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A city of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south of Natal. First settled in 1535, it is the chief urban center of eastern Brazil and an important transportation hub.
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(Placename) a port at the easternmost point of Brazil on the Atlantic: capital of Pernambuco state; built partly on an island, with many waterways and bridges. Pop: 3 527 000 (2005 est). Former name: Pernambuco
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the capital of Pernambuco state, in NE Brazil. 1,183,391. Formerly, Pernambuco.
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Noun1.Recife - a port city of northeastern Brazil on the AtlanticRecife - a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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while Sport Recife climbed to 39 points in 18th place.
He was later transported to the Recife's Restauracao Hospital.
Rodrigo Matias, from Recife's fire department, said the victim was swimming with his brother and friends in deep waters near the shore, in an area marked by signs warning of shark attacks.
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Luciana Martorelli, the head of immigration for Brazil's Federal Police in Recife, said: "He did not give us any difficulties.
No primeiro, temos a apresentacao da Procuradoria do Municipio do Recife, detalhando sua estrutura, a partir da Secretaria de Assuntos Juridicos-orgao do governo municipal vinculado diretamente ao Gabinete do Prefeito, que exerce, em suma, a representacao judicial e extrajudicial do Municipio, bem como oferece apoio ao Prefeito em assuntos de ordem juridica e legislativa.
During my three weeks in Recife, I truly experienced an eternal summer: every day was the same--hot, somewhat humid, and generally pleasant.
Plus de 100 detenus se sont evades samedi dernier d'une prison de la ville de Recife, dans le nord du Bresil, et deux prisonniers ont ete tues dans des echanges de tirs avec la police, ont rapporte hier des medias locaux.