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Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election.
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighbourhood in the port city of Santos.
At least nine people have been killed by floods in southern Brazil that has washed away bridges and left hundreds homeless.
Brazilian officials are going out of their way to try to convince World Cup tourists they won't face problems at airports even though not all upgrades will be completed in time.
Squatters in Rio de Janeiro are clashing with police after a Brazilian court ordered that 5,000 people be evicted from abandoned buildings of a telecommunications company.
Top officials from Rio de Janeiro said Friday they want elite federal police sent to the city to help quell a wave of violence in so-called 'pacified' slums.
A Brazilian domestic airline says a quarreling couple forced a pilot to make an unscheduled landing on Thursday.
Officials say the death toll in the floods and mudslides caused by heavy downpours in two states in southeastern Brazil has risen to 32. More than 50,000 have been forced to leave their homes.
Institutionalized racism persists in Brazil despite government efforts to tackle the issue, members of a United Nations panel examining conditions among black Brazilians said Friday.
Brazilian media reports say a Canadian businessman has been killed in an attempted car-jacking in Sao Paulo.
Top figures found guilty in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal turned themselves in to police on Friday, just days after the supreme court ruled that they must begin serving their prison sentences