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# Brazil

Last month
May 2023
# 'Ndrangheta mafia
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’.
This year
# Irish Abroad
'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
# Sao Sebastio
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.
# Courts
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.
# Dani Alves
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.
# Brazil
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
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.
# coup
Thousands of Brazilians join rallies to condemn riots at national congress
Supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed buildings in Brasilia on Sunday.
# Brazil
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.
# 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
# Bolsonaro
Brazilian far-right protesters storm congress
The protesters of supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, who lost reelection against a socialist opponent.
# Brazil
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.
# tributes
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.
# Brazil
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
# Brazil
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.
# Far-right
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.
# record equalled
Pele urges Neymar to 'keep inspiring us' after Brazil's World Cup exit
Brazil bowed out after a shock defeat to Croatia yesterday.
# Brazil
Outgoing Brazilian president Bolsonaro breaks silence on election loss
Bolsonaro has not spoken publicly since his narrow loss on 30 October.
# Inspiration
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.
# don't feel like dancing
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.
# Admission
'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.
# like watching brazil
Brazil send out World Cup statement with stunning dismantling of South Korea
Brazil scored a collection of stunning goals in a 4-1 win.
# 2022 World Cup
'I don’t like hearing evil lies... The haters who keep giving hate, go and do something else'
Brazil boss Tite launches scathing attack on his own “haters” for spreading fake news regarding the fitness of Gabriel Jesus.
# Concern
Football legend Pele says he is ‘strong with a lot of hope’ amid health concerns
The 82-year-old has been receiving treatment for colon cancer, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour during September 2021.
Son targets win over Brazil - 'I hope we can script another miracle'
South Korea face one of the pre-tournament favourites in the last 16 on Monday.
# deforestation
Amazon loses a tenth of its vegetation in four decades, report says
From 1985 to 2021, the deforested area surged from 490,000 square kilometres to 1,250,000 square kilometres.
# marching on
Brazil seal last-16 progression with controlled win over Switzerland
Casemiro was the unlikely matchwinner.
# School Shooting
Brazil school shooting death toll rises to four after teacher dies
The shooter was a former student at the public school he targeted first.
# Brazil
At least three people killed and 11 others injured in school shooting in Brazil
Authorities have arrested the shooter.
# Treatment Table
Neymar out of Brazil's next World Cup match with ankle injury
Brazil right-back Danilo will also miss Monday’s match against Switzerland
# Previews
Neymar and Ronaldo arrive shouldering a different kind of burden
Brazil aiming to avoid shock against Serbia while Portugal talisman has own issues to contend with ahead of Ghana meeting.
# Amazon Rainforest
'Brazil is back': President-elect Lula vows to fight deforestation at COP27
Lula has offered to host UN climate talks in the Amazon region in 2025.
# Group by Group Guide
Group G Preview: Brazil set out as favourites, Serbia in the running as Dark Horses
Next in our World Cup series is Group G, featuring Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon.
# We Need To Talk About Kevin
Kevin Magnussen claims shock pole position in Brazil
The Dane will start Saturday’s sprint race at the front after providing the biggest shock of the Formula One season.
# deforestation
Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record for October ahead of government change
Under outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation increased 75% compared to the previous decade.
# Selecao
Liverpool's Firmino left out with Arsenal duo included in Brazil's World Cup squad
Veteran Dani Alves is also included in a side rich with attacking talents.
# Brazil
Alleged Nazi salute at pro-Bolsonaro protest riles Brazil
Israel’s embassy called on authorities to ‘take the necessary measures to put a stop to such outrageous acts.’
# Brazil
Bolsonaro asks supporters to 'unblock' roads following election defeat
Demonstrators unwilling to accept the results of Sunday’s election have clogged routes around the country.
# Brazil
Brazil's Bolsonaro 'authorizes' transition without acknowledging defeat
Bolsonaro added that any protests should be ‘peaceful’ and not cause harm.