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# Brazil

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
14 killed in plane crash in Brazilian Amazon
The plane ran out of landing strip and crashed, killing all 12 passengers and two crew.
This month
September 2023
Neymar breaks Pele's record as Brazil's all-time top scorer
Neymar scored twice as Brazil beat Bolivia 5-1 in their opening 2026 World Cup qualifier.
Controversy in Brazil as digital education resources riddled with errors
New digital learning materials incorrectly said that the city of Sao Paulo was on the coast and linked brain disorders to dirty water.
Last month
August 2023
Former Brazil president Bolsonaro questioned about diamond jewellery and sale of luxury watches
Bolsonaro allegedly attempted to sneak in diamond jewellery and the sale of two luxury watches he received as gifts from Saudi Arabia while in office.
Hacker claims Bolsonaro asked him to hack into voting system ahead of 2022 vote
During yesterday’s hearing, Bolsonaro’s allies in the commission questioned the hacker’s credibility.
Brazil's president Lula says the 'world must help' his country save the Amazon
Deforestation in Brazil’s share of the Amazon fell by 33.6% year-on-year from January to June, the first six months of Lula’s term.
Brazil suffer shock elimination to Jamaica; Diani hat-trick sends France through
Marta Cox scored a stunning goal of the tournament frontrunner after a minute against France, swerving a free-kick into the top corner from 30 yards for Panama’s first-ever World Cup goal.
Marta's last dance comes to an end as Brazil icon bows out
Goalless draw in Melbourne sees Jamaica advance to last-16 of World Cup.
This year
Captain Wendie Renard gives France vital late victory over Brazil
Top spot in the group now up for grabs going into final game.
Lula government restricts gun ownership in Brazil after surge under Bolsonaro
Under Bolsonaro, private gun ownership nearly tripled as he loosened controls in a nod to his “Bibles, bullets and beef” support base.
Carlo Ancelotti to coach Brazil from 2024 Copa America
The Real Madrid manager will become the first foreigner to coach Brazil in almost 60 years.
Brazil court votes for barring Bolsonaro from politics for eight years
The former far-right president was being tried over alleged abuses of power.
New report finds tropical forest the size of a football field lost every 5 seconds last year
The majority of it was destroyed to make way for cattle and commodity crops.
Mane inspires Senegal to win over Brazil, Colombia deepen Germany's woes
Five-time World Cup winners Brazil are still without a coach after the departure of Tite last year.
One teen killed in Brazil school shooting
A 16-year-old girl was killed and a boy the same age was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon falls by 31% in first five months of Lula presidency
The figures from the National Institute for Space Research were welcome news for environmentalists pinning their hopes on veteran leftist Lula.
Astrud Gilberto, singer of The Girl From Ipanema, dies aged 83
Astrud’s English-language cameo on The Girl From Ipanema made her a worldwide voice of bossa nova in 1964.
More than 130 people arrested as part of international investigation on Calabrese mafia
A spokesperson for Belgium’s federal prosecutors’ office said it’s ‘likely the biggest operation ever carried out in Europe against the Calabrese mafia’.
'São Paulo is a bit different to Sligo, 23 million people different!'
Irishman Simon Coulter has worked in rugby in the US, South Africa, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil
Rescuers search for missing people in Brazil after twice monthly average rain falls in 24 hours
The record rainfall in a beachside city caused flooding and mudslides, killing at least 46 people.
Women go on trial accused of trafficking two Brazilian women to work as prostitutes
Two women were allegedly brought to Ireland to engage in prostitution in Thurles, Tralee, and Enniscorthy, among other places.
Mexico's Pumas sack Dani Alves over sexual assault allegations
The 39-year-old was summoned to a Barcelona police station where he was ‘taken into custody’ and will now be questioned by a judge.
Brazilian supreme court approves investigation into Bolsonaro over Congress riot
Bolsonaro claims Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was not voted into office, but rather was chosen by the Supreme Court and Brazil’s electoral authority.
Brazil's ex-president Bolsonaro tweets from Florida hospital days after failed coup attempt
Bolsonaro posted the photo showing himself in a hospital bed in Orlando, Florida receiving treatment for a years-old stab wound.
Thousands of Brazilians join rallies to condemn riots at national congress
Supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed buildings in Brasilia on Sunday.
Brazilian authorities arrest 1,500 protesters after major pro-Bolsonaro riots
Hundreds of soldiers and police have mobilised to dismantle an improvised camp outside the army’s headquarters in Brasilia.
Brazil's riots at Congress: what we know so far
Hundreds of people have been arrested in the wake of the riots.
Thousands of protesters stormed Brazil's seat of power in scenes which have been compared to the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol.
Footage posted on social media showed rioters breaking doors and windows to enter the Congress building before damaging property inside.
It comes just a week after leftist Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva was sworn in having defeated former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian authorities arrest 1,500 protesters after major pro-Bolsonaro riots
Brazilian far-right protesters storm congress
The protesters of supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, who lost reelection against a socialist opponent.
Brazilian Amazon deforestation up 150% in Bolsonaro's last month in office
Under Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose by 75.5% from the previous decade.
'The King': Brazil says its final farewell to Pelé
Santos FC said some 250,000 people had attended his 24-hour wake in the Vila Belmiro stadium, where mourners continued arriving straight through the night.
Fans mourn Pele at public viewing in Brazil stadium
Football fans started arriving at the Vila Belmiro Stadium in the early hours of this morning to pay their last respects.
Lula returns for third presidential term, declaring Brazil doesn't need to 'deforest' Amazon
Outgoing leader Jair Bolsonaro will snub the ceremony, underlining the deep divisions the veteran leftist inherits.
Last year
Bolsonaro leaves Brazil two days before inauguration of president-elect Lula
Bolsonaro earlier bid followers a tearful farewell without stating whether he would attend Lula’s inauguration.
Brazilian man arrested for bomb plot ahead at presidential inauguration
A truck driver found the device Saturday morning in the capital city, where president-elect Lula da Silva will be sworn in on 1 January.
Pele urges Neymar to 'keep inspiring us' after Brazil's World Cup exit
Brazil bowed out after a shock defeat to Croatia yesterday.
Outgoing Brazilian president Bolsonaro breaks silence on election loss
Bolsonaro has not spoken publicly since his narrow loss on 30 October.
Brazil a country that can smile again with Richarlison the poster boy for change
The Tottenham Hotspur striker has not only produced two of the goals of the tournament, he is leading the line with a new authority.
Brazil hit back at 'irrelevant' Roy Keane after his criticisms last night
The former Ireland and Manchester United captain was unimpressed with the players’ goal celebrations.
'We have to be careful because various people will say it was disrespectful'
Neymar reveals injury fear as Brazil boss Tite admits celebrations cannot overstep the mark.
Brazil send out World Cup statement with stunning dismantling of South Korea
Brazil scored a collection of stunning goals in a 4-1 win.