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    76 ‘highly dangerous’ criminals escape Paraguay jail

    Agence France-Presse . Asuncion | Updated at 02:43pm on January 20, 2020

    Nearly 80 prisoners, many of them members of a big Brazilian drug and arms-trafficking gang and described as ‘highly dangerous,’ escaped Sunday from a Paraguayan...

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    Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of ‘genocide’ policy

    Agence France-Presse . Piaracu, Brazil | Updated at 10:03pm on January 18, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to open up the Amazon to mining companies was tantamount to ‘genocide’, indigenous leaders said Friday at a meeting to...

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    Amazon experiences 85pc deforestation in 2019

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 04:00pm on January 15, 2020

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 per cent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed Tuesday...

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    Petrobras halts shipping thru Hormuz

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 10:21pm on January 09, 2020

    Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras announced on Wednesday it will temporarily stop sending its tankers through the Strait of Hormuz because of tensions between Iran...

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    Cheaper prosthesis gives new hope to Brazil cancer survivor

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 04:30pm on January 07, 2020

    Denise Vicentin looks in the mirror and bursts into tears...

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    Brazil cocoa follows in footsteps of famed wines, boosting prices

    Agence France-Presse . Coaraci | Updated at 09:11pm on December 27, 2019

    With an attentive eye, Henrique Almeida watches a technician carefully open a hundred cocoa pods, while another worker on the plantation collects samples in bags...

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    Brazil collects venom from deadly snakes to save lives

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 03:30pm on December 10, 2019

    Gripping the deadly snake behind its jaws, Fabiola de Souza massages its venom glands to squeeze out drops that will save lives around Brazil where...

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    Ex-Brazilian football chief Teixeira banned for life

    Agence France-Presse . Lausanne | Updated at 11:07pm on November 29, 2019

    Ex-Brazilian football chief Ricardo Teixeira was banned for life from football on Friday for bribery, FIFA announced. World football’s governing body said the Brazilian was...

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    Barbosa fires Flamengo to Copa Libertadores triumph

    Reuters . Lima | Updated at 12:08am on November 25, 2019

    Brazilian club Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores in the most dramatic fashion as they came from behind to beat defending champions River Plate 2-1 with...

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    Brazil outclass South Korea in friendly

    Agence France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 10:59pm on November 19, 2019

    Brazil ended a run of five games without a win by easing to a 3-0 victory over South Korea in a friendly in Abu Dhabi...

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