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Brazil’s Taurus Sold Arms to Trafficker for Yemen War, Prosecutors Allege

By Lisandra Paraguassu PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Sept 5 – Brazil’s Forjas Taurus SA, the largest weapons manufacturer in Latin America, sold guns to a known Yemeni arms trafficker who funneled them into his nation’s civil war in violation of international sanctions, according to charges in court documents reviewed by Reuters. Federal prosecutors in southern Brazil

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Global Tourism GDP Resilient This Year, but Woes for France, Turkey

BERLIN, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Council said. Brazil is hosting the Olympic Games this year but its travel

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Olympics: Police in Kuwait Raid Football Association Offices

DOHA, Aug 10 – Police in Kuwait raided the country’s Football Association (FA) headquarters late on Tuesday, a week after the Gulf state lost a Swiss court case against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has banned the country from international competitions. “Police and other government authorities visited the Kuwait FA headquarters. Kuwait Olympic Committee

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Olympic Housing Built on Slave Burial Ground Angers Descendants

By Chris Arsenault and Jo Griffin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 8 – Looking out at the new concrete buildings housing international journalists covering the 2016 Olympics, Adilson Almeida cannot hide his anger: he says they were built on a burial ground of his ancestors – Brazil’s former slaves. A local leader of the Quilombo do

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Facebook, Twitter Co-operated With Brazil Probe of Alleged Militants

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24 – The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects’ use of both social networks. In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news program

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Brazil Senate Puts Rousseff on Trial, Ending 13 Years of Leftist Rule

By Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA, May 12 – Brazil‘s Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront¬†Michel Temer, the vice president who succeeds her. With Rousseff suspended during the Senate

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Brazil’s Rousseff Loses Crucial Impeachment Vote in Congress

By Maria Carolina Marcello and Alonso Soto BRASILIA, April 18 –¬†Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end 13 years of leftist Workers’ Party rule. As thousands of pro- and anti-impeachment

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Brazilian Zika Doctors Find Severe Brain Damage in Babies

By Kate Kelland LONDON, April 14 – Brazilian scientists studying possible links between birth defects and the mosquito-borne Zika virus have found that babies born with microcephaly have severe brain damage with a range of abnormalities. In a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the researchers said their findings could not prove Zika

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Zika Mystery Deepens With Evidence of Nerve Cell Infections

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, April 6  РTop Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus. Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections Рincluding encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis Рin

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