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Brazil police prevent protest near Maracana stadium

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 06:41

Brazilian police used pepper spray to prevent some 200 protestors from getting near Rio de Janeiro`s Maracana stadium Sunday during the Argentina-Bosnia World Cup game.

Brazil ready to quell protests during World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 06:08

Brazil has stocked up on riot gear and is ready to deploy police and military forces to contain anti-government protests expected during the 32-nation World Cup soccer championship starting next month, authorities said on Friday.

Brazil protesters march against bus fare hike

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 05:30

Hundreds of protesters are demonstrating in Rio de Janeiro`s streets against a 10-cent hike in bus fares.

World Cup protests spark violence in Brazil

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 08:42

Demonstrators and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Saturday during the first in a planned series of anti-World Cup protests across Brazil called by radical activist group Anonymous.

Downtown Rio sees destruction after `peaceful` protests

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 11:31

Store windows were shattered and bank fronts damaged, while some businesses were sacked near the downtown Rio Branco Avenue where teachers had demonstrated demanding pay raises.

Widespread Brazil protests mark Independence Day

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 09:27

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter anti-government protesters who interrupted an independence day military parade in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

Protest-hit Confederations Cup `best ever`: Sepp Blatter

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 15:39

Despite being played against a backdrop of huge and frequently violent demonstrations, the 2013 Confederations Cup has been the "best ever", FIFA president Sepp Blatter declared on Friday.

Brazil to earmark USD 25 bn for public transport

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 09:50

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed to earmark USD 25 billion for public transport following days of mass nationwide street protests, in a bid to seize the political initiative.

Brazil hit by fresh protests despite Rousseff speech

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 09:22

More than 70,000 people chanting "The Cup for whom?" rallied in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.

Brazil braces for more unrest despite Rousseff speech

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 20:40

Brazil girded for more street protests despite President Dilma Rousseff`s conciliatory remarks pledging to improve public services and fight corruption.

Rallies to continue in Sao Paulo: Protest group

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 18:56

The group that instigated protest rallies in Brazil`s largest city said the demonstrations will continue, denying claims they had been suspended.

Brazil leader breaks silence on protests, promises reforms

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 09:33

After days of massive protests, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff broke her silence and announced slew of reforms in an effort to calm the anti-government protests that has gripped the nation since the last few days.