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VIDEO: Inside the Maracana stadium in Rio

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 14:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Maracana

A friendly football match between England and Brazil at the Maracana stadium, which had been postponed by a judge because of safety fears, is now back on.
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Brazil-England friendly 'to go ahead'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

England's friendly football match in Brazil on Sunday is to go ahead after a judge revokes a suspension over safety concerns, the Rio government says.
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VIDEO: Brazil-England match given go-ahead

Friday, May 31st 2013, 5:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

England's friendly with Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday has been suspended over safety concerns at the recently renovated Maracana stadium.
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African cadets homesick in Brazil

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 23:52

The African navy cadets learning the lingo and training in Brazil
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Brazil 'cancels' most African debt

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 21:30

Brazil says it will cancel or restructure almost $900m (£600m) worth of debt owed by African countries, to boost economic ties with the continent.
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VIDEO: Brazilian inmates knit for a better future

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Inmates at a Brazil jail have taken to knitting in an enterprise with a local fashion designer which sees them earn one day off their sentence for every three days spent knitting.
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US man dies dribbling ball to Brazil

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Seattle

An American man trying to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil for the 2014 Brazil World Cup is killed by a truck less than two weeks into his trip.
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Brazil paves way for gay marriage

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 23:06

Brazil's judiciary rules that marriage licenses cannot be denied to same-sex couples, as Congress debates full legalisation of gay marriage.
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Brazil judge unblocks Maracana sale

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 1:13
related places: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

A Rio de Janeiro court overturns an order to block the controversial concession of Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium to a group of private firms.
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Brazil police cleared of 1996 murder

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 19:57

A jury in Brazil clears four bodyguards of involvement in the 1996 murder of businessman PC Farias amid continued speculation about who was behind it.
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Brazil judge suspends stadium deal

Friday, May 10th 2013, 22:45

A judge suspends a deal giving control of Brazil's biggest stadium to a private consortium, saying there were irregularities in the bidding process.
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Rio's Maracana stadium 'privatised'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 2:36
related places: Maracana

Three private companies win the right to manage Brazil's most famous football stadium, which was revamped by the government at a high cost.
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Brazilian Azevedo to head up WTO

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

The new head of the World Trade Organisation will be Roberto Azevedo from Brazil, the first Latin American to hold the post, officials say.
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Brazil to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 2:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Cuba Cuba

Brazil has begun negotiations to take on at least 6,000 Cuban doctors to work in rural areas, Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota says.
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VIDEO: New Brazilian dance from Rio's favelas

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 0:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Boys from Brazil's shanty towns create new dance craze
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Shock over latest Brazil bus rape

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 19:23
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil are looking for a man who raped a woman on a moving Rio de Janeiro bus, in a case that has shocked the host nation of the football 2014 World Cup.
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First live outing for Beatles tracks

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 11:43

Sir Paul McCartney gave his first ever live rendition of a selection of classic Beatles tracks at the opening night of his world tour in Brazil.
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Facebook 'must remove memorial page'

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 22:03

A court in Brazil orders Facebook to remove a memorial page dedicated to a deceased woman, after her mother brought a legal case.
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Brazil police guilty of jail deaths

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 14:21

A court in Brazil has sentenced 23 police officers to 156 years in jail each for their involvement in the notorious Carandiru prison massacre in 1992.
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Threat to Brazil tribe not lifted

Friday, April 19th 2013, 1:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian government is accused of ignoring a legal deadline to remove settlers from the territory of a highly endangered tribe.
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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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