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Toxic and cheap

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 8:38

Brazil sees spread of Amazon 'crack cocaine'
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Lagarde in IMF charm offensive

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:01
related countries: China China

Christine Lagarde plans to visit China, India and Brazil to drum up support for her bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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Huge rise in Brazil deforestation

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 8:25

New satellite images show deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has increased by almost six times in the past year.
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Endangered tamarin monkey born

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 1:28

A black lion tamarin monkey is the first born outside of Brazil for eight years.
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No jail for Brazil crash pilots

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States
related places: Amazon

A Brazilian judge sentences two US pilots to community service over the 2006 mid-air collision over the Amazon that left 154 dead.
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VIDEO: Bull makes dramatic exit from clothes shop in Brazil

Friday, May 13th 2011, 1:20

A bull trapped in a boutique in Brazil has smashed through plate-glass windows to escape.
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Brazil forest law vote postponed

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:04

Brazil's Congress holds a marathon debate but fails again to vote on controversial changes that would ease protection of its forests.
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Brazil gay couples get new rights

Friday, May 6th 2011, 0:59

Homosexuals in same-sex unions in Brazil should be given the same legal rights as married heterosexuals, the country's Supreme Court rules.
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Air France voice recorder found

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:21
related countries: France France

A second flight recorder from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, French search officials say.
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Air France flight recorder found

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:51
related countries: France France

One of two flight recorders from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, French search officials say.
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Air France flight recorder empty

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 22:31

Part of a flight recorder from the Air France jet that crashed in 2009 en route from Brazil is found but without its data section.
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Brazil landslides claim 12 lives

Monday, April 25th 2011, 7:40

Landslides and floods in southern Brazil leave at least 12 dead and affect some 40,000 people, officials say.
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Brazil hit by deadly landslides

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 1:24

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 10 people in southern Brazil, officials say.
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Brazil airports unready for 2014

Friday, April 15th 2011, 1:41

Most of the 13 airports being upgraded for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be ready in time, a report warns.
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Rio lawmaker had 'criminal ties'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 0:26
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil arrest a local lawmaker Rio de Janeiro for allegedly leading a paramilitary group which controlled more than a dozen neighbourhoods of the city.
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Foxconn 'mulls $12bn Brazil move'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 6:25
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Foxconn is planning to invest as much as $12bn (£7.4bn) in Brazil, according to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.
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Rio flies to top of UK box office

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Animated comedy Rio, about a birdnapped parrot's adventures in Brazil, tops the UK and Ireland box office with first weekend takings of £1.5m.
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VIDEO: 'World's tallest' Lego tower in Brazil

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 14:44

Thousands of children in Brazil have built what organisers say is the world's tallest Lego tower - with a bit of help from parents and a crane.
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Twelve die in Rio school shooting

Friday, April 8th 2011, 3:43
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A man enters a school and opens fire on children in Rio de Janeiro, leaving 12 people dead and 18 injured, officials say.
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VIDEO: Gunman opens fire in Rio school

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 18:32
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A gunman has shot dead at least 12 children at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro before killing himself, police say.
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Brazil rejects dam halt request

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 15:04

Brazil says a request to halt work on its hydro-electric dam in the Amazon is unjustified, despite concerns of indigenous groups and environmentalists.
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Sick Robin Gibb axes Brazil gigs

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 7:58

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb pulls out of a series of shows in Brazil after he is taken to hospital with abdominal pains.
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New boss for Brazil mining giant

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 6:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian mining giant Vale, the world's biggest iron ore producer, appoints a new executive after months of government friction.
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Brazil banks 'fund deforestation'

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 0:56
related places: Banco, Brasil

Brazil's biggest bank - the state-owned Banco do Brasil - is sued for allegedly funding illegal deforestation in the Amazon.
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Scottish FA seeks Brazil apology

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan writes to the Brazilian FA to request an apology for Neymar's accusation of racism from Scotland fans.
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Brazil joins Bolivia drug fight

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 22:43
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

Brazil signs an agreement to help Bolivia tackle cocaine production and trafficking, taking on a role previously filled by the US.
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Former Brazil vice-president dies

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 21:43

Brazil's former vice-president, Jose Alencar, dies at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer.
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Arsenal identify banana thrower

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A German teenage tourist admits throwing a banana at Brazil star Neymar at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Arsenal football club confirm.
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Scotland v Brazil as it happened

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scotland are taught a lesson by five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium.
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Brazil beat Scotland in friendly

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kilmarnock

Neymar strengthens his burgeoning reputation with both of Brazil's goals as they see off Scotland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
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Embraer profits and revenue slide

Friday, March 25th 2011, 11:03

Brazil's Embraer, one of the world's largest plane makers, reports a fall in 2010 profits and forecasts that deliveries may fall this year.
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Two dead in Iguazu Falls accident

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:07
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Two US tourists die in an accident at Iguazu Falls on the border between Brazil and Argentina, and five other tourists are injured.
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VIDEO: 'City of God' welcomes Obama

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama continues tour of Brazil with stop at 'City of God' favela.
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Air France charged in crash probe

Friday, March 18th 2011, 11:49
related countries: France France

A French judge files preliminary manslaughter charges against Air France over a flight from Brazil that crashed in 2009.
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Coach Loew extends Germany deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany coach Joachim Loew has signed a two-year contract extension, which will keep him in the role until after the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
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Former Brazil stars in Chechnya

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 23:09

Bebeto, Cafu, Dunga and other former Brazil stars play a controversial celebrity football game in Chechnya, winning 6-4 against a team including President Kadyrov.
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In pictures

Monday, March 7th 2011, 1:57

Thousands enjoy carnival time across Brazil
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Poll boosts Brazil and S Africa

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Brazil and South Africa boost their global image as a BBC poll on national views shows growing credibility for "middle powers".
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Brazil court gives dam go-ahead

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 22:31

A controversial project to build a huge dam in Brazil's Amazon rainforest is approved by a court, overturning an earlier ruling.
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Vivendi results above forecasts

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:04

Telecom and entertainment group Vivendi beats profit forecasts thanks to good sales growth in video games, broadband and Brazil.
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VIDEO: Mown down cyclists survive in Brazil

Monday, February 28th 2011, 20:06
related places: Porto Alegre

A car has ploughed through cyclists staging a demonstration in Porto Alegre, hitting at least 20 people.
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Power line kills Brazil revellers

Monday, February 28th 2011, 8:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At least 17 people die in a Brazilian town after a power line comes loose and electrocutes people enjoying a pre-Carnival street party.
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Brazil firms post record profits

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 0:01

Brazil's two biggest companies, Petrobras and Vale, post record profits, in the latest sign of Brazil's growing economic might.
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