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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.

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.

Brazil probes business backing for 1964 coup


Rio de Janeiro, March 27 - The role of both domestic and foreign firms in providing logistical and financial support to Brazil's 1964-1985 military regime has become the subject of two separate probes as the South American nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the coup that brought the junta to power.

Brazilian army to occupy shantytowns in Rio


Brazilian army to occupy shantytowns in RioRio de Janeiro, March 25 - The Brazilian government said Monday that the military will help occupy several "favelas", or shantytowns, in Rio de Janeiro to guarantee security in an area currently controlled by violent drug trafficking outfits where s

Brazilian island experiences worst drought in 50 years


Brazilian island experiences worst drought in 50 yearsRio de Janeiro, March 17 - Almost 340 km out to sea, where one can no longer see the Brazilian coast, the island of Fernando de Noronha, a natural paradise protected by the country's environmental laws, is suffering through its worse d

Brazil president condemns football racism


dilma rousseffRio de Janeiro, March 10 : Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has reiterated her concern about racism in football after a spate of incidents involving Brazilian players and officials.