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July, 2017

  • 12 July

    Ex-Brazilian President Jailed For Corruption

    Former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been convicted and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison for corruption and money laundering. The term was handed down on Wednesday against Lula over a giant embezzlement and kickbacks scheme centred on state-owned oil group Petrobras, at the …

June, 2017

  • 9 June

    Argentina Record 1-0 Win Over Brazil

    Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year. A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 …

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Vampire Bats Kill Man, Infect Others

    Vampire bats have sparked panic in north east Brazil, where they have started feasting on humans, leaving one man dead and more than 40 people being treated for rabies. Health chiefs confirmed farmer Edivalson Francisco Souza, 46, died in March more than a week after he was bitten on the …

  • 22 May

    Drug Addicts Protest Police Crackdown In Brazil

    Drug addicts went wild following police crackdown in an area notoriously known as Crackland, in central Sao Paulo, Brazil. They vandalised cars and looted shops in anger against the raid, said to have been done by about 500 armed policemen. The police raid saw the destruction of shops selling illegal …

April, 2017

  • 28 April

    Brazil Faces Nationwide Strike

    Brazilian unions called nationwide strikes on Friday to protest President Michel Temer’s efforts to reduce social security benefits and weaken labor laws, with disruption expected to road and rail transport, factories and schools. Many workers were expected to heed the strike call, due in part to anger about reforms that …

March, 2017

  • 29 March

    Brazil Becomes First Country To Qualify For World Cup

    Brazil are the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup to be staged in Russia. The Selecao defeated Paraguay 3-0 on Tuesday to qualify for the tournament. Uruguay’s loss to Peru officially confirmed Brazil’s place in the group stages of the most prestigious competition in world football. Brazil lost …

  • 8 March

    Seamaster Extends ITTF Sponsorship With Brazil, Chile Opens

    The International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF, has brokered a deal with Seamaster for the title sponsorship of two ITTF Challenge Series events, the Brazil and Chile Open. The ITTF Challenge Series is a new series started in 2017 and provides valuable competition opportunities to lower ranked players as well as …

  • 1 March

    How Google Maps Led Tourists To Deadly Slum In Brazil

    An Argentinian tourist is fighting for her life after she, her husband and another couple visiting Rio de Janeiro tried to get to Christ the Redeemer statue following Google Maps directions — and ended up in a dangerous favela (slum). According to O’Globo newspaper, 42-year-old Natalia Lorena Cappetti underwent surgery …

January, 2017

  • 31 January

    Vengeful Father Shoots Three Wedding Guests Over Son’s Death

    By Adebayo Williams A man has shot three guests at a wedding after one of them was named a suspect in his son’s death. Umberto Ferreira dos Santos, popularly known as Betinho, stormed into the church wedding and shot the man, Cicero Barbosa da Silva, his son, Edmilson Bezerra da …

  • 15 January

    Prisoners Beheaded In Brazil

    Some inmates of Brazilian Alcacuz Prison have been beheaded, among 10 those police said were killed during a riot that engulfed the facility. The violence inside Alcacuz jail began on Saturday afternoon, when members of one of the powerful criminal organisations present in most Brazilian jails attacked rivals in a …

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