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Fugitive seeks release in Brazil

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 22:19
related countries: Italy Italy

Fugitive Italian rebel Cesare Battisti asks to be freed in Brazil, days after former President Lula refused to extradite him to Italy.
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Rousseff becomes Brazil president

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 3:17

Dilma Rousseff is sworn in as Brazil's first woman president, succeeding the popular President Lula, who leaves office with approval ratings of 80%.
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Brazil's first female president sworn in

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 23:29

Brazil's first woman president is sworn in with promises to maintain economic stability.
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Dilma's parade

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 19:28

Pictures from Brazil as first woman president is sworn in
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Brazil's new president is sworn in

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 18:24

Brazil's new president has outlined her commitment to improving the nation's economy and eradicating poverty.
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Tough act to follow

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 8:29

Dilma's task as she succeeds Brazil's most popular leader
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Lula will not extradite fugitive

Friday, December 31st 2010, 17:01
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy reacts with fury to the Brazilian president's decision on his last day in office not to extradite an Italian former left-wing militant.
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Urban marmosets avoid pet threat

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 14:10

Marmosets living in Brazil's city parks choose sleeping sites carefully to avoid predatory domestic cats, a study finds.
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Ending on a high

Monday, December 27th 2010, 0:29

Why popular President Lula is leaving Brazil in good shape
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Lula closes his Brazil presidency

Friday, December 24th 2010, 0:57

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil hails his eight years in power, days before he steps down with approval ratings of more than 80%.
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Africa's TP Mazembe make history

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 17:55
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

TP Mazembe become the first African side to reach the Club World Cup final after a surprise 2-0 win over Brazil's Internacional in Abu Dhabi.
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Israel anger at S America moves

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Israel Israel

Israel reacts angrily as Argentina joins Brazil in recognising a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.
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Brazil changes oil drilling rules

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 11:33

A legal overhaul of Brazil's oil sector is approved which could increase development of offshore oil fields.
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Rocking back Brazilian style

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 0:27
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Os Mutantes was one of Brazil's biggest bands in the 1960s, their leader Sergio Dias reveals what it was like playing under a dictatorship and the band's comeback.
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Amazon deforestation 'down again'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 18:39

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has fallen to its lowest rate for 22 years, Brazil's government says.
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Lula hails Rio police operation

Monday, November 29th 2010, 23:58
related places: Rio de Janeiro, Silva

Brazil's President Luiz Lula da Silva says a police operation to take control of a drug traffickers' stronghold in Rio de Janeiro is just the start of an anti-gang offensive.
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Three top Fifa men 'took bribes'

Monday, November 29th 2010, 19:52
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Panorama

Three senior FIFA officials, due to vote on England's 2018 World Cup bid, are alleged to have taken bribes in the 1990s. The BBC's Panorama reveals that Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira, Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz and Cameroon's Issa Hayatou received payment i
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Military called in to clear Brazil slum

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 15:14

Brazil sends soldiers to clear a slum of drug dealers after ultimatum passes.
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Brazil central bank head 'ousted'

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 21:08

Brazil's hawkish central bank head Henrique Meirelles is to be replaced local papers say, as data shows inflation on the rise.
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Winehouse to play 'one-off tour'

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:45

Singer Amy Winehouse is to play a series of gigs in Brazil early next year, her first full live shows since 2008.
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Brazil police break drug network

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 22:08

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 22 people as part of an 18-month effort to break an international drug syndicate.
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Argentina 1-0 Brazil

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 18:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Lionel Messi scores deep into injury time to earn Argentina victory against Brazil in their friendly international in Doha.
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Live - Wednesday's football

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 16:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina, France France, Morocco Morocco, Qatar Qatar, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Doha, Wembley

England entertain France at Wembley, with Andy Carroll starting, and Northern Ireland host Morocco following Argentina's late win over Brazil on a busy night of international friendlies.
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Italy drug haul found in tractors

Monday, November 15th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police say they have seized one tonne of pure cocaine, hidden in packages inside four tractors shipped from Brazil.
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Alencar stable after heart attack

Friday, November 12th 2010, 18:11

Brazil's vice-president, Jose Alencar, is in a stable condition and has been moved out of intensive care, after suffering a heart attack on Thursday.
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Brazil prison riot leaves 18 dead

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 17:46

A prison riot in northern Brazil ends with at least 18 inmates killed by other prisoners, officials say.
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Fond farewell to Africa

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 15:15

As Lula prepares to bow out, what now for Brazil-Africa ties?
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Vettel win keeps title race alive

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 17:40

Sebastian Vettel heads a Red Bull one-two in Brazil, with Fernando Alonso third, to take the title fight to the last race of the season.
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F1's Button in Brazil car attack

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 13:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sao Paulo

F1 champion Jenson Button praises the actions of his police driver after armed men attempt to threaten him while driving in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Barrichello backs pole star Hulkenberg

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 22:36

Rubens Barrichello says his Williams team-mate Nico Hulkenberg deserves to keep his seat in 2011 after the rookie snatches pole in Brazil.
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Hulkenberg grabs pole in Brazil

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 20:35
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg takes a surprise pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of the four main title contenders.
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Red Bull dominate Brazil practice

Friday, November 5th 2010, 19:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finish fastest in both of Friday's practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Forest futures

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 13:18

How green will Brazil's next president Dilma Rousseff be?
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Rousseff in Brazil equality vow

Monday, November 1st 2010, 13:06

Brazil's first female elected president, Dilma Rousseff, pledges to work for gender equality at every level of society.
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Rousseff wins Brazilian election

Monday, November 1st 2010, 10:28
related places: Silva

Dilma Rousseff is elected Brazil's first woman leader to succeed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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Brazil celebrates first woman President

Monday, November 1st 2010, 7:25

A former Marxist guerrilla has become Brazil's first female president. Dilma Rousseff won after a second round run off against her centrist rival, Jose Serra.
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Brazil awaits election result

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 6:52
related places: Silva

Polls have closed in Brazil in the election to chose a new president to succeed the popular Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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Brazil finds massive oil field

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 17:34

A newly discovered oil-field off the coast of Brazil could contain up to 15 billion barrels, the government says.
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Brazil poll race in final stretch

Friday, October 29th 2010, 18:57

Dilma Rousseff looks set to become Brazil's first female president when the country votes in the second round of its closely contested presidential election on Sunday.
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Fatal bug outbreak worries Brazil

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 0:12
related places: Brasilia

An outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of bacteria worries doctors in Brazil after a rising number of infections leads to 18 deaths in the capital, Brasilia.
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The price is right

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 23:09

How beating hyperinflation fixed Brazil's economy
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