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Olympic torch lit at ancient Greek site

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 11:06
related countries: Greece Greece

The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony.
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VIDEO: Sweaty billboard could help fight Zika

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:11

A billboard that smells of human sweat and breath in order to attract and kill mosquitoes has been designed in Brazil.
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VIDEO: 'It's never too late for Brazil'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 20:00

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says there is no need for a "mea culpa" over claims that she manipulated government accounts.
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Brazil president has 'clear conscience'

Monday, April 18th 2016, 23:02

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says she is "outraged" at moves to impeach her and insists she has done nothing wrong.
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Rousseff loses impeachment vote

Monday, April 18th 2016, 12:02

Brazil's lower house of congress votes to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, accused of manipulating government figures.
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Brazil MPs in Rousseff impeachment vote

Monday, April 18th 2016, 1:05

Brazil's lower house of Congress is voting on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over charges of fiddling government accounts.
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VIDEO: Rousseff holds talks with MPs before vote

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 2:04

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has held last minute talks with MPs as lawmakers get ready to vote on whether to impeach her.
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Impeachment debate begins in Brazil

Friday, April 15th 2016, 15:31

The lower house of Brazil's Congress begins a debate ahead of a vote on Sunday on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil court upholds impeachment vote

Friday, April 15th 2016, 3:47

Brazil's Supreme Court rejects a government injunction aimed at preventing an impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff.
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VIDEO: Brazil 'coup' audio message released

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 0:34

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has accused her vice-president of being involved in a plot to overthrow her.
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Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 0:09

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil denounces a "coup" plot against her, suggesting that Vice-President Michel Temer is one of the "conspirators".
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How did it go wrong for Dilma Rousseff?

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 23:06

How did it go wrong for Brazil's president?
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Impeachment blow to Brazil's Rousseff

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 11:08

A congressional committee in Brazil votes to recommend the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil awaits key impeachment step

Monday, April 11th 2016, 16:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Brasilia

Brazilians are awaiting the outcome of a congressional committee vote - a key step in the process to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil vice-president under pressure

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:07

A judge orders Brazil's lower house of Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Vice-President Michel Temer amid a widening political crisis.
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Two senior Brazilian officials resign

Friday, April 1st 2016, 2:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's sports minister and another senior official resign in the latest blow to the government of President Dilma Rousseff, as calls for her impeachment mount.
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Brazil coalition party quits government

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 22:21

Brazil's Democratic Movement Party votes to leave the ruling coalition, increasing the risk President Rousseff will face impeachment.
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Brazil minister quits Rousseff cabinet

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 1:21

Brazil's tourism minister resigns, as embattled President Dilma Rousseff risks losing the support of her coalition allies.
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Israel backs down in diplomat stand-off

Monday, March 28th 2016, 11:07
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Brasilia

Israel reassigns its nominee for ambassador to Brazil, whose appointment Brasilia refused to accept, apparently because he is a former settler leader.
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South Korea confirms first Zika case

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 2:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it has diagnosed its first case of the Zika virus, in a man who had recently returned from Brazil.
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Petrobras posts $10bn quarterly loss

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 0:37

Brazil's Petrobras, which is at the centre of a major corruption scandal, posts its biggest ever quarterly loss due to the plunge in oil prices.
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Brazil crisis: There may be bigger threats than Rousseff's removal

Monday, March 21st 2016, 5:40

Risk to Brazil's future may be bigger than president's removal
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Rousseff to sue senator over claims

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 1:49

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff promises legal action against a senator who accused her of involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.
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Panama reports Zika baby brain case

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 10:15
related countries: Panama Panama

A baby is born in Panama with a brain disorder thought to be linked to the Zika virus, in what may be the first such case outside Brazil in the current outbreak.
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VIDEO: Protests against corruption in Brazil

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:43
related places: Silva

Protests against President Dilma Rousseff erupted in several cities after she appointed her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as a minister.
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VIDEO: Police separate protesters in Brasilia

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 16:54
related places: Brasilia

Supporters and opponents of President Dilma Rousseff are demonstrating outside the presidential palace in Brasilia, as Julia Carneiro reports.
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Brazil's Lula to be chief of staff

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 5:42
related places: Silva

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appoints her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her new chief of staff, sparking protests in several cities.
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What has gone wrong in Brazil?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 19:21

Brazil battles barrage of problems
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VIDEO: Why Brazilians are angry

Monday, March 14th 2016, 3:11

Millions of people took to the streets of Brazil demanding the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Mass anti-president protests in Brazil

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 22:25

Huge crowds of protesters march through Brazil's cities calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign over her alleged mishandling of the economy.
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Brazil artist blindfolds Rio statues

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 1:08
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A hundred statues in Rio de Janeiro have their eyes covered in red blindfolds in a protest at the deepening political crisis in Brazil.
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Fossil reptile discovery 'extraordinary'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 11:47

A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared.
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Rio 2016: Can Games outrun economic drag?

Friday, March 11th 2016, 0:00

Can Rio 2016 handle Brazil's economic woes?
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VIDEO: Zika crisis: Pregnant woman's anxious wait

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 14:56

Brazil has now confirmed 745 cases of microcephaly in babies, and is investigating more than 4,000 suspected cases.
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Prosecutors file charges against Lula

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 8:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Prosecutors in Brazil are filing charges against ex-President Lula over a corruption probe, but a judge has yet to approve them.
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VIDEO: Charges filed against Brazil's Lula

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 5:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering probe, officials say.
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VIDEO: Zika Brazil mothers' plight

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 4:40
related places: Campina Grande

The BBC visits the city of Campina Grande in Brazil, where poverty and machismo has been increasing the burden on mothers who are caring for babies with microcephaly.
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VIDEO: 'I could see his head was smaller'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:23
related places: Panorama

A scientist leading a study in Brazil has told the BBC's Panorama programme there could be a whole new spike in cases in eight to nine months.
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VIDEO: Brazil ex-president quizzed by police

Friday, March 4th 2016, 21:16
related places: Silva

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has vowed to fight allegations that he was involved in a huge bribery scheme run by oil giant Petrobras.
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Lula defiant over Brazil corruption case

Friday, March 4th 2016, 20:18
related places: Silva

Brazil's ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vows to fight corruption allegations, after his surprise questioning in the Petrobras scandal.
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Dilma Rousseff: Facing a perfect storm

Friday, March 4th 2016, 20:18

Brazil leader beset by barrage of challenges
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VIDEO: Protests as Brazil's Lula detained

Friday, March 4th 2016, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras.
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Facebook executive arrested in Brazil

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 17:10
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police arrest Facebook's vice president for Latin America for refusing to release WhatsApp data for a drugs trafficking investigation.
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