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Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - October 6, 2015

ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS LAND, Brazil - A beat-up sign on the edge of this Amazon reserve warns strangers not to enter. For years, loggers ignored it and barreled…

Murder committed in big Brazilian cities every half hour, new report finds
Brazil
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Brazil
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Murder committed in big Brazilian cities every half hour, new report finds

AFP - September 30, 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Someone is murdered in one of Brazil's regional capitals almost every half an hour on average, according to a study released Wednesday. The study, by…

Fugitive selfie-loving Brazilian mayor surrenders
Brazil
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Brazil
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Fugitive selfie-loving Brazilian mayor surrenders

AFP - September 29, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil --  A 25-year-old Brazilian mayor who reveled in posting glamorous pictures of herself on social media and who is suspected of embezzling from…

Brazil corruption: Ruling party heavyweight sentenced to 15 years in prison
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil corruption: Ruling party heavyweight sentenced to 15 years in prison

AFP - September 21, 2015

BRASÍLIA, Brazil – The former treasurer of Brazil's ruling party was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison for his role in a massive corruption scandal…

Brazil police want court OK to question Lula on Petrobras
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil police want court OK to question Lula on Petrobras

AFP - September 11, 2015

BRASÍLIA, Brazil -- Brazilian police have asked the Supreme Court for permission to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who they say may have benefited from…

Brazil S&P downgrade forces a fiscal reckoning
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil S&P downgrade forces a fiscal reckoning

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - September 11, 2015

Standard & Poor's decision to demote Brazil's debt to junk status on Sept. 9 hit the country's political class right where it should have -- square in…

Brazilian police are lead suspects in recent mass killings
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazilian police are lead suspects in recent mass killings

Sebastian Smith | AFP - August 19, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The men wearing black ski masks look almost relaxed as they stroll around the São Paulo bar, gently arranging patrons against a wall…

Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft
Brazil
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Brazil
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Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft

Anatoly Kurmanaev and Sabrina Valle | Bloomberg - August 18, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela — On the lush savanna in the upper reaches of South America looms a $1.2 billion monument to the deepening troubles of Brazil. Spanning the…

Brazilians rage against president, corruption
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazilians rage against president, corruption

Natalia Ramos | AFP - August 16, 2015

This story was updated at 6:50 p.m. with new turnout estimates and reaction from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.  SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Huge numbers of protesters demanded Brazilian…

Brazil police arrest Lula aide in widening corruption probe
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil police arrest Lula aide in widening corruption probe

David Biller and Matthew Malinowski | Bloomberg - August 3, 2015

Related: Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police arrested José Dirceu, who served as chief of staff under former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,…

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