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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.

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.

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.

Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote

Rio De Janeiro - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva has shaken up Brazil's presidential election since her sudden entry into the race, surging to a surprise lead in opinion polls and impressing in her first debate.

Deal reached to end deadly Brazil prison riot

Cascavel - Authorities reached a deal with rioting Brazilian prisoners Monday who killed four fellow inmates, beheading two of them, and held two guards hostage.

Two beheaded during Brazil prison riots

Cascavel - Rioting continues at a Brazilian correctional facility after inmates seized control over much of the facility and beheaded at least two other inmates. Allegedly, another inmate died after being thrown off the roof.

Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

Bras - Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.

Brazil Socialists name presidential candidate after Campos death

Bras - Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva as presidential candidate Wednesday, replacing her late running mate Eduardo Campos after his plane crash death last week.

Op-Ed: How an innocent smile disturbed Brazil

An innocent smile at a funeral, courtesy former Brazilian Environment Minister, Marina Silva, that was wrongly reported online and that spread over the Internet in Brazil, only makes one wonder how many people judge too quickly a book by its cover.

Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: poll

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's October presidential vote, a poll found Monday, a stunning political twist after Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash.

Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 160,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.

Thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 130,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.A line of mourners stretching some three kilometers (1....

Brazil vote veers into unknown with candidate's death

Bras - The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in airplane crash

Santos - The Socialist candidate to the Presidency in Brazil, Eduardo Campos, died this morning in a private jet crash in Santos, Brazil.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Santos - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather, killing all seven people on board and setting buildings alight.

Op-Ed: Sao Paulo teachers need a Pap smear? You're kidding, right?

Believe it or not, and this is a shocker, but in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a woman must hand in the results of a pap smear test, or a letter from her doctor proving her virginity before being hired as a teacher.
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Capybara crossing sign, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Syrian President Basher Al-assad (right) with Brazil's Lula da Silva
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Misty, majestic Iguazu Falls.
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Terrorists are free to cross borders in this no man's land
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Folk sculptures in front of Centro de Arte e Cultura, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
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Gillian Anderson modelling a Survival t-shirt designed by Richard Long ©Survival
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest and deforestation.
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MODIS/Aqua satellite image shows growing oil slick in the deepwater Campos Basin off Brazil. Image taken around midday on November 12, 2011.
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Amazon River. A UK couple have become stuck in a ravine and have telephoned for assistance via the UK.
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