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Brazil company recalls 620,000 condoms


August 25th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian condom manufacturer Olla is recalling 620,000 condoms from the market because of a possible defect in quality control that could compromise their security."The ... Read more...

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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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Brazil calls on oil firms to operate responsibly


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called on oil companies to operate responsibly and comply with all environmental regulations after a new crude leak was detected ... Read more...

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Chevron detects new oil leak in Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 17 (IANS/EFE) US oil supermajor Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred ... Read more...

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52 Brazilians rescued from slave-like conditions


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities Wednesday rescued 52 farm workers who were being held in slave-like conditions on three ranches in the Amazon state of Para, the ... Read more...

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Brazil returns 47 tonnes of hospital waste to US


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has returned to the US nearly 47 tonnes of hospital waste that had been intercepted last October in the northeastern state of Pernambuco by ... Read more...

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Brazil fines Chevron for oil spill


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 22 (IANS) Brazilian authorities said Monday that US oil giant Chevron would pay a maximum environmental damage fine of $27.78 million for a large spill off ... Read more...

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Uncontacted Amazon tribe discovered


February 1st, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brasilia, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Inhabitants of a disconnected tribe in the Amazon rainforest have been captured on camera by BBC.The pictures were taken during the filming of the program, Human Planet. ... Read more...

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“Green” energy boom destroys tribes: New report


August 9th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.9 (ANI): To mark the UN Day of Indigenous People, Survival International has released a new report highlighting the devastating impact on tribal people of a massive boom in dam-building for ... Read more...

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Brazil recommends sex to prevent hypertension


April 27th, 2010 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 27 (DPA) Brazilian Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao Monday recommended that Brazilians have sex up to five times a week as a way to prevent chronic health problems such as ... Read more...

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Brazilian authorities want Paris Hilton Beer ad off the air, for being too hot


February 26th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazil’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs says that Paris Hilton is giving blondes a bad name. They want that a hot beer commercial which stars ... Read more...

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Brazilian Navy rescues 64 passengers after Canadian ship sinks (Update)


February 19th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
TORONTO (BNO NEWS) -- The Brazilian Navy rescued 64 passengers after a Canadian-based student ship sank off the coast of Brazil on Friday, according to news reports."Officials at Foreign Affairs and International ... Read more...

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Brazilian Navy reportedly rescues 64 passengers after Canadian ship sinks


February 19th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by BNO News
TORONTO (BNO NEWS) -- The Brazilian Navy reportedly rescued 64 passengers after a Canadian-based student ship sank off the coast of Brazil on Friday, according to news reports."Officials at Foreign Affairs and ... Read more...

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Brazil to seek bids for high-speed rail line


December 8th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 8 (EFE) The Brazilian government will soon open the bidding process to build a high-speed train line that will link Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, authorities said. A ... Read more...

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Brazil emerges from the blackout


November 11th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazil suffered a major power outage that lasted for hours on end, and its major cities and nine states bore the brunt of it. ... Read more...

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IOC, Brazil to draw up plan of action for Rio 2016


October 31st, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (DPA) Less than a month after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) representatives are meeting with Brazilian authorities to ... Read more...

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Arturo Gatti Wife Arrest: Femme Fatale?


July 13th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
The unsettling news of the suspicious death of famed Canadian boxer Arturo Gatti on Saturday at a posh Brazilian resort, has taken a rather more disturbing turn yet, with his wife being ... Read more...

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11 victims of Air France crash identified


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paolo, June 22 (DPA) Brazilian authorities have identified 11 victims, three weeks after an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed on its way to France, a news report said. The forensics ... Read more...

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More bodies from Air France crash recovered


June 17th, 2009 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (DPA) Seven more bodies were recovered Tuesday from the sea from the Air France plane crash earlier this month, bringing the total of bodies recovered up ... Read more...

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24 bodies recovered from Air France crash


June 9th, 2009 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, June 9 (DPA) The number of bodies recovered from the Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean last week rose to 24, Brazilian authorities said. Another eight bodies from ... Read more...

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More bodies, wreckage found from Air France AF447


June 9th, 2009 - 2:00 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian military divers and rescue teams have recovered more bodies and wreckage, including a portion of the tail, of downed Air France flight AF447. Photographs released Monday by the Brazilian military showed ... Read more...

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Three more Air France AF447 bodies recovered


June 8th, 2009 - 2:23 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian rescue teams have pulled the bodies of three more Air France AF447 passengers from the Atlantic Ocean and more are expected to be recovered before nightfall. The bodies of two males ... Read more...

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More Air France AF447 bodies recovered


June 8th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian authorities have recovered three more bodies from crashed Air France flight AF447 and more bodies have been seen but not yet retrieved. Brazilian Navy Captain Giucemar Tabosa Cardoso said pilots searching ... Read more...

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Bodies from missing Air France plane found


June 7th, 2009 - 2:58 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo/Paris, June 7 (DPA) The Brazilian Air Force has found the first bodies and wreckage from the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic Monday, a spokesman said Saturday in ... Read more...

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Bodies Found from downed Air France flight AF447


June 7th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian authorities say they have finally located debris and bodies from Air France flight AF447, went missing over the Atlantic last Monday. Brazilian Air force spokesman Colonel Jorge Amaral said two bodies ... Read more...

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Air France AF447 Mystery deepens


June 6th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
The latest news on Air France Mystery was that the Brazilian authorities had found debris from the downed plane. However, the French authorities are challenging this statement made by their Brazilian ... Read more...

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Race is on for crashed Air France AF447 black boxes


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
French and Brazilian authorities are now in a race against time to recover the black box flight data recorders from crashed Air France flight AF447. Brazilian authorities have confirmed that two debris ... Read more...

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Brazilian pilot reports possible sighting of disappeared French plane’s wreckage


June 2nd, 2009 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 2 (DPA) A pilot from Brazil's airline TAM possibly spotted a burning piece of wreckage on the Atlantic Ocean while he was crossing the Atlantic early Monday morning. The ... Read more...

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Air France AF447 official passenger list


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:15 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Air France has released a confirmed list of the nationalities of passengers onboard the presumed crashed, Paris-bound AF447 flight. As previously announced, Brazilians, French, German, Chinese and Italian nationals top the list ... Read more...

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Former FIFA chief asks IOC to pick Rio as 2016 Olympics city


April 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (DPA) Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, one of the most important personalities in the history of Brazilian sport, asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to chose Rio ... Read more...

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US pressing Brazil to return boy to father


March 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (DPA) The US government is urging Brazil to return an eight-year-old boy to his father in the US in a case that could come up when President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels to free six hostages


January 31st, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 31 (IANS) Colombia's largest leftist rebel group will free from its captivity six hostages, including two politicians and security personnel, EFE reported.The hostages will be released in three stages, Colombia's ... Read more...

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Brazil extradites Colombian drug lord to US


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 23 (DPA) Brazil extradited Colombian drug lord Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, known as "Chupeta," to the US Friday, Brazilian authorities confirmed.The US wants to try Ramirez Abadia, 44, ... Read more...

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Sex battles religion in catholic Brazil


July 10th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Veronica Sardon Buenos Aires, July 10 (DPA) Brazil may be the largest Roman Catholic country in the world, but its image is marked by its beaches and Carnival much more than by ... Read more...

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Swedish tycoon’s firm fined for destroying Amazon rainforest


June 8th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 8 (IANS) Brazilian authorities have slapped a fine of $234 million on a company owned by Swedish tycoon Johan Eliasch for illegally felling 230,000 trees in the Amazon ... Read more...

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