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Brazil dam burst: Six months on, the marks left by sea of sludge

Friday, May 6th 2016, 15:28

Victims of Brazil’s dam collapse speak out, six months on
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Brazil court suspends Rousseff foe

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 14:04

Brazil's top court has suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from his mandate, following a request by the country's attorney general.
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Brazil leader Rousseff vows to fight on

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 8:34

Brazil's beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff tells the BBC she is an "innocent victim" and vows to fight on, as attempts to impeach her gather pace.
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VIDEO: 'Impeachment is illegitimate and illegal'

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 5:43

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has told the BBC that the impeachment process against her is "illegitimate and illegal".
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Brazil leader denies obstruction claims

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 17:24

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has dismissed allegations she obstructed a corruption investigation as "lies".
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Lula had 'key role' in Brazil scandal

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 7:02
related places: Silva

Brazil's Attorney General Rodrigo Janot asks the Supreme Court to authorise a corruption investigation against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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VIDEO: Olympic flame arrives in Brazil

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 2:21

The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
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Olympic flame arrives in Brazil

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:21
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic flame arrives in Brazil three months ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as the country faces a deepening political crisis.
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VIDEO: WhatsApp blocked by judge in Brazil

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 4:09

A judge in Brazil has blocked access to messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours.
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Brazil to investigate opposition leader

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 0:54

Brazil's attorney general asks the Supreme Court to authorise the start of corruption investigations against former presidential candidate Aecio Neves.
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Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 10:31

The Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, affecting the babies of up to 20% of pregnant women who contract it, scientists in Brazil tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Zika 'more dangerous than thought'

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 23:33

Scientists in Brazil say the Zika virus may be more dangerous than previously thought, as Wyre Davies reports.
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VIDEO: Olympic flame handed to Brazil

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 2:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Brazil's corruption culture 'can be beaten'

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 0:23

Brazil's campaigners see grounds for hope
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Brazil 'recovers $125m' of dirty money

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 21:45

Brazil has said it repatriated $125m (£86m) of dirty money last year, most of which had been diverted from the state oil company Petrobras.
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Brazil leader may appeal to trade bloc

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 4:03
related countries: United States United States

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has said she could ask the South American trade bloc Mercosur to suspend the country if she is removed from office.
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Olympic torch lit at ancient Greek site

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 11:06
related countries: Greece Greece

The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony.
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VIDEO: Sweaty billboard could help fight Zika

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:11

A billboard that smells of human sweat and breath in order to attract and kill mosquitoes has been designed in Brazil.
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VIDEO: 'It's never too late for Brazil'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 20:00

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says there is no need for a "mea culpa" over claims that she manipulated government accounts.
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Brazil president has 'clear conscience'

Monday, April 18th 2016, 23:02

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says she is "outraged" at moves to impeach her and insists she has done nothing wrong.
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Rousseff loses impeachment vote

Monday, April 18th 2016, 12:02

Brazil's lower house of congress votes to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, accused of manipulating government figures.
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Brazil MPs in Rousseff impeachment vote

Monday, April 18th 2016, 1:05

Brazil's lower house of Congress is voting on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over charges of fiddling government accounts.
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VIDEO: Rousseff holds talks with MPs before vote

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 2:04

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has held last minute talks with MPs as lawmakers get ready to vote on whether to impeach her.
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Impeachment debate begins in Brazil

Friday, April 15th 2016, 15:31

The lower house of Brazil's Congress begins a debate ahead of a vote on Sunday on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil court upholds impeachment vote

Friday, April 15th 2016, 3:47

Brazil's Supreme Court rejects a government injunction aimed at preventing an impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff.
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VIDEO: Brazil 'coup' audio message released

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 0:34

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has accused her vice-president of being involved in a plot to overthrow her.
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Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 0:09

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil denounces a "coup" plot against her, suggesting that Vice-President Michel Temer is one of the "conspirators".
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How did it go wrong for Dilma Rousseff?

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 23:06

How did it go wrong for Brazil's president?
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Impeachment blow to Brazil's Rousseff

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 11:08

A congressional committee in Brazil votes to recommend the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil awaits key impeachment step

Monday, April 11th 2016, 16:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Brasilia

Brazilians are awaiting the outcome of a congressional committee vote - a key step in the process to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil vice-president under pressure

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:07

A judge orders Brazil's lower house of Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Vice-President Michel Temer amid a widening political crisis.
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Two senior Brazilian officials resign

Friday, April 1st 2016, 2:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's sports minister and another senior official resign in the latest blow to the government of President Dilma Rousseff, as calls for her impeachment mount.
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Brazil coalition party quits government

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 22:21

Brazil's Democratic Movement Party votes to leave the ruling coalition, increasing the risk President Rousseff will face impeachment.
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Brazil minister quits Rousseff cabinet

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 1:21

Brazil's tourism minister resigns, as embattled President Dilma Rousseff risks losing the support of her coalition allies.
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Israel backs down in diplomat stand-off

Monday, March 28th 2016, 11:07
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Brasilia

Israel reassigns its nominee for ambassador to Brazil, whose appointment Brasilia refused to accept, apparently because he is a former settler leader.
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South Korea confirms first Zika case

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 2:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it has diagnosed its first case of the Zika virus, in a man who had recently returned from Brazil.
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Petrobras posts $10bn quarterly loss

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 0:37

Brazil's Petrobras, which is at the centre of a major corruption scandal, posts its biggest ever quarterly loss due to the plunge in oil prices.
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Brazil crisis: There may be bigger threats than Rousseff's removal

Monday, March 21st 2016, 5:40

Risk to Brazil's future may be bigger than president's removal
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Rousseff to sue senator over claims

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 1:49

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff promises legal action against a senator who accused her of involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.
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Panama reports Zika baby brain case

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 10:15
related countries: Panama Panama

A baby is born in Panama with a brain disorder thought to be linked to the Zika virus, in what may be the first such case outside Brazil in the current outbreak.
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VIDEO: Protests against corruption in Brazil

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:43
related places: Silva

Protests against President Dilma Rousseff erupted in several cities after she appointed her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as a minister.
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VIDEO: Police separate protesters in Brasilia

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 16:54
related places: Brasilia

Supporters and opponents of President Dilma Rousseff are demonstrating outside the presidential palace in Brasilia, as Julia Carneiro reports.
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