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    Cannavaro’s ex club quits Chinese League

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:30pm on May 11, 2020

    Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai, once home to Brazilian star Alexandre Pato and formerly coached by Fabio Cannavaro, have effectively folded after teetering on...

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    Brazil sacks health minister amid COVID-19 crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 12:51pm on April 17, 2020

    Brazil’s health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Thursday that he had been sacked by president Jair Bolsonaro, after weeks of clashes between the two...

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    Ronaldinho enjoys ‘golden cell’ in lockeddown

    Agence France-Presse . Asuncion | Updated at 10:49pm on April 16, 2020

    With Paraguay’s capital in lockdown, former Brazil soccer star Ronaldinho is spending his second week under house arrest in an exclusive hotel in Asuncion, where...

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    99-year-old WWII veteran beats coronavirus in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 12:17pm on April 15, 2020

    A 99-year-old World War II veteran in Brazil was released from hospital with military honors Tuesday after recovering from the coronavirus. Second Lieutenant Ermando Piveta,...

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    Neymar donates $1m to fight coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:19pm on April 04, 2020

    Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT. The Paris Saint-Germain...

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    Brazil court orders govt to stop advising against virus isolation

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo, Brazil | Updated at 09:48pm on March 29, 2020

    A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. On...

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    12-year-old launches favela library in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:18pm on March 13, 2020

    Lua has a hungry look on her face as she holds her new book on Nelson Mandela, one of thousands the precocious 12-year-old has amassed...

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    Brazil landslides death toll hits 44

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Sao Paulo | Updated at 04:15pm on March 11, 2020

    The death toll from the devastating landslides that occurred one week ago in southeast Brazil’s Sao Paulo state has reached 44, local authorities said Tuesday...

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    At least 18 killed, 30 missing in Amazon boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 02:58pm on March 03, 2020

    At least 18 people were killed when a riverboat sank in the Amazon rainforest region, Brazilian authorities said on Monday, as survivors described fleeing the...

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    Rio carnival gets political in Brazil

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:31am on February 24, 2020

    Rio de Janeiro kicks off its annual carnival parades Sunday, the first of two nights of glittering, over-the-top spectacle set to pack a heavy dose...

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