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Nearly 10,000 troops and civilians have been deployed to Brazil's southern border region, in a show of force against illicit traffickers of all kinds who operate in the region, Brazil's defense ministry said.

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In Brazil, health care is a rightupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 08:43:00

This week's congressional battle over the GOP move to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, as well as the NAACP's boos in response to Mitt Romney's proposed elimination of what he called the "nonessential " Obamacare program, provides yet another reminder of how divided America has become over this issue.

Soccer great Zico: Brazil '58 best team everupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 06:04:00

Brazilian soccer icon Zico has hailed the South American country's World Cup-winning team of 1958 as the best in the sport's history, ahead of the reigning world and European champions Spain.

Where in the world can you get universal health care?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:06:00

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.

Brazil competes with China, India to invest in Africaupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 08:04:00

Brazil has intensified its efforts to forge closer relations with Africa recently, as the sixth largest economy in the world tries to compete with other emerging giants like China and India to take a more central role in the resource-rich continent.

Political prisoners of Brazil's dictatorship get apologiesupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 23:00:00

Some 120 Brazilians who were political prisoners during the country's military dictatorship received official apologies from the state of Rio de Janeiro Monday.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: U.S. vs. Brazil instant analysisupdated: Mon May 28 2012 14:52:00

Join Avi Creditor and Grant Wahl for live instant analysis as the U.S. faces Brazil in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: U.S. looks to keep up impressive run of form with Brazil up nextupdated: Mon May 28 2012 14:47:00

Three thoughts on my mind heading into the U.S.'s friendly with Brazil in the Washington, D.C., area on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2/3, Telefutura):

Brazil's controversial forest codeupdated: Sat May 26 2012 08:56:00

Brazil forest code pits environmentalists against farmers. Shasta Darlington visits the country's agricultural frontier.

Late drama as Boca, Corinthians reach Copa semisupdated: Thu May 24 2012 10:15:00

Two of South America's most famous clubs reached the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores after late drama in their last-eight matches on Wednesday.

Iranian diplomat leaves Brazil amid sexual abuse allegationsupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 06:43:00

Iran has recalled a diplomat from Brazil amid allegations he sexually abused children at a swimming pool, state media in Brazil reported.

Brazil's quest for Olympic gloryupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 13:38:00

Why has Brazilian football underachieved at the Olympics? CNN talks to Brazilian football stars to find out.

Inmates hold nearly 100 hostage in Brazilian prison riotupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 11:25:00

Inmates were holding nearly 100 people hostage at a prison in eastern Brazil on Monday, officials said.

Where are all the women entrepreneurs?updated: Fri Apr 13 2012 09:54:00

Consider who comes to mind when we think of entrepreneurs. Does a day go by without mention of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or Richard Branson in the media? While admirable, these men are not accessible, especially to women.

Brazil tackles povertyupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 16:26:00

Brazil hopes to share its lessons in poverty reduction with its BRICS partners. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Why Iran-Brazil friendship has gone coldupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 09:28:00

After just over a century of amicable relations, Brazil has decided to cool its relationship with Iran.

Brazil unveils tax cuts, credits to help industryupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 14:35:00

Brazil on Tuesday unveiled a package of tax cuts and growth incentives to give the world's sixth-largest economy a jolt and protect struggling manufacturers.

Brazil passes hosting of 2015 Copa America to Chile updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 12:00:00

Brazil wants to give up the rights to stage the 2015 Copa America to neighboring Chile, its football federation confirmed Monday.

Brazil tries to balance farming and forests updated: Sun Mar 18 2012 23:10:00

It's harvest time in the heart of Brazil. Top-of-the-line John Deere tractors carve up vast soybean fields, sucking in dry pods and leaving a trail of dust.

Brazil bars Chevron executives from leaving over spillupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 04:18:00

A federal court in Brazil has issued an order barring 17 executives from U.S. oil giant Chevron and Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country while it mulls criminal charges against them for an oil spill last year.

Brazil files first criminal charges over dictatorship disappearancesupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 21:53:00

Brazilian prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a former military official for his role in a crackdown that led to the forced disappearances of five guerrillas during the country's dictatorship.

CNNMoney: Currency wars: Brazil says 'it's on'updated: Fri Mar 09 2012 10:22:00

Brazil's central bank fired the next shot in what is shaping up to be an international currency war with a sharper-than-expected interest rate cut late Wednesday that pushed down the value of its currency, the real.

Brazil's central bank makes larger-than-expected interest rate cutupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 20:10:00

Brazil's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate more than expected on Wednesday night to 9.75% from 10.5% after a slew of disappointing economic data this week.

Brazil delays vote on bill regulating deforestationupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 18:44:00

Brazil¹s Congress postponed a vote on Tuesday on a controversial forest code, which has pitted farmers and ranchers against environmentalists.

Brazil vote sparks fears for future of rainforestupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 12:23:00

Brazil stands at a crossroads in its efforts to preserve the Amazon rainforest as the government considers controversial legislation governing land use.

European crisis, less demand from China drag down Brazil's GDPupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 08:02:00

Brazil's economy grew a sluggish 2.7% in 2011, the government statistics agency IBGE reported Tuesday, far below its target of 4.5%.

Brazil declares new 'currency war'updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 00:16:00

Brazil has declared a fresh "currency war" on the US and Europe, extending a tax on foreign borrowings and threatening further capital controls in an effort to protect the country's struggling manufacturers.

Work and play - Brazil's samba star Neymar has it allupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:40:00

Neymar plays football like he tackles life -- with flair, excitement and a sense of fun.

Brazil's big partyupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 11:43:00

Hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Rio de Janeiro for annual Carnival. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Brazil plans giveaway of 3 million free condoms for Carnival revelersupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 21:51:00

Revelers in Brazil's most famous city will enjoy more than just sun, live music and dancing when Carinval festivities start this week. Rio de Janeiro state officials are also giving away 3 million free condoms.

CNNMoney: Emerging markets have their mojo backupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 12:34:00

Stocks are soaring this year. Everywhere. And if you think the rally has been big in the U.S., just check out emerging markets.

State media: Striking police end standoff in Brazilupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 08:33:00

Hundreds of striking police officers ended a standoff at a state legislature building in eastern Brazil early Thursday, state media reported.

Brazil sues Twitter over roadblock warning postsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 22:41:00

The government of Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, demanding the micro-blogging site suspend the accounts of users who tip drivers off to police roadblocks and radar traps.

Facebook taps emerging markets as it readies IPOupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 05:58:00

Facebook, which launched its blockbuster initial public offering Wednesday, is the undisputed social media king of the U.S. and Europe.

Rising Brazil tackles immigration questionupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 20:42:00

The rise of Brazil as an economic force has brought with it a policy challenge familiar here in the United States: immigration.

Florida's tourism gets a boost from a Brazilian invasionupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:51:00

"Oi -- Sejam bem-vindos!" -- meaning "Hi, welcome!" -- is a Portuguese phrase heard more and more these days at Florida's tourist spots.

CNNMoney: Brazil orange growers: 'We can adapt'updated: Tue Jan 17 2012 16:23:00

Brazil's orange harvest is nearing its end as workers in the state of Sao Paulo pluck late-blooming fruit from the trees.

Orange growers respond to juice doubtsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 07:43:00

Growers don't see a threat in fungicide questioned by the FDA but consider eliminating it. Shasta Darlington reports.

Brazilian orange growers open to fungicide alternativesupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 07:43:00

Brazil's orange harvest is nearing its end as workers in the state of Sao Paulo pluck late-blooming fruit from the trees.

Lawsuit highlights Brazil's struggles with raceupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 16:24:00

Brazil, which recently overtook the UK as the world's sixth-largest economy, has been enjoying a lot of positive press.

Booming Brazil attracts immigrantsupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:25:00

Once a source of cheap labor, a booming Brazil is now attracting immigrant workers. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Booming Brazil lures immigrant workersupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:25:00

In the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, the Little Peruvian Corner turns out spicy lomo saltado -- or jumping sirloin -- for a fast-growing immigrant population.

Oil from spill fouls Brazilian beachupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 09:35:00

Oil from a small leak in Brazilian waters -- the second in less than two months -- has reached the shores of Rio de Janeiro state, environmental authorities said.

Brazil Senate passes Amazon deforestation codeupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 07:52:00

Brazil's Senate passed a controversial forestry bill late Tuesday, supported by ranchers and farmers but opposed by many environmental activists.

Brazil's economy sputters in third quarterupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:44:00

Brazil¹s economy ground to a halt in the third quarter, hit by the eurozone crisis and slowing demand from trading partners like China.

Money Magazine: Emerging market ETFs: A steadier strategy, fast growthupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:44:00

Coming out of the 2008 financial meltdown, emerging markets were a rare bright spot: Places like Brazil, China, and India delivered fast economic growth and double-digit stock gains. But the price you pay for venturing into exotic markets is the risk of sudden, sharp losses.

Brazil suspends Chevron's oil exploration in wake of spill off Rio coastupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:44:00

Brazil on Wednesday suspended Chevron's oil exploration rights in the country until it can explain the cause of a recent oil spill in deep water off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, and its response to the accident.

Brazil unnerved by oil spillupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:44:00

An oil spill raises questions about Brazil's ambitious offshore drilling plans. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Brazil fines Chevron $28 million for oil spillupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 08:03:00

Chevron was fined $28 million for an oil spill off the country's coast and could face further penalties, state media reported on Monday.

Breaking down the global populationupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 08:51:00

The world's population is about to reach 7 billion on Monday, according to the United Nations.

CNNMoney: Brazil cuts rates. Is China next?updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 13:24:00

Brazil is one of the world's hottest economies. But even it is feeling a need to cut interest rates in response to a slowdown in the developed world.

8 foreign fast-food chains worth a tasteupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:00:00

We know you don't want to fly halfway around the world to eat a Big Mac. But how about steamed cod with mustard sauce and chives, mixed vegetables, and parsley baby potatoes? That, for instance, is what's considered fast food in Germany.

Emerging markets try to steady currenciesupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 23:47:00

The South Korean central bank surprised the markets on Friday with a $4bn lightning intervention in support of the won, carried out in the last two minutes of trading,

Brazilian judge known for tough sentences slainupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 16:45:00

Rio de Janeiro police are combing a suburb for clues in the murder of a high-profile criminal judge, ambushed and fatally shot at her doorstep by hooded gunmen, TV Record reported Sunday.

Brazil takes out clandestine airstrip with bombsupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 12:04:00

The Brazilian Air Force on Friday dropped eight 500-pound bombs on a clandestine airstrip in the jungle near the Colombian and Venezuelan borders, part of wide military operation that goes beyond targeting drug traffickers.

Brazil searches for clues of Amazon tribe gone missingupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 06:22:00

An isolated Indian tribe in Brazil seemingly has vanished like a morning mist in the Amazon jungle.

Brazil, Iran foster stronger tiesupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 14:59:00

Representatives from Brazil and Iran met this week and agreed to enhance relations between the two countries, a signal that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will follow the example of her predecessor and demonstrate Brazil's diplomatic independence by dealing with a nation under scrutiny for its nuclear program.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: U.S.-Brazil play-by-play analysisupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 12:01:00

This is the big one: which team can bear the pressure? The U.S. hadn't lost in 17 group games dating back to 1991 before the defeat to Sweden on Wednesday that set up this mouth-watering encounter with Brazil on Sunday.

16 dead in Brazil plane crashupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 08:40:00

Sixteen people were killed in a plane crash Wednesday morning in Recife, Brazil, the country's air force said.

Holders Brazil held by Paraguay in Copa Americaupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 20:22:00

Holders Brazil needed a last-gasp equalizer from Fred to salvage a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in their Copa America Group B match Saturday in Cordoba.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Copa America Group B previewupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 08:57:00

A look at the teams in Group B and their projected order of finsh:

Hackers target two Brazilian government websitesupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 15:12:00

Hackers on Friday targeted two Brazilian government sites, the latest in a string of attacks by at least two hacker outfits.

Brazil Catholic Church opposes proposed reforms to rainforest lawsupdated: Sat Jun 18 2011 12:55:00

Brazil's Catholic Church is the latest to publicly oppose a controversial revamping of the country's "Forest Code," which activists say would cause an environmental disaster.

Minorities now officially a majority in Brazilupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 21:42:00

The growing influence of Brazil's minority populations has not just created new opportunities for black and mixed-race Brazilians -- it has shifted demographics.

Why Brazil's response to AIDS workedupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 18:22:00

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the CDC's official reporting of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, it's surprising to see which nation has fared the best in response. It's not the United States; it's not China, India, or even Russia ... It's our good friend to the south, Brazil.

I've lived with HIV two decadesupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 18:22:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us about a woman who has survived with HIV for more than two decades.

Same-sex couples in Brazil wait and hopeupdated: Sun May 22 2011 13:01:00

In Sao Paulo's affluent Butanta neighborhood, a green haven in the heart of the notoriously polluted megalopolis, Guilherme Amaral Nunes, 25, and partner Luiz Ramirez, 51, enjoy a brief respite from the limelight.

Brazil sentences two U.S. pilots to community serviceupdated: Tue May 17 2011 08:24:00

Two American pilots involved in a plane collision over the Brazilian Amazon that resulted in the deaths of 154 people were sentenced to community service, a Brazilian judge ruled.

Same-sex unions recognized by Brazil's high courtupdated: Fri May 06 2011 16:37:00

Brazil's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that the nation should recognize same-sex unions.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Vasco da Gama legend Juninho returns to Brazil for nominal wagesupdated: Wed May 04 2011 14:26:00

Supporters of Vasco da Gama filed away sadly -- some of them angrily -- on Sunday after their team suffered a defeat on penalties in a Rio championship final against great local rivals Flamengo. But along with the sorrow, the last few days also brought the fans a reason to be cheerful. One of their favorite players is returning to the club, and the story has an uplifting twist.

Pele: A changing gameupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 06:49:00

Pele talks about how football has changed since he first played.

Pele: No one can match my recordupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 06:49:00

Brazilian football icon Pele has told CNN his record during a playing career spanning 25 years is unrivalled by anyone else in the sport.

How to NOT get robbed when travelingupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 12:27:00

10 tried and tested tips on not falling prey in places where other travelers have.

People.com: Chelsea Kane's Dancing Blog: A Patriotic Sambaupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 22:29:00

The contestant is immersing herself in American culture before performing a Brazilian dance

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Brazil fertile shopping grounds for Russian, Ukrainian clubsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 19:50:00

Giuliano is one of the brightest prospects produced by Brazilian football in recent years. A midfielder of talent, versatility and intelligence, he captained Brazil's Under-20s with distinction in the 2009 World Youth Cup. Last year he was chosen as the star player in the Copa Libertadores -- his goals, many of them after coming on as a substitute, helped Internacional of Pôrto Alegre claim South America's premier club title. And a few months ago he made his debut for the senior Brazil team.

Scottish FA demand apology from Brazil over Neymar racism claimsupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 16:53:00

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has demanded an apology from their Brazilian counterparts after allegations of racism marred a friendly between the two countries.

Neymar double strike gives Brazil victory over Scotlandupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 05:54:00

Teenage striker Neymar showed why some of Europe's biggest clubs are hot on his trail as he scored both goals in Brazil's 2-0 friendly international win over Scotland at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Obama plays soccer in Brazilupdated: Sun Mar 20 2011 22:24:00

President Barack Obama kicks the ball around with kids in Brazil during his visit to the country.

Brazil bus collision kills 26updated: Sat Mar 05 2011 12:49:00

A tourist bus collided with a truck carrying a heavy load of wood in southern Brazil Saturday, killing 26 people and injuring 21 others, Santa Catarina state officials said.

At least 16 killed in Brazilian pre-Carnival partyupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:42:00

At least 16 people were killed in southern Brazil at a pre-Carnival party when a power line burst over a party truck, electrocuting revelers, the Minas Gerais state fire department said Monday.

Benzema punishes 10-man Brazil; Messi wins latest Ronaldo battleupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 18:13:00

Karim Benzema shrugged off his club troubles and a violent challenge to give France a 1-0 win over 10-man Brazil in Wednesday's prestige friendly in Paris.

Death toll from flooding in Brazil continues to climbupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 02:06:00

Devastating floods in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state have killed at least 827 people, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported Tuesday.

Death toll from flooding in Brazil surpasses 800updated: Mon Jan 24 2011 09:17:00

Devastating floods in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state have killed more than 800 people, according to new government figures.

Bodies pile up after Brazil floodsupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 20:14:00

The death toll mounts as rescue workers uncover bodies in Brazil. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports

As floodwaters ebb in Brazil, death toll keeps risingupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 20:14:00

As floodwaters receded in some parts of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the devastation from flooding in Brazil continued to climb Wednesday, and the death toll nationwide reached at least 765.

Flood, mudslide victims recount disasterupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 08:39:00

CNN's Helena De Moura hears survivor's harrowing tales of the moments floodwaters and mud poured down on them.

Death toll in Brazil flooding continues risingupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 14:04:00

The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the government said.

Hundreds dead from Brazil floodsupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 14:04:00

Risk of disease grows as flooding deaths increase in Brazil. CNN's Helena de Moura reports

Risk of disease grows as flooding deaths increase in Brazilupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 12:05:00

The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the government said.

Death toll rises to nearly 600 in Brazil floodingupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 22:11:00

The death toll from flooding caused by torrential rains in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state rose to 591 people Saturday, Brazil's official news agency reported.

More than 500 dead in Brazil floodingupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:42:00

It was like a tsunami from the sky in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state as floodwater gushed through hill towns and giant boulders catapulted from hillsides, instantly crushing cars and houses.

Brazil flooding reportedly claims 260 livesupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 06:23:00

Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil have caused 260 deaths in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, CNN affiliate TV Record reported Wednesday.

Brazil inaugurates first female presidentupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 23:39:00

Brazil's first female president was sworn in Saturday amid cheers and tears from supporters, many of whom followed her rise from freedom fighter brutally persecuted by the country's military junta in the 1960s to head of state.

Conca crowned Brazil's player of the yearupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 14:43:00

Fluminense-playmaker Dario Conca has been named Brazil's player of the year for the second consecutive season, after he helped the Rio de Janeiro-based side to their first domestic title in 26 years.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Brazil league draws to close with some fans rooting for oppositionupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 12:04:00

Luiz Felipe Scolari rated it as the saddest day of his coaching career. Last week the World Cup winning coach, now back in his native Brazil with Palmeiras of Sao Paulo, saw his side suffer an unexpected and painful defeat. In the semifinal of the South American Cup, the continent's Europa League equivalent, Palmeiras had won the away league 1-0 against compatriots Goias. They looked a safe bet for the final, especially when they took the lead in the return game. But Goias struck twice to go through on the away goals rule.

Recycling garbage in Brazilupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 14:41:00

Brazil uses a trash dump to create energy for oil. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Brazil's World Cup heroes swap football for politicsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 10:56:00

When one of Brazil's newly-elected congressmen rose to give their victory address, his speech was delivered with all the confidence of a political pro.

WikiLeaks: Brazil tried to distance itself from U.S. war on terrorupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 05:28:00

The Brazilian government "remains highly sensitive to public claims suggesting that terrorist or extremist organizations have a presence" or are active in the country, according to cables released by WikiLeaks.

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