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Massa leads Ferrari 1-2 Residents feel neglected in dengue fight 9 killed after police raid shantytown Balloon priest still missing at sea Plans to control access to Amazon   Boat capsizes killing at least 15  A wooden boat Comandante Sales ferrying at least 80 people home from a party sank , leaving dozens missing Man acquitted in U.S. nun's assassination  Rancher Vitalmiro 'Bida' Bastos, convicted for the 2005 killing of a nun has been acquitted after a witness contradicted his own testimony Massa completes title hat-trick Environment chief sworn in  Carlos Minc has being sworn in amid concern among environmentalists over whether he will be able to curb Amazon deforestation Isolated tribe spotted
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Police crisis before carnival   Rio judge bans float on Holocaust


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.30   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.31   Rio de Janeiro  
  A judge has banned a group from parading in the carnival with a float depicting the victims of the Holocaust and a Hitler figure


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.16   Berlin
Feb.22   Argentina


April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3    
  More than 55,000 cases of a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease, have been reported in a southeastern Brazilian state in the past 4 months
Apr.6   Bahrain
Apr.7  
Apr.15   Rio de Janeiro
Apr.22   Sao Paulo
Apr.25  


May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.4   Amazon  
May.7    
May.11   Istanbul
May.27    
May.29   Amazon  
  One of few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru


June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.16   Paraguay Brazil humbled by 10-man Paraguay Jun.22   France Massa leads championship   Sao Paulo Pele robbed by armed youths

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.30     Musician leaves government  The musician and Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, says he is standing down from the government to concentrate on his music career Jul.31   Rio de Janeiro   Brazil revives nuclear power plant  A government-controlled firm Electronuclear is forging ahead with plans to resume expansion of nuclear power program

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Amazon   Brazil launches rainforest fund
  President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has launched an international fund to protect the rainforest and help combat climate change Aug.7   China Brazil beat nine-man Belgium
Aug.19   Beijing Argentina rout 9-man Brazil to reach final Aug.22   Amazon     Brazil hands 'drug baron' to US   Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, the leader of one of Colombia's most powerful drug cartels has been extradited to the US by Brazil

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7   Belgium Massa wins GP as Hamilton demoted
Sep.17   Norway     Norway joins fight to save Amazon  Norway has pledged $1bn to a new international fund to help Brazil protect the rainforest   Sao Paulo   Paraguay, Brazil discuss energy treaty  Paraguay's new President Lugo visited Brazil to launch talks to earn his poor country more money from a dam on the nations' shared border Sep.29     Brazil government 'worst logger'  The government has been named as the worst illegal logger of Amazon forests by its own Environment Ministry

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3     Itaś and Unibanco to merge operations
  Itaś and Unibanco will merge their banking, credit, and insurance operations, creating the largest financial services group in the Southern Hemisphere Nov.18   Amazon   Plane to monitor tribes  The authorities are to use a plane equipped with body-heat sensors to monitor uncontacted Indian tribes from a distance Nov.24     Flooding leaves thousands homeless   The rain-fueled flooding in Santa Catarina state has left at least 28 dead and more than 18,000 homeless Nov.25     Flooding blamed for 84 deaths   The rain-fueled flooding has brought disaster declarations in 6 municipalities. The flooding has left more than 20,000 people homeless Nov.27     Death toll climbs in flooding
Map of Santa Catarina Brazil
  The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded areas
 Lula da Silva is releasing $854 million in aid to the afflicted areas. About 1.5 million people have been affected; nearly 79,000 residents have been left homeless. Two municipalities remain isolated
Nov.29     More flood victims found
Map of Santa Catarina Brazil  Search and rescue officials found 9 bodies, bringing the death toll from flooding in southern Brazil to 109. 19 people remain missing

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Amazon   70% deforestation cuts
  Brazil has announced a plan to reduce deforestation rates in the region by 70% over the next ten years Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro   Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Map of Copacabana Brazil
  Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007
Dec.10   Australia   Global child porn network exposed  Police have charged 19 men with being part of a global child pornography net involving people in 70 countries after a tip-off from Brazilian police Dec.30     Accused in nun's murder arrested  A lengthy investigation into the behavior of Regivaldo Pereira Galvao accused of ordering the murder of a 73-year-old American led to his arrest





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Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue




Brazil, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008
Apr.3  
  More than 55,000 cases of a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease, have been reported in a southeastern Brazilian state in the past 4 months
Apr.7   Residents feel neglected in dengue fight
Apr.22   Sao Paulo Balloon priest still missing at sea May.4   Amazon   Boat capsizes killing at least 15  A wooden boat Comandante Sales ferrying at least 80 people home from a party sank , leaving dozens missing Sep.29   Brazil government 'worst logger'  The government has been named as the worst illegal logger of Amazon forests by its own Environment Ministry Nov.24   Flooding leaves thousands homeless   The rain-fueled flooding in Santa Catarina state has left at least 28 dead and more than 18,000 homeless Nov.25   Flooding blamed for 84 deaths   The rain-fueled flooding has brought disaster declarations in 6 municipalities. The flooding has left more than 20,000 people homeless Nov.27   Death toll climbs in flooding Map of Santa Catarina Brazil
  The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded areas
 Lula da Silva is releasing $854 million in aid to the afflicted areas. About 1.5 million people have been affected; nearly 79,000 residents have been left homeless. Two municipalities remain isolated
Nov.29   More flood victims found Map of Santa Catarina Brazil  Search and rescue officials found 9 bodies, bringing the death toll from flooding in southern Brazil to 109. 19 people remain missing Dec.1   Amazon 70% deforestation cuts  Brazil has announced a plan to reduce deforestation rates in the region by 70% over the next ten years



Brazil, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.6   Bahrain Massa leads Ferrari 1-2
May.11   Istanbul Massa completes title hat-trick Jun.16   Paraguay Brazil humbled by 10-man Paraguay Jun.22   France Massa leads championship Jun.22   Sao Paulo Pele robbed by armed youths Aug.7   China Brazil beat nine-man Belgium Aug.19   Beijing Argentina rout 9-man Brazil to reach final Sep.7   Belgium Massa wins GP as Hamilton demoted



Brazil, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.16   Berlin The Elite Squad wins Golden Bear
Feb.22   Argentina Latin America nuclear pact signed Jul.30   Musician leaves government  The musician and Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, says he is standing down from the government to concentrate on his music career Jul.31   Rio de Janeiro Brazil revives nuclear power plant  A government-controlled firm Electronuclear is forging ahead with plans to resume expansion of nuclear power program Sep.17   Sao Paulo Paraguay, Brazil discuss energy treaty  Paraguay's new President Lugo visited Brazil to launch talks to earn his poor country more money from a dam on the nations' shared border Nov.3   Itaś and Unibanco to merge operations  Itaś and Unibanco will merge their banking, credit, and insurance operations, creating the largest financial services group in the Southern Hemisphere



Brazil, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.15   Rio de Janeiro 9 killed after police raid shantytown
May.7   Man acquitted in U.S. nun's assassination  Rancher Vitalmiro 'Bida' Bastos, convicted for the 2005 killing of a nun has been acquitted after a witness contradicted his own testimony Jun.22   Sao Paulo Pele robbed by armed youths Aug.22   Amazon   Brazil hands 'drug baron' to US   Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, the leader of one of Colombia's most powerful drug cartels has been extradited to the US by Brazil Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Map of Copacabana Brazil
  Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007
Dec.10   Australia Global child porn network exposed  Police have charged 19 men with being part of a global child pornography net involving people in 70 countries after a tip-off from Brazilian police Dec.30   Accused in nun's murder arrested  A lengthy investigation into the behavior of Regivaldo Pereira Galvao accused of ordering the murder of a 73-year-old American led to his arrest



Brazil, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.30   Rio de Janeiro Police crisis before carnival
Jan.31   Rio de Janeiro   Rio judge bans float on Holocaust
  A judge has banned a group from parading in the carnival with a float depicting the victims of the Holocaust and a Hitler figure
Feb.22   Argentina Latin America nuclear pact signed
Apr.25   Plans to control access to Amazon May.27   Environment chief sworn in  Carlos Minc has being sworn in amid concern among environmentalists over whether he will be able to curb Amazon deforestation May.29   Amazon Isolated tribe spotted
  One of few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru
Jul.30   Musician leaves government  The musician and Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, says he is standing down from the government to concentrate on his music career Aug.1   Amazon Brazil launches rainforest fund   President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has launched an international fund to protect the rainforest and help combat climate change Sep.17   Norway   Norway joins fight to save Amazon  Norway has pledged $1bn to a new international fund to help Brazil protect the rainforest Sep.17   Sao Paulo Paraguay, Brazil discuss energy treaty  Paraguay's new President Lugo visited Brazil to launch talks to earn his poor country more money from a dam on the nations' shared border Sep.29   Brazil government 'worst logger'  The government has been named as the worst illegal logger of Amazon forests by its own Environment Ministry Nov.18   Amazon Plane to monitor tribes  The authorities are to use a plane equipped with body-heat sensors to monitor uncontacted Indian tribes from a distance Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Map of Copacabana Brazil
  Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007