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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Dilma Rousseff edges ahead in polls as Brazilians vote for new president

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro Polls predict president will not win election outright but would beat Silva or Neves in run-off Rousseff edges ahead in tightest race for decades If anything, Dilma Rousseff is a survivor. The former political prisoner-turned-president approaches the end of her first term having lived through cancer, endured raucous, anti-government protests ...

  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilian election in disarray after Socialist Campos' death in air crash

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:09pm by AP

    ... after the mass protests that swept Brazil last year and won international praise for her efforts to help preserve the Amazon rainforest as environment minister. Rousseff, the hand-picked ...

  3. News - World - BRAZIL

    Election campaigning begins in Brazil with Rousseff expected to win second term

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whom she replaced in January 2011. Rousseff has had to battle 12 months of protests against the US$11 billion-plus cost of staging the World Cup, ...

  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilian police fire tear gas on Sao Paulo subway strikers ahead of World Cup

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 11:17am by AFP

    ... ruling Subway strikers threaten chaos for World Cup Police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas on Monday to disperse protesters supporting a subway strike that has unleashed transport chaos three days before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the World Cup kick-off. A group of about 150 protesters set fire to piles of garbage to block a central street in the Brazilian business hub, prompting some ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police clash as anti-World Cup protesters call for better public services

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted in several Brazilian cities. Officers in Brazil’s largest city fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who set piles of trash alight to barricade a central avenue. Demonstrators blasted ...

  6. News - World - BRAZIL

    Strikers clash with police as subway shutdown causes chaos in World Cup city Sao Paulo

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... football body Fifa want to avoid following the violent protests that marred last year's Confederations Cup, a World Cup dress rehearsal. It was in Sao Paulo- a city of 20 million people- that mass protests erupted a year ago as citizens took to the streets to voice anger at rising public transport fares. The unrest ballooned into nationwide demonstrations against the US$11 billion ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Clashes over World Cup strike Sao Paulo airport 27 days from kick-off

    Posted May 17th 2014, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Protesters angry over the cost to Brazil of hosting the World Cup soccer tournament clashed with police close to Sao Paulo airport, with other demonstrations taking place around the country Dozens of protesters clashed with police late on Friday, throwing fireworks and torching at least two vehicles near Sao Paulo’s airport, which has just ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    Racism rears its ugly head in debut for female assistant ref in Brazil's top flight

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:37pm by Reuters

    ... Alexandre Mattos of Cruzeiro on referee Fernanda Colombo Uliana Cruzeiro striker Marcelo Moreno continued to protest after the final whistle and got a red card while Mattos was scathing about ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Deadly riot in Rio's Copacabana district with World Cup weeks away

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Riots hit Rio's beachfront district, leaving one man dead, less than two months before World Cup Flames and fury rock Copacabana One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's Copacabana beach district less than two months before soccer's World Cup begins in Brazil. The riots followed the death ...

  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Journalist brain dead after being injured in Brazil protest clashes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Death highlights violence of recent protests against bus fare hikes-- decided amid government's high spending on World Cup preparations A Brazilian journalist injured while reporting on violent clashes with protesters was declared brain dead on Monday, as yet another demonstration paralysed downtown Rio just four months ahead ...




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