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Flash floods in Brazil

A strong storm with heavy rain, hail and strong winds struck Uberaba, Brazil, on Saturday afternoon (18 March).

A strong storm with heavy rain, hail and strong winds struck Uberaba, Brazil, on Saturday afternoon (18 March).

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Brazil widens political corruption probe

Brazil’s top prosecutor has dramatically expanded a corruption probe into the country’s political establishment.

Brazil’s top prosecutor has dramatically expanded a corruption probe into the country’s political establishment.

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Brazil suffering worst ever recession

Brazil's worst-ever recession has unexpectedly deepened; GDP dropped by 3.6 percent in 2016; almost as bad as 2015's 3.8 percent slump.

Brazil's worst-ever recession has unexpectedly deepened; GDP dropped by 3.6 percent in 2016; almost as bad as 2015's 3.8 percent slump.

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Rio Carnival: junior parade

Children in Rio de Janeiro took part in the junior Carnival parade competition on Tuesday.

Children in Rio de Janeiro took part in the junior Carnival parade competition on Tuesday.

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Fire sweeps through Sao Paulo slum

Fire engulfs wooden homes in favela on the outskirts of Brazil's most populous city . Hundreds of people are forced to flee

Fire engulfs wooden homes in favela on the outskirts of Brazil's most populous city . Hundreds of people are forced to flee

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Another float accident blights Rio's carnival

At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri

At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri

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Six months on, Rio Olympic venues lie derelict

Organisers promised the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would bring long-term benefits to the Brazilian city and its residents.

Organisers promised the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would bring long-term benefits to the Brazilian city and its residents.

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Troops sent to patrol Rio amid police strike threats

The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.

The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.

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Brazil's former first lady Marisa Leticia dies

Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, wife of Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva, has died at the age of 66.

Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, wife of Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva, has died at the age of 66.

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Judge in Brazil graft probe dies in plane crash

Teori Zavascki's death raises questions over who will take over the country's biggest corruption case.

Teori Zavascki's death raises questions over who will take over the country's biggest corruption case.

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Lambada singer Loalwa Braz found dead in burnt-out car

Brazilian singer Loalwa Braz, who found fame with the 1980s hit Lambada has been found dead near her home in Saquarema, Brazil.

Brazilian singer Loalwa Braz, who found fame with the 1980s hit Lambada has been found dead near her home in Saquarema, Brazil.

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Another prison riot claims lives in Brazil

It comes only five days after 56 inmates were slaughtered in the country's worst prison massacre in more than two decades.

It comes only five days after 56 inmates were slaughtered in the country's worst prison massacre in more than two decades.