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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.

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.

2006-05-17 15:05:00

Deadly clashes in Sao Paulo between gangs and police in the past six days have exposed Brazil's deep social problems at time when Latin America's largest country is trying to assert itself as a global leader in business and politics.

2006-05-16 16:44:08

By Terry Wade SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police killed more than 70 gang members and arrested 113 in Sao Paulo, officials said on Tuesday, quelling a campaign of violence that had terrorized Brazil's business capital since Friday.

2006-05-16 07:56:11

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Uprisings in about 70 Brazilian prisons linked to a campaign of violence unleashed by gangsters have ended, but Sao Paulo city remained tense on Tuesday after four days of bloodshed in which more than 80 people have been killed.

2006-05-15 17:28:55

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - A

2006-05-15 15:25:16

By Alice Assuncao SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The Brazilian government offered on Monday to send troops to the business capital Sao Paulo to help combat a wave of gang attacks in which 81 people, many of them police, have died in four days.

2006-05-15 15:09:08

By Alice Assuncao SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The Brazilian government offered on Monday to send troops to the business capital Sao Paulo to help combat a wave of gang attacks in which 81 people, many of them police, have died in four days.

2006-05-15 14:46:58

By Alice Assuncao SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The Brazilian government offered on Monday to send troops to the business capital Sao Paulo to help combat a wave of gang attacks in which 81 people, many of them police, have died in four days.

2006-05-14 10:54:28

By Marcelo Teixeira and Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Heavily-armed gangsters attacked police posts in Brazil's Sao Paulo state for a second night in the worst wave of crime-related violence in the country's industrial and business heartland in memory.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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