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Neymar backs former Brazil forward Romario for Rio governor

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's football star Neymar is getting involved in politics and has given his backing to former fellow international forward Romario in the upcoming gubernatorial elections next month."I'm here to say I support you.

Brazil presidential candidate vows not to pardon comrade Lula

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad on Tuesday ruled out pardoning the jailed former head of state and his own party's iconic leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should he triumph in October's elections.

Far right, leftist rivals ahead in Brazil poll

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing Brazil presidential election frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro consolidated his lead in an opinion poll published on Monday, with leftist challenger Fernando Haddad also building momentum.

Brazil election frontrunner leaves intensive care: hospital

S - Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was released from intensive care Sunday after undergoing surgery for complications from a stab wound he suffered while campaigning.

Entourage of E. Guinea president's son tripped up by Brazil customs

S - More than $16 million in cash and luxury watches were seized at an airport in Brazil in the luggage of a delegation accompanying the son of the president Equatorial Guinea, local media reported.

Entourage of E. Guinea's president's son tripped up in Brazil customs

S - More than $16 million in cash and luxury watches were seized at an airport in Brazil in the luggage of a delegation accompanying the son of the president Equatorial Guinea, local media reported.

Growing army influence on Brazilian elections causes a stir

Rio De Janeiro - With an ex-army captain leading polls, a reserve general picked as his running mate, and a military chief sticking his nose into the election chaos, Brazil's army has become an increasingly conspicuous participant on the political scene.

Japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at IWC

Florianopolis - Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was blocked by anti-whaling nations in a tense vote Friday at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil.

Brazilian real closes at record 4.197 to the dollar amid election jitters

S - Brazil's currency closed at a record low of 4.197 to the dollar on Thursday amid uncertainty and unpredictability surrounding next month's presidential elections.The previous record of 4.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

Florianopolis - Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard the marine mammals in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

Florianopolis - Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard whales in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

Six months on, slain black activist still symbol of hope in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Six months ago, the slaying of black rights activist Marielle Franco shocked Brazil and prompted major demonstrations against the surging violence in Rio de Janeiro, where she served on the city council.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

Florianopolis - Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard whales in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

Brazil orders museums to boost fire protection

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has issued a 30-day deadline to improve fire protection at six federal museums, a week after a blaze gutted Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum.

Whale meet nations in flare up over Brazil project

Florianopolis - Supporters and opponents of whale hunting were at loggerheads late Wednesday at a meeting of the 89-nation International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Brazil.

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts -- with new quotas

Florianopolis - The International Whaling Commission on Wednesday cast a rare strong vote in favor of whale hunting -- but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic.

IWC vote backs new quotas for aboriginal whale hunts

Florianopolis - In a rare moment Wednesday, the International Whaling Commission voted overwhelmingly to back whale hunting, but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic.

Tough challenges facing Brazil presidential wannabe stepping into Lula's shoes

Bras - Fernando Haddad, the man stepping into former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's shoes at the last minute after the jailed ex-leader finally dropped his bid for re-election, has a good chance of making the run-off in next month's polls.

Fernando Haddad: jailed Brazilian leader's plan B

Curitiba - Fernando Haddad wasn't uppermost on anybody's mind in April, when Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva delivered a historic farewell speech hours before turning himself in to serve a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

From palace to prison: Brazil's ex-president Lula in dates

S - Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, is expected to formally bow out of a defiant bid to return to Brazil's presidency from a jail cell, where he is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.
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