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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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Four dead in Brazil lightning strike

Monday, December 29th 2014, 22:38
related places: Sao Paulo

Four people in Brazil are killed by a lightning strike on a beach crowded with holidaymakers in south-eastern Sao Paulo state, media say.
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Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Brasilia

Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
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Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 2:21

Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.
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VIDEO: Brazilian claims to be a serial killer

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:28
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.
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Sailors Mills & Clark robbed in Rio

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 7:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rio de Janeiro

London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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VIDEO: Cars swept away in Sao Paulo floods

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:18
related places: Sao Paulo

Parts of Sao Paulo have been left flooded after heavy rain hit Brazil's largest city on Wednesday.
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A page for the homeless

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 1:45

The Facebook page lifting Brazil's homeless from anonymity
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Abuse 'rife' under Brazil military rule

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 14:01

A report by Brazil's national truth commission says that the country's military regime systematically carried out torture and executions.
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Moment of Truth for Brazil's military past

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 3:37

Brazil to release report on abuses under military rule
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Pele jokes he is fit to play for Brazil

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 16:48

Brazil legend Pele jokes that he is ready to play for Brazil in the Olympics after being released from hospital.
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Pele thanks fans in video message

Friday, December 5th 2014, 19:42

Brazil legend Pele record a video message thanking fans for their support as he continues his recovery from a urinary infection.
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Roma's Castan has brain surgery

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 15:28
related places: Roma

Roma's Brazil international defender Leandro Castan undergoes surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
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Claims of widespread graft in Brazil

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 11:10

An ex-Petrobras executive at the centre of a huge scandal involving Brazil's state oil company says corruption is widespread in the country.
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Brazil ex-president 'not poisoned'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:43

Forensic experts in Brazil fail to find traces of poison in the remains of former President Joao Goulart, who was deposed in a military coup in 1964.
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Webber 'angle of impact' saved him

Monday, December 1st 2014, 22:32

Mark Webber says he only avoided serious injury during a race in Brazil because he crashed at the "correct angle".
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Brazil legend Pele is 'improving'

Friday, November 28th 2014, 14:04
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil legend Pele is improving but remains in intensive care having been admitted to hospital with a urinary infection.
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India relaxes visas to boost tourism

Friday, November 28th 2014, 6:24
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Japan Japan, United States United States

Tourists from US, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan can now get visas on arrival in India after the country extended its limited scheme.
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NZ murderer deported from Brazil

Friday, November 28th 2014, 1:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.
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Brazil sees fall in Amazon tree loss

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 0:50

Brazil says deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year, but campaigners dispute the figures.
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Scandal strains Brazil's giant Petrobras

Friday, November 21st 2014, 0:32

Corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's oil colossus Petrobras
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Brazil's Petrobras pledges overhaul

Monday, November 17th 2014, 23:04

The head of Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras promises to improve the way it is run as it struggles to deal with a corruption scandal.
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Petrobras scandal will 'change Brazil'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:36
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says a scandal at state-owned Petrobras oil company can change the country by getting rid of the culture of impunity.
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Brazil 'cannibal trio' sentenced

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 19:13

A judge in north-eastern Brazil sentences three people to 20-23 years in prison for killing and eating a homeless woman.
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Escaped NZ murderer found in Brazil

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 7:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.
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Murders follow a WhatsApp curfew

Monday, November 10th 2014, 0:19

The Brazil murders that followed a chat app message
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Rosberg beats Hamilton to Brazil win

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana
related places: Hamilton, Mercedes

Nico Rosberg cuts Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's title lead with victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Rosberg tops Brazil final practice

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 14:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana
related places: Mercedes

Nico Rosberg edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in final practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Rosberg tops second Brazil practice

Friday, November 7th 2014, 17:54
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana
related places: Mercedes

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in second practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Friday, November 7th 2014, 15:25

A leading climatologist and earth scientist has told the BBC that there is a direct link between deforestation in the Amazon and Brazil's record drought.
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Nasr to drive for Sauber in 2015

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 0:03

Sauber announce that Brazil's Felipe Nasr will drive for them in 2015, joining fellow new signing Marcus Ericsson.
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Brazil school bus crash kills 10

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 13:35
related places: Sao Paulo

Six students and four staff from a school in Brazil's Sao Paulo state are killed when the bus they were travelling in crashes into a lorry.
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Brazil's Rousseff promises reform

Monday, October 27th 2014, 14:37

President Dilma Rousseff promises to re-unite a divided Brazil after narrowly winning re-election with 52% of votes in Sunday's presidential poll.
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Chiquita banana firm in Brazil deal

Monday, October 27th 2014, 13:41
related places: Safra

Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups agree a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.
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Tight Brazil election draws to close

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 20:08

Voting draws to a close in Brazil in a bitterly-contested and tight presidential election that pitted incumbent Dilma Rousseff against centrist Aecio Neves.
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Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' state

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 7:04

Who will prevail in Brazil's battleground state?
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Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil

Friday, October 24th 2014, 21:25

Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities
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VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote

Friday, October 24th 2014, 18:21
related places: Minas Gerais

Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.
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Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil

Friday, October 24th 2014, 16:32

Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
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Brazil election: Class divides voters

Friday, October 24th 2014, 15:18

People divided ahead of Brazil election run-off
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