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2006-08-14 23:33:05

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was a no-show on Monday night at the first debate in the country's presidential race, leaving other candidates free to bash him in hopes of chipping away at his commanding lead in the polls. With polls showing Lula as the clear front-runner heading into the October 1 election, he declined the invitation to debate his five challengers live on TV Bandeirantes, saying he had to focus on his...

2006-08-13 11:26:12

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - A powerful criminal gang that has terrorized Brazil's largest state of Sao Paulo kidnapped two Brazilian television journalists, police and a TV station said on Sunday. Guilherme Portanova, a reporter for TV Globo, and his assistant, Alexandre Coelho Calado, were abducted by three armed men on Saturday at a bakery near the station's studio in Sao Paulo, Globo said in a statement. Calado was later released in front of the studio with a recording that his...

2006-08-07 17:34:49

By Eduardo Lima SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Gang members torched buses and attacked police posts, banks and other buildings in Sao Paulo before dawn on Monday, leaving at least two dead and three hurt in the latest flare-up of a violent crime wave that has plagued Brazil's largest city for months. Police and city officials said the attacks appeared to be the work of a powerful organized crime group known as the First Command of the Capital, or PCC, which has caused mayhem in and...

2006-08-07 10:55:11

By Eduardo Lima SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Gang members torched buses and attacked police posts, banks and other buildings in Sao Paulo before dawn on Monday, leaving at least two dead and three hurt in the latest flare-up of a violent crime wave that has plagued Brazil's largest city for months. Police and city officials said the attacks appeared to be the work of a powerful organized crime group known as the First Command of the Capital, or PCC, which has caused mayhem in and...

2006-05-18 19:21:02

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Sao Paulo's state governor said gang violence that has rocked Brazil's business capital Sao Paulo in the past week should serve as a warning to Brazil's richer classes that the country's deep social inequalities were tearing it apart. Governor Claudio Lembo, in a full-page interview published in leading newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, also denied police were carrying out massacres to quell the violence, in which 152 people have been killed...

2006-05-15 17:28:55

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - A wave of gangster attacks in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo in which at least 81 people, many of them police, have been killed in four days forced schools, shops and offices to close early and disrupted public transport in the world's third largest city on Monday. Gun-toting policemen manned checkpoints on main roads after the violence which broke out on Friday in retaliation for the transfer of jailed crime bosses and other gang...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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