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Brazil unhappy at Menezes ruling

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 10:05
related places: Menezes

Brazil is unhappy that no senior police officer involved Jean Charles de Menezes's will be disciplined.
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Brazil bishop ends hunger strike

Friday, December 21st 2007, 3:13

A Brazilian bishop protesting against a major irrigation project gives up a hunger strike after 24 days.
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Brazil museum's Picasso stolen

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 17:26

Thieves in Brazil steal two paintings said to be worth $100m (£50m), including a work by Pablo Picasso.
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Football: Kaka wins Fifa award

Monday, December 17th 2007, 22:01

AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka beats Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the title of Fifa world player of the year.
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Friday, December 14th 2007, 7:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Brazil and Venezuela pledge closer ties on trade and energy, including the building of a new refinery together.
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Key Brazilian tax is thrown out

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 15:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's government suffers a major blow as the Senate refuses to renew a key revenue-raising tax.
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Emerging giants in telecom boom

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 13:06
related countries: India India, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil, India, China and Russia are driving global telecoms growth, a report by UK watchdog Ofcom suggests.
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Troubled Brazilian speaker quits

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 22:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The speaker of Brazil's Senate resigns before a vote that could have led to his expulsion over a corruption scandal.
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Brazil police killings condemned

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 10:35

A senior UN official harshly criticises police in Brazil for involvement in large numbers of extra-judicial killings.
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Brazil's Aids policy 'remarkable'

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 4:35
related countries: United States United States

Brazil's policy of bargaining with drug companies on Aids medicine has been a great success, a US study says.
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Brazil announces new oil reserves

Friday, November 9th 2007, 12:15

Brazil says newly-discovered oil reserves could make it one of the biggest oil producers in the world.
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Brazil announces new oil reserves

Friday, November 9th 2007, 2:04

Brazil says newly-discovered oil reserves could make it one of the biggest oil producers in the world.
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Arrests made in Brazil tax probe

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 0:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police arrest 19 people in an investigation into alleged money laundering, following raids at 44 sites.
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Brazil will stage 2014 World Cup

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 14:38

Fifa names Brazil as the host nation for the 2014 World Cup.
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F1: McLaren set to launch appeal

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 15:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton still has a slim chance of taking the F1 title after McLaren say they will contest a decision not to punish two other teams in Brazil.
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F1: Briatore tips Alonso for glory

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 8:02
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Fernando Alonso will beat Lewis Hamilton to the world title in Brazil, says Renault team boss Flavio Briatore.
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Women's football: Germany wins

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 13:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Birgit Prinz sets Germany on their way to victory against Brazil in a pulsating Women's World Cup final in Shanghai.
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Brazil asylum for Cuban athletes

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 1:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Brazil grants asylum to two Cubans who defected during the Pan-American Games, after it deported two others.
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Brazil vow to spend on indigenous

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 3:20

Brazil's president promises to spend $270m creating new reservations for indigenous groups in the Amazon.
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Brazil Senate absolves Lula ally

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 7:04

Brazil's Senate narrowly votes to clear its leader, an ally of President Lula, of corruption charges.
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Brazil moves against top senator

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 3:45

Moves are launched in Brazil to remove the senate leader, a key ally of President Lula, amid a corruption scandal.
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Eight dead after Rio train crash

Friday, August 31st 2007, 3:09
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Two trains collide in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, leaving eight people dead, rescue services say.
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Brazil reveals military rule list

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 2:28

Brazil publishes an official list of atrocities allegedly committed during two decades of military rule.
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Lula ex-aide faces corruption trial

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 1:00

Brazil's high court rules that a former top presidential aide should stand trial over a corruption scandal.
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Brazil's kidnap phone con

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 11:01

The BBC's Gary Duffy reports on an alarming phone scam in Brazil in which bogus kidnap claims are used to extort ransoms.
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Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 3:30

Brazil says it will investigate claims that loggers are exploiting its policy of settling the poor in the Amazon.
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Brazil unveils strategy on crime

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 1:32

Brazil's President Lula says $3bn will be invested in a new plan to reduce the high levels of crime in the country.
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Brazil Amazon destruction slows

Monday, August 13th 2007, 18:22

Brazil's President Lula welcomes figures showing destruction of the Amazon rainforest decreasing by 25%.
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'No glitches' on Brazil crash jet

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 22:39

An airliner that crashed in Brazil in July showed no signs of mechanical or computer error, an Airbus boss says.
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Lula tour pushes Brazil biofuels

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 1:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Brazil's President Lula meets his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon at the start of a tour to promote ethanol.
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Brazil deports Cuban boxers

Monday, August 6th 2007, 9:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Fidel Castro says two Cuban boxers sent back by Brazil will not face arrest for deserting their team in Rio.
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Brazilian airports chief sacked

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 1:17
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The head of Brazil's airports authority is replaced in the wake of the country's worst air crash last month.
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Brazil pilots' last words aired

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 17:58

Pilots' final exchanges before Brazil's worst aviation disaster are revealed to a congressional hearing.
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Brazil hopes for Rio Games boost

Monday, July 30th 2007, 9:29

The Pan Am Games close in Rio with organisers hoping they boosted Brazil's chances of staging more events.
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Cuban athletes leave games early

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 5:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Pan American

Cuban athletes make a hurried exit from the Pan-American games in Brazil, apparently amid fears of mass defections.
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Brazil air crash runway re-opened

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 2:20
related places: Congonhas

The main runway at Congonhas airport re-opens 10 days after a plane overshot it in Brazil's worst aviation disaster.
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Brazil claims WTO cotton victory

Friday, July 27th 2007, 23:19
related countries: United States United States

Brazil claims a victory over the US after the WTO upheld many of its complaints over subsidies for cotton farmers.
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Brazil's defence minister fired

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 16:09

Brazil's president sacks his defence minister, whose ministry oversees air traffic control.
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Brazil rejects outside air help

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 7:42

Brazilian officials dismiss calls for foreign experts to help with the air traffic system after the Sao Paulo crash.
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Brazil radar fault stops flights

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 20:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sao Paulo

A radar breakdown in northern Brazil causes five flights between Sao Paulo and the US to turn back.
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Lula vows to act after air crash

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 2:51
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil's leader promises to improve air safety, after a Sao Paulo air crash that killed nearly 200 people.
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Brazil jet thrust reverser 'off'

Friday, July 20th 2007, 9:31

A jet which crashed killing some 200 people had only one thrust reverser working, Brazilian officials say.
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Calls for Brazil airport to close

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 17:22
related places: Congonhas, Sao Paulo

Pressure mounts for Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport to close in the wake of a crash which killed some 200 people.
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Brazil jet 'too fast on runway'

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 15:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Video of the Brazil air crash seems to show the plane moving down the runway at higher than normal speed.
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Brazilian plane crash 'kills 200'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 8:48
related places: Congonhas, Sao Paulo

Up to 200 people are killed when a plane crashes and bursts into flames while landing in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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