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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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Brazil prison hostage drama resolved

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 21:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Parana

A two-day standoff at a jail in the southern Brazilian state of Parana ends after a group of prisoners free 10 guards they had taken hostage.
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VIDEO: 'Brazilian Slumdog' hits Rio cinemas

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 5:37
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil has a strong cinema industry and has joined forces with UK film-makers in a pioneering co-production led by British director Stephen Daldry.
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Argentina 0-2 Brazil

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 14:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina, China China
related places: Beijing

Diego Tardelli scores twice as Brazil secure a morale-boosting 2-0 win against Argentina in a friendly in Beijing.
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Brazil Ebola case tests negative

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 13:27
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Brazil says a Guinean man quarantined under suspicion of infection with Ebola has tested negative for the disease.
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Drought hits Brazil's biggest city

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of an almost empty reservoir.
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Brazil candidates' stance on key issues

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 8:19

Where do Brazil's presidential candidates stand on key issues
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Dilma Rousseff faces Brazil run-off

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will face centre-right Aecio Neves in an election run-off, but environmentalist Marina Silva comes a distant third.
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VIDEO: BBC visits Brazil polling station

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 20:44

More than 142 million Brazilians are voting to choose the country's next president, following a dramatic election campaign.
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Hackers target Brazil election

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 18:25

As Brazilians prepare to vote for president, the Electoral Court dismisses reports that the electronic voting system is vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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VIDEO: The women vying for Brazil presidency

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 22:12

On Sunday Brazilians will elect a new president with the incumbent President Dilma Rousseff still the favourite but opponent Marina Silva has staunch support spanning society.
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No clear winner in Brazil election debate

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 9:43

Brazil's election candidates in lacklustre show in final TV debate
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VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 11:42

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.
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US and Brazil resolve cotton dispute

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 1:57
related countries: United States United States

The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.
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Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends

Monday, September 29th 2014, 20:48
related places: Brasilia

An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.
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Man 'taken hostage' in Brazil hotel

Monday, September 29th 2014, 15:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Brasilia

A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.
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Race for Brazil presidency tightens

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:51

Can the poor girl from the Amazon lead Brazil?
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Paraguay tourist boat capsizes

Friday, September 26th 2014, 1:09
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Navy divers are searching for 11 people missing after a boat carrying Brazilian tourists capsized on the River Paraguay.
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Brazil refuses deforestation pact

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:42

Brazil refuses to sign up to a pact setting a deadline for ending deforestation entirely by 2030, saying the deal could clash with its laws.
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VIDEO: Clashes in Brazil following eviction

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 2:00
related places: Sao Paulo

There have been clashes in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo following the eviction of 200 families occupying an old hotel in the city.
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Brazil builds giant Amazon tower

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 21:51

Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.
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Brazilian baby given three parents

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 22:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio Grande

For the first time in Brazil, a judge in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul permits a baby to be registered with two mothers and a father.
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Amazon destruction increases again

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 0:09

New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.
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Brazil 1-0 Ecuador

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 9:31
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Willian's first-half goal gives Brazil a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in an international friendly in New Jersey.
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Petrobras investigates bribe claims

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:44

Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras, says it is investigating an alleged bribery scheme reported to be linked to top politicians.
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Economy at heart of Brazil election

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 23:02

Economy at heart of Brazil's presidential election battle
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Dozens accused in Petrobras scandal

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 1:39

A former director of Brazil's state oil company reportedly accuses dozens of politicians of involvement in a kickback scheme, weeks before an election.
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Brazil 1-0 Colombia

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 5:41
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Neymar scores the only goal of the game as Dunga's second spell as Brazil boss begins with victory over 10-man Colombia.
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Brazil tribe tackles illegal loggers

Friday, September 5th 2014, 1:18

Indigenous people from the Ka'apor tribe in Brazil's Amazon region take the law into their own hands to evict illegal loggers from their ancestral lands.
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Stripping to make a point about 'racism' in Brazil

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 23:48

Stripping to make a point about discrimination in Brazil
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Brazil's economy enters recession

Friday, August 29th 2014, 13:54

A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, places the country in recession, latest figures show.
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VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

Friday, August 29th 2014, 3:22

Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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Brazil holds TV election debate

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 8:31

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff takes part in the first televised candidates' debate of the election campaign, defending her social programmes.
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'Dead' Brazilian freed from body bag

Monday, August 25th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A 54-year-old man is rescued from a body bag two hours after being declared dead by doctors in north-eastern Brazil.
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Brazil prisoners decapitated in riot

Monday, August 25th 2014, 13:48
related places: Cascavel

Police in Brazil say four prisoners have been killed - two of them decapitated - in a riot in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel.
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VIDEO: Four killed in Brazil prison riot

Monday, August 25th 2014, 3:38
related places: Cascavel

Police in Brazil say rioters in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others.
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Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate
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Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 11:00

Marina Silva set to revive interest in Brazil's presidential campaign
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Silva 'to run' for Brazil president

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 19:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva agrees to run as the Socialist Party's presidential candidate after Eduardo Campos's sudden death, an adviser says.
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Black box mystery of Brazil plane

Friday, August 15th 2014, 19:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A black box recording from the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos is not of his flight, the air force says.
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