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We have started to collect the most important news related to Brazil in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Brazil army probes torture video

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 3:59

Brazil's army launches an inquiry after a TV station showed images of soldiers being tortured by superiors.
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Senate to quiz Brazilian minister

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 16:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's Finance Minister, Antonio Palocci, is to testify before the Senate over corruption allegations.
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Brazil land invasion 'terrorism'

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 13:38

An inquiry in Brazil calls for land invasions to be declared acts of terrorism and urges the prosecution of landless leaders.
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Brazil plans massive condom drive

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 3:37

Brazil says it plans to distribute a billion free condoms next year, as part of the country's fight against HIV and Aids.
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Amnesty condemns Brazilian police

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 14:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Human rights group Amnesty International says millions of poor people in Brazil have been abandoned by state policing.
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Brazil market soars on rate hopes

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 22:49

Brazil's key stock index hits record levels as investors hope for an imminent interest rate cut.
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Brazil police act to save tribe

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 1:11
related countries: India India

Brazil's police arrest 29 people in a raid into the Amazon to protect one of the most isolated Indian tribes.
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Onassis heiress weds in Sao Paulo

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 2:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Greece Greece

Greek heiress Athina Roussel Onassis marries a Brazilian horseman amid tight security to deter reporters.
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Brazil nun 'shot in self-defence'

Friday, December 9th 2005, 22:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

One of two men accused over the death of a US-born nun in Brazil tells a court he shot her in self-defence.
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Brazil to pay off IMF debts early

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 10:54

Brazil plans to pay off its entire $15.5bn debt to the International Monetary Fund two years ahead of schedule.
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The nun who died for the Amazon

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 11:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Amazon

Tom Gibb reflects on a meeting with US-born nun and activist Dorothy Stang as two men are jailed for her murder in Brazil.
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Brazil opens military era files

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 3:40

Brazil's opens up secret files from the years of military rule after a long campaign from rights groups.
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Maradona arrested at Rio airport

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 15:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Rio

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is briefly detained following an incident at an airport in Brazil.
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Brazil pays Paris Club debt early

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 7:10
related countries: France France

Brazil announces another early repayment of international debt - this time to the Paris Club of creditor nations.
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Brazil marathon sale pulls crowds

Sunday, December 25th 2005, 21:01

Shops in Brazil attract a million extra customers after staying open for 32 hours non-stop before Christmas.
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Huge new oil discovery in Brazil

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 12:12
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's state oil company, Petrobras, discovers a huge new oil field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.
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No end to Brazil hostage crisis

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 17:06

More than 200 hostages have spent a third night in the hands of prisoners who seized control of a jail in Brazil.
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Deal frees Brazil prison hostages

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 21:43

Inmates at a jail in Brazil set free more than 200 hostages, after a deal is done to end a four-day crisis.
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Morales in energy talks in Brazil

Saturday, January 14th 2006, 6:15

Bolivia's President-elect Evo Morales meets his counterpart in Brazil for talks on his plans for the energy industry.
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Baby found in bag in Brazil lake

Sunday, January 29th 2006, 11:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

TV footage shows a baby girl being found alive in a black plastic bag floating in a Brazilian lake.
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Three die in Brazil music crush

Saturday, February 4th 2006, 21:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sao Paulo

Three people die in Brazil's city of Sao Paulo in a crush to see a visiting Mexican pop group.
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Brazil Indians seize mine workers

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 10:07

Members of an indigenous tribe in Brazil take four mine workers hostage to protest at poor standards of healthcare.
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UN urged to address Haiti unrest

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 8:48
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Brazil calls on the UN Security Council to discuss growing unrest in Haiti, following a presidential poll there.
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Rolling Stones in giant Rio gig

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 3:48

The Rolling Stones stage a free concert in Rio in Brazil - one of the biggest gigs the world has seen.
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Rei Momo opens Brazilian carnival

Saturday, February 25th 2006, 0:27
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

One of the world's biggest carnival celebrations is officially opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Venezuela funding brings Rio win

Wednesday, March 1st 2006, 22:46

Brazil's famous Rio carnival closes with a samba group funded by Venezuela winning the samba prize.
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Queen welcomes Brazil's Lula

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 21:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Queen describes the UK and Brazil as "good friends and allies" at a banquet to welcome the Brazilian president.
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Lula calls for fairer trade deal

Wednesday, March 8th 2006, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil's President Lula, who is visiting the UK, insists a more generous global trade agreement is needed.
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Lula and Blair push trade talks

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 19:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil and Britain call for a summit of world leaders to give a decisive push to global trade liberalisation talks.
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Seven die in Brazil prison riot

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 14:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At least seven prisoners are killed at a Brazilian jail after rebelling inmates set fire to mattresses, the authorities say.
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Brazilian finance minister quits

Monday, March 27th 2006, 23:21
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's Finance Minister Antonio Palocci, an ally of the president, resigns after corruption allegations.
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Political row hits Brazil shares

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 5:24

Brazil's currency and leading shares drop further on more fallout from the resignation of the country's finance minister.
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Call for Brazil corruption action

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 0:58

More than 100 people, including MPs and former ministers, should face corruption charges, an inquiry says.
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Free trade bid for emerging world

Friday, March 31st 2006, 9:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Brazil, India and South Africa pledge to set up a free trade area which may grow to take in the nations they represent.
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Brazil targets 2014 World Cup

Tuesday, April 4th 2006, 9:02

World Cup holders Brazil target 2014 as the year to stage the finals for only the second time in their history
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