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  • Brazil files huge claim over dam deaths
    Prosecutors in Brazil file a $43.5bn (£30bn) civil lawsuit against iron miner Samarco, and its owners BHP Billiton and Vale.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 May 2016 07:09:54 GMT.
  • Lula had 'key role' in Brazil scandal
    Brazil's Attorney General Rodrigo Janot asks the Supreme Court to authorise a corruption investigation against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 May 2016 07:02:39 GMT.
  • Brazil prosecutor 'seeks obstruction of justice probe against Rousseff'
    Brazil's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open a probe into alleged obstruction of justice by President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian media reported, in a potentially explosive twist to the country's political crisis. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 04 May 2016 05:43:09 -0400.
  • Reports: Brazil's Rousseff Faces Additional Investigation
    Brazilian media are reporting that the country's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation into alleged obstruction of justice by embattled President Dilma Rousseff. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 04 May 2016 04:39:33 -0400.
  • Brazil's House speaker accused of being involved in organized crime
    Brazil's Lower House of Congress Speaker Eduardo Cunha was involved in an organized crime ring within the state energy company Furnas, Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot told the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
    Xinhua.  2016-05-04.
  • Brazil’s Vice President, Michel Temer, Won’t Face Inquiry Over Petrobras
    The prosecutor general determined that the accusations against Mr. Temer were not substantial enough at this point to merit an inquiry.
    Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 03 May 2016 23:56:20 GMT.
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  • Brazilian Judge Lifts Suspension of WhatsApp
    The nationwide suspension of the messaging service ended a day after a lower court judge ordered it in a quest for information in a criminal case.
    Vinod Sreeharsha.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 03 May 2016 22:28:58 GMT.
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  • Global Corporations Giving Up On Brazil
    Emerging markets have fallen of the radar of multinational corporations for the second year in a row, according to a survey by A.T. Kearney.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Tue, 3 May 2016 15:51:00 GMT.
  • Olympic Flame in Brazil for a 90-Day Relay
    The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil’s capital for a 90-day relay around the country before reaching the famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the opening of the Games on August 5. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 03 May 2016 10:46:18 -0400.
  • GIL 2016 Brazil: Next Generation Technologies Forge Growth Opportunities in the Brazilian Digital Grid
    SAO PAULO, May 2, 2016 -- Growing awareness on climate change, high rates of electricity losses, concerns on supply reliability and operational inefficiencies are key factors shaping policies for smart grid in Brazil. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 02 May 2016 11:17:00 EDT.
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Facts About Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east central portion of South America.  Its bicameral National Congress consists of a Federal Senate and a Chamber of Deputies.  Brazil's capital city is Brasilia; its major cities include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  Brazil's national currency is the Real, which equals 100 centavos.  The primary language used by Brazilians is Portuguese and, in 2007, Brazil's estimated population was 190,011,000.

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