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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil’s Carnival turns focus to glitzy parades

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:38pm by AP

    ... the elite gather to drink free beer and watch the parade from above. “It’s a wonderful experience. Even from up here in this nice space, I really miss being down there.” Each samba school is judged ...

  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    US missionary jailed for 58 years for abusing Amazon children in Brazil

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Judge Anne Conway noted at the sentencing on Tuesday that Kennell had abused his position of trust as a missionary, the United States Attorney's office in Tampa said. Warren, from New ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    World Cup soccer stadium in Brazil may be used to process prisoners

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... not become a white elephant after all. At least one judge in the area has come up with a post-World Cup use: a processing centre for prisoners. Brazil is readying 12 stadiums for next year's ... and stark social inequality. Alvaro Corado, a spokesman for the Amazonas state court system, said that Judge Sabino Marques had proposed a novel idea. "He would, perhaps, suggest ...

  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Leading political figures jailed in Brazil corruption case

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:39pm by Associated Press in Brasilia

    ... at least four not-guilty votes from the panel of 11 top court judges That means 12 defendants will get new trials for some specific counts, including Dirceu and Genoino for conspiracy, and Joao ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil court sentences three for rape of American student in Rio

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... and food. They were arrested a few days later. In his ruling, judge Guilherme Schilling Pollo said the young American woman “had been humiliated in a cowardly manner and the brutal act of her ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    Rio's revamped Maracana overcomes setback to host England friendly

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro After narrowly escaping cancellation on safety concerns, Rio stadium welcomes England Revamped Maracana to host friendly After an embarrassing brush with cancellation, the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host its first official match since an extensive renovation when Brazil tackle England today in a glamorous friendly. A local judge ruled ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Lula associate found guilty of corruption in Brazil

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 08:30am by Agence France-Presse in Brasilia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday found former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s ex-chief of staff guilty of corruption. Jose Dirceu, Lula’s ex-right-hand man, was found guilty by six of the ten judges in connection with a vote-buying scheme in Congress during Lula’s first term, a court spokesman said. Earlier seven of the justices also ...

  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Cat caught smuggling phone and tools to inmates at Brazilian prison

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Avelino added. The cat had often been seen coming in and out of the Judge Luiz de Oliveira Souza prison in Alagoas state. An officer told the G1 news website that prisoners had raised the cat ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Arrest of Google Brazil head stirs debate over web

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:38pm by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... on them, making the country a hotbed of attempts to stifle digital content. Legal experts said on Thursday that Google violated a judge’s order to take down videos on its YouTube subsidiary that target Brazilian political candidates – and that the judge was completely within the law in issuing the arrest warrant. But they said the arrest of Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, the head of Google’s ...

  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil court orders YouTube to remove anti-Islam film

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:40pm by Reuters in Brasilia

    ... for posting on the Internet a film it said was offensive and a violation of the constitutional right to freedom of expression. In his decision, Judge Gilson Delgado Miranda said the case juxtaposed ...



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