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Tomato prices create bad taste in Brazil

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 0:04

Why tomatoes have been taken off the menu in Brazil
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Two supporters shot dead in Brazil

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:14
related places: Fortaleza

Two football supporters are shot dead by rival fans in Fortaleza, Brazil near one of the venues for the World Cup.
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Brazil prison riot trial adjourned

Monday, April 8th 2013, 20:02

A judge in Sao Paulo adjourns the trial of 26 police officers accused of killing unarmed prisoners during a riot at the Carandiru jail in 1992.
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VIDEO: Brazil teen shooting caught on CCTV

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 0:54

Footage showing two teenagers being shot in Brazil has emerged, amid claims police did nothing to stop the killings.
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Four charged over Brazil club fire

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:19
related places: Santa Maria

Prosecutors in Brazil charge four people with manslaughter over the deaths of 241 people in a nightclub fire in January in the city of Santa Maria.
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Goal-line firm wins World Cup bid

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German-based manufacturer GoalControl GmbH is set to provide goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Pele was probed by Brazil military

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:09

Documents released in Brazil show that legendary football player Pele was investigated by the authorities under Brazil's 1964-1985 military rule.
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Third arrest over Brazil bus rape

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 4:21
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil arrest a third man accused of robbing and raping a foreign tourist on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro and beating up her boyfriend.
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Tear gas at Brazil World Cup stadium

Friday, March 29th 2013, 23:57

Police in Brazil uses tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes outside stadium built for the 2014 World Cup while other venues are still unfinished.
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Wave blamed for Amazon port accident

Friday, March 29th 2013, 2:02
related places: Amapa

A mining company in Brazil says a giant wave is to blame for the collapse and sinking of a floating port on the Amazon river, in the state of Amapa.
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VIDEO: Rio Olympics stadium still closed

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 2:01

A stadium in Brazil that was due to host athletics at the 2016 Olympics has been closed indefinitely because of structural problems with its roof.
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Brics nations mull development bank

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 16:04
related countries: India India, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

Leaders of the Brics nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - meeting in Durban discuss the formation of a new development bank.
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VIDEO: Can Street Child World Cup change lives?

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Street children in Pakistan are in training for the country's first appearance at next year's Street Child World Cup in Brazil.
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Workers' rights for maids in Brazil

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 2:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian senators pass a bill giving domestic servants equal rights to other workers for the first time.
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China and Brazil sign currency deal

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 1:20
related countries: China China

China and Brazil sign a $30bn (£20bn) currency swap deal, which they say will safeguard against any future global financial crisis.
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Brazil supermarkets ban Amazon meat

Monday, March 25th 2013, 22:45

Almost 3,000 supermarkets in Brazil are pledging to avoid selling meat from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest to curb illegal deforestation.
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New Pope to visit Brazil in July

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 10:47
related countries: United States United States

Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, announces in his Palm Sunday homily he will visit Brazil in July for a youth festival.
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VIDEO: Tackling fire in Amazon rain forest

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 1:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mato Grosso

British firefighter Neil Fairhall travels to Brazil's Mato Grosso state to find out how the local fire brigade deals with blazes in an area of rain forest the size of England.
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Charges over Brazil nightclub fire

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 21:23
related places: Santa Maria

Police in Brazil say 16 people will be prosecuted over a nightclub fire in the town of Santa Maria in January, which left 241 people dead.
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VIDEO: Giant pterosaur fossil unveiled in Brazil

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 16:33

Palaeontologists unveil the reconstructed skeleton and fossilised remains of a giant pterosaur which used to rule the skies over Brazil millions of years ago.
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Brazil doctors back abortion reform

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 1:54

As the Senate in Brazil debates reform of abortion laws, the body that regulates medical practice backs the legalisation of abortion on request.
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In pictures: Brazil's 'Afro hair' sparks criticism

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:38

Brazil fashion show's 'Afro hair' sparks criticism
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Rains cause deadly Brazil landslides

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 1:24
related places: Rio de Janeiro

At least 20 people are killed in landslides in a mountainous area north of Rio de Janeiro, after heavy rains.
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New Pope inspires social media banter

Friday, March 15th 2013, 12:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Botswana Botswana

Social media users in Brazil and Argentina exchange light-hearted jokes after an Argentine, rather than a Brazilian, was elected as the new Pope.
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UK halts new Brazil visa rules

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Plans to impose visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists have been put on hold by Home Secretary Theresa May amid concerns about trade.
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Outrage as Brazil cyclist loses arm

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 23:56
related places: Sao Paulo

A road collision in Brazil causes outrage after police say a motorist drove off with a cyclist's severed arm attached to his vehicle.
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Brazil Catholics face the future

Friday, March 8th 2013, 1:42

Brazil's Catholic Church faces growing challenges
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UK firm fined over waste export

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

East-London firm Edwards Waste Paper must pay £85,000 for its involvement in illegally exporting tonnes of non-recyclable household waste to Brazil.
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Brazil troops move into Rio slums

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:33

Brazil's security forces move into slums near Rio's airport in a campaign to improve security before the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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Brazil nightclub fire killed 240

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 21:21

The death toll in Brazil's deadliest fire in decades rises to 240, as a 25-year old man dies in hospital a month after the nightclub tragedy.
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VIDEO: Brazil's robot surgeons in action

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:40
related countries: France France, United States United States

Surgeons in Brazil and France are turning to robots developed by in the United States to assist them in delicate reconstructive nerve operations.
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Brazil dengue cases almost triple

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 10:26

Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Brazil rise by 190% so far this year with a new strain blamed for many of the infections, health authorities say.
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VIDEO: Dissident Cuban blogger booed in Brazil

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez is met with protests in Brazil on her first trip abroad after taking advantage of newly-eased travel regulations.
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World Cup to use goal-line system

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:47

Fifa says goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after successful Club World Cup trial.
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Rare giant armadillo birth recorded

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:36

The birth of a rare giant armadillo has been recorded for the first time in Brazil.
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Nadal takes title at Brazil Open

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 18:11
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal wins his first title since last year's French Open as he beats David Nalbandian in the Brazil Open final.
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Brazil troops to fight violence

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 1:21
related places: Santa Catarina

Brazil's government sends military reinforcements to tackle a wave of violence in the southern state of Santa Catarina, after more than 100 attacks.
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Apple loses iPhone ruling in Brazil

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 21:00

Brazil's trademark office rules that Apple does not have exclusive rights to the iPhone name, but the US tech giant is already appealing the decision.
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Subdued start for Brazil's carnival

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 0:28

Brazil's annual carnival kicks off in style, but the parades and street parties have a sombre tinge coming after a nightclub fire that killed 238 people.
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VIDEO: Fee offered to kill sharks in Brazil

Friday, February 8th 2013, 2:39
related places: Recife

After a spate of deadly shark attacks off the coast of Recife in north-eastern Brazil, locals are paying fishermen to catch and kill sharks.
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Wilshere 'can handle expectation'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 23:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Roy Hodgson says midfielder Jack Wilshere lived up to high expectations during the 2-1 win over Brazil.
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England 2-1 Brazil

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Frank Lampard scores a second-half winner at Wembley as England beat Brazil for the first time in 23 years.
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