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Rousseff future on hold as Brazilians take break from crisis
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Rousseff future on hold as Brazilians take break from crisis

Raymond Colitt and Anna Edgerton | Bloomberg - December 28, 2015

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brasilia is becoming something of a ghost town after one of its most tumultuous years in recent memory. The protagonists in this year's political…

Brazil’s ban on WhatsApp is lifted less than 24 hours after it began
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Brazil
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Brazil’s ban on WhatsApp is lifted less than 24 hours after it began

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - December 19, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO - The day after a Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of the WhatApp cellphone chat and voice service for 48 hours, cutting off millions…

Brazil’s Rousseff scores court win in impeachment case
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Brazil
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Brazil’s Rousseff scores court win in impeachment case

AFP - December 18, 2015

BRASÍLIA – Brazil's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Congress must restart impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff from scratch and overhauled the procedure, in a badly needed win…

What’s up, no WhatsApp? Brazilians peeved after service suspended
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Brazil
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What’s up, no WhatsApp? Brazilians peeved after service suspended

AFP - December 17, 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Millions of Brazilians woke up shocked and cranky Thursday after the popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging application was shut down for two days on a judge's…

The professor at the heart of Brazil’s market meltdown
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Brazil
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The professor at the heart of Brazil’s market meltdown

Blake Schmidt | Bloomberg - December 12, 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- It played a key role in the creative bookkeeping at the heart of the impeachment process against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff. It spearheaded…

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to fight impeachment ‘coup’
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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to fight impeachment ‘coup’

Gerardo Maronna | AFP - December 4, 2015

BRASÍLIA, Brazil – A defiant Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday branded impeachment proceedings a "coup" and vowed to fight for her political life by every means possible.…

Brazil speaker launches impeachment procedure against president
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Brazil
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Brazil speaker launches impeachment procedure against president

AFP - December 2, 2015

BRASILIA -- Brazil's lower house speaker triggered impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, setting the stage for a political battle that could see the country's…

Brazil billionaire Andre Esteves arrested in Petrobras probe
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Brazil
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Brazil billionaire Andre Esteves arrested in Petrobras probe

Francisco Marcelino, Blake Schmidt and Maria Luiza Rabello | Bloomberg - November 25, 2015

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Andre Esteves, the Brazilian billionaire who transformed BTG Pactual into the largest independent investment bank in Latin America, was arrested in the corruption probe…

DEA agents open Rio de Janeiro office
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Brazil
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DEA agents open Rio de Janeiro office

AFP - October 20, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- U.S. agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have opened an office in Rio de Janeiro, host city for next year's Olympics, to…

Fitch cuts Brazil credit rating to just above junk
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Brazil
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Fitch cuts Brazil credit rating to just above junk

AFP - October 15, 2015

WASHINGTON -- Fitch dealt Brazil's credit rating a one-step cut on Thursday to just above a junk rating, saying the government faces increased fiscal pressures as the economy…

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