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    Brazilian senator caught hiding money ‘between buttocks’

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:31pm on October 16, 2020

    A Brazilian senator allied to far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money in his underwear during a police investigation into the diversion of public...

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    Rio scraps carnival street parties, along with parades

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:00pm on September 26, 2020

    Revelers hoping to escape the coronavirus doldrums at Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous carnival got more bad news Friday as organizers indefinitely postponed the city’s epic...

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    Neymar to lead Brazil in World Cup qualifying

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 04:24pm on September 19, 2020

    Brazil coach Tite kept faith with a troubled Neymar on Friday, choosing him to lead the Selecao as they launch their 2022 World Cup qualifying...

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    Brazil resumes zero-tariff ethanol imports from US

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:47pm on September 12, 2020

    The United States and Brazil said on Friday that they had reached a deal for the South American country to temporarily resume tariff-free ethanol imports,...

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    Bolsonaro’s popularity surges despite pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:37pm on August 15, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro received the best approval rating of his term Friday, boosted by his popularity among recipients of coronavirus stimulus payments despite the...

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    Amazon fires a lie says Bolsonaro

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:57pm on August 12, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a ‘lie’ that fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, despite data from his own government showing the...

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    Bolsonaro under pressure to protect Amazon

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:05pm on July 18, 2020

    Faced with investors demanding ‘results’ in the fight against Amazon deforestation, Brazil’s government seems to be performing something of an about-face, although it will have...

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    Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:34pm on July 02, 2020

    Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 per cent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in...

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    WHO warns of new phase

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:33am on June 20, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has passed grim milestones as Brazil confirmed  one million infections and Europe chalked up more than 2.5 million Saturday as the World...

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    Neymar approved for virus welfare

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:14pm on June 05, 2020

    Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was approved to receive a $120 welfare payment meant for low-paid Brazilian workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in...

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