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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: news

Brazil extends anti-slavery fight

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 1:39

A total of 2,270 workers in Brazil were rescued from "slave-like" conditions in 2011, the government says.
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Brazil's push for information

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 1:07

Brazil gears up for new freedom of information law
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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff rides high

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 8:58

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff has good first year but tough tests lie ahead
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Brazil fines Chevron for oil leak

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 3:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chevron

Brazil fines US oil giant Chevron $5.4m (£3.5m) for breach of its environmental licence when it tackled an oil spill in November.
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Twins have two heads, one heart

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 11:10

Conjoined twins have been born in Brazil with two heads, two functioning brains and two backbones - but a single heart.
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Judge revokes Amazon dam work ban

Friday, December 16th 2011, 23:12
related places: Belo Monte

A court in Brazil rules in favour of the company behind a multi-billion dollar dam project, allowing work on the Belo Monte dam to go ahead.
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Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 14:11
related countries: Germany Germany

A venerable German mortgage bank, Wuestenrot, tries to shore up its reputation after some staff on a rewards trip to Brazil ended up with prostitutes.
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'Good progress' for Brazil's Lula

Monday, December 12th 2011, 22:39
related places: Silva

Doctors treating Brazil's former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, for throat cancer say his progress is "impressive".
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Brazil's economic growth stalls

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 14:44

Brazil's economy did not grow at all in the three months to the end of September, official figures show.
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Brazil Amazon deforestation down

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 13:07

Brazil says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon region is at its lowest for 23 years, due to a crackdown on illegal logging.
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Brazilian labour minister resigns

Monday, December 5th 2011, 0:10
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's Labour Minister Carlos Lupi hands in his resignation to President Dilma Rousseff, the seventh minister to go since she took office in January.
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Brazil bus crash leaves 33 dead

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 16:54

At least 33 people are killed and about a dozen injured in a crash involving a truck and a bus in north-east Brazil, officials say.
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Big emitters aim at climate delay

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters including the US, India and Brazil hope to delay talks on a new climate deal at a UN summit.
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VIDEO: Brazil ballet school for the blind

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 10:29
related places: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo has the only school in Brazil that teaches classical ballet to visually impaired people.
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Brazil bans Chevron from drilling

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 23:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

Brazil is temporarily banning the US oil company Chevron from drilling in its territory after a spill at its field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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Chevron fined over Brazil spill

Monday, November 21st 2011, 23:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States
related places: Rio, Janeiro

The Brazilian government says it will fine US oil company Chevron $28m (£17.9m) for causing an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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Chevron to blame for Brazil spill

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

US oil company Chevron accepts full responsibility for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.
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Brazil whites no longer majority

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:48

Non-whites make up a majority of Brazil's population for the first time in its history, results of the 2010 census show.
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Vivendi profits get games boost

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:51

Profits at Vivendi, Europe's biggest telecom and entertainment group, are boosted by its games business and strong demand from Brazil.
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VIDEO: Rio police target slum drug dealers

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:30
related places: Rio de Janeiro, Rocinha

Police in Brazil say they have completed an operation to clear Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, of drug gangs.
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In pictures: Brazil slum seized

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 12:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police move to seize Rio favela from drugs gangs
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An emerging middle class divides Brazil

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 4:00

More Brazilians can afford luxury, but not everyone approves
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Brazil to open Gabon 2012 arena

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 18:26
related countries: Gabon Gabon
related places: Libreville

Gabon entertain Brazil as the five-time world champons mark the opening of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations final stadium in Libreville.
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Africa sets off on road to Brazil

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:53

Africa begins its 2014 World Cup quest on Friday as eleven matches take place in the continent's preliminary phase of qualifying.
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Brazil's World Cup stadium delays recall 1950

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 23:30

Delays in Brazil - we've been here before
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Campaigners occupy Belo Monte dam

Friday, October 28th 2011, 14:34

Indigenous activists and environmentalists in Brazil occupy the site of the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam project for several hours.
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Brazil creates truth commission

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 10:44

Brazil's Senate approves a truth commission to examine human rights abuses, including those committed during the 1964-85 military government.
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World Cup teams face big journeys

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 20:51

Players and fans face huge journeys around Brazil after 2014 World Cup organisers decided countries must play their group games in different venues.
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Brazil cuts interest rates again

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 23:37

Brazil's central bank cuts the county's key interest rate to 11.5% from 12%, citing the continuing slowdown in the global economy.
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New corruption scandal in Brazil

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 0:10
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian Sports Minister Orlando Silva denies accusations he helped embezzle millions of dollars in public funds and promises to clear his name.
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Kirin wins Brazil beer court case

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 6:42
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Japan Japan
related places: Sao Paulo

Japanese beermaker Kirin says a Sao Paulo court has cleared it to take over family-run Brazilian brewer, Schincariol.
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Brazil inflation rate accelerates

Friday, October 7th 2011, 18:16

Brazil's inflation rate rises to its highest point in six years, just over a month after the central bank cut the cost of borrowing.
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Brazil growth 'to slow sharply'

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 14:25

Brazil's central bank lowers its forecast for economic growth to less than half of last year's, partly blaming the slowing global economy.
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Brazil calls for Bundchen ad ban

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 12:14

Brazil's ministry for women calls for a TV advertisement with supermodel Gisele Bundchen to be suspended, saying it reinforces sexual stereotyping.
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Judge halts work on Amazon dam

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 1:02

A federal court in Brazil stops building work on what was set to become the world's third largest hydro-electric dam project.
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Blatter expresses Brazil concern

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 20:22

Fifa president Sebb Blatter has expressed his concern over preparations over the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Plant bends to bury its own seeds

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 10:42

A new plant that bends down to deposit its seeds is discovered in the Atlantic forest, north-eastern Brazil.
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