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Brazil Congress: Big Pro-democracy Rallies Held To Condemn Rioters

Tens of thousands of people in Brazil have held pro-democracy rallies, in an angry response to the storming of Congress by ex-President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters. In the country’s largest city of São Paulo, crowds chanted that Mr Bolsonaro must go

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Drug Dealer Dresses Up As Daughter In Brazil Bungled Jail Escape

A drug dealer in Brazil was caught trying to escape from the jail where he was locked up by disguising himself as his 19-year-old daughter. Prison authorities in Rio de Janeiro released a video showing the inmate wearing a wig,

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Brazil To Inject $1.1b Into Nigerian Agriculture

The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, says  Brazil will soon inject 1.1 billion dollars into Nigeria’s agriculture. The envoy said on Thursday night in an interview with newsmen in Abuja  that an agreement between Brazil and Nigeria on

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Lula, Former Brazilian President Begins 12-Year Jail Term

Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, has surrendered to the police to begin his 12-year prison sentence for corruption. He was flown by police to the southern city of Curitiba, where he was tried and convicted in 2017. Protesters supporting

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Brazil Court Insists Ex-President Lula Starts Prison Term

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. He is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to

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Dog showcases loyalty in Brazil

More than four months after its owner has died, a dog still refuses to leave the entrance of a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The dog’s owner, a homeless man, was stabbed in a local park and rushed to Santa

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Brazil coach Tite snubs Messi in FIFA Best Player award

Cristiano Ronaldo was the Selecao boss’ top pick for the award, with Neymar and Antoine Griezmann taking up his second and third votes for the gong  Brazil coach Tite has revealed Lionel Messi was not even in his top three

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Brazil’s president to block any corruption amnesty

Brazil’s President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals. In a rare weekend news conference, the president

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US blocks Nigeria from buying military aircraft from Brazil

Strong indications have emerged that the United States has again blocked the Federal Government from acquiring fighter ground attack aircraft considered crucial in the ongoing campaign against Boko Haram in the North-East. Investigations showed that the US has prevented the

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Brazil plans to waive visas for visitors from U.S., Japan

Brazil’s government is considering waiving visas for visitors from the United States, Japan, Canada and Australia to boost tourism, and could eventually extend the plan to include China, a tourism ministry spokesman said on Monday. The proposal by new Tourism

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