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Drugs gang 'kills 33 inmates' in Brazilian jail

Friday, January 6th 2017, 18:53

A criminal gang kills around 33 inmates in a Brazilian prison, most of them beheaded, officials say.
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Grandma accidentally prays to Elrond from Lord of the Rings

Friday, January 6th 2017, 17:32

A grandmother in Brazil has accidentally prayed to a Lord of the Rings figurine for years.
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Notorious bird egg thief on the run in Brazil

Friday, January 6th 2017, 8:13

A notorious egg thief is on the run after stealing bird eggs worth up to £5,000, after authorities in Brazil lost track of him.
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Brazil prison escape: Fugitive posts selfies on the run

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 11:20

A man who escaped from prison in Brazil posts selfies on social media while on the run from police.
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Brazil: Search for fugitives after deadly jail riot in Amazonas

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 0:02
related places: Amazonas

Dozens of inmates are still on the run after a riot that killed 56 in a prison in Brazil.
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Brazil prison riot kills at least 56 in Amazonas state

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 21:48
related places: Amazonas

At least 56 people are killed in a prison riot in Amazonas state in northern Brazil.
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Ambassador's wife accused of murder plot

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 8:41
related countries: Greece Greece

The wife of the Greek ambassador to Brazil is accused of colluding with her lover in his murder .
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Brazil policeman 'killed Greek envoy' at wife's request

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 0:55
related countries: Greece Greece

A police officer killed Greece's ambassador to Brazil, at the request of the envoy's wife, police say.
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Brazil police detain wife of murdered Greek ambassador Amiridis

Friday, December 30th 2016, 22:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Greece Greece

Brazilian police detain the wife of the Greek envoy after finding his body in Rio de Janeiro.
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Body found as Brazil seeks missing Greek ambassador

Friday, December 30th 2016, 0:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Police in Rio find a body inside a burnt-out car rented by Greece's missing ambassador to Brazil.
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Brazil construction giant admits bribery

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 19:24
related countries: United States United States

Brazil's biggest construction company, Odebrecht, has admitted in a US court to paying bribes to officials to secure contracts.
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Cardinal who resisted Brazil's military dies

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 1:32

The funeral took place in Brazil of former archbishop Evaristo Arns, who stood up to military rule.
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Brazil's former President Lula faces another set of charges

Friday, December 16th 2016, 12:47

New corruption charges linked to Brazil's Petrobras oil company are filed against the ex-president.
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Brazil's MasterChef champion is now a feminist icon

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 14:01

MasterChef victory for the woman subjected to sexist remarks from fellow contestants throughout the competition in Brazil.
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Brazil Senate head Renan Calheiros' suspension rejected

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 22:04

Brazil's Supreme Court overturns decision to suspend the Senate president, Renan Calheiros.
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Chapecoense plane crash: Fans unite for stadium memorial

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 22:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Thousands attend a service in Brazil's Chapecoense stadium to honour players killed in a plane crash.
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Chapecoense plane crash: Fans attend football team memorial

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 18:58

Tears and pain as the bodies of Brazil's plane crash victims arrive at Chapecoense stadium for a service.
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Colombia plane crash: Thousands gather for vigils

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Chapeco, Medellin

Tens of thousands of fans gathered at the Medellin stadium in Colombia, and at Chapecoense's home ground in Chapeco, Brazil, to pay tribute to those killed in Medellin.
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Chapecoense plane crash: Thousands of fans hold vigil for team

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 11:04
related places: Chapeco

Thousands of fans in Chapeco, Brazil, hold vigil for football team members killed in plane crash.
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Residents in Brazil football team's home town 'shell-shocked'

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 20:24
related places: Chapeco

A teacher, Damian, who lives in Chapeco - the Chapecoense football team's home town - tells the BBC they are shell-shocked, after many players died in a plane crash.
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Brazil President Temer 'will block' controversial bribe amnesty

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 19:39

Brazil's president says he will stop politicians getting amnesty over illegal campaign donations.
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'Off the hook'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:37

Much of Brazil's elite is being investigated, but may not end up in jail due to new moves by MPs.
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Brazil president Michel Temer accused of corruption

Friday, November 25th 2016, 4:44

Brazil's President Michel Temer is accused of pressuring a minister to engage in corrupt practices.
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Scuffles break out as protesters storm Brazil Congress

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 16:07

Protesters are wrestled to the floor after storming Brazil's Congress demanding military rule.
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Top Brazil politician arrested

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 11:32
related places: Cabral

Police in Brazil arrest former Rio state Governor Sergio Cabral as part of a corruption probe.
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Brazil: Protesters storm Congress seeking military rule

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 9:04

Dozens of protesters calling for a military takeover break into Brazil's lower chamber of Congress.
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Neymar: Barcelona footballer's fraud trial should go ahead, says judge

Monday, November 7th 2016, 16:56
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona's Brazil international footballer Neymar faces a fraud trial after judge overturns decision to dismiss charges.
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Volkswagen appoints expert to examine Brazil torture claims

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 13:42

Volkswagen commissions an expert to examine if it allowed the torture of employees under Brazil's former military regime.
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Brazil grotto collapse 'kills 10' in Tocantins state

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 20:44
related places: Tocantins

A grotto collapses in Brazil, killing at least 10 people marking a religious event, police say.
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Brazil boy regains smile after losing all his teeth

Friday, October 28th 2016, 10:26

Boy who lost all his teeth at the age of three regains smile and story goes viral in Brazil.
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Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 13:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Scientists are planning to release millions of modified mosquitoes in urban areas of Brazil and Colombia, in an effort to tackle Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.
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Carlos Alberto: Brazil legend dies aged 72 after heart attack

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 15:58

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side and scorer of one of the greatest goals in history, dies aged 72.
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Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Brasilia

Former Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Cunha, who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, is arrested in the capital Brasilia.
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Mass breakout from Brazilian prison

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 9:14
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Fifty five prisoners escape from a prison in Brazil during a riot being blamed on gang rivalry.
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Brazil prison clashes 'kill 25 inmates'

Monday, October 17th 2016, 4:26

Clashes between two rival factions kill at least 25 inmates in an overcrowded prison in northern Brazil, local media report.
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China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 12:50
related countries: China China, India India, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

China's president says the long-term prospects of Brics nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are still positive despite global uncertainty.
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Brazil opens Latin America's first elephant sanctuary

Friday, October 14th 2016, 23:48

An elephant sanctuary has opened in Brazil to provide a home for an estimated 50 circus animals from across Latin America.
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Brazil's former President Lula faces more charges

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 22:55
related places: Silva

A federal judge in Brazil has ruled that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face further criminal charges.
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Key Venezuela-Brazil football match interrupted by power cut

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 14:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A World Cup qualifying football match hosted by Venezuela against Brazil is interrupted by a power cut, prompting anti-government chants.
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Brazil's former President Lula in 'new corruption charge'

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 21:09
related places: Silva

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is charged with corruption in a new case, according to local media reports.
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Appeal begins in Brazil against acquittal of 74 police

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 0:14
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Relatives of prisoners who died during a riot in 1992 in a Sao Paulo jail are appealing after a Brazilian court threw out convictions against 74 police officers.
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Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested

Monday, September 26th 2016, 17:24

Brazil's former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci is the latest political figure to be arrested as part of investigations into the Petrobras inquiry.
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Maria's story

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 1:11
related places: Maria

Brazil's Maria da Penha Law was named after a women's rights activist who was left paraplegic by her violent husband.
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Brazil's ex-president Lula to be tried for corruption

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 1:05
related places: Silva

Brazil ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial over an alleged corruption scheme at the state oil company, Petrobras, a judge says.
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