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Brazil fights poverty with music

Many young Brazilians who live in the country’s violent slums are turning to music to fight poverty. For them, music offers a way out of their miserable existence. Some young men in Vigario Geral, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most … Continue reading

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Brazil government gives go-ahead for huge Amazon dam

Brazil’s government has given the formal go-ahead for the building on a tributary of the Amazon of the world’s third biggest hydroelectric dam. After several failed legal challenges, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed the contract for the Belo Monte … Continue reading

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Brazil tribes allow workers to leave hydro plant

Indigenous people protesting against the construction of a hydro-electric plant in the Brazilian Amazon have allowed most workers to leave the site, the Brazilian authorities say. The Indians say the construction of the plant has destroyed an ancient burial ground … Continue reading

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Spotlight shifts to Brazil 2014

With the sun setting on the 2010 World Cup, the focus now shifts to Brazil – host of the 2014 World Cup. South America’s largest country will host the tournament for the second time – the first was in 1950. It will … Continue reading

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Rescuers hunt Brazil flood victims

Rescue workers in Brazil are searching for more than 200 trapped and missing people after the city of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings were hit by the heaviest rains seen in half a century. More than 140 people have … Continue reading

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Deadly floods kill twenty in north-east Brazil

At least 20 people have died in flooding in north-eastern Brazil after some areas saw more than 36cm (14 inches) of rainfall in three days. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10361810.stm

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Brazil: Key facts and figures

Brazil is Latin America’s largest country and the fifth most populous in the world with nearly 193 million people. Its economy is forecast to grow 6.5% this year. A social welfare scheme introduced by President Lula in 2003 has transformed … Continue reading

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Brazil’s booming agriculture sector eyes global markets

An interesting article about the growth of Brazilian agriculture and how more of it is being exported. It is also an interesting for development, some farmers are now trying to move from primary to secondary production.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10125582.stm

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Family friendly: Brazil’s scheme to tackle poverty

Brazil has adopted a family financial suppport scheme that has been successful at lifting many people out of poverty. “The cash transfer scheme puts money directly into the hands of some of Brazil’s lowest income homes. Across the country, some 12 … Continue reading

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