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Brazil launches campaign against child sex abuse

Brazil launches campaign against child sex abuseRio De Janeiro, April 17 : Brazil has launched a campaign against the sexual exploitation of minors as it readies to host millions of visitors for the 2014 World Cup of soccer.

'Brazil's airports can handle World Cup traffic'

'Brazil's airports can handle World Cup traffic'Porto Alegre, April 12 : Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff insists the country's airports will be ready in time for an influx of tourists during this year's FIFA World Cup.

Brazil troops storm `notorious` Rio slum to `shore up` security for World Cup

Sydney, Apr 6 : Brazil has reportedly sent out thousands of soldiers in armoured vehicles, trucks and on foot across a notorious Rio de Janeiro slum to drive away drug gangs and increase security before the World Cup.

Brazil installs spy-proof email network

Brazil installs spy-proof email networkBrasilia, April 3 - Brazil's defence ministry has started installing a secure digital communication network for federal government offices, a government source said.

Brazil sees worst quarterly trade deficit in two decades

Brazil sees worst quarterly trade deficit in two decadesBrasilia, April 2 - Brazil registered a trade deficit of $6.07 billion in the first quarter of the year, the largest since 1994, authorities have said.

3.7 tonnes of cocaine seized in Brazil

3.7 tonnes of cocaine seized in BrazilRio de Janeiro, April 1 - Cocaine weighing 3.7 tonnes destined for Europe, Africa, and Cuba was seized in Brazil Monday and 23 people were detained in this connection, authorities said.

Brazilian police occupy dangerous shantytowns

Brazilian police occupy dangerous shantytownsRio de Janeiro, March 31 - About 1,200 Brazilian police supported by armoured vehicles provided by the navy Sunday peacefully occupied the Mare Complex, a group of 15 "favelas", or shantytowns, considered to be the most dangerous in Rio de Jan

14 killed in Brazil bus-truck collision

Rio de Janeiro, March 30 - A head-on collision between a minibus and a dump truck left at least 14 dead and 19 injured in the Brazilian city of Manaus, officials said Saturday.

The dump truck, carrying a load of sand, lost control, entered the oncoming lane and collided with the minibus shortly before 8.30 p. m. Friday.