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Brazil victorious in Copa America

Monday, July 16th 2007, 5:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Maracaibo

Brazil retain the Copa America after beating favourites Argentina 3-0 in a one-sided final in Venezuela.
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Pan-American Games open

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 4:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio, Janeiro

Thousands of people attend the opening of the Pan American Games in Brazil, amid heightened security.
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Football: Brazil reach Copa final

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 5:56
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Brazil beat Uruguay 5-4 on penalties after a bad-tempered 2-2 draw to reach the Copa America final.
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Brazil to revive nuclear project

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 2:23

Brazil's president vows to revive a long-stalled project to build the nation's third nuclear reactor and a submarine.
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Amazon dams get go-ahead

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 7:06

Brazil gives an initial green light to the construction of two hydro-electric dams on the Amazon River.
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Brazil gets cut-price Aids drug

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 7:47

Brazil reaches a deal to secure an anti-Aids drug cheaper after breaking the patent on another one earlier.
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EU-Brazil landmark summit held

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 13:44
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Leaders gather in the Portuguese capital for the first summit between the European Union and Brazil.
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Chavez issues trade bloc deadline

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 9:37
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Venezuela Venezuela

Hugo Chavez sets a September deadline for Brazil and Paraguay to back Venezuela's membership of Mercosur.
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'Slave' labourers freed in Brazil

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 18:38

More than 1,000 labourers are found by government officials on a plantation, working 14 hours a day.
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Brazil launches slum reform drive

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 12:54

Brazil's president announces a major plan to improve conditions in Rio's slums in a bid to counter drugs gangs.
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Nineteen die in Rio slum battle

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 13:51
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Fighting between Brazilian police and drug gangs in a teeming slum in Rio de Janeiro leaves 19 people dead.
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Bolivia reclaims oil refineries

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 0:43
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia takes full control of two oil refineries from Brazil's state-owned energy company after a compensation deal.
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Work to resume on Brazil reactor

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 9:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A long-stalled project to build Brazil's third nuclear power should resume, Brazilian energy officials recommend.
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Amazon river 'longer than Nile'

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 4:15

Scientists in Brazil claim to have established that the Amazon, not the Nile, is the longest river in the world.
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Lula calls for ethanol investment

Monday, June 4th 2007, 10:28

Rich countries must pay to help poorer nations adopt cleaner models of development, Brazil's President Lula tells the BBC.
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Dutch courage in Brazil

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 11:06
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Hugh O'Shaughnessy explores a forgotten chapter in Brazil's history, when the Dutch ruled for 25 years from 1630.
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Brazil to subsidise contraception

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 8:23

Brazil announces a $51m plan to make birth control pills more affordable for the country's poor.
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Brazilian energy minister resigns

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 1:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's energy minister, Silas Rondeau, tenders his resignation as he is investigated for alleged fraud.
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Brazilian minister in fraud probe

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 0:58
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's energy minister is the latest public figure under investigation as part of a broad corruption inquiry.
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Anger at Pope's Brazil comments

Monday, May 14th 2007, 21:43

Indigenous leaders in Brazil reject the Pope's comments that their predecessors had longed to become Christian.
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Pope condemns LatAm 'autocrats'

Monday, May 14th 2007, 7:02

Pope Benedict XVI criticises "authoritarian governments", in a speech at the end of his trip to Brazil.
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Pope visits drug clinic in Brazil

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 16:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Aparecida

Pope Benedict XVI continues his Brazil tour, visiting a drugs treatment centre in the shrine city of Aparecida
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Pope names Brazil's first saint

Friday, May 11th 2007, 17:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Pope Benedict XVI canonises Brazil's first saint before a crowd of a million people in the city of Sao Paulo.
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Pope gives Brazil family message

Friday, May 11th 2007, 1:43
related places: Sao Paulo

Pope Benedict XVI promotes traditional Catholic family values at a youth rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Pope presses Brazil on abortion

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 12:28

Pope Benedict XVI speaks out against abortion at the start of a visit to Brazil, the most populous Catholic nation.
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US pilots blamed in Brazil crash

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 19:50
related countries: United States United States

Investigators probing Brazil's worst aviation disaster have blamed two US pilots of a private jet, reports say.
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Brazil to break Aids drug patent

Friday, May 4th 2007, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

Brazil's president decides to override an Aids drug patent held by a US pharmaceutical firm.
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Lula cleared of electoral scandal

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 19:06
related places: Silva

Brazil's president Lula da Silva is cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with an alleged smear campaign by his party.
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Cash boost for schools in Brazil

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 15:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian President unveils details of a $4bn plan to improve standards of education across the country.
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Call for Brazil abortion debate

Monday, April 9th 2007, 18:44

The newly-appointed minister of health in Brazil calls for a wide-ranging debate on the issue of abortion.
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Brazil air chaos follows strike

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 21:34

Further chaos hits Brazil's airports after flights resume following an air traffic controllers' strike.
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Brazil flights crippled by strike

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 7:21

Airports in Brazil resume flights after air traffic controllers end a strike over their working conditions.
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Brazil rainforest internet plan

Friday, March 30th 2007, 11:43

A plan to provide isolated Amazon communities with free internet access has been announced in Brazil.
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Wanted Italian seized in Brazil

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 18:42
related countries: Italy Italy

A former Italian revolutionary, wanted by Italy in connection with four murders, is arrested in Brazil, authorities say.
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Cash missing after Brazil crash

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 10:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police investigate the disappearance of $2.6m from a plane that crashed in the north-east.
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Bush greeted by clashes in Brazil

Friday, March 9th 2007, 10:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sao Paulo, Bush

Riot police and protesters clash in Sao Paulo as the US president arrives at the start of a Latin American tour.
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French aid workers killed in Rio

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 22:51
related countries: France France

Three French nationals working for an NGO in Brazil are stabbed to death in their offices in Rio.
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Uruguayan colonel held in Brazil

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 12:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

A former Uruguayan colonel, wanted in his own country and Argentina for alleged human rights abuses, is arrested in Brazil.
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Sao Paulo metro boss steps down

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 15:20
related places: Sao Paulo

The boss of the underground network in Brazil's Sao Paulo city quits after a station collapse killed seven people.
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No stereotypes please - we're Brazilian

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 13:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Steve Kingstone discovers that a new film about the darker side of life in Brazil has hit a raw nerve with people desperate that their country should be loved.
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Security high for Rio revellers

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 21:07
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The annual carnival celebrations kick off in Brazil, with security high in Rio after recent violent crime episodes.
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Bolivia and Brazil agree gas deal

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 4:53
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The Bolivian and Brazilian leaders reach agreement on raising the price of Bolivia's natural gas exports to Brazil.
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Football: Brazil 0-2 Portugal

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 9:53
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A rundown of the four internationals London hosted on Tuesday, including Brazil's defeat by Portugal.
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Brazil scolds rich on environment

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 5:59

Brazil's President Lula says rich nations are not doing enough to fight global warming.
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Dengue alert issued in S America

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 15:12
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A health alert is declared in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia after an outbreak of dengue fever.
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