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Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 20:03
related places: Brasilia

Around 35,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Brasilia angry at alleged corruption.
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Michel Temer: Brazil president 'won't quit' over bribe claim

Friday, May 19th 2017, 11:05

A defiant Michel Temer says he will prove his innocence after secret recording embroils him in scandal.
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Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 19:10

Share trading was suspended as investors sparked a sell-off after claims involving Brazil's president.
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Move to replace Brazil's indigenous affairs agency Funai

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 3:45

Critics say the proposal is an attack on indigenous rights by the country's powerful farming lobby.
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Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over

Friday, May 12th 2017, 3:21

There has been a sharp decrease in cases of the virus that has been linked to severe birth defects.
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Venezuela indigenous group flees crisis for Brazil

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 0:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Manaus

Indigenous Warao people from Venezuela come to Brazil's Amazon city of Manaus in search of food.
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Ex-presidential aide freed in Brazil

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 3:45

The former president's chief of staff is freed from prison to await the result of his appeal.
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Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

Protests target the president's changes to the constitution, as the US and Brazil express concern.
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Ayrton Senna: Why the brand lives on

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 23:06

Legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the strongest brands in sport - and now his name is making a difference in education.
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Motherhood in the time of Zika

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 23:06

Katie Falkenberg's photo feature on mothers caring for children damaged by the Zika virus in Brazil was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.
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Brazil indigenous groups clash with police in Brasilia

Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 9:41
related places: Brasilia

They were protesting against the encroachment of their ancestral lands by farmers and loggers.
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Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 9:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Paraguay Paraguay

Brazilian police clash with a gang blamed for "the robbery of the century" in neighbouring Paraguay.
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Street kids

Saturday, April 15th 2017, 23:34
related places: Salvador

In 1937, Jorge Amado published Captains of the Sands, a novel about a gang of orphans living in Salvador, Brazil. Eighty years on, little has changed.
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Curse of the diamonds

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 0:23

How illegal diamond mining is threatening the way of life of the Cinta Larga indigenous group in Brazil.
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Brazil activist shot dead by gunmen while recovering in hospital

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 21:56

The prominent land rights campaigner in Brazil was being treated for a previous assassination attempt.
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Brazilians protest against reforms to pension system

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 23:59

Unions in Brazil stage protests across the country against planned reforms to the pension system.
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How Brazil's 'Valley of Death' drastically cut pollution

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 0:54
related places: Cubatao

Cubatao in Brazil was notorious for high levels of air pollution, but it turned things around.
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HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 8:14

One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.
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The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.
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Rio's iconic Maracana stadium abandoned

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 6:50
related places: Maracana

Just months after the Olympics, a dispute over the condition of Brazil's Maracana stadium has erupted.
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Regional leaders console Brazil's ex-President Lula

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 1:14
related places: Silva

The wife of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is pronounced brain-dead.
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Huge planes help fight Chile forest fires

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 22:25
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

Huge supertanker planes from the US, Russia and Brazil have been deployed to fight forest fires in Chile.
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Brazil's former richest man Eike Batista sent to prison

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 1:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The once-powerful tycoon is sent to a high security prison in Rio, accused of paying bribes.
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Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccine doses

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 0:46

The country is facing its largest outbreak of the disease since 2000.
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Lambada singer Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 16:46

The body of Loalwa Braz, singer of 1980s hit Lambada, has been found in a burnt-out car in Brazil.
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Brazil prison violence: Gangs clash at jail where 26 died

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 15:21

Rival gangs throwing sticks and stones are being kept apart by police using rubber bullets and tear gas.
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Brazil prison riot: They say my husband is dead

Monday, January 16th 2017, 7:58
related places: Natal

Police in Brazil say 26 people were killed in a prison in the city of Natal during shocking violence that broke out overnight.
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Concerns for Brazil's Maracana stadium after looting

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 3:03
related places: Maracana

Amid a dispute over who should maintain it, the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio is ransacked.
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Brazil: Clash of cultures over Amazon dams

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 6:50

Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.
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Drugs gang 'kills 33 inmates' in Brazilian jail

Friday, January 6th 2017, 18:53

A criminal gang kills around 33 inmates in a Brazilian prison, most of them beheaded, officials say.
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Grandma accidentally prays to Elrond from Lord of the Rings

Friday, January 6th 2017, 17:32

A grandmother in Brazil has accidentally prayed to a Lord of the Rings figurine for years.
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Notorious bird egg thief on the run in Brazil

Friday, January 6th 2017, 8:13

A notorious egg thief is on the run after stealing bird eggs worth up to £5,000, after authorities in Brazil lost track of him.
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Brazil prison escape: Fugitive posts selfies on the run

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 11:20

A man who escaped from prison in Brazil posts selfies on social media while on the run from police.
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Brazil: Search for fugitives after deadly jail riot in Amazonas

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 0:02
related places: Amazonas

Dozens of inmates are still on the run after a riot that killed 56 in a prison in Brazil.
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Brazil prison riot kills at least 56 in Amazonas state

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 21:48
related places: Amazonas

At least 56 people are killed in a prison riot in Amazonas state in northern Brazil.
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Ambassador's wife accused of murder plot

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 8:41
related countries: Greece Greece

The wife of the Greek ambassador to Brazil is accused of colluding with her lover in his murder .
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Brazil policeman 'killed Greek envoy' at wife's request

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 0:55
related countries: Greece Greece

A police officer killed Greece's ambassador to Brazil, at the request of the envoy's wife, police say.
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Brazil police detain wife of murdered Greek ambassador Amiridis

Friday, December 30th 2016, 22:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Greece Greece

Brazilian police detain the wife of the Greek envoy after finding his body in Rio de Janeiro.
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Body found as Brazil seeks missing Greek ambassador

Friday, December 30th 2016, 0:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Police in Rio find a body inside a burnt-out car rented by Greece's missing ambassador to Brazil.
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Brazil construction giant admits bribery

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 19:24
related countries: United States United States

Brazil's biggest construction company, Odebrecht, has admitted in a US court to paying bribes to officials to secure contracts.
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Cardinal who resisted Brazil's military dies

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 1:32

The funeral took place in Brazil of former archbishop Evaristo Arns, who stood up to military rule.
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Brazil's former President Lula faces another set of charges

Friday, December 16th 2016, 12:47

New corruption charges linked to Brazil's Petrobras oil company are filed against the ex-president.
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Brazil's MasterChef champion is now a feminist icon

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 14:01

MasterChef victory for the woman subjected to sexist remarks from fellow contestants throughout the competition in Brazil.
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Brazil Senate head Renan Calheiros' suspension rejected

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 22:04

Brazil's Supreme Court overturns decision to suspend the Senate president, Renan Calheiros.
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Chapecoense plane crash: Fans unite for stadium memorial

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 22:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Thousands attend a service in Brazil's Chapecoense stadium to honour players killed in a plane crash.
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