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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    Carnival clean-up workers get armed guard in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 09:53pm by Bloomberg

    ... vulnerability to public service disruptions as it prepares to host the final of soccer's World Cup in July and the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. A wave of protests and vandalism sparked by bus fare ...

  3. News - World - BRAZIL

    Anarchist tactics grow amid Brazil protests

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:45pm by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro Masked Black Bloc anarchists are challenging violent police tactics during ongoing street protests in Brazil It was when the tear gas canister rattled ... striking teachers occupying the city council building were beaten and dragged out by officers. “It was the Black Bloc that protected me in that protest,” Coelho, 47, said at the beginning ...

  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil protesters disappointed with low turnout at Independence Day rallies

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 11:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Independence Day protests fizzle out Demonstrators in Brazil tried to regain the energy of June’s massive street protests with rallies marking independence day on Saturday, but efforts fizzled with low turnout. A few thousand protesters marched in the capital, Brasilia, a few hundred in Rio de Janeiro and rallies were held in several other ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil youths protest in Rio, Sao Paulo over missing citizen

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 10:38am by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio De Janeiro Hundreds of youths marched in Rio and Sao Paulo on Thursday to protest the disappearance of a construction worker who was detained by police two ... in Rio’s Rocinha shantytown. “Where is Amarildo?,” chanted 600 youths in the Rocinha favela while 300 others did the same in central Sao Paulo as police kept a close watch. Protesters in both ...

  6. News - World - BRAZIL

    Dilma Rousseff's popularity plummets amid Brazil protests

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sao Paulo Protests see Rousseff's popularity plunge President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating sank by 27 percentage points in the past three weeks, a new poll has showed. It's the strongest evidence yet that the recent wave of street protests sweeping Brazil poses a serious threat to her likely re-election bid next year. The share of people who ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Anti-government protests in 80 cities across Brazil

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro Violence breaks out as protesters in 80 cities vent their anger over government corruption, poor public services and price rises Brazilian protests swell ... demanding improved public services and an end to corruption faced tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. At least one protester was killed in Sao Paulo state after a car rammed into a crowd ...

  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil's President Rousseff ends her silence on protests and vows reforms

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 09:11am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brasilia President tells Brazilians apart by protests that she will boost transport and battle graft, as she recalls her own struggle against dictatorship Rousseff ends ... disenchanted youth. The 10-minute address ended Rousseff's much-criticised silence in the face of violent protests in major cities. But it drew a mixed response, with some praising her conviction ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilians fill streets with protests and violence

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:35am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... corruption and demands for better public services Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 ... protesters like Michele Menezes, a wisp of a woman whose youthful face and braces belie her 26 years. She said that she and others took refuge from the violence in an open bar, only to have a police ...

  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil president Rousseff tries to appease protesters

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sao Paulo Rousseff tries to appease protesters President Dilma Rousseff sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public ... demonstrations shows the energy of our democracy, the strength of the voice of the streets and the civility of our population." Monday's marches were the latest in a flurry of protests over ...




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