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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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Brazil inflation hits 12-year high

Friday, August 7th 2015, 15:25

Inflation in Brazil hits a 12-year high of 9.56%, largely because of rising electricity prices, official figures show.
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Corrupt Brazilian executives jailed

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 1:51
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A judge in Brazil sentences two former executives of construction giant OAS to 16 years in jail over corruption at the state-owned oil company.
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Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:35
related places: Dirceu, Silva

Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.
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Fred, 22, tested positive - Brazil FA

Friday, July 31st 2015, 22:41

Brazil football chiefs confirm midfielder Fred tested positive for a banned diuretic at the recent Copa America in Chile.
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Brazil businessman faces charges

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 4:12

The president of Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, Marcelo Odebrecht, is charged with corruption and money laundering.
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Atletico re-sign Luis from Chelsea

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Luis

Chelsea and Brazil full-back Filipe Luis rejoins Atletico Madrid, one year after his move to Stamford Bridge.
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Walk of faith: 500km of sugar, storms and blisters

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 23:37

My pilgrimage across Brazil to see a tiny clay statue
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VIDEO: Rubik's champion tries live record break

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 22:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Feliks Zemdegs, the second time winner of the Rubik's Cube World Championship in Brazil, has attempted to break his record while live on air.
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Legend Pele comes out of hospital

Monday, July 20th 2015, 22:09

Brazil legend Pele is released from hospital after successfully undergoing surgery to relieve pain in his back.
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Brazil legend Pele back in hospital

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 18:26

Brazil legend Pele has "back surgery" after suffering from a trapped nerve but should be released from hospital soon.
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Brazil Speaker leaves government

Friday, July 17th 2015, 19:41

The Speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress says he is leaving the governing coalition, in a blow to embattled President Dilma Rousseff.
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Uruguayan football hero Ghiggia dies

Friday, July 17th 2015, 0:33
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Legendary Uruguayan forward Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal against Brazil in the World Cup in 1950, dies at the age of 88.
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Brazil's Lula in corruption probe

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 23:45
related places: Silva

Federal prosecutors in Brazil open a formal inquiry into alleged influence-peddling by the former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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Brazil probes aquarium fish deaths

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 22:41

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate the deaths of about 10,000 fish that had been brought in to fill a huge unfinished freshwater aquarium.
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Organised crime threatens Brazil's Amazon

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 5:44

Organised crime responsible for rising Brazil deforestation
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