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Brazil: news

Friday, February 18th 2011, 11:07

The Shanghai Stock Exchange and Brazil's BM&F Bovespa are due to sign an agreement on Monday that could lead to closer ties.
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'Vigilante police' held in Brazil

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 20:06

Officials in Brazil say they have arrested 19 police officers on suspicion of belonging to a vigilante group accused of killing dozens of people over the past decade.
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SA hostess held over drugs bust

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 13:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African air hostess is being held in jail in Brazil after she was allegedly found with 5kg (11lb) of cocaine, her airline says.
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Brazil legend Ronaldo ends career

Monday, February 14th 2011, 15:05

Brazil's two-time World Cup-winning legend Ronaldo confirms his retirement from football at the age of 34.
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Police arrests in Rio gang purge

Friday, February 11th 2011, 19:57
related places: Rio de Janeiro

More than 20 police officers are arrested in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in an operation to purge the force of links to criminal gangs.
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Renault eyes developing markets

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:02
related countries: France France, India India
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault says it aims to almost double profit margins by focusing on sales in Brazil, Russia and India.
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Brazil in 50bn reais budget cuts

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 22:34

Brazil's government says it will implement 50bn reais of spending cuts in order to curb inflation and help stop the economy overheating.
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Tribes protest against Brazil dam

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 20:10

Leaders of indigenous Amazon tribes hand a petition to Brazil's government opposing construction of a massive hydro-electric dam.
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Six killed in Brazil prison riot

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:14

A riot at an overcrowded prison in northern Brazil leaves at least six inmates dead, some reportedly decapitated.
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US sees Brazil as yuan fight ally

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 7:09
related countries: China China, United States United States

The value of China's currency is back in the spotlight as the US seeks to increase the number of countries asking for a stronger yuan.
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Fire hits Rio carnival district

Monday, February 7th 2011, 21:21
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A fire blazes in the Samba City carnival district of Rio de Janeiro, destroying warehouses and damaging a museum.
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Blackouts hit Brazil's north-east

Friday, February 4th 2011, 16:14

Power cuts hit seven states in Brazil, raising fears about the country's energy infrastructure ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
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Another world

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 21:14

First film footage of remote Amazon tribe
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Brazil promises free medicines

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 19:34

Brazil is to provide free medicines for diabetes and high blood pressure, as part of President Rousseff's campaign to end extreme poverty.
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Chelsea complete signing of Luiz

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 0:44
related places: Benfica

Chelsea sign Brazil international defender David Luiz from Benfica in a five-and-a-half-year deal worth about £21.3m.
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New images of remote Brazil tribe

Monday, January 31st 2011, 17:50

New pictures have been released of an isolated tribe living in rainforest on the Brazil-Peru border.
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Brazil block collapse traps three

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 0:13

Rescue workers in Brazil are searching for three construction workers believed to be trapped under rubble after a 30-storey building they were working on collapsed.
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Brazil ex-fire chief in custody

Friday, January 28th 2011, 23:30

Security officials in Brazil say a former fire chief wanted in connection with nine suspected vengeance killings turns himself in to the authorities.
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Amazon dam build given go-ahead

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 9:36

Brazil's environment agency approves the start of building work for a controversial dam on a tributary of the Amazon but there may be further legal challenges.
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Brazil landslide deaths top 800

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 21:44
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian officials say the number of deaths known to have been caused by this month's flooding and landslides in Brazil is more than 800.
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Brazil drivers trapped in floods

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 10:28

Brazil's military steps up rescue and supply operations in areas affected by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 700 people.
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Brazil rescue effort stepped up

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 1:25
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's military steps up rescue and supply operations in areas affected by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 655 people.
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More rain forecast in Brazil

Monday, January 17th 2011, 4:53

In Brazil, more rain is forecast in the region devastated by mudslides, which have now killed more than 600 people.
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Brazilian military joins rescue efforts

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 8:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's army have been deployed to the areas worst hit by the floods as the death toll rises to over 600.
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Brazilian army in flood mission

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 21:36
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Soldiers are deployed to help with the rescue and the identification of bodies in south-eastern Brazil, where at least 600 people have died in landslides and flooding.
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Rain hampers Brazil flood rescue

Friday, January 14th 2011, 23:02
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Rain is hampering Brazilian rescuers' attempts to find survivors from deadly mudslides - the country's worst natural disaster in decades.
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Rain hampers Brazil flood rescue

Friday, January 14th 2011, 19:52
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Rain is hampering Brazilian rescuers' attempts to find survivors from deadly mudslides - the country's worst natural disaster in decades.
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More than 500 die in Brazil flood

Friday, January 14th 2011, 10:16

Deadly floods in south-eastern Brazil have left more than 500 people dead, in what has become the country's worst natural disaster in decades.
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Brazilian death toll likely to rise

Friday, January 14th 2011, 5:28

Rescuers hunt for survivors after more than 500 die in Brazil's floods.
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Brazil flood death toll tops 400

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 20:39

More than 420 people are killed by flooding and mudslides in south-eastern Brazil, officials say, as rescuers hunt for survivors.
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Why are there so many floods?

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 12:58
related countries: Australia Australia

The BBC's Laura Tobin explains the weather systems causing floods in many parts of the world including Australia and Brazil.
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Death toll rises in Brazil floods

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 9:40
related places: Rio de Janeiro

More than 250 people die in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro state as flooding and mudslides hit south-eastern Brazil.
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Sao Paulo mudslides leave 13 dead

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 1:32
related places: Sao Paulo

Mudslides and floods kill at least 13 in Sao Paulo state and cause traffic chaos in Brazil's biggest city.
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Football holidays in Brazil take off

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 9:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Eat, sleep and breathe football on the Brazilian vacation where coaching is on offer from some of the country's finest players.
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Blackburn lose out on Ronaldinho

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 18:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Blackburn boss Steve Kean admits the club's hopes of signing Ronaldinho are "dead in the water".
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Brazil floods leave thousands displaced

Friday, January 7th 2011, 22:06

Weeks of heavy rain in Brazil have left tens of thousands homeless and so far killed 35 people.
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Brazil 'narco' reporter arrested

Friday, January 7th 2011, 17:48

Police in Brazil have arrested a reporter who they say was working as an informant for a drug gang in exchange for tip-offs on the gang's crimes.
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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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