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Brazil sees a rise in number of people who consider themselves black

Sociologists say changes in attitudes have made people more open about their origins


Deforestation in Brazil increases for the first time in a decade

The government’s policing of large segments of forestland is not enough


Extreme poverty rises in Brazil for first time in a decade

Statistics institute reported to have posted figures after election to avoid harming Rousseff


Brazilian candidates in attack mode in final TV debate before Sunday vote

Polls predict a victory for President Rousseff and a tie between Silva and Neves


Rousseff inches forward in voter support

But Brazilian incumbent would still lose to surprise candidate Marina Silva in runoff, poll finds


Poll shows Marina Silva is President Rousseff’s main rival in Brazil elections

Environmentalist would win 47% of vote in second round if she replaces late Socialist candidate

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Russia to buy Brazilian meat in the wake of US-EU food embargo

Foreign trade groups celebrate Moscow’s decision to increase imports

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Brazilian government makes concessions to quell protests before World Cup

But striking subway workers could bring São Paulo to a standstill on opening day

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Brazil’s presidential hopefuls stay quiet on abortion and marijuana laws

Candidates feel sensitive issues could lose votes in conservative nation with strong religious groups

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Brazilian indigenous tribes join anti-World Cup demonstrations

Protestors in Brasilia use bows and arrows to defend themselves against police tear gas Public transportation workers announce strike in Rio de Janeiro

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From Brazil to Mexico in a Beetle, to see soccer’s biggest tournament

Two Brazilian fans repeat their 1970 road trip to the World Cup in Mexico This time their adventure will be turned into a documentary film

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Why sexual assault goes almost unpunished on Brazil’s public transport

Three arrests in 48 hours in São Paulo reignite debate over women-only carriages Groping women on trains or buses does not fall under specific category in penal code


Dilma Rousseff’s worst nightmare

The Brazilian president is striving to win re-election in the first round in October "A runoff gives a chance for reflection, which would be risky," says one expert


Violence mars World Cup plans

Fears grow ahead of Brazil finals after four hospitalized in pitched battle