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  • Second minister quits Brazil government
    A second minister in Brazil's new government resigns after a recording was broadcast suggesting he tried to derail a corruption investigation.
    BBC News.  Tue, 31 May 2016 14:46:08 GMT.
  • Oxitec Expands Vector Control Solution in Brazil
    OXFORD, England, May 31, 2016 -- Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall have today finalized their multi-year expansion of the 'Friendly Aedes aegypti Project' to cover an area of 60,000 people in the center of the city of Piracicaba, Brazil. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 31 May 2016 14:00:00 EDT.
  • Recording Spurs Anticorruption Minister to Resign in Brazil
    A secretly recorded conversation seemed to show that he tried to stymie the graft investigation involving the national oil company.
    Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 31 May 2016 02:32:15 GMT.
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  • Pele sells off his life in football
    Brazilian icon to sell off his life in football.
    BBC News.  Mon, 30 May 2016 23:04:12 GMT.
  • An Inside-Out Peek At A Cool São Paulo Summer Home
    Brazil takes the heat better than any other country in the world. No Olympic scrutiny, Zika virus or presidential impeachment can stop the nation from doing what it does best—celebrating. There will always be fun in the Brazilian sun.
    By Keith Flamer.  Forbes.  Mon, 30 May 2016 17:54:00 GMT.
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilians Hold Gay Rights Parade
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians celebrated in the streets of Sao Paulo Sunday for one of the world's biggest gay pride parades. Brazilians have little to celebrate at the moment. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 29 May 2016 19:00:00 -0400.
  • Brazilian police swarm Rio slums for suspects after girl's gang rape
    Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her — a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 29 May 2016 16:11:18 EDT.
  • W.H.O. Dismisses Call to Move Olympics Over Zika Virus in Brazil
    The World Health Organization said Saturday that there was no public health justification for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics over the Zika virus.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 29 May 2016 03:20:30 GMT.
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  • UN's WHO Rejects Calls To Shift Rio Olympics Over Zika
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in Brazil.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 29 May 2016 00:41:21 +0000.
  • Brazil Launches Manhunt for Alleged Gang Rapists
    Brazilian police say they have identified four of more than 30 suspects in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers shocked the country by posting video of their nude, unconscious victim online. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 May 2016 19:55:47 -0400.
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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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