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  Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding Map of Nova Friburgo Brazil  Most of the deaths were reported in the cities of Nova Friburgo and Teresopolis, located in a mountainous region northeast of Rio Brazilian army in flood mission Brazilian flood death toll nears 600 Death toll flooding continues rising Brazil landslide deaths top 800 Brazil legend Ronaldo retires Huge fine in Amazon pollution case
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Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives  Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil have caused 260 deaths in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
  Brazil inaugurates first female president


January 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1    
  Dilma Rousseff was sworn in Saturday amid cheers and tears from supporters, many of whom followed her rise from freedom fighter.    Dilma Rousseff is succeeding the popular President ...
Jan.12   Rio de Janeiro  
Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro  
  Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 people
 Rescuers are trying to find survivors in cut-off areas of south-eastern Brazil. Heavy rain has brought massive mudslides down on several towns
Jan.15   Rio de Janeiro  
  Rio de Janeiro
Jan.16   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.17   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.23   Rio de Janeiro


February 2011 ... more > Top ^
Feb.14  
  Ecuador  
  A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region
Feb.25   Judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam Feb.28   At least 16 killed in pre-Carnival party

March 2011 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5   Brazil bus collision kills 26
Mar.13   San Francisco Bay Area Chevron appeals over Amazon fine Mar.14   Thousands left homeless by Brazil rains Mar.19       Obama makes first Latin American trip   President Obama's five-day tour to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador happens as a nuclear and humanitarian crisis unfold in Japan and Libya

April 2011 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4   Northeastern Brazil   Bodies found from French air crash  Nearly two years after an Air France plane fell out of the sky, killing 228 people, the bulk of the wreckage has been found with bodies still... Apr.7   Rio de Janeiro   11 students killed in school shooting
  The president announced three days of national mourning in the aftermath of a mass shooting , as the motive behind the killings remained unclear
Apr.12   Northeastern Brazil   Air France crash jet's tail found  The tail section of an Air France plane which crashed over the Atlantic in 2009 has been found on the ocean floor Apr.13   London Gomes error gives Real win Apr.18   Rio de Janeiro   Rio school shooting pupils return  Students have returned to the school in Brazil where a gunman killed 12 children on April 7 Apr.27   Northeastern Brazil   Air France flight recorder found  Search teams say they have discovered part of a flight recorder from the Air France plane that crashed in 2009, off the coast of Brazil

May 2011 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Northeastern Brazil   Air France crash 'memory unit' recovered
  The memory unit that may tell why a jet plunged into the Atlantic nearly two years ago was recovered from the bottom of the ocean May.5     Brazil gay couples get new rights  Supreme Court has voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same-sex couples the same legal rights as married heterosexuals   Northeastern Brazil   Body recovered from Air France wreckage  Search teams retrieved a body from the wreckage of the Air France airbus that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 May.31   Northeastern Brazil   More bodies found at crash site  75 additional bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago

June 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jun.23   Rio de Janeiro Santos clinch Copa Libertadores crown
  Rio de Janeiro   Eight shot dead in Rio drug raid   The group died in two separate exchanges of gunfire - lasting several hours - in the Engenho da Rainha neighbourhood

July 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   Argentina Brazil held by Venezuela
Jul.18   Argentina Brazil out of Copa America by Paraguay

August 2011 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4     Defence Minister Nelson Jobim resigns  President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has replaced her defence minister after he made disparaging remarks about other senior officials Aug.10   West Germany Germany finally beat Brazil
Aug.12   Rio de Janeiro   Gang-fighting judge gunned down   Patricia Acioli, renowned for her work against organised crime, has been shot dead in Rio de Janeiro State

September 2011 ... more > Top ^
Sep.16   Brazil starts World Cup countdown


October 2011 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Bolivia   Bolivia Amazon road march resumes   Indigenous protesters have resumed a long-distance march against a road project, a week after their demonstration was broken up by police Oct.29     Lula diagnosed with throat cancer
  Former Brazilian President 66-year-old Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been diagnosed with throat cancer

November 2011 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Spain Ronaldo milestone for Real
Nov.12   Rio de Janeiro   Brazilian police move on Rio slum Map of Rocinha Brazil  Brazilian police have begun an operation to clear Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, of drug gangs Nov.13   Rio de Janeiro   Police target drug gangs in biggest slum
Map of Rocinha Brazil
  Brazil's police say they have completed an operation to clear Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, of drug gangs
Nov.27   Sao Paulo Webber claims first win of 2011

December 2011 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4   Sao Paulo Brazil legend Socrates dies at 57
Dec.14   Japan Santos cruise into Club World Cup final Dec.26       Brazilian economy 'overtakes UK'  Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, CEBR, an economic research group, has said





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Brazilian army in flood mission Defence Minister Nelson Jobim resigns  President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has replaced her defence minister after he made disparaging remarks about other senior officials Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives  Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil have caused 260 deaths in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding




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Jan.15   Rio de Janeiro
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Jan.12   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro
  Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 people
 Rescuers are trying to find survivors in cut-off areas of south-eastern Brazil. Heavy rain has brought massive mudslides down on several towns
Jan.15   Rio de Janeiro   Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding
Map of Nova Friburgo Brazil  Most of the deaths were reported in the cities of Nova Friburgo and Teresopolis, located in a mountainous region northeast of Rio Jan.15   Rio de Janeiro Brazilian army in flood mission Jan.16   Rio de Janeiro Brazilian flood death toll nears 600 Jan.17   Rio de Janeiro Death toll flooding continues rising Jan.23   Rio de Janeiro Brazil landslide deaths top 800 Feb.14   Ecuador Huge fine in Amazon pollution case
  A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region
Feb.28   At least 16 killed in pre-Carnival party
Mar.5   Brazil bus collision kills 26 Mar.14   Thousands left homeless by Brazil rains Apr.4   Northeastern Brazil Bodies found from French air crash  Nearly two years after an Air France plane fell out of the sky, killing 228 people, the bulk of the wreckage has been found with bodies still... Apr.12   Northeastern Brazil Air France crash jet's tail found  The tail section of an Air France plane which crashed over the Atlantic in 2009 has been found on the ocean floor Apr.27   Northeastern Brazil Air France flight recorder found  Search teams say they have discovered part of a flight recorder from the Air France plane that crashed in 2009, off the coast of Brazil May.1   Northeastern Brazil Air France crash 'memory unit' recovered  The memory unit that may tell why a jet plunged into the Atlantic nearly two years ago was recovered from the bottom of the ocean May.5   Northeastern Brazil Body recovered from Air France wreckage  Search teams retrieved a body from the wreckage of the Air France airbus that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 May.31   Northeastern Brazil More bodies found at crash site  75 additional bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago



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2011 Feb.14   Ecuador Huge fine in Amazon pollution case
  A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region
Feb.25   Judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam
Mar.13   San Francisco Bay Area Chevron appeals over Amazon fine Dec.26     Brazilian economy 'overtakes UK'  Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, CEBR, an economic research group, has said



Brazil, 2011 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2011 Feb.14   Brazil legend Ronaldo retires
Apr.13   London Gomes error gives Real win Jun.23   Rio de Janeiro Santos clinch Copa Libertadores crown Jul.3   Argentina Brazil held by Venezuela Jul.18   Argentina Brazil out of Copa America by Paraguay Aug.10   West Germany Germany finally beat Brazil Sep.16   Brazil starts World Cup countdown Nov.2   Spain Ronaldo milestone for Real Nov.27   Sao Paulo Webber claims first win of 2011 Dec.4   Sao Paulo Brazil legend Socrates dies at 57 Dec.14   Japan Santos cruise into Club World Cup final



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2011 Apr.7   Rio de Janeiro 11 students killed in school shooting
  The president announced three days of national mourning in the aftermath of a mass shooting , as the motive behind the killings remained unclear
Apr.18   Rio de Janeiro Rio school shooting pupils return  Students have returned to the school in Brazil where a gunman killed 12 children on April 7 Jun.23   Rio de Janeiro Eight shot dead in Rio drug raid   The group died in two separate exchanges of gunfire - lasting several hours - in the Engenho da Rainha neighbourhood Aug.12   Rio de Janeiro Gang-fighting judge gunned down   Patricia Acioli, renowned for her work against organised crime, has been shot dead in Rio de Janeiro State Nov.12   Rio de Janeiro Brazilian police move on Rio slum
Map of Rocinha Brazil  Brazilian police have begun an operation to clear Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, of drug gangs Nov.13   Rio de Janeiro Police target drug gangs in biggest slum Map of Rocinha Brazil
  Brazil's police say they have completed an operation to clear Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, of drug gangs




Brazil, 2011 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.1     Brazil inaugurates first female president
  Dilma Rousseff was sworn in Saturday amid cheers and tears from supporters, many of whom followed her rise from freedom fighter.    Dilma Rousseff is succeeding the popular President ...
Feb.25   Judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam
Mar.19     Obama makes first Latin American trip   President Obama's five-day tour to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador happens as a nuclear and humanitarian crisis unfold in Japan and Libya May.5   Brazil gay couples get new rights  Supreme Court has voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same-sex couples the same legal rights as married heterosexuals Aug.4   Defence Minister Nelson Jobim resigns  President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has replaced her defence minister after he made disparaging remarks about other senior officials Oct.1   Bolivia Bolivia Amazon road march resumes   Indigenous protesters have resumed a long-distance march against a road project, a week after their demonstration was broken up by police Oct.29   Lula diagnosed with throat cancer  Former Brazilian President 66-year-old Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been diagnosed with throat cancer