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# brazil - Friday 15 September, 2017

Brazil's president charged with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group

Michel Temer was accused along with six of his heavyweight political allies of taking almost $190 million (€159 million) in kickbacks.

# brazil - Monday 11 September, 2017

Brazil investigates alleged massacre of Amazonian tribe by gold prospectors

The murders are alleged to have happened during the summer months.

# brazil - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Pat Hickey's trial date in Brazil set for November

Prosecutors said that if Hickey doesn’t attend the trial, he would forfeit the €400,000 bond he paid.

# brazil - Friday 1 September, 2017

Plans to allow mining in the Amazon rainforest have been halted

Brazilian President Michel Temer had signed a decree to allow the reserve to be opened up for private use.

From The42 Coutinho shows no ill effects in goalscoring return for Brazil Cout Hoor This post contains videos

Coutinho shows no ill effects in goalscoring return for Brazil

The Liverpool star scored as Brazil defeated Ecuador in last night’s World Cup qualifier.

A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil

Researchers believe the discovery may “complicate the drive towards eventual elimination of the disease”.

# brazil - Monday 14 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'We can still hold statutory inquiry into Rio ticketing affair'

A report on the ticket scandal is due to be published today.

# brazil - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies

The Brazilian government has sent almost 10,000 troops to help the police in Rio de Janeiro state.

# brazil - Monday 7 August, 2017

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela

She was hospitalised due to her injuries

# brazil - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe

The current president has also been charged with taking bribes and several of his ministers have resigned after corruption claims were made.

# brazil - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal

Temer’s aides say they are confident he has sufficient support in Congress to get the charges thrown out.

# brazil - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From The42 The Clare lads who taught Brazilian children how to hurl on Ipanema beach Samba This post contains videos

The Clare lads who taught Brazilian children how to hurl on Ipanema beach

Two Ennis natives travelled 9,000km to teach disadvantaged children living in favelas the traditions of Gaelic games.

# brazil - Friday 12 May, 2017

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

# brazil - Friday 21 April, 2017

'God help Ireland': Judge unhappy after Brazilian man not deported

The man was jailed for four months and fined €2,250 for driving offences.

# brazil - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From The42 Brazil becomes first country to qualify for World Cup Boys From Brazil

Brazil becomes first country to qualify for World Cup

The Selecao reached Russia 2018 with four games to spare after a 13-match unbeaten run.

# brazil - Friday 24 March, 2017

Atheist John Halligan's sermon in a Brazilian church: 'I felt it was the respectful thing to do'

This was the first ever occasion of a non-believing Irish government minister delivering the weekly homily to Brazilian parishioners, writes John Halligan.

# brazil - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Ghosts' drive Brazil's president from residence

Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.

# brazil - Monday 27 February, 2017

20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash

Three were seriously injured, including a woman news photographer who had a leg badly crushed.

# brazil - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps

Extreme droughts in the South American country in the early 20th century saw the government interning rural peasants fleeing the disaster.

Pele's son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentence

The 46-year-old former goalkeeper denies the allegations.

# brazil - Saturday 18 February, 2017

# brazil - Monday 13 February, 2017

New OCI president hopes €800,000 spent on Rio ticketing scandal will be "investment"

Sarah Keane was elected as president of the OCI last Thursday.

# brazil - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

152 prisoners escape from Brazilian jail after setting fire to cellblock

52 inmates remain at large following the jailbreak yesterday in the town of Bauru.

# brazil - Monday 16 January, 2017

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre

Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.

# brazil - Monday 9 January, 2017

From The42 So why was 'Big Phil' Scolari in Ireland over Christmas? Famous Visitor

So why was 'Big Phil' Scolari in Ireland over Christmas?

The 68-year-old, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was spotted sightseeing around the Emerald Isle over the holiday period.

# brazil - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Mass killings in Brazilian prison 'orchestrated to allow drug gang leaders escape'

At least 55 inmates were killed in the riot on Monday.

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# brazil - Monday 2 January, 2017

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

# brazil - Friday 30 December, 2016

Body in burnt-out car in Rio feared to be Greek ambassador

Kyriakos Amiridis has been missing since Monday.

# brazil - Friday 23 December, 2016

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas

He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.

# brazil - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Couple reunited in Ireland after sham marriage claim led to deportation

Husband Kleber Madeiros was deported from Galway to Brazil.

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

# brazil - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland

Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.

# brazil - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Home for Christmas': Couple to reunite after sham marriage claim led to deportation

Kleber Medeiros was deported in July of this year.

# brazil - Friday 9 December, 2016

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

# brazil - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Chapecoense plane crash: Boss of airline arrested in Bolivia

The jet carrying 77 people crashed into a Colombian mountainside just minutes after the pilot reported running out of fuel.

# brazil - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Bodies of victims of plane crash which wiped out football team flown back to Brazil

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino canceled a trip to Australia to attend the funeral.

# brazil - Friday 2 December, 2016

Pat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is received

The ANOC said it was giving Hickey a temporary loan.

# brazil - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'It's hard to keep going' - Fans flock to stadiums to mourn Chapecoense football team

Fans gathered at stadiums on the hour the team were due to play their cup match.

# brazil - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'Total failure, electric and fuel' - Frantic audio between pilot and controllers before fatal air crash LMI 2933 This post contains videos

'Total failure, electric and fuel' - Frantic audio between pilot and controllers before fatal air crash

Investigators aren’t ruling anything out, but a lack of fuel could well have caused the crash.

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