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Brazil raids target drugs gangs

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 17:54

At least 14 people are arrested in Brazil as part of a series of anti-drug raids across six states.
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Lula pins hopes on economic plan

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 10:18

Brazil's President Lula announces a $240bn investment programme for his second four-year term.
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Deadline looms for Corus bidders

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 16:57
related countries: India India

India's Tata steel and Brazil's CSN prepare for the start of a last-ditch bidding war for steelmaker Corus.
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Algae gel to combat HIV infection

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 12:04

Scientists in Brazil develop an algae-based gel which they hope will block HIV infections in women.
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Hopes fade for Sao Paulo victims

Monday, January 15th 2007, 23:05
related places: Sao Paulo

Two people are confirmed dead and hope fades for five others feared buried in a metro station collapse in Brazil.
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Rescue mission in Brazil collapse

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 17:30
related places: Sao Paulo

Sniffer dogs are helping the search in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for people feared missing after a subway collapsed.
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Brazil subway station collapses

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 15:17

Several people are feared missing in Brazil after a subway station collapses leaving a huge crater.
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Brazil mine dam bursts after rain

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 22:16

Torrential rains burst a dam at a bauxite mine in south-east Brazil, flooding a river with residues and creating a mud slick.
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Heavy rains kill dozens in Brazil

Monday, January 8th 2007, 22:57

Communities in south-east Brazil declare an emergency as heavy rains trigger landslides, killing dozens.
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Lula bolsters minimum wage

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 23:02

Brazil's president raises the country's minimum wage, but not by as much as many labour unions wanted.
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Lula seeks end to aviation crisis

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 11:32

Brazil's president demands action from aviation authorities as delays hit thousands of passengers.
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Two killed in Brazil prison riot

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 8:01

Two people are killed and several others are wounded in a prison riot in southern Brazil, officials say.
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Challenge to Brazil billboard ban

Monday, December 11th 2006, 17:09

A law banning billboards and hoardings in Brazil's biggest city is facing legal challenges from angry ad firms.
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US pilots charged in Brazil crash

Friday, December 8th 2006, 19:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

Brazil charges two US pilots with endangering air safety over the country's worst aviation disaster.
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Flights resume at Brazil airports

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 13:18

Flights have resumed out of three major Brazilian airports after a communications breakdown caused chaos.
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Rainforest gets protected status

Monday, December 4th 2006, 12:17

Vast tracts of rainforest in Brazil are to get a new status to protect them from unsustainable logging.
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Brazil orange juice probe goes on

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 12:02

Brazil's orange juice producers fail to persuade anti-trust watchdogs to stop accusing them of price-fixing.
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Venezuela opens Orinoco bridge

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 2:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Orinoco, Silva

Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Brazil's Lula da Silva open a $1.2bn bridge over the Orinoco River.
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Ten-hour Brazil bus hijack ends

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 1:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A gunman surrenders to police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro after a 10-hour bus hijacking.
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US firms sued over Brazil crash

Monday, November 6th 2006, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

Families of some of the victims of Brazil's worst air disaster are suing two US firms for gross negligence.
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Brazil re-elects President Lula

Monday, October 30th 2006, 1:28
related places: Silva

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wins a second term in office, with a clear victory at the polls.
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TV showdown ahead of Brazil poll

Saturday, October 28th 2006, 5:00

Brazil's two remaining presidential candidates go head-to-head in a final TV debate before Sunday's poll.
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Brazil 'serial killer' convicted

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 23:46

A man believed to be one of Brazil's worst ever serial killers is convicted of murder.
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Brazil 'serial killer' on trial

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 10:03

A man whom officials believe to be one of Brazil's worst serial killers goes on trial for killing a 15-year-old boy.
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F1: Ferrari confident on engine

Saturday, October 21st 2006, 8:43

Ferrari believe Michael Schumacher will not experience any trouble with his car's engine at the season's final Grand Prix in Brazil.
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Brazilian Indians leave iron mine

Friday, October 20th 2006, 9:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A group of about 200 Xikrin Indians in Brazil agree to leave an iron mine they had been occupying since Tuesday.
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Brazil celebrates its 'father of flight'

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 11:41

Hugh O'Shaunessy reports on one of Brazil's best loved heroes - Alberto Santos Dumont.
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Sanctuary status for Rio landmark

Friday, October 13th 2006, 3:12

Brazil's statue of Christ is made a Catholic sanctuary on its 75th birthday, allowing couples to marry there.
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TV encounter for Brazil hopefuls

Monday, October 9th 2006, 8:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The two remaining candidates for the Brazilian presidency take part in their first TV debate ahead of the run-offs.
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Amazon plane 'black boxes' found

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 9:46

Rescue workers find the data recorders of a plane which crashed in Brazil on Friday killing all 155 on board.
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Lula confident of run-off victory

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 2:44

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil says he is certain he will be re-elected in a second round of voting.
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Brazil set for election run-off

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 5:50
related places: Silva

Brazil's presidential election goes to a second round after incumbent Lula fails to win an outright victory.
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Brazil votes in presidential poll

Sunday, October 1st 2006, 22:17
related places: Silva

Brazilians have voted in presidential elections with Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seeking a second term in office.
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Brazil mourns air crash victims

Sunday, October 1st 2006, 2:03

Brazil declares three days of national mourning after a plane crash in the Amazon in which 155 are feared dead.
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Wreckage of Brazil flight spotted

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 16:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian air force finds the wreckage of a passenger plane which disappeared over the Amazon rainforest.
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Brazilian plane missing in Amazon

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 12:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The search for a Brazilian jet with at least 150 passengers that disappeared in the Amazon region.
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Trees to reclaim Amazon lands

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 9:42

The government of one of Brazil's Amazonian states plans to reforest areas of land cleared for pasture.
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Brazil's Lula sacks campaign boss

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 11:01

President Lula sacks his re-election campaign manager amid ongoing allegations of dirty tricks.
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Brazil and India strengthen ties

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 7:16
related countries: India India
related places: Brasilia

Brazil and India sign multi-million dollar trade deals, as leaders of the two emerging giants meet in Brasilia.
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Brazil and India strengthen ties

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 7:16
related countries: India India
related places: Brasilia

Brazil and India sign multi-million dollar trade deals, as leaders of the two emerging giants meet in Brasilia.
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Trade rows 'imperil world order'

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 15:53

As negotiators try to relaunch global trade talks in Brazil, one says failure to reach a deal could have dire results.
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Strike ends at Brazil VW factory

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 6:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Unions call off a strike at Volkswagen's largest plant in Brazil, after the German firm suspends job cut plans.
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Fresh boost for Brazil's economy

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 17:13

Brazil's current account surplus swelled to a record $3.04bn in July, signalling strong growth in exports.
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Ex-Paraguayan ruler dies in exile

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 16:48
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Paraguay Paraguay
related places: Brasilia

Paraguay's former military ruler Alfredo Stroessner dies aged 93 in a hospital in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
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Empty chair marks Brazil debate

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 10:39

Hopefuls in Brazil's presidential elections take part in a TV debate marked by the absence of the president.
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