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Brazil Workers Party suspends senator

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 1:43

Brazil's governing Workers Party suspends Senator Delcidio Amaral, who was arrested last week for allegedly obstructing a major corruption investigation.
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Bid to impeach Brazil president launched

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 23:14

Brazil's lower house of Congress opens impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over claims she broke the law managing last year's budget.
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Billionaire arrested in Petrobras probe

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 0:15

One of Brazil's richest businessmen and a leading senator are arrested as part of a corruption inquiry into the state oil giant Petrobras.
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Brazilian star Edilson facing charges

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 4:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Prosecutors in Brazil request the indictment of former football international Edilson for alleged involvement in a lottery fraud scheme.
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Brazil toxic mud 'devastated forests'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 2:00

Toxic mud from the dam that collapsed in Brazil earlier this month destroyed a vast area of natural vegetation, the environment minister says.
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VIDEO: Toxic mud concern in Brazil

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 4:59
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean
related places: Rio Doce

A wave of toxic mud travelling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollution.
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches sea

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 2:17
related places: Rio Doce

A wave of toxic mud in the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine reaches the sea amid concerns of severe pollution.
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Two more dams 'could burst' in Brazil

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 19:57
related places: Minas Gerais

Mining company Samarco, which owns a dam that burst earlier this month in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, says two other reservoirs are at risk.
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Mob beats man to death in Ipanema

Monday, November 16th 2015, 22:34
related places: Ipanema

Police in Brazil question three people who took part in the killing of a street vendor beaten to death after a party on Ipanema beach.
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'Hopes fade' after Brazil dams burst

Monday, November 9th 2015, 1:55

Rescue teams in Brazil continue to search for 26 people feared dead after two dams burst, but hopes of finding survivors are fading, says state governor.
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Brazilian women react after sexual comments are directed at a 12-year-old girl

Monday, November 9th 2015, 0:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil women react after sexual remarks to child contestant
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VIDEO: Many still missing after dam burst

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 4:39

Officials in Brazil say 28 people are still missing after the rupture of two dams holding residue from iron ore mining on Thursday.
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Search for Brazil dams burst missing

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 23:04

Rescue teams in Brazil are searching for 28 people feared dead after two dams burst, flooding nearby homes.
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VIDEO: Brazil dam bursts, engulfing homes

Friday, November 6th 2015, 23:41

At least one person is dead following a dam burst near Mariana, Brazil.
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Brazil dam burst engulfs homes

Friday, November 6th 2015, 10:48

More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes.
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Fanged eel among Brazil fossil finds

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:34

Scientists unearth a haul of reptile and amphibian fossils in Brazil, dating from 278 million years ago when the continents were joined.
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VIDEO: Log carrying as competitive sport

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 4:12
related places: Gaviao

At the World Indigenous Games, Tuxati Jakankrati from Brazil's Gaviao ethnic group, explains the log carrying event they are taking part in.
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Brazil hosts first indigenous games

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 0:18

Athletes from dozens of indigenous ethnic groups are taking part in the first World Indigenous Games Palmas, Brazil.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 6:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Liverpool, Porto

Chelsea's Hazard seeks Real Madrid move, Liverpool chase Porto midfielder, Man City in talks with Brazil teenager, plus more.
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Calls for Brazil Congress head to go

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 22:48

Brazil's main opposition parties have publically asked the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, to resign.
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'Rogue' Brazilian policemen arrested

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Police in Brazil arrest nine of their fellow officers suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in August.
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Brazil auditors rule against Rousseff

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 1:21

Auditors in Brazil say President Rousseff broke the law in managing last year's budget, in a move the opposition says could lead to impeachment.
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Brazil to probe Rousseff's campaign

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:13

Brazil's top electoral court votes in favour of re-opening an investigation into the campaign finances of President Dilma Rousseff and her running mate.
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Lula to be questioned in Brazil scandal

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 0:41

Officials investigating a corruption scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company will question ex-President Lula, the supreme court rules.
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Wales ranked one place behind Brazil

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales are one place behind Brazil - and remain above England - after reaching eighth in the Fifa world football rankings.
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Volkswagen 'allowed torture' in Brazil

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 19:18

Former employees of Volkswagen in Brazil file a civil lawsuit against the carmaker alleging it allowed them to be tortured under military rule.
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Former Brazil party treasurer jailed

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:07

The former treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party is sentenced to more than 15 years in jail for corruption and money laundering.
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The refugees who chose Brazil over Europe

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:38

Middle East refugees who chose Brazil over Europe
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Brazil cuts spending and raises taxes

Monday, September 14th 2015, 23:46

Brazil announces $7bn of spending cuts and the return of an unpopular financial transactions tax to try to plug a huge black hole in the budget.
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VIDEO: Fatal fight for land rights in Brazil

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:57
related countries: India India

Indigenous leaders in Brazil have accused the government of pursuing a "deliberate policy of genocide", after a Guarani Indian leader was killed in the west of the country.
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The front line of Brazil's land invasion

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 6:46

Brazil's indigenous Guaranis see plot behind leader's murder
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VIDEO: Is Rio ready to hold Paralympics?

Monday, September 7th 2015, 8:47

With exactly one year to go until the Paralympics begin in Brazil, how is the city preparing and what is it like for disabled people living there?
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Tension at Brazil indigenous killing

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 0:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian justice minister condemns the killing of an indigenous leader, shot during a land protest in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul.
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Brazil WhatsApp mayor on the run

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 22:24

A mayor in Brazil is on the run after police accused her of taking funds from the school system and running the town remotely through WhatsApp.
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Brazil's economy enters recession

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:19

Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.
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VIDEO: Testing times for Brazil's economy

Friday, August 28th 2015, 6:08

Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.
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Chelsea complete Kenedy signing

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 20:14

Chelsea sign Brazil Under-20 international forward Kenedy from Fluminense for an undisclosed fee.
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Sandro joins Juventus in £18m deal

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 18:43
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Porto

Brazil left-back Alex Sandro joins Italian champions Juventus from Porto for £18.6m on a five-year deal.
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Mass protests held across Brazil

Monday, August 17th 2015, 8:17

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests across Brazil, calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Rousseff's woes worsen as Brazil's protesters smell blood

Monday, August 17th 2015, 1:12

Brazil's president must work hard to defy protests
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Gunmen kill 18 in Brazil's Sao Paulo

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:50
related places: Sao Paulo

Gunmen kill at least 18 people in a series of overnight attacks on the outskirts of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo.
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VIDEO: 'A terrible episode of violence'

Friday, August 14th 2015, 20:45
related places: Sao Paulo

Gunmen have killed at least 19 people on the outskirts of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, in a series of overnight attacks.
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