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Coronavirus pandemic: After Gremio players' 'masked' protest, Brazilian federation halts national football competitions
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Coronavirus pandemic: After Gremio players' 'masked' protest, Brazilian federation halts national football competitions

Hours after Gremio played the match wearing masks, the Brazilian Football Confederation said it was suspending all national competitions until further notice

Neymar takes another potshot at PSG, says Barcelona's win over French club in 2017 Champions League is his favourite memory
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Neymar takes another potshot at PSG, says Barcelona's win over French club in 2017 Champions League is his favourite memory

Neymar is wanting to leave PSG and possibly seeking a move to former club Barcelona but is finding it difficult to find suitors considering his high price

Copa del Rey: Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho could make his debut against Espanyol, says coach Ernesto Valverde
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Copa del Rey: Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho could make his debut against Espanyol, says coach Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said Philippe Coutinho could make his debut for the club in Thursday’s King’s Cup quarter-final second leg against Espanyol after the Brazilian joined his new teammates for training on Saturday

Venezuela likely to be suspended from Mercosur: Brazil sources
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Venezuela likely to be suspended from Mercosur: Brazil sources | Reuters

By Alonso Soto | BRASILIA BRASILIA Venezuela will probably be suspended from the Mercosur regional trade bloc for failing to meet membership requirements, three Brazilian government sources said on Thursday, in another blow to Caracas during a deep political and economic crisis.

ISL 2016: Delhi Dynamos sign Brazilian star Bruno Pelissari from Chennaiyin FC
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ISL 2016: Delhi Dynamos sign Brazilian star Bruno Pelissari from Chennaiyin FC

ISL franchise Delhi Dynamos, on Monday, signed Brazilian central midfielder Bruno Pelissari from Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming season.

ISL 2015: Chennaiyin FC sign Brazilian duo Raphael Augusto and Mailson Alves
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ISL 2015: Chennaiyin FC sign Brazilian duo Raphael Augusto and Mailson Alves

Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Brazilian duo Raphael Augusto and Mailson Alves Barreiro Veriato for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League football.

Schizophrenic Brazilian executed in Indonesia was unaware of reality till end, says witness
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Schizophrenic Brazilian executed in Indonesia was unaware of reality till end, says witness

A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments

Brazil's Rousseff under pressure but impeachment seen unlikely
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Brazil's Rousseff under pressure but impeachment seen unlikely

BRASILIA (Reuters) - For the first time since a corruption scandal erupted at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras last year, senior opposition politicians are publicly floating the possibility of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff.

Tardy Ronaldinho may be running out of time at Mexican club
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Tardy Ronaldinho may be running out of time at Mexican club

Ronaldinho, two-time world footballer of the year, has been threatened with the sack if he doesn't return to his Mexican club Queretaro on time.

Brazilian Lucas Silva in talks with Real Madrid
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Brazilian Lucas Silva in talks with Real Madrid

Highly rated Brazilian mid-fielder Lucas Silva revealed his agent has received a call from Real Madrid.

Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself
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Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - He remains the one true rock star of Brazilian politics, introduced to an adoring crowd of thousands over the weekend as "our eternal president." Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 68, is back on the campaign trail after a brief hiatus, hoping that a burst of his signature charisma and rapport with the poor will be enough to push his chosen successor, President Dilma Rousseff, to a re-election victory in a closely fought runoff vote on Sunday. The emcee's introduction at a rally in Belo Horizonte on Saturday also touched, intentionally or not, on an intriguing subplot - whether Lula, who oversaw an economic boom as president from 2003 to 2010, is laying the groundwork for his own return as a candidate in 2018

Rousseff puts Cardoso, 83, at core of Brazil's election battle
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Rousseff puts Cardoso, 83, at core of Brazil's election battle

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Under pressure in Brazil's closest election race in decades, President Dilma Rousseff is centering her campaign around a familiar bogeyman - an 83-year-old former president associated with a more turbulent, elitist era. In numerous TV ads and speeches, Rousseff has warned that a vote for her opponent in the Oct

Brazil's Silva says Neves endorsement depends on commitments
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Brazil's Silva says Neves endorsement depends on commitments

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva said on Thursday she is still waiting for "answers" on political commitments she is seeking from pro-business candidate Aecio Neves before endorsing him in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election.

Brazil confirms Amazon deforestation sped up in 2013
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Brazil confirms Amazon deforestation sped up in 2013

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009. Satellite data for the 12 months through the end of July 2013 showed that 5,891 square km (3,360 square miles) of forest were cleared in the Brazilian Amazon, an area half the size of Puerto Rico. Fighting the destruction of the Amazon is considered crucial for reducing global warming because deforestation worldwide accounts for 15 percent of annual emissions of heat-trapping gases, more than the entire transportation sector.

Sania and Soares win US Open mixed doubles title in a dramatic final
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Sania and Soares win US Open mixed doubles title in a dramatic final

India's Sania Mirza and Brazilian Bruno Soares beat American-Mexican pair Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the final to win the US Open mixed doubles title here Friday.

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in
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Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely

Brazil candidate's death makes runoff more likely, pressures Rousseff
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Brazil candidate's death makes runoff more likely, pressures Rousseff

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos makes it even more likely Brazil's October election goes to a second round and could put President Dilma Rousseff under more pressure as she seeks a second term.

World Cup police cooperation nabs Argentine 'dirty war' torturer
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World Cup police cooperation nabs Argentine 'dirty war' torturer

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Enhanced international police cooperation during the World Cup has led to the arrest of a fugitive wanted for torture and murder during Argentina's "dirty war" against leftists four decades ago, Brazilian authorities said on Thursday. Salvador Siciliano was a leading member of the notorious Triple A anti-communist death squad and is wanted in Argentina for the abduction, torture and murder of three people between 1973 and 1975, Brazilian and Argentine police officers said

Brazil's senate warns of country's "vulnerability" to spying
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Brazil's senate warns of country's "vulnerability" to spying

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian senate inquiry on U.S. spying in the country found Brazil "unprepared" to deal with eavesdropping by foreign agents and proposes a new law to address its "profound vulnerability," according to a copy of a report obtained by Reuters.

Brazil's president holds wide lead ahead of re-election bid - poll
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Brazil's president holds wide lead ahead of re-election bid - poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is holding on to her wide lead over potential rivals and would win a second term outright in the October 5 general election, according to a poll published on Thursday. Despite Brazil's lackluster economic performance and stubbornly high inflation on her watch, Rousseff would be re-elected in the first round if the vote was held today, the Ibope poll showed.