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News: Brazil

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 raises rates to six-year high

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 8:56

Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
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Brazil in huge ‘oil kickback’ probe

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 5:33

Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.
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Brazil judge suspended over Porsche

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 1:54

A judge in Brazil is suspended from an insider trading case against tycoon Eike Batista, after he is seen driving the billionaire's Porsche.
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VIDEO: Giant cake served for Rio's birthday

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 9:20
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been celebrating its 450th anniversary, with events including the baking of a 450-metre long birthday cake for the residents.
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US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 4:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.
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Is the samba over for Brazil's middle class?

Friday, February 27th 2015, 22:26

Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?
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Call for a 'heterosexual pride' day mocked in Brazil

Friday, February 27th 2015, 2:44
related countries: Botswana Botswana

How a Brazilian politician was mocked online
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Funding query over Rio carnival win

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 1:22
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
related places: Beija-Flor

Brazil samba school Beija-Flor wins Rio's carnival by telling the story of Equatorial Guinea - after allegedly being funded by the African nation.
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VIDEO: Women make their mark at carnival

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 7:15

As the carnival season gets under way in Brazil, women have been organising parades with a feminist twist to call for a defence of their freedoms and to challenge clichés.
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Sao Paulo water crisis adds to Brazil business woes

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 2:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo's water crisis hobbles Brazilian business
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Petrobras rig blast kills three

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 0:54

An explosion on an offshore oil and gas platform operated by Brazil's Petrobras kills at least three workers.
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Brazil tries to shed image as fugitives' haven

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 1:40

Brazil's drive to shed its image as a haven for fugitives
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Banker named as new Petrobras chief

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:48
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opts for the head of a state-owned bank, Aldemir Bendine, to run Brazil's scandal-hit oil giant.
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VIDEO: Boy sucked into Brazil storm drain

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:24

A boy and his uncle have survived being sucked into a storm drain in Brazil.
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Petrobras corruption probe widens

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 20:17

Police question the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party over a corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras.
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Petrobras casts shadow over Brazil

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:26

The scandal sending ripples through Brazil
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Brazilian girl 'eaten' by piranhas

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:52
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A six-year-old girl has been "eaten" by piranhas and found dead with severe leg injuries in northern Brazil after falling into a river from a canoe.
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Petrobras CEO and executives resign

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 20:58

The head of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras and five senior executives resign amid the fallout from a corruption scandal.
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Getting lost in translation in Brazil

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 1:34

Why it's a big mistake to assume Brazilians eat tacos
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VIDEO: Tanks found in Brazil warehouse

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 8:58
related places: Sao Paulo

Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.
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Brazil in 'worst water crisis'

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 15:08

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.
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Indonesia executions prompt spat

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 13:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Netherlands Netherlands

Brazil and the Netherlands recall their ambassadors from Indonesia following the execution of their nationals over drug trafficking.
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Rio announces Olympics ticket plan

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:00

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Committee announces details of its ticket programme for the 2016 Games, with 70% of seats earmarked for residents of Brazil.
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Maduro demands respect from the US

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:40
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he demanded respect from the US during an encounter with American Vice-President Joe Biden in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Challenges facing Brazil's Rousseff

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 2:37

Dilma Rousseff is sworn in for a second term as president of Brazil.
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Four dead in Brazil lightning strike

Monday, December 29th 2014, 22:38
related places: Sao Paulo

Four people in Brazil are killed by a lightning strike on a beach crowded with holidaymakers in south-eastern Sao Paulo state, media say.
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Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Brasilia

Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
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Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 2:21

Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.
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VIDEO: Brazilian claims to be a serial killer

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:28
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.
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Sailors Mills & Clark robbed in Rio

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 7:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rio de Janeiro

London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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VIDEO: Cars swept away in Sao Paulo floods

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:18
related places: Sao Paulo

Parts of Sao Paulo have been left flooded after heavy rain hit Brazil's largest city on Wednesday.
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A page for the homeless

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 1:45

The Facebook page lifting Brazil's homeless from anonymity
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Abuse 'rife' under Brazil military rule

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 14:01

A report by Brazil's national truth commission says that the country's military regime systematically carried out torture and executions.
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Moment of Truth for Brazil's military past

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 3:37

Brazil to release report on abuses under military rule
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Pele jokes he is fit to play for Brazil

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 16:48

Brazil legend Pele jokes that he is ready to play for Brazil in the Olympics after being released from hospital.
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Pele thanks fans in video message

Friday, December 5th 2014, 19:42

Brazil legend Pele record a video message thanking fans for their support as he continues his recovery from a urinary infection.
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Roma's Castan has brain surgery

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 15:28
related places: Roma

Roma's Brazil international defender Leandro Castan undergoes surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
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Claims of widespread graft in Brazil

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 11:10

An ex-Petrobras executive at the centre of a huge scandal involving Brazil's state oil company says corruption is widespread in the country.
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Brazil ex-president 'not poisoned'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:43

Forensic experts in Brazil fail to find traces of poison in the remains of former President Joao Goulart, who was deposed in a military coup in 1964.
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Webber 'angle of impact' saved him

Monday, December 1st 2014, 22:32

Mark Webber says he only avoided serious injury during a race in Brazil because he crashed at the "correct angle".
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