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Brazil

Federal republic in South America

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Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5ย million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasรญlia, and its most populated city is Sรฃo Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

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President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that Brazil's federal government will need to cut its budget by 2.5 billion reais ($667 million) next week, website UOL..
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The Brazilian president accuses the national space agency of exaggerating the scale of deforestation.
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Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Brazilian state..
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The Brazilian government has been alerting local companies about the extent of sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran and the possible consequences in..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary..
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Brazilian Instagram star Lucas Albert says his "revenge" video watched by millions was not real.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday that he intends to nominate his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States, even if it damages..
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Brazil's government is expected to detail its plans to release funds from the workers' severance fund, known as FGTS, on July 24, the presidential chief of staff..
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Six months after nearly 300 people died, new evidence emerges suggesting it could have been prevented.
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The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead,..
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Brazilian police suspect 80kg of the drug had been placed on a supermarket's shelves by mistake.
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Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday he considers it "impossible" for Brazil to leave the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense negotiation over amendments..
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the nomination of his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States was not an act of nepotism and that..
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A senior adviser to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias is being investigated over his management of a public contract five years ago, according..
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Eduardo Bolsonaro said he would accept the role if it were offered to him.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family's..
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