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Brazilians want greater say in World Cup mascot name


September 21st, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian football fans have called for a greater say in the naming of the country's 2014 World Cup mascot.Days after confirming an armadillo as ... Read more...

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Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

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Brazil’s economy growing again, says finance chief


September 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy is accelerating after a slow first half of 2012 and will remain on a growth trajectory, the country's finance minister said Wednesday in ... Read more...

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FIFA names World Cup ball Brazuca


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has said that "Brazuca" will be the official name of the 2014 World Cup match ball.The name won a ... Read more...

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Two charged with murder slain in Bolivia by mob


August 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Two Brazilians arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of murder were pulled from a jail cell and burned to death by a mob, Bolivian media said.The ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia stun Brazil to win men’s gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia shocked Brazil by coming back from two sets down to win the Olympic gold in the men's volleyball event here Sunday.The result gave Russia ... Read more...

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Job creation a priority for Brazilian president


August 11th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged to put job creation as a priority for her government, especially ensuring jobs for the underprivileged.Rousseff Friday made ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Pele hoping for historic Brazil victory


August 10th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Football legend Pele is hoping Brazil will achieve a prize that has eluded him - an Olympics gold medal.Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning teams ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Germany beats Brazil for its maiden gold


August 10th, 2012 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink gave Germany its first Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball Thursday, beating the World No. 1 pair of Brazil's Alison ... Read more...

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Toyota to invest $500 mn in Brazil


August 9th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 9 (IANS) Japan's automobile manufacturer Toyota has announced an investment of 1 billion reais ($500 million) to set up an engine factory in Brazil.The announcement Wednesday ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Brazil stunned, US unscarred


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Defending champions Brazil were stunned by South Korea in straight sets, while another title favourite United States stayed unbeaten in the women's volleyball tournament of the ... Read more...

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Brazil outclass Britain in Olympic warm-up


July 21st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The British football team's hopes of winning a medal suffered a minor setback as they lost 0-2 to Brazil in a warm-up match before the London ... Read more...

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Deco praises Seedorf’s Brazil move


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Former Portugal international midfielder Deco said Clarence Seedorf's arrival in Rio de Janeiro will change the world's perception of Brazilian football.Seedorf agreed to ... Read more...

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One killed as drug plane makes forced landing in Honduras


July 4th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 4 (IANS/EFE) One person was killed and another injured Tuesday when their small plane loaded with cocaine made a forced landing near the eastern Honduran town of Catacamas, ... Read more...

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Boca goalkeeper provokes Corinthians before Copa final


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion has attempted to provoke Corinthians on the eve of Wednesday's Copa Libertadores football final by claiming Brazilians fear playing ... Read more...

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‘All in one rhythm’ slogan for Brazil World Cup


May 30th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA announced "All in one rhythm" will be the official slogan for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.FIFA Secretary General ... Read more...

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Spain busts gang that ripped off drug dealers


May 11th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), May 11 (IANS/EFE) A gang that employed extremely violent tactics in robbing drug dealers has been busted in Spain, officials said Thursday.The 15 suspects - ... Read more...

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Flamengo eliminated from Copa Libertadores


April 13th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 13 (IANS) Emelec's dramatic victory over Olimpia in Paraguay's capital Asuncion eliminated Brazilian giants Flamengo from the Copa Libertadores.Defender Jose Quinonez scored the injury-time winner ... Read more...

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Corinthians secure Copa Libertadores knockout-stage berth


April 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 12 (IANS) Corinthians secured their passage to the next phase of the Copa Libertadores with a 3-1 away victory over Paraguay's Nacional.Jorge Henrique returned from injury ... Read more...

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Almost half of Brazilians overweight


April 11th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released ... Read more...

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Valcke to return to Brazil for FIFA inspections


March 31st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will be back in Brazil to overlook the country's preparation for the 2014 World Cup.Valcke offended Brazil's Minister of ... Read more...

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Rai supports Leonardo’s candidacy for CBF president


March 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Rai, Brazilian soccer star and brother of recently deceased soccer legend Socrates, declared his support for Leonardo to become the next president of the ... Read more...

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Over half of Brazilians now middle class


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of Brazilians categorized as middle class has risen rapidly in recent years, climbing from 34 percent of the population in 2004 to ... Read more...

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Brazil soccer chief resigns


March 13th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) President of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF) Ricardo Teixeira has stepped down after 23 years at the helm following allegations of corruption.Monday's announcement ... Read more...

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Brazil win 2012 footvolley World Cup


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 11 (IANS) Led by former football star Renato Gaucho, Brazil 2 defeated Paraguay in the finals of the four-on-four footvolley 2012 World Cup. With a score ... Read more...

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Prince Harry pokes fun at elder brother


March 11th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 11 (IANS) Prince Harry, who is in Brazil for a tourism campaign, poked fun at his elder brother William's dancing ability.The fun loving Harry, quipped he ... Read more...

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Ronaldo defends Valcke’s criticism of Brazil


March 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 9 (IANS) Ronaldo defended FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke's recent harsh words for Brazil's delayed football World Cup 2014 preparations.Valcke declared last week that projects and ... Read more...

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Brazil says loss of station won’t stop Antarctica research


February 28th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will accept the help offered by other South American nations with bases in Antarctica so that it can continue with the scientific studies ... Read more...

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Teen dies at Brazil amusement park


February 26th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) A 14-year-old Brazilian girl died when she flew out of her seat in a free-fall attraction at an amusement park in the Brazilian city of ... Read more...

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Unidentified metal from space startles Brazilians


February 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) An unidentified metal object that may have come from a spacecraft caused a huge commotion when it fell to the Earth in a small town ... Read more...

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Romario bats for footvolley to become Olympic sport


February 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 11 (IANS) Football legend and current Brazilian congressman Romario was named as the ambassador of footvolley by the Brazilian Confederation of Footvolley (CBFv).Romario has made it ... 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 to play five friendlies in preparation for Olympics


January 13th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 13 (IANS) The Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF) has announced a series of five friendly matches in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games.Brazil's first match ... Read more...

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell in November to 5.2 percent, its lowest level of the past nine years, authorities said Thursday.Last month's jobless rate was ... Read more...

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Over 11 mn Brazilians live in slums


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS) Some 11.42 million Brazilians are living in slums, about 6 percent of the population, said a report released Wednesday.The report by the Brazilian Institute ... Read more...

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