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Fossil reptile discovery 'extraordinary'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 11:47

A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared.
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Rio 2016: Can Games outrun economic drag?

Friday, March 11th 2016, 0:00

Can Rio 2016 handle Brazil's economic woes?
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VIDEO: Zika crisis: Pregnant woman's anxious wait

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 14:56

Brazil has now confirmed 745 cases of microcephaly in babies, and is investigating more than 4,000 suspected cases.
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Prosecutors file charges against Lula

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 8:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Prosecutors in Brazil are filing charges against ex-President Lula over a corruption probe, but a judge has yet to approve them.
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VIDEO: Charges filed against Brazil's Lula

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 5:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering probe, officials say.
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VIDEO: Zika Brazil mothers' plight

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 4:40
related places: Campina Grande

The BBC visits the city of Campina Grande in Brazil, where poverty and machismo has been increasing the burden on mothers who are caring for babies with microcephaly.
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VIDEO: 'I could see his head was smaller'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:23
related places: Panorama

A scientist leading a study in Brazil has told the BBC's Panorama programme there could be a whole new spike in cases in eight to nine months.
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VIDEO: Brazil ex-president quizzed by police

Friday, March 4th 2016, 21:16
related places: Silva

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has vowed to fight allegations that he was involved in a huge bribery scheme run by oil giant Petrobras.
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Lula defiant over Brazil corruption case

Friday, March 4th 2016, 20:18
related places: Silva

Brazil's ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vows to fight corruption allegations, after his surprise questioning in the Petrobras scandal.
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Dilma Rousseff: Facing a perfect storm

Friday, March 4th 2016, 20:18

Brazil leader beset by barrage of challenges
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VIDEO: Protests as Brazil's Lula detained

Friday, March 4th 2016, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras.
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Facebook executive arrested in Brazil

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 17:10
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police arrest Facebook's vice president for Latin America for refusing to release WhatsApp data for a drugs trafficking investigation.
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VIDEO: Venezuela 'under-reporting Zika cases'

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 23:52
related countries: Colombia Colombia

As the Zika virus continues to spread across South America, countries like Brazil and Colombia have been giving regular updates on the number of people affected.
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Rare photos of Brazil '66 squad on show

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 5:46

A new exhibition marks 50 years since Brazil's 1966 World Cup stars made their home in a Cheshire village.
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Brazil court freezes Neymar's assets

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 11:14
related places: Barcelona

Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar has $50m worth of his assets frozen by a court in Brazil over allegations of tax evasion.
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Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 5:21

More evidence linking the Zika virus to microcephaly birth defects in babies is found, scientists in Brazil say.
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VIDEO: Troops to join battle against Zika

Friday, February 12th 2016, 23:19

Two hundred thousand troops will be deployed on the streets of Brazil in a bid to contain the Zika virus.
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Brazil aims for Zika vaccine in a year

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 18:53

Brazil health officials say they expect to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus ready for testing in about a year.
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Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 9:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus in Brazil reaches epidemic levels, says Kenya's Olympic committee.
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Zika virus fails to spoil carnival

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 2:30

Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.
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Neymar under investigation in Brazil

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 0:45
related places: Barcelona

Prosecutors in Brazil recommend that soccer star Neymar be charged over four counts of fraud in relation to a tax case before his move to Barcelona.
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VIDEO: Olympics 'will be safe' despite Zika outbreak

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 5:11

The International Olympic Committee has assured national sports teams ahead of this years Rio de Janeiro Olympics that the city will be safe despite the current Zika outbreak in Brazil.
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Brazil's race to find a Zika vaccine

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 1:29

The steps Brazil is taking to counter Zika
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Penthouse pressure on ex-Brazil head

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 0:25
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must testify over allegations that he failed to declare ownership of a luxury penthouse.
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VIDEO: How mums-to-be are tackling Zika

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:12

Since the Zika epidemic was linked to the birth of babies with brain defects, many pregnant women have been panicking in Brazil, and there has been a rush to drugstores where mosquito repellents sell out quickly.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Brazil prison escape

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 19:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Recife

Footage has emerged showing the moment 40 inmates escaped from a prison in the eastern Brazilian city of Recife on Saturday.
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Brazil to use army against Zika virus

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 13:58

Brazil says it will deploy troops to go from home to home to inform people about the risks of the Zika virus, which has been spreading in the Americas.
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VIDEO: Zika virus: 'The worst day of my life'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 1:52

The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.
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Rio announces Olympics Zika plans

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 12:32
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's authorities announce plans to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games later this year.
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Zika virus triggers pregnancy warnings

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

Four Latin American and Caribbean nations warn women to avoid pregnancy after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to severe birth defects.
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Zika virus travel warnings spread

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 20:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

US travel warnings to pregnant women are extended to parts of Africa and Oceania after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to birth defects.
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VIDEO: What is happening to Brazil's babies?

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 21:31

Brazil says thousands of babies have been born with abnormally small heads, since October.
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More Brazilian babies born with defects

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 18:07

The number of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil reaches nearly 4,000, with the mosquito-borne Zika virus likely to be the main cause.
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Brazil chemical fire out after two days

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 1:10

A chemical fire that started after an explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil is put out after two days.
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Brazil port fire unleashes toxic gas

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:16
related places: Santos

A chemical explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil spreads a plume of toxic gas over the country's biggest port, Santos.
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Israel warns Brazil over ambassador

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Brasilia

Israel warns Brazil that ties could suffer if the South American nation refuses to accept a West Bank settler as ambassador to Brasilia.
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South America flood 'worst in 50 years'

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 4:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.
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South America floods displace 150,000

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 0:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

Some of the worst flooding in the region in decades drives more than 150,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
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Brazil blocks mining giants' assets

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 18:33

A federal judge in Brazil blocks the assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale in the country over the collapse of a dam last month.
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Brazilian finance minister replaced

Friday, December 18th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff replaces pro-austerity Finance Minister Joaquim Levy amid a serious recession in Latin America's largest economy.
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Major setback for Brazil impeachment

Friday, December 18th 2015, 0:47

In a major setback for the opposition, Brazil's Supreme Court scraps a commission dealing with impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil WhatsApp messaging suspended

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 11:06

Mobile phone firms in Brazil are ordered by a court to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days.
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