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Brazil readies election thriller

Rio De Janeiro - A fiery plane crash that claimed the life of a popular politician has provided Brazil's presidential campaign with a dramatic plot twist worthy of a telenovela.And it may end with election of the country's first black president.

Nun-killer arrested for link to three new killings in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A man convicted of killing a US Amazon activist who was also a nun, was re-arrested in Brazil on suspicion of involvement in three new murders.

Brazil ex-leader Lula key to Rousseff re-election bid

Liberdade - Keen to secure his political legacy, former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is campaigning energetically for successor Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to win a second term.

In tight Brazil race, candidates avoid moral quagmires

Rio De Janeiro - As the battle for Brazil's presidency heats up, the leading candidates -- determined not to scare voters away -- are steering clear of divisive social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

Absence of 'Flying Rivers' causing severe drought in Brazil

The extreme drought now affecting Sao Paulo, Brazil is thought to be because of the absence of South America's "flying Rivers." No, they are not a mythical entity, but the name given the clouds of water vapor that bring rains to Southeastern Brazil.

Lula mobbed in Rio, defends govt on Petrobras

Rio De Janeiro - Influential former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday rallied behind successor Dilma Rousseff as she chases re-election next month amid a corruption scandal and weak economy.

Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil President Dilma Rousseff visited a Rio slum Friday as latest polls showed her gaining ground against ecologist rival Marina Silva ahead of October 5 presidential elections.

Petrobras scandal clouds Brazil presidential vote

Rio De Janeiro - A multi-billion dollar kickback scandal at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, the country's state-owned industrial jewel, could affect the outcome of next month's presidential election.

Brazilian gay teenager João Antônio Donati found murdered

Inhumas - An 18-year-old man who was openly gay has been found dead — suspected murdered — in Inhumas, in the Brazilian state of Goiás, according to media reports.

Moody's negative on Brazil in new blow to Rousseff

Rio De Janeiro - Ratings agency Moody's lowered its outlook for Brazil Tuesday, in the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff's economic record, just weeks before voters decide if she will be re-elected.

Rousseff, Silva almost neck and neck in Brazil race

Bras - Incumbent Dilma Rousseff has closed the gap on rival Marina Silva, with the pair running almost neck and neck ahead of next month's presidential elections, a new poll showed Tuesday.

Rousseff insists her government untainted by Brazil oil scandal

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has insisted a corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras does not involve her government, as she fends off a new threat to her re-election bid.

Amazon tribe takes direct action against illegal loggers

The Ka’apor Indian Amazonian tribe seem to be fed up with the lack of action against illegal logging in their state, so they have decided to take the law and matters into their own hands.

Latest poll cements Silva's favorite status in Brazil

Bras - Opposition ecologist Marina Silva remains favorite to oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in next month's presidential election, latest polls showed Wednesday.

Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Rousseff goes for jugular as Brazil poll race heats up

Bras - Brazil's presidential race is rapidly shifting gears with a surge in support for environmentalist Marina Silva sending a threatened Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent, into attack mode.

Brazil incumbent goes on offensive in presidential debate

Rio De Janeiro - Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, now trailing top rival Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential race by 10 percent, went on the offensive in a televised debate, fighting for her job.

Marina Silva could become the world’s first ‘Green President’

Brazilia - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva threatens the re-election of Dilma Rousseff and the 12-year hegemony of the Workers Party (PT). Her election on October 5 could transform the South American giant relations with the region and the world.

Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian surprise package Marina Silva, whom polls suggest could oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in October presidential elections, rowed back on liberal social policy Saturday after dropping a program reference to gay marriage.

Brazilian Feds arrest destroyers of Brazilian Amazon rainforest

With the Brazilian rainforest under attack, Brazil's Federal Police have dismantled the largest destroyer ($220m (£134m)) of their beautiful Amazon Rainforest. Fourteen arrest warrants, 22 search warrants, and four suspects are in process.
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