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Brazil enters recession in pre-election blow

2014-08-29 15:39

Brazil has suffered a recession in the first half of the year as investment plunged and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity.

2 inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot

2014-08-25 10:31

Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail have killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials say.

Brazil's slump hits job market

2014-08-22 19:30

Many of Brazil's biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as economy teeters on the edge of recession.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

Brazil praised for saving forests

2014-08-18 11:40

Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a study says.

Brazil president declares mourning after rival's death

2014-08-13 21:31

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents died in a plane crash.

Brazilian bid challenges big banana merger

2014-08-12 10:45

Two Brazilian companies have made a $611m offer for US banana giant Chiquita Monday that could derail Chiquita's merger with European rival Fyffes.

Brazil pushes for solar energy

2014-08-12 08:17

Grappling with its worst energy crisis in more than a decade, Brazil is making its first big move to develop a solar power industry that could help reduce its dependence on hydro power.

Russia food ban offers new hope for Brazil

2014-08-08 09:07

Russia's ban on many western food products presents a massive opportunity for meat and grain exports from agricultural powerhouse Brazil.

Isolated indigenous communities under threat

2014-07-30 13:55

Indigenous people in the most remote regions of South America are under threat from development, a regional human rights body has warned, urging that inhabitants these areas be left alone.

GM plans to put Brazil workers on paid leave

2014-07-25 10:30

General Motors is planning to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy.

Brazil eyeing Japan's help in oil project

2014-07-20 11:12

Brazil plans to use Japanese technology in building a floating structure and ships for its huge offshore oil development project, according to media reports.

Brics bank: SA to host African hub

2014-07-16 09:25

South Africa will be the home of an Africa Regional Centre, the Brics group of emerging powers has announced at the unveiling of a $100bn development bank.

Ghana refutes grounds for Brazil asylum requests

2014-07-11 18:25

Ghana's government has denied there was "religious conflict" in the country, after dozens of Ghanaian football fans sought asylum in Brazil during the Soccer World Cup.

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change

2014-07-08 11:54

The Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2 000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that argues that the rainforest is older.

Endangered Amazon Indians 'forced' to make contact

2014-07-04 09:50

A group of Indigenous people from the Amazonian rainforest has made contact with for the first time with outsiders, according to advocacy group.

Belgium strike late to sink US

2014-07-02 01:02

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have sealed a thrilling victory for Belgium over a spirited US.

Colombia cruise into last 8

2014-06-29 00:17

James Rodriguez has scored a brace as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time, where they will face Brazil.

Algeria clinch final last 16 spot

2014-06-27 00:21

Algeria have reached the SWC last 16 for the first time after fighting back for a draw against Russia to clinch second place in Group H.

Brazil's national anthem soars at World Cup

2014-06-20 20:37

A resurgent national anthem in Brazil is transforming each World Cup appearance by its national team into a collective expression of pride.

China leads BRICS nations in higher education

2014-06-18 15:47

Chinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing "BRICS" nations, a survey says, despite problems including restrictions on academic freedom.

Merkel wants EU-Mercosur free trade pact

2014-06-16 19:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will do her utmost to create a free trade deal between the EU and South America's Mercosur trade bloc.

Freebie apps for footie fans

2014-06-09 22:04

Soccer fans eager to stay in the loop and follow their favourite teams and players during the World Cup can keep up with the action on their smartphones using apps.

Subway staff protest ahead of World Cup

2014-06-09 12:20

Striking subway workers have called for a rally in Sao Paulo, pressing on with a walkout threatening to cause transport chaos at the World Cup opener in three days.

 

Brazil arrests 8 in Amazon deforestation swoop

2014-08-29 13:08

Brazilian police say they had made eight arrests in raids to smash a gang considered the worst perpetrators of deforestation in the Amazon region.

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Silva's economic proposals for Brazil

2014-08-21 14:45

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva has little experience with economic policy, but her advisers promise a more business-friendly approach.

Brazilians can vote for their own Obama

2014-08-20 12:38

In Brazil, where nicknames are everything, voters can now opt for a congressional candidate who goes by the name Barack Obama.

Stash of bones reveals new flying dinosaur

2014-08-14 15:09

A stash of buried bones in Brazil has allowed scientists to identify a new species of flying dinosaur that soared in the skies 66 to 100 million years ago, a study says.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in jet crash

2014-08-13 18:47

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff, has died after his jet crashed into a residential area.

Brazil's Neves vows to reduce inflation

2014-08-12 09:45

Brazilian opposition candidate Aecio Neves says if elected president he will adopt policies aimed at bringing the inflation rate back.

Israel apologises for calling Brazil 'diplomatic dwarf'

2014-08-12 06:04

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has apologised to his Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesperson calling the Latin American powerhouse a "diplomatic dwarf".

Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery capital

2014-08-03 22:22

Move over Beverly Hills: image-conscious Brazil has overtaken the United States as the world's capital of cosmetic surgery.

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

2014-07-25 22:18

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat.

Your Brazilian coffee may be in jeopardy

2014-07-23 11:33

Harvest of the world's biggest coffee and sugar cane crops may be stalled by the rain that is in store for southeast Brazil, forecasters say.

China deepens ties to Brazil

2014-07-18 15:00

China has expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with $7.5bn in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets and more.

Woeful Brazil downed by Dutch

2014-07-12 23:55

Brazil have suffered a second defeat in a row, after they were beaten by the Netherlands in the SWC third/fourth place playoff .

Maersk in $1.7bn mark down on Brazil assets

2014-07-08 16:35

The Brazilian oil and gas business firm A P Moeller-Maersk will take a $1.7bn write down over disappointing drilling results and low oil prices.

Robbers grab $36m worth of Samsung electronics

2014-07-08 05:58

Around 20 armed robbers have raided a Samsung plant in southeastern Brazil, leaving with 40 000 smartphones, laptops, tablets and other electronics worth $36m, police say.

Overpass collapse kills 2 in World Cup city

2014-07-04 08:15

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup has collapsed in Brazil's south-eastern city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Brazil flood evacuees increase tenfold to 50 000

2014-06-30 05:47

Severe flooding caused by a week of torrential rain in southern Brazil has forced more than 50 000 people from their homes, officials say.

Floods force 6 000 from homes in Brazil

2014-06-28 19:43

Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6 000 people from their homes.

Brazil fears parasites from World Cup tourists

2014-06-19 13:26

Agriculture watchdogs in Brazil fear foreigners arriving for the World Cup could bring up to 350 new plant parasites into the country.

Brazil offers Angola $2bn credit

2014-06-17 09:46

Brazil has offered Angola a new credit line worth $2bn for use in its energy and construction sectors.

Brazil floods kill 13

2014-06-13 07:39

The death toll in flooding in Brazil has risen to 13 as more than 500 000 people in 150 cities in the state of Parana were affected by the flooding on the Iguazu River.

Rio workers call off World Cup strike

2014-06-11 16:18

Subway workers in Rio de Janeiro have called off a strike, but their peers in Sao Paulo will decide whether to walk out during the World Cup's opening game.

Brazil police fire tear gas in World Cup city

2014-06-09 13:48

Police in Sao Paulo have fired tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters supporting a subway workers' strike that has unleashed transport chaos in the Brazilian mega-city three days before it hosts the World Cup kick-off.

Strike tangles Sao Paulo ahead of World Cup

2014-06-06 15:51

Brazil's biggest city has confronted a second day of commuting chaos, as striking subway workers and a protest over housing conditions tangled the streets.

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