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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.

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Brazil police 'suspect wife' over Greek ambassador murder

Media reports in Brazil say investigators believe a policeman and the wife of the Greek ambassador may have been behind his killing after a body was found in a car.

Media reports in Brazil say investigators believe a policeman and the wife of the Greek ambassador may have been behind his killing after a body was found in a car.

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Protests across Brazil as Senate passes 20-year austerity plan

Brazilian Senators approved a constitutional amendment to limit public spending for 20 years, prompting demonstrations in numerous states.

Brazilian Senators approved a constitutional amendment to limit public spending for 20 years, prompting demonstrations in numerous states.

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Brazil football season ends with tribute to Chapecoense

Teams across Brazil pay tribute to Chapecoense, the club at the centre of a plane crash tragedy, on the last day of the football season

Teams across Brazil pay tribute to Chapecoense, the club at the centre of a plane crash tragedy, on the last day of the football season

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Victims of Colombia air crash remembered in Chapeco

Wake held for soccer plane-crash victims in Brazil The small agricultural town of Chapeco has held a wake for football players who died in a Colombian plane crash as they headed to the Copa Sudamerica

Wake held for soccer plane-crash victims in Brazil The small agricultural town of Chapeco has held a wake for football players who died in a Colombian plane crash as they headed to the Copa Sudamerica

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Thousands attend memorial for Chapecoense football team

Fans, families and officials gather in southern Brazil to pay their respects to victims of the plane crash that wiped out most of the squad.

Fans, families and officials gather in southern Brazil to pay their respects to victims of the plane crash that wiped out most of the squad.