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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 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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Banana firm Chiquita spurns takeover

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 22:22
related places: Banana, Safra

Banana firm Chiquita rejects a takeover bid by Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups, saying it will stick to a plan to merge with Fyffes.
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Brazil mourns presidential candidate

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 11:41

Brazil's president declares three days of mourning after the death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash.
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Brazilian author Marcelo Rubens Paiva's hopes for justice

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 2:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Author Marcelo Rubens Paiva reflects on Brazil's recent history
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New Brazil law backs maids' rights

Friday, August 8th 2014, 0:06

A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 12:23
related countries: France France

David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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Amazon tribe fights Brazil dam project

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 1:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian indigenous group takes stand against dam project
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VIDEO: Amazon tribe fights Brazil dam project

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana

An indigenous group in the Amazon is taking a stand against Brazilian government plans to build a series of dams which threaten to flood their land.
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Death threats to Amazon tribe leader

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 19:22

One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.
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Dunga is named new Brazil coach

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 14:34

Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning side, becomes the national team's coach for the second time.
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Chelsea sign £15.8m Brazilian Luis

Friday, July 18th 2014, 20:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid's Brazil international left-back Filipe Luis for £15.8m on a three-year contract.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 7:02

Pellegrini turns down Brazil job, Juventus boss walk out over Vidal, Everton want Besic, Bruce forced to pay, plus more.
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How Brazil silenced its critics

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 4:19

Brazil's world cup has silenced many doubters - but at what cost?
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Brics nations to create $100bn bank

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 20:01
related countries: India India, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

The leaders of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - sign a deal to create a new $100bn development bank and emergency reserve fund.
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Germany welcomes World Cup heroes

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Tens of thousands of German football fans in central Berlin give a hero's welcome to the returning World Cup-winning team.
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Scolari resigns as Brazil boss

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 6:50

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil coach after the failure to win the 2014 World Cup, the country's football federation confirms.
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Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil

Monday, July 14th 2014, 20:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.
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