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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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Amazon tasks for Brazil minister

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 20:57

Brazil's new Environment Minister Carlos Minc takes office as economic pressure on the Amazon region rises.
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WWF urges Brazil biofuel projects

Monday, May 26th 2008, 21:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Protected areas are needed to prevent damage from the expansion of Brazilian sugar cane, the WWF says.
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Amazon 'needs economic chance'

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 15:34

The minister in charge of Brazil's rainforest says conservation and economic development go hand in hand.
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Brazil's Amazon minister resigns

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 1:23

Brazil's environment minister resigns, after conflicts with the government over Amazon development.
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Ferry capsizes in Amazon region

Monday, May 5th 2008, 9:28

Fifteen people die and many are missing as a boat capsizes on a tributary of the Amazon in Brazil.
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Brazilian plane search to resume

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 3:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rescue teams in Brazil will resume their search for a plane containing four British businessmen.
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Britons feared on missing plane

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British citizens may have been on board a small aircraft which has gone missing in Brazil, according to officials.
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'Flying' priest's balloons found

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 16:15

Search crews off Brazil's coast find the balloons that were being used by a missing priest trying to set a flight record.
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Brazil in 'major oil field' find

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 10:17

Brazil finds a deep sea oil field, potentially the world's third largest reserve, its petroleum agency says.
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Thousands flee floods in Brazil

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 23:12

Flooding in north-eastern Brazil kills at least 15 people and drives tens of thousands from their homes, officials say.
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Brazil army aids Rio dengue fight

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 10:07
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's military opens three new field hospitals in Rio de Janeiro as the number dying from dengue fever passes 60.
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Brazil teen 'killer' investigated

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 15:23

Police in southern Brazil investigate a 16-year-old boy's claims that he has murdered 12 people.
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Military helps Rio tackle dengue

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 17:08
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's military is to help the city of Rio de Janeiro deal with a surge in the number of dengue fever cases.
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Brazil girl held for days in cell

Monday, March 17th 2008, 19:36

Human rights groups criticise police in Brazil for holding a 12-year-old girl in a police cell for six days.
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First coca find in Brazil Amazon

Monday, March 17th 2008, 3:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Coca plantations and a cocaine lab are found for the first time in a Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest.
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Brazil landless blockade railway

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 11:07

Landless farm workers stage a daylong blockade of a railway line used by Brazil's biggest mining company.
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Bug hunt finds Brazil 'mummies'

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 16:45
related places: Sao Paulo

Exterminators looking for termites find the "mummified" bodies of two nuns in a Sao Paulo monastery.
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Naomi Campbell treated in Brazil

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 20:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sao Paulo

British supermodel Naomi Campbell has a cyst removed at a hospital in Brazil, her publicist says.
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Brazil unveils anti-poverty drive

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 14:55

Brazil's President Lula unveils plans to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure and jobs in the poorest regions.
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Latin America nuclear pact signed

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 2:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina and Brazil agree to build a joint nuclear reactor to address looming energy shortages.
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Brazil film wins top Berlin prize

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 11:51
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The Elite Squad, a Brazilian film about police violence wins the Golden Bear - the top prize at the Berlin film festival.
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Brazil carjack killers sentenced

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 10:47

Four young men in Brazil get maximum jail sentences after they dragged a six-year-old boy to his death behind a car they had stolen.
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EU suspends Brazil beef imports

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 0:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The EU halts all imports of Brazilian beef, saying its foot-and-mouth disease checks are "unacceptable".
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Brazil vows to stem Amazon loss

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 19:40

Brazil agrees new measures to tackle Amazon deforestation at an emergency cabinet meeting.
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'Huge' gas field found off Brazil

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 7:08
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A massive natural gas field is found off Rio de Janeiro's coastline, Brazil's state-controlled oil company says.
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'Drug lord's' Brazil farm invaded

Monday, January 21st 2008, 20:33

Landless protesters in Brazil occupy a farm owned by an alleged drug lord hours before it was to be auctioned.
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Brazil activist priest 'at risk'

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 16:23

A Catholic aid agency voices deep concern after a priest working on land rights in Brazil gets death threats.
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Yellow fever alert alarms Brazil

Friday, January 11th 2008, 21:46

Brazil confirms a man who died in the capital did have yellow fever, as hundreds queue for vaccinations.
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