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‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff
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‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

Natalia Ramos and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 13, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – More than three million Brazilians, according to police, demonstrated Sunday across Latin America's biggest nation to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff. Chanting "Dilma…

Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets
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Brazil
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Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets

Arnaldo Galvao and Raymond Colitt | Bloomberg - March 10, 2016

Brazilian prosecutors dealt another blow to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accusing him of hiding assets from authorities just days after a separate probe unleashed…

Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil
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Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil

Rosa Sulleiro and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 5, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's charismatic ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gathered outside his house in São Paulo Saturday to show their resolve, a…

Lula’s detention rattles Brazil as heat on Rousseff increases
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Brazil
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Lula’s detention rattles Brazil as heat on Rousseff increases

Anna Edgerton | The Washington Post - March 4, 2016

As soon as police raided the home of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and questioned him early Friday, red-shirted activists of his Workers' Party…

Brazilian police detain Facebook executive on court order
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Brazil
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Brazilian police detain Facebook executive on court order

Filipe Pacheco and Jing Cao | Bloomberg - March 1, 2016

Brazil's federal police detained a Facebook executive Tuesday for failing to cooperate with judicial orders related to information on the company's website in an investigation of drug…

Zika crisis to get ‘worse before it gets better,’ WHO says
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Zika crisis to get ‘worse before it gets better,’ WHO says

Sebastian Smith | AFP - February 25, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The Zika virus, believed to be linked to the serious birth defect microcephaly, presents a "formidable" challenge that will be hard to stamp out,…

World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016
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Brazil
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World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016

The Tico Times - February 18, 2016

Economic losses associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to total roughly $3.5 billion this year, according to initial estimates from…

Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported
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Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported

Dom Phillips and Lena H. Sun | The Washington Post - January 30, 2016

Brazil is enduring an extraordinary outbreak of microcephaly, a rare birth defect that results in infants being born with abnormally small heads and brains. Since last fall,…