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U.S. writer slams Brazil's 'monuments of poverty'

Rio De Janeiro - With its bold Oscar Niemeyer-designed monuments, the city of Brasilia symbolizes Brazil's frenetic modernization of recent decades.

Brazil slams media 'manipulation' on Petrobras scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities Saturday blasted a news magazine for media "manipulation" as the government of President Dilma Rousseff battles an escalating kickbacks scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

Petrobras scandal undermining Brazil's Rousseff: analysts

Bras - A month after winning re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is battling the toughest of starts to her second term with a huge corruption scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras threatening to engulf her government.

Thousands of Brazilians march in gay rights parade

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of Brazilians took part in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay Pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community.Under the slogan "A million voices!

Brazilian cannibals who made human-filled empanadas sentenced

Garanhuns - A trio from a cannibalistic sect in Brazil who shocked the world in 2012 when they admitted killing two women and using their remains to make human-filled empanadas were sentenced Friday night.

Amazon tribe defies Brazilian government and marks its own land

Amazonas - In direct response to the Brazilian government's plan to build two mega dams that would flood their traditional lands, an indigenous group is auto-demarcating their own territory and say they will die before they leave it.

Brazil as violent as Gaza, cops kill 6 people a day study says

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's police force has killed more than 11,000 of their own citizens in the last five years, according to a new study. This figure places the society's violence levels on par with war torn regions like the Gaza Strip.

Brazil pushes Amazon to the 'brink of the abyss' scientists warn

Amazonas - Destruction of the Amazon rainforest has reached epic proportions under the leadership of Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff, who is celebrating her re-election this week. A new report warns that the ecosystem may be reaching a tipping point of no return.

Marchers in Brazil target re-elected president

Liberdade - Angry demonstrators took to Sao Paulo's streets Saturday to push for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, with some charging that she should be impeached.

Brazil poll revives geographical, class divide

Bras - Leftist President Dilma Rousseff's re-election in Brazil has exposed a deeply divided country, reviving the old wounds of class struggle.

Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil

Bras - Having won re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must now deliver on her pledge to crack down on corruption or be dogged by the scandals that nearly derailed her campaign.

Rousseff faces battle to govern divided Brazil

Bras - Brazil's newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff faces huge challenges to govern the sprawling South American country after winning a deeply divisive race by a narrow margin, analysts said.The leftist incumbent beat business favorite Aecio Neves 51.

Brazil market slides after Rousseff re-elected

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian markets delivered a harsh verdict Monday after left-wing President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election, despite her pledge to unite a divided nation and reboot a stagnant economy.

Rousseff narrowly wins Brazil re-election

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians narrowly voted leftist President Dilma Rousseff back into office on Sunday after a virulent election campaign that split Latin America's biggest economy between poor north and richer south.

Voting against oblivion, Brazil indigenous go to polls

- At 102 years old, retired Guarani chief Joao Vera Mirim may be voting for the last time as he casts his ballot in Brazil's presidential run-off, hoping this time will be different.

Rousseff narrow favorite as divided Brazil votes

Rio De Janeiro - After a dramatic, virulent campaign, Brazilians voted for their next president Sunday, weighing leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff's legacy of social progress against challenger Aecio Neves's promise of economic revival.

Brazil set to vote after bruising campaign

Rio De Janeiro - After the most contentious election race since the end of military rule in 1985, Brazilians will Sunday choose their next president, weighing a decade of social progress against a yearning for economic revival.

Divided Brazil votes for next president

Rio De Janeiro - After a dramatic, hard-fought race, Brazilians elect their next president Sunday, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.

Brazil poll rivals close campaigns for hard-fought vote

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves wrapped up their campaigns Saturday in the hardest-fought election in the country's recent history.

Rousseff 'knew about Petrobras' kickbacks: Report

Bras - Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.

Rousseff up, Neves reeling as Brazil heads to run-off

Rio De Janeiro - After a no-holds-barred campaign, Brazil's leftist leader Dilma Rousseff is the favorite heading into a presidential run-off election Sunday against bruised center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

Brazilian president's alter ego chases votes online

Liberdade - Dishing out advice to Beyonce and chatting about reality TV, Dilma Rousseff's flippant online alter-ego is worlds apart from the actual Brazilian president's image as a stern task-master.But with 300,000 Twitter followers and almost 1.

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.
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Sign by a Brazilian protester in Brazil: “Nobody eats A BALL. A stadium ISN’T a hospital. The World Cup ISN’T a school. Brazil ISN’T just Carnival.”
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Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
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Capybara crossing sign, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
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People wait to cross a flooded street during a torrential rain in Recife on June 26, 2014 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
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People living in Brazil's Favelas (slums) will not reap any benefits from having the 2014 World Cup Games played in their country.
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Tourist guide in bahiana outfit on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Meandering at Urubu River,tributary of Rio Negro that empties its waters to mighty Amazon River, Amazonas, Brazil.
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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Folk sculptures in front of Centro de Arte e Cultura, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
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Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
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Workers stand near a crane that collapsed on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, known as "Itaquerao", which will host the opening soccer match of the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo November 27, 2013, killing at least three people
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Romario and former Brazilian president Lula da Silva (2010) celebrate the announcement of Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
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Aerial view of the Municapality of Ipatinga located in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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Reflections of Rio Urubu, then Rio Negro, then the mighty Amazon (Solimoes) river, state of Amazonas, Brazil.
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African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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