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Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing baby

Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing babyA car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.



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The Latest: Global cyberattack hits Brazil’s systems

The Latest: Global cyberattack hits Brazil's systemsThe Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The global cyberattack has hit Brazil’s social security system, forcing it to disconnect computers and cancel public access to the agency. …



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Brazil’s Olympic legacy: teenage girls tackle taboos through sport

By Sophie Davies RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Each week in a northern suburb of Rio de Janeiro, a dozen or so girls meet to play handball but are learning far more than how to master the fast-paced game. Part of a project called One Win Leads to Another, organized by U.N. Women and the International Olympic Committee, the teens take part before each game in group sessions with a psychologist talking about women’s rights, reproduction and sexual health. One Win Leads to Another, which also receives support from the Brazilian Olympic Committee, is one of several programs aimed at building a social legacy in Rio beyond this summer’s Olympic Games.
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HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil’s AIDS efforts

In this July 31, 2014, photo, a sex worker waits for costumers in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil _ with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24. The national Health Ministry says overall numbers of HIV infections has reached nearly 800,000. That’s half of all the HIV cases in all of Latin America. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SAO PAULO (AP) — The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?



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