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Manaus: Brazilian Amazon 

2 days after laying paralyzed on my bed in Manaus, I decided to crawl out of the comforts of my hostel and start looking into a trip into the Amazon. 1,169 more words

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Brazil faces surge in number of dengue fever cases

BBC News, 5/5/2015

Brazil has registered nearly 746,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever this year with nine states experiencing an epidemic, the health ministry has announced.  77 more words

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Brazilian Economy Struggles to Take Off

Loretta Chao and Rogerio Jelmayer – The Wall Street Journal, 5/4/2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil—With Brazil dogged by drought, a sluggish economy and a corruption scandal at its most important company, businesses in Latin America’s largest economy have little to be optimistic about. 136 more words

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Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large

Matthew Wheeland – The Guardian, 5/4/2015

Amid what is normally considered the rainy season, Brazil, the home of the Amazon River, is suffering from a historic, punishing drought. 99 more words

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Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula for alleged influence peddling

Samantha Pearson and Joe Leahy – Financial Times, 5/4/2015

Brazil’s federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s wildly popular former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, putting further pressure on his embattled protégée President Dilma Rousseff. 98 more words

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A new look of views in Rio

Hi! My name is Marilia, I’m carioca and I love Rio! I love walking around town and I think this is the best way to discover hidden places around here. 543 more words

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