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Brazil

BRICS trample US in South America
It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow.

22.05.2015 13:36

Decapitated: Brazilian journalist investigating child prostitution & corruption killed
An investigative journalist has been found dead in the southeast of Brazil, police have reported. Evany Jose Metzker had been missing for days before he was discovered with his hands bound and signs that he had been tortured.

21.05.2015 07:04

Amazonian tribes unite against Brazil’s controversial plans for hydroelectric dams
Amazonian tribes are uniting against the Brazilian government’s plans to build hydroelectric dams right on their doorstep. As the projects accelerate, people have not been consulted, nor have proper environmental studies been carried out.

01.05.2015 09:15

Russian upper house ratifies BRICS $100bn currency pool
Russia’s upper house of Parliament, the Federation Council has ratified an agreement to establish the $100 billion foreign currency reserve pool for the BRICS group. It is intended to protect national currencies from volatility in global markets.

29.04.2015 10:43

‘Stop or I’ll shoot’: Amazing POV footage of special unit on drug op
It’s a real-life action movie: amazing footage has emerged of a Brazilian Special Operations group intercepting a boat full of drugs being smuggled into the country.

28.04.2015 06:05

Kazakhstan strongman leader re-elected with 97.7% amid record voter turnout
Almost 98 percent of Kazakhstan's voters backed the incumbent leader Nursultan Nazarbayev in a snap presidential election, preliminary results of the Kazakh Central Election Commission say.

26.04.2015 13:22

Petrobras loses $2.5bn in bribery, promises ‘recovery’
The new CEO of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras, Aldemir Bendine claims the $2.5 billion the company lost through corruption was “recoverable”. Petrobras is currently engulfed in the largest financial scandal in Brazil's history.

23.04.2015 11:49

Countrywide protests flood Brazil pushing for President Rousseff’s impeachment
Tens of thousands Brazilian demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday to protest the social and economic policies of President Dilma Rousseff. The marchers claim the country’s leader supports corruption and demand that she resigns or is impeached.

12.04.2015 19:09

​BRICS leadership passes to Russia, $100bn development bank ‘main priority’
As Russia assumes the chairmanship of the BRICS business council, the launch of the New Development Bank for its members will begin as an alternative to the US-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF).

01.04.2015 11:43

Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Casablanca
A Turkish Airlines jet flying from Istanbul to Sao Paulo, Brazil, made an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after a note with a bomb threat on it was found in the plane’s toilet, reports say.

30.03.2015 12:26

​New realities: Parliamentary BRICS
The idea to establish a parliamentary forum emerged as a result of the active development of diverse cooperation within the framework of BRICS.

24.03.2015 14:12

IQ au lait: Breastfed babies grow up more intelligent, earn more – study
Breastfeeding affects intelligence, education and income of adults in the future, according to evidence from a long-term study in Brazil. Those who were breastfed longer grew up with higher IQs and better-paid jobs.

18.03.2015 15:39