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Brazil's Lula faces trial linked to Petrobras scandal

Friday, July 29th 2016, 21:24

Brazil's former President Lula is to stand trial for obstruction of justice in a case related to the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras.
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F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped in Sao Paulo'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 17:10

The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is kidnapped in Brazil with criminals demanding a ransom of $36.5m (£28m), reports say.
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Refugee judo stars hope for Rio win

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 13:35

The remarkable story of two judoka, who will represent the team of refugee athletes in Rio three years after seeking asylum in Brazil.
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WhatsApp temporarily suspended in Brazil

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 7:03

WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation
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BHP fights Brazil claim over iron mine collapse

Friday, July 1st 2016, 22:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will fight the suspension by the Brazilian Supreme Court of a settlement for damages caused by a dam burst at an iron ore mine.
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Rio 2016 boss: Zika 'blown out of proportion'

Monday, June 27th 2016, 22:55

The CEO of the 2016 Olympics has addressed concerns about Zika, the economy and the impact of the games on Brazil.
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Rio 2016: Water thrown on Olympic flame in Brazil

Monday, June 27th 2016, 15:56

A man is arrested in Brazil after trying to put out the Olympic flame by throwing a bucket of water over it.
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Rare Spix's Macaw seen in Brazil for first time in 15 years

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 4:59

A rare blue parrot which was believed to be extinct in the wild has been spotted in Brazil for the first time in 15 years.
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New charges loom for Brazil's suspended speaker Eduardo Cunha

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 1:14

Brazil's supreme court rules there is enough evidence to file new corruption charges against the suspended leader of the lower house of Congress.
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The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Mairusa Ka'apor, a leader in the small Brazilian village of Giurupina, tells the BBC how the Ka'apor tribe lives - and talks about the fight to protect the forest.
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Brazil 'mass rape' video: Seven suspects to be charged

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 0:50

Six men and a minor are to be charged in Brazil with raping a 16-year-old girl and posting images of her on the internet, police say.
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Rio state declares 'public calamity' over finances

Friday, June 17th 2016, 22:54
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state declares a financial emergency, citing a tax shortfall, less than 50 days before the start of the Olympics.
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Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 22:54

Brazil's Tourism Minister Henrique Alves becomes the third to leave interim President Michel Temer's government, after being accused of taking bribes.
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Zika virus: Risk of spread from Olympics 'very low' says WHO

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 20:46

The World Health Organization sees a "very low risk" of the Zika virus spreading internationally as a result of the Brazil Olympics.
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Dunga: Brazil sack coach after Copa America exit at group stage

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 19:19

Brazil sack head coach Dunga after they are knocked out of the Copa America at the group stage for the first time since 1987.
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Rio 2016: 16 year-old torchbearer makes her community proud

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 17:47

With less than two months to go the Rio 2016 Games, Julia Carneiro visits one of Brazil's poorest states to meet a 16-year-old torchbearer who is making her community proud.
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Barcelona pays €5.5m euro fine over Neymar transfer

Monday, June 13th 2016, 23:02
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona football club agrees to pay a €5.5m fine over the transfer of Brazil international Neymar in 2013.
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Copa America: Brazil knocked out by Peru in group stages

Monday, June 13th 2016, 6:22
related countries: Peru Peru

Brazil are knocked out of the Copa America in the group stage for the first time in nearly 30 years after losing 1-0 to Peru.
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'Arrest sought' of top Brazil politicians

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 16:47

Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks the arrest of top politicians from the party of interim president Michel Temer, local media say.
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Spain prosecutors call for Neymar trial

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 8:58
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Santos

Spanish prosecutors call for Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar to be tried for fraud over the cost of his transfer from Santos.
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WHO to conduct Zika Olympic examination

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 22:36

The World Health Organization is examine the risks of holding the Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus.
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Second minister quits Brazil government

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 8:01

A second minister in Brazil's new government resigns after a recording was published appearing to show him trying to derail a corruption investigation.
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VIDEO: Call for Olympic Games move over Zika

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 23:09

The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
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WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 17:14

The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
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Crisis talks over Brazil 'mass rape'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 8:36

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer calls an emergency meeting of security officials after video of a gang rape of a teenage girl causes outrage.
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VIDEO: Protests over Brazil's 'culture of rape'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 7:57
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's interim president calls an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a sex attack on a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro prompted widespread anger.
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'Mass rape' video shocks Brazil

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian police search for more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and putting images of the attack on social media.
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Leaked tape forces Brazil minister out

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 7:11

A key minister in Brazil's new government steps aside after he was caught on tape allegedly conspiring to obstruct a major corruption probe.
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Why a Lebanese village welcomes Brazil's new president

Monday, May 16th 2016, 23:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A Lebanese village celebrates Brazil's new president
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Brazil's problem with sexism

Monday, May 16th 2016, 13:18

President Rousseff's impeachment highlights Brazil's sexism problem
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VIDEO: Fire tears through Brazil shanty town

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 8:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Fire has ravaged a favela in the Brazilian town of Sao Paulo, destroying more than 100 structures.
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Brazil's white male cabinet criticised

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 7:07

Brazil's suspended President Rousseff attacks the new government for being entirely made up of white male politicians.
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Brazil's new leader calls for trust

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:31

New interim President Michel Temer urges Brazil to trust in the country's capacity to rebuild the economy, after Dilma Rousseff is suspended.
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Defiant Rousseff condemns impeachment

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 17:59

President Dilma Rousseff addresses Brazil for the first time since the Senate voted to suspend her, calling it a "coup" and a "farce".
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VIDEO: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff address

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 12:50

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff addresses the nation after the Senate voted to impeach and suspend her.
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Impeachment trial for Brazil's Rousseff

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 12:01

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is to face trial over claims of manipulating finances after the Senate voted to impeach and suspend her.
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VIDEO: Senate vote on Dilma Rousseff's fate

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 10:31

Watch the moment of the vote in the Senate in Brazil which has led to the impeachment and suspension of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff.
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VIDEO: Tear gas fired at protesters in Brazil

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 0:29

Police in Brazil have fired tear gas at protesters gathered outside Congress.
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What is the future of Brazil’s drive to reduce poverty?

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 23:13

Why Brazil's poor fear losing their benefits
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VIDEO: What's gone wrong for Brazil?

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 23:04

As President Dilma Rousseff faces another impeachment vote, why has Brazil gone from life in the sun to living under a cloud in just a few years?
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Brazil impeachment process 'on track'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 10:07

An impeachment process against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff appears to be back on track after the acting speaker of the lower house revoked his surprise decision to suspend a crucial vote.
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Disarray grips Brazil over impeachment

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 4:48

The Brazilian Senate says it will press ahead with the impeachment of President Rousseff in the teeth of a lower house ruling.
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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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