tropical Para state in Brazil.
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Brazilian party treasurer charged

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 1:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The public prosecutor in Brazil formally charges the treasurer of the governing Worker's Party with corruption in the Petrobras scandal.
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Damage control: Brazil's government reacts to protests

Monday, March 16th 2015, 16:37

Brazil's government reacts to Sunday's mass protests
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Big rallies against Brazil president

Monday, March 16th 2015, 8:13

Hundreds of thousands of people across Brazil join demonstrations against President Dilma Rousseff over a corruption scandal at Petrobras oil company.
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VIDEO: Huge crowds at Brazil protests

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 21:52

More than a million Brazilians have joined demonstrations around the country demanding President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.
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Brazil bus crash bodies identified

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 18:35
related places: Santa Catarina

The relatives of at least 49 people who died in a bus crash in southern Brazil have been identifying bodies in Santa Catarina state.
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Deadly bus plunge in southern Brazil

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 4:05

A bus plunges into a ravine near the city of Joinville in southern Brazil, killing at least 42 people.
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Thousands march over Brazil scandal

Friday, March 13th 2015, 22:29

Thousands of supporters across Brazil march to reject calls for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff over a scandal at oil company Petrobras.
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Brazilian governing party accused

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 23:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's governing party received kickbacks from state-owned oil company Petrobras, a former executive tells a congressional hearing.
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Brazil introduces femicide law

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 2:32

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signs a new law which sets tough new penalties for domestic violence and the killing of women and girls.
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Brazil's Petrobras scandal deepens

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 2:28

Brazil's Supreme Court backs an investigation into dozens of politicians over their alleged involvement in a corrupt scheme involving state oil firm Petrobras.
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Brazil raises rates to six-year high

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 8:56

Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
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Brazil in huge ‘oil kickback’ probe

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 5:33

Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.
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Brazil judge suspended over Porsche

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 1:54

A judge in Brazil is suspended from an insider trading case against tycoon Eike Batista, after he is seen driving the billionaire's Porsche.
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VIDEO: Giant cake served for Rio's birthday

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 9:20
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been celebrating its 450th anniversary, with events including the baking of a 450-metre long birthday cake for the residents.
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US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 4:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.
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Is the samba over for Brazil's middle class?

Friday, February 27th 2015, 22:26

Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?
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Call for a 'heterosexual pride' day mocked in Brazil

Friday, February 27th 2015, 2:44
related countries: Botswana Botswana

How a Brazilian politician was mocked online
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Funding query over Rio carnival win

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 1:22
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
related places: Beija-Flor

Brazil samba school Beija-Flor wins Rio's carnival by telling the story of Equatorial Guinea - after allegedly being funded by the African nation.
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VIDEO: Women make their mark at carnival

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 7:15

As the carnival season gets under way in Brazil, women have been organising parades with a feminist twist to call for a defence of their freedoms and to challenge clichés.
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Sao Paulo water crisis adds to Brazil business woes

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 2:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo's water crisis hobbles Brazilian business
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Petrobras rig blast kills three

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 0:54

An explosion on an offshore oil and gas platform operated by Brazil's Petrobras kills at least three workers.
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Brazil tries to shed image as fugitives' haven

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 1:40

Brazil's drive to shed its image as a haven for fugitives
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Banker named as new Petrobras chief

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:48
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opts for the head of a state-owned bank, Aldemir Bendine, to run Brazil's scandal-hit oil giant.
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VIDEO: Boy sucked into Brazil storm drain

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:24

A boy and his uncle have survived being sucked into a storm drain in Brazil.
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Petrobras corruption probe widens

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 20:17

Police question the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party over a corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras.
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Petrobras casts shadow over Brazil

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:26

The scandal sending ripples through Brazil
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