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Up to 6 million Brazilians without power

SAO PAULO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A major electrical system failure Tuesday triggered a power outage that left up to 6 million Brazilians in the dark for several hours, officials said.

Three inmates beheaded by prisoners inside Brazilian prison

SAO PAULO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three inmates have been shown beheaded in a video taken inside a Brazilian prison known for its violence and overcrowding, a newspaper says.

No asylum for Snowden, Brazilian president says

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Brazil will not grant former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's request for asylum, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday.

EU defers talks on Mercosur free trade deal

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- EU negotiators have told Latin American trade partners they aren't in a rush to negotiate a free trade deal, a now-on and now-off conversation that has gone on for years.

Brazil braces for more anti-government protests

SAO PAULO, June 19 (UPI) -- Brazil braced for a new round of anti-government protests Wednesday after a violent night of looting and vandalism in Sao Paulo that led to at least 30 arrests.

Brazil's military hardware obsolete, says report

SAO PAULO, March 15 (UPI) -- Most of the military hardware in the inventory of Brazilian armed forces is obsolete and not fit for deployment in an emergency such as a conflict, Defense Ministry sources said in published reports.

Analysis: Brazil pumps ethanol to Japan

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Brazilian state energy firm Petrobras is planning to open gas stations in Japan with the intent of distributing its sugar-based ethanol to the energy-hungry nation.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Brazilian inmate living lavish lifestyle

SAO PAULO, June 4 (UPI) -- A Brazilian convict living the high-life -- with his own gym equipment and TV -- has had his bounty of luxury goods confiscated, officials said.

Brazil to 'lend' Argentina power in winter

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- Brazil will supply Argentina with its surplus energy through the South American winter, from May to July, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Wednesday.

Brazil in mourning after plane crash

SAO PAULO, July 18 (UPI) -- The pilot of a Brazilian airliner that crashed upon landing killing everyone on board was warned by air traffic controllers the runway was slippery.

Renowned Brazilian publisher dies

SAO PAULO, April 30 (UPI) -- Renowned Brazilian newspaper publisher Octavio Frias de Oliveira -- owner of the country's largest newspaper -- has died at the age of 94.

Brazil: Minister blames pilots for crash

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 12 (UPI) -- Brazilian Defense Minister Waldir Peres again blamed two U.S. pilots for the worst crash in the country's history, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Thursday.

Gisele Bundchen denies pregnancy rumor

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 22 (UPI) -- Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has denied rumors she is pregnant with the baby of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Former Italian dissident caught in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 18 (UPI) -- A former Italian political dissident accused of killing several people in the 1970s has been captured in Brazil, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Sunday.

Brazilian city clamps down for Bush

SAO PAULO, March 8 (UPI) -- Brazil's largest city is taking extra security measures to ensure the safety of U.S. President Bush, who arrived there Thursday, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.
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Folha de S.Paulo, known simply as Folha (Portuguese pronunciation: , Sheet), is a Brazilian daily newspaper founded and continuously published in São Paulo since February 19, 1921. Owned by the Frias de Oliveira family since 1962, it has Brazil's largest circulation since 1986. Alongside O Globo and O Estado de S. Paulo, Folha is considered one of the most influential newspapers in the country.

The newspaper is considered to have played a major role during the military dictatorship. With the return of press freedom, it became an important channel for public expression. Folha also had an important role during the impeachment of President Fernando Collor de Mello in 1992. It has a partnership with Wikileaks to publish the United States diplomatic cables in the country, alongside O Globo.

Nevertheless, Folha's circulation has been on a sharp decline since the past decade. On December 1998, it led the circulation of Brazilian newspapers with an estimated 513,000 copies printed daily. Ten years later, its circulation was estimated at 299,000 copies, which represents a decrease of 41%, although it stills leads the newspaper market, which has been facing a decline as a whole.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Folha de Sao Paulo."
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