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Brazil: Up to 2,600 barrels of oil leaked


More than 2,600 barrels of oil may have spilled into the Atlantic ocean because of a leak at an offshore Chevron drilling site, Brazil's environmental protection agency said.

Officials think 200 to 3

Police move to wrest control of Brazil's largest favela


Crack police forces launched a major assault early on Sunday to to wrest control of Rio's biggest favela from drug traffickers who had been in control for the past 30 years.

The long anticipated oper

Epic bank heist exposes Brazil's security flaws

It was around midnight on a Saturday when a group of men in gray overalls calmly strolled into a bank on Brazil's equivalent of Wall Street, waved to the guard and said they were there to fix the alar

Brazilian teenager used as sex slave at prison

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A 14-year-old Brazilian girl says she was raped by multiple men at a prison in the Amazonian state of Para.

Para's governor suspended the warden and 20 guards at the Santa Izabel Penal Colony pending

German teenager Goetze to start against Brazil


Rising star Mario Goetze will make his first start for Germany in Wednesday's friendly against five-time World Cup winners Brazil here, German coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old will

Football: 2014 World Cup gets June 12-July 13 date


The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will take place between June 12 and July 13, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke announced in Rio on Wednesday.

"The World Cup in 2014 will start on June 12 and finish o

Gunman opens fire in Brazilian school, 13 dead

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Brazilian authorities say that a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro and at least 13 people are dead.

The gunman is among them, though it is not clear if he shot himself or

El Fenomeno' Ronaldo announces retirement from football

Brazil legend Ronaldo, whose goals helped his country win two World Cups, has hauled his aching limbs onto the pitch for the last time and will announce his retirement on Monday, Brazilian media said.

G4 countries pushes for UNSC expansion

United Nations: India, Brazil, Germany and Japan, the four countries seeking permanent seats on the UN Security Council, have agreed to push full speed ahead for the expansion of the top UN decision m

Over 700 dead in Brazil foods

Nova Friburgo: Brazilian officials began on Wednesday moving thousands of people out of at-risk areas near Rio in a flooding disaster that has already left at least 739 people dead.

Ten teams of civi

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