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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

Volkswagen recalls cars in Brazil

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 16:02

Volkswagen recalls nearly 200,000 cars in Brazil because of a potential rear wheel problem that could cause them to fall off.
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New markets boost Coca-Cola sales

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:28

Coca-Cola sees sales and profits rise following a strong performance in developing markets, including Brazil.
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Ronaldinho could miss World Cup

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 14:59

Ronaldinho could miss out on the World Cup after failing to be selected for Brazil's final warm-up friendly.
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Row over girl's Rio Carnival role

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 8:52

A row erupts in Brazil as a young girl is given what is traditionally a "sexy" role as a samba queen in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
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Huge Brazil dam moves step closer

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 0:42

Brazil grants an environmental licence for a controversial hydro-electric dam - the world's third largest - in the Amazon.
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Lula 'perfect' after health tests

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 14:49
related places: Silva

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he is in "perfect" condition following hospital tests for a health scare.
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Brazil's President Lula taken ill

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 10:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

President Lula of Brazil cancels his trip to the World Economic Forum after being taken to hospital with high blood pressure.
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Brazil returns Argentine general

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 6:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Brazil extradites to Argentina a former army colonel accused of human rights abuses during military rule in the 1970s.
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Eyeing posterity

Monday, January 11th 2010, 10:54

Brazil divided on Lula's legacy as his term nears end
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Brazil 'may shut nuclear plants'

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 23:56

Two nuclear plants near a city in southern Brazil hit by deadly landslides may be temporarily shut down, the mayor says.
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Storms kill at least 18 in Brazil

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 18:13
related places: Rio de Janeiro

At least 11 people die in Brazil as flooding and landslides hit Rio de Janeiro state after heavy rains.
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Brazil 'needle boy' out of danger

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 23:07

Doctors in Brazil say a two-year-old boy who was pierced with at least 31 sewing needles is out of danger after a third operation.
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Drug mules

Monday, December 21st 2009, 0:45

Brazil's startling rise in foreign trafficker arrests
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Britons win Brazil fraud appeal

Friday, December 18th 2009, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British law graduates held in Brazil for insurance fraud have been acquitted on appeal, their lawyer says.
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Urgent op for Brazil needle boy

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 18:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian toddler found with 40 sewing needles inside him has been airlifted to hospital for urgent surgery.
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Arrest in Brazil needle boy case

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 9:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian toddler is found with 40 sewing needles inside him and his stepfather is arrested after an alleged "black magic rite".
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France to resume 'black box' hunt

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 5:08
related countries: France France

French investigators say they will begin a third search for the black boxes of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil.
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Zelaya's exile move 'postponed'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 16:22
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Mexico Mexico
related places: Tegucigalpa

Plans for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to leave for exile in Mexico are postponed, says the Honduran government.
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Brazil police 'use lethal force'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 21:48

Human Rights Watch accuses Brazil's police of routinely killing suspects and covering up the deaths as self-defence.
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Brazil thieves steal $6m 'during football finale'

Monday, December 7th 2009, 20:29
related places: Sao Paulo

Thieves in Brazil steal $6m from a cash delivery firm in Sao Paulo, taking advantage of the nation's passion for football, police say.
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Brazil face tough World Cup group

Friday, December 4th 2009, 21:12
related countries: Portugal Portugal, South Africa South Africa

Brazil will face Portugal, North Korea and Ivory Coast in the group stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Rich 'should help Amazon forests'

Friday, November 27th 2009, 2:01

Nine nations in the Amazon region call on rich countries to provide poorer nations with the funds to preserve forests.
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Lula urges Iran nuclear solution

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 22:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Brazil reaffirms support for Iran's right to a civilian nuclear programme and calls for a solution with the West.
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'Lula, Son of Brazil' makes first public screening

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 10:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A film about the Brazilian president's life proves controversial because of a clash with the next election.
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Sting's plea

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 22:07

Rock star urges Brazil to listen to tribal fears
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Court backs Battisti extradition

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 23:02
related countries: Italy Italy

Brazil's Supreme Court approves the extradition of former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti to Italy.
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Brazil and France in climate deal

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 19:35
related countries: Denmark Denmark, France France
related places: Copenhagen

Brazil and France agree a common position on fighting global warming before the UN climate change conference.
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Brazil proposes carbon cut target

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 1:14

Brazil offers to cut carbon emissions by 36% by 2020, in an attempt to encourage richer nations to reveal their plans.
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Amazon deforestation 'record low'

Friday, November 13th 2009, 0:38

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon drops by 45% to the lowest on record, Brazil's government says.
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Storm blamed for Brazil power cut

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 0:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A severe storm is blamed for widespread power cuts in Brazil which lasted more than five hours, the government says.
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Major power failures hit Brazil

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 13:07
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's two largest cities - Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo - are hit by major blackouts due to a problem at a massive hydro-electric dam.
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Black or white?

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 1:43

Brazil's university race quotas polarise nation
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Brazil tribe finds crash survivors

Friday, October 30th 2009, 22:53
related countries: India India

An Indian tribe in Brazil has found at least nine survivors of a plane crash in the Amazon region, Brazil's air force says.
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Search under way for Brazil plane

Friday, October 30th 2009, 15:32
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian air force is searching for a military plane that disappeared over the Amazon region with 11 people on board.
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Honduras takes Brazil to UN court

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Brazil faces court action for allowing ousted President Manuel Zelaya to remain in its embassy in Honduras.
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'Abuse rabbi' returns to Israel

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 17:59
related countries: Israel Israel

A self-styled rabbi suspected in one of the worst cases of child abuse in Israeli history is extradited from Brazil to face questioning.
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Truth at last?

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 7:31

Brazil set to take long hard look at military-era abuses
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Five killed in Brazil jail fire

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 21:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At least five inmates are killed and dozens injured in a fire that broke out at a Brazilian jail, reportedly after a riot there.
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Brazil police launch Rio manhunt

Monday, October 19th 2009, 20:09
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Military police in Brazil carry out a manhunt in Rio de Janeiro to find the gunmen who shot down a police helicopter on Saturday.
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