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  1. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Heavy jail terms handed to men A court in Rio de Janeiro sentenced two men to almost 50 years imprisonment Thursday for brutally raping an American student and assaulting her French boyfriend, with a third man receiving a 21-year term. The attack occurred in a minibus in March, shocking the nation and it came as Rio sought to shake off ...

  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil protesters disappointed with low turnout at Independence Day rallies

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

    ... education, political reforms and media democratization. The June protests served to push Congress to approve measures -- we have to keep them alive,” student Philip Leite told AFP. Brazil remains ...

  3. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil’s social unrest easing but turning more radical

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... increases were subsequently cancelled. “What unites these young people is a rejection of conventional policies. But today, the demonstrations are on a smaller scale and carried out by students ...

  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Anti-government protests in 80 cities across Brazil

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

    ... said 19-year-old university student Fernanda Szuster. By evening, the number of protesters had swelled to a million, according to local police estimates from cities across Brazil. Clashes were ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilians fill streets with protests and violence

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

    ... for electricity, for services, and we want to know where that money is,” said Italo Santos, a 25-year old student as he walked with friends toward the square. Despite the energy on the street, many ...

  6. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police officers arrested in probe over murder of two youths

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 11:53am by Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo

    ... Word of the arrests came as police in Rio de Janeiro searched for a third suspect in the rape of an American student who was violated as her French boyfriend looked on during a horrific ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil mourns victims of nightclub fire

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... injured, with many still fighting for their lives. Shocked survivors, mostly science students in Santa Maria, described how scores of revellers were trampled to death or succumbed to smoke ... simply trapped.” “A friend of mine managed to get out but then had a heart attack and died,” Ana Paula Miller, a 19-year-old engineering student, told reporters. Deadliest in more than a decade ...

  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilian cities crack down on nightclubs after deadly fire

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 11:50am by Reuters in Santa Maris

    ... authorities said on Tuesday. An additional 121 people were still hospitalized, 83 of whom were in critical condition. Most of the dead were students suffocated by toxic fumes that rapidly filled ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Pooch pleasure palace a big hit with Brazilians

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    ... a psychology student who works at Animalle grooming and bathing dogs, said that demand for the dog motel was robust, even though it was not yet clear whether any of the coupling sessions were set ...

  10. 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

    ... Garcaz, a 20-year-old university student in Rio de Janeiro, expressed worries about the court action. “It’s like we live in a silent, disguised dictatorship. When we had our real dictatorship, ...



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