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Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

Liberdade - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves.

Brazilian arrested in 39 serial killings

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said Thursday they have arrested a suspected serial killer who admits to slaying 39 people in a four-year killing spree, including 16 young women.

Brazil inmates take guards hostage in latest riot

Bras - Inmates at a Brazilian prison took 12 guards and several fellow inmates hostage in the latest of a series of uprisings.

Brazil's Neves wins key endorsement in vote battle with Rousseff

Liberdade - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Sunday earned a key endorsement in his bid to defeat incumbent Dilma Rousseff -- from environmentalist candidate Marina Silva.

Brazil quarantines Guinean feared to have Ebola

Bras - Brazilian health officials Friday quarantined a Guinean man feared to have Ebola, but stressed it was a precautionary measure and the man no longer had a fever or other symptoms.The 47-year-old man had arrived from Africa last month.

Brazil presidential candidate Neves frontrunner on change promise

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Thursday insisted his proposals would transform the country, while lambasting the ruling party embroiled in deepening allegations of corruption involving state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

Beaten Silva party backs Brazil challenger Neves

Bras - The party of beaten Brazil presidential candidate Marina Silva said Wednesday it is backing Social Democrat challenger Aecio Neves in his run-off battle against incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil power-broker Silva mulls backing Neves: reports

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva, who emerged as a key power-broker after Brazil's first-round election, is leaning toward endorsing business favorite Aecio Neves for president, though it could provoke a rift with her party, reports said Tuesday.

Brazil power-broker Silva mulls backing Neves: reports

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva, who emerged as a key power-broker after Brazil's first-round elections, is leaning toward endorsing business favorite Aecio Neves for president, though it could provoke a rift with her party, reports said Tuesday.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, from guerrilla to president

Bras - Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president, is a former leftist guerrilla once imprisoned and tortured by the country's military regime who is now fighting a different battle in a different Brazil.

Brazil's Rousseff, Neves gear up for fierce run-off

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff steeled herself Monday for a hard-fought race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves, who is seeking to unite frustrated voters to beat her in a run-off.

In Brazil, Amazon voters paddle canoes to floating polls

Iranduba - It's Sunday morning on Lake Catalao in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, where the reflection of a fisherman's silhouette glimmers on the water.But this morning, he's not casting his nets.

Rousseff to face Neves in Brazil run-off: exit poll

Rio De Janeiro - Incumbent Dilma Rousseff will face Social Democrat Aecio Neves in a run-off vote on October 26 after they topped an Ibope Institute exit poll following Brazil's presidential election Sunday.

Race to reach Brazil runoff vote goes down to wire

Bras - Brazil's presidential race took another dramatic turn on the eve of the vote as polls showed former front-runner Marina Silva falling behind both Social Democrat Aecio Neves and incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Race to reach Brazil runoff vote goes down to wire

Bras - Brazil's presidential race took another dramatic turn Saturday on the eve of the vote as polls showed former front-runner Marina Silva falling behind both Social Democrat Aecio Neves and incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Silva could be diverse Brazil's first black president

Rio De Janeiro - Born into poverty and a former maid who learned to read at 16, environmentalist Marina Silva on Sunday hopes to become the first black leader of Brazil, the world's most diverse nation.

Brazil's burgeoning middle class divided ahead of poll

Liberdade - Tens of millions of Brazilians have swelled the middle class over the past decade, benefiting from an economic boom and the social inclusion policies of President Dilma Rousseff's Workers Party.

Brazil stocks slide as Rousseff gains in polls

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's stock market and currency tumbled Monday on signs that President Dilma Rousseff is making up ground on her main challenger less than a week before the country's elections.The country's benchmark Bovespa index fell 4.

Brazil's Rousseff: Tortured guerrilla to first woman president

- Brazil's first female president, Dilma Rousseff, is seeking a second term next Sunday, the next step on a political journey that began when she was a Marxist guerrilla tortured under the military dictatorship.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

Brazil split ahead of presidential poll

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's electorate is split a week ahead of presidential elections, with polls showing leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff locked in a dead heat with main rival Marina Silva, who preaches the need for a "new politics."A total of 142.

Brazil's Neves long-shot for presidency

- While Brazil's financial sector would like to see social democrat Aecio Neves as president, voters are less keen and opinion polls give the senator and former state governor little hope.

Ex-footballers seek to score points with Brazil voters

Liberdade - More than 20 retired footballers are running in Brazil's elections next month, trading their boots for suits and the "beautiful game" for the sometimes ugly sport of politics.

Election apps bring smartphone democracy to Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato? Or wished for that perfect candidate to come along and sweep you off your feet?

Brazil candidates carefully tread religious divide

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's evangelical Christians -- rapidly gaining in number and political clout -- are giving a boost to the presidential bid of their fellow convert, Marina Silva.

Defeating corruption dominates Brazil debate

Bras - Less than two weeks before Brazil's presidential vote, corruption concerns dominate the campaign, amid allegations that leading politicians benefited from huge kickbacks on oil deals by state-owned energy giant Petrobras.

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.
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Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
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Confederation Cup teams Spain and Brazil presenting autographed t-shirts to Nelson Mandela.
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Damage caused by the floods.
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Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
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A street gallery with African art in Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Picturesque houses at Rua dos Tabajaras, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
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Terrorists are free to cross borders in this no man's land
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The beach in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro-- where it all started.
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Brazil's David Luiz (left) battles for the ball with Germany's Tony Kroos during the World Cup semifinal match in Belo Horizonte.
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BNS Constituição, a Niteroi-class frigate of the Brazilian Navy.
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Kids play at the Piscinao de Ramos artificial lake in Rio de Janeiro, which draws on seawater from Guanabara Bay
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The Rocinha favela, or shanty town, in Rio is one of South America's largest.
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African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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An overpass collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and one car, authorities said.
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