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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

Hamilton can take pressure - Hill

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 22:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Damon Hill says Lewis Hamilton will keep his cool in Brazil as he seeks to become Formula One's youngest world champion.
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Brazil foresees population slump

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 2:16

Brazil is facing a shrinking and ageing population, says a new report, pointing to reduced fertility rates.
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Brazil poll result mixed for Lula

Monday, October 6th 2008, 8:00
related places: Silva

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's party suffers a set-back in Sao Paulo in mixed local election results.
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Brazil government 'worst logger'

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 1:31

Brazil's Environment Ministry lists 100 of the worst illegal loggers - and names a government department as number one.
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Brazilian speeder faces nearly $2m in traffic fines

Friday, September 26th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Police in Brazil finally catch up with a serial speeder who owed $1.9m (£1m) in traffic fines.
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Brazil unveils deforestation plan

Friday, September 26th 2008, 6:40

Brazil sets out a plan to end net deforestation by 2015, but with no targets on emission cuts.
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Norway joins fight to save Amazon

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 13:25

Norway pledges $1bn to a new fund to help Brazil preserve its Amazon rainforest and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Anti-Morales protests hit Bolivia

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 12:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Bolivia Bolivia

Protesters storm public buildings in eastern Bolivia, as opposition to President Evo Morales's reform plans escalates.
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Brazil oil boom 'to end poverty'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 9:19

Profits from major new offshore oil fields will be used to eradicate poverty and boost education, Brazil's President Lula vows.
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Opec invites Brazil to join group

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 11:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran invites Brazil, which recently announced major untapped oil sources offshore, to join oil producers' cartel Opec.
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Lula suspends Brazil spy chiefs

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 9:10

Brazil's President Lula suspends intelligence chiefs amid allegations their agency spied on officials, politicians and judges.
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Brazil steel firm in Peru boost

Monday, September 1st 2008, 21:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Peru Peru

Brazilian steel company Gerdau is to invest $1.4bn in its Peru business in a bid to boost production and benefit from Brazil's construction boom.
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Brazil delays Indian land ruling

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 0:06
related countries: India India

Brazil's Supreme Court puts off ruling on the status of an indigenous reserve disputed by Indians and farmers.
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Lula urges Brazil Olympic boost

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 0:20

Brazil's president urged the country to take sport more seriously, after winning just three Olympic golds.
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Brazil launches anti-gun appeal

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 23:42

Brazil offers cash payments and immunity for illegal weapons, in an effort to get 300,000 guns off the streets.
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Ronaldinho leads Brazil to bronze

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 15:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Brazil take out their frustration at missing the Olympic final by beating Belgium 3-0 to take the bronze medal.
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Wal-Mart to invest $1bn in Brazil

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 22:46

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, aims to invest some $1bn in Brazil, as part of expansion plans in the region.
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Monday, August 4th 2008, 17:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Brazil examine a leg and two arms they believe belong to a British teenager killed in the country, according to reports.
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Brazil launches rainforest fund

Friday, August 1st 2008, 23:22

Brazil launches an international fund to protect the Amazon rainforest but warns against foreign interference in its policy.
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Brazil musician leaves government

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 2:02

Singer and composer Gilberto Gil steps down after five years as Brazil's culture minister to concentrate on his music.
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Ballooning priest's ID confirmed

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 23:56

DNA tests confirm a body found off Brazil's coast is that of a priest who went missing trying to set a flight record, officials say.
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Rising demands threaten wetlands

Friday, July 25th 2008, 16:36

Wetlands risk conversion to farmland as demand for food and biofuel grows, a conference in Brazil is told.
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Brazil police arrest bank thief, find stolen Picasso

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 1:10

Police in Brazil find an engraving by Pablo Picasso stolen in June after arresting a man for a completely unrelated offence.
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Chelsea monitoring Real's Robinho

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 10:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Chelsea are interested in Real Madrid's Brazil striker Robinho but will not match a reported £48m asking price.
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Brazil oil workers begin strike

Monday, July 14th 2008, 23:20

Workers at Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras embark on a five-day stoppage, and management says output is down by 7%.
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Brazil oil workers begin strike

Monday, July 14th 2008, 4:27

Workers at Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras begin a strike, raising fears of further pressure on world prices.
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Brazil's judges in corruption row

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 15:59

A major row breaks out among Brazil's judges over a probe that sees a businessman arrested and freed twice in two days.
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Bullet blockers

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:45

Why sales of bulletproof cars are rocketing in Brazil
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Brazil MPs reject abortion reform

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 2:56

A congressional commission in Brazil rejects a bid to legalise abortion in the world's most populous Catholic nation.
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Barca block Ronaldinho from Games

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 20:55
related countries: China China, Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Beijing

Barcelona refuse to allow Ronaldinho to play for Brazil at the Beijing Olympics despite saying he has no long-term future at the club.
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Chelsea play down Kaka bid claims

Monday, July 7th 2008, 7:13

Chelsea reject claims from AC Milan that the Blues made an "astronomical" offer for their Brazil star Kaka.
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Two Picassos stolen in Brazil

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 23:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Armed robbers in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo steal two Picasso engravings and works by Brazilian artists.
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Traders' vibrant street symphony

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 10:46

The cries of street traders may be disappearing in Europe but in Fortaleza, Brazil they are a pulsating part of street life.
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Gay soldier's fate grips Brazil

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 19:25
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian military police arrest a soldier who revealed he was gay to a national news magazine but deny discrimination.
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Isolated tribe spotted in Brazil

Friday, May 30th 2008, 0:51
related countries: Peru Peru

One of South America's few remaining uncontacted tribes is photographed from the air on the Peru-Brazil border.
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