Brazil

Country Brazil
Capital BrasĂ­lia
Continent South America
Currency Real(BRL)
Languages Portuguese

Rio de Janeiro

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Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than half a century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. Highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems. In January 2010, Brazil assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil - Los Angeles Times

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Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil
Los Angeles Times
The challenge to the ban — which was instituted in 1999 by Brazil's Federal Council of Psychology — came in a lawsuit this year from Rozangela Justino, a psychologist and evangelical Christian who had her license revoked in 2016 for offering the ...
Regulators appeal Brazil ruling that OK'd 'conversion therapy' for gaysCTV News
Brazilian judge makes controversial decision approving “Gay Conversion Therapy”Alternative Press

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Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence - BBC News

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Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence
BBC News
Soldiers are sent to help Rio police after heavily-armed drug gangs fought over its biggest favela. Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha Reuters. The Brazilian army was deployed in one of ...
Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsensReuters
Brazil's army returns to Rio favela amid clashes between gangs and ...The Guardian
Brazil's army sent to help quell shootouts in Rio favelaChannel NewsAsia

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Brazil Supreme Court denies request to release JBS brothers - Reuters

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Brazil Supreme Court denies request to release JBS brothers
Reuters
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday denied a request to release from jail Joesley and Wesley Batista, the brothers who control the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA. The Batistas' defense challenged the detention ...
JBS's Batista Brothers Formally Accused of Insider Trading by Brazilian PoliceCattleNetwork.com
Brazilian police bring formal charges against Batista brothersMeat & Poultry (registration)

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Brazil arranging England, Japan friendlies for November - ESPN FC

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Brazil arranging England, Japan friendlies for November
ESPN FC
SAO PAULO -- Brazil are only a few bureaucratic details away from confirming friendlies against Japan and England in November. The Brazilian Football Confederation are in advanced negotiations for matches against Japan in the French city of Lille and ...

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Brazil's Bureaucracy Chops a Top Chef - Bloomberg

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Brazil's Bureaucracy Chops a Top Chef
Bloomberg
At the stove, Roberta Sudbrack is a rock star. The self-taught chef who parlayed a hot-dog cart into top apron at the presidential palace was named Latin America's best female chef in 2015. Before Brazil's economy curdled and forced her to close her ...

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How stingless bees contribute to crop pollination in Brazil - Star2.com

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How stingless bees contribute to crop pollination in Brazil
Star2.com
In Brazil, there are 240 species of stingless bees, with an estimated 100 more to be discovered. Stingless bees have been studied for both honey production and as alternative pollinators of several crops in tropical and subtropical areas, such as ...



Hong Kong Suspects False Health Certificates Used for Brazil Meat - CattleNetwork.com

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Hong Kong Suspects False Health Certificates Used for Brazil Meat
CattleNetwork.com
Hong Kong authorities on Thursday suspended meat imports from a Brazilian exporter and two producers on suspicions that health certificates had been falsified for 10 shipments of frozen chicken feet and livestock offal. Some shipments should have only ...
Fake safety certificates found on some Brazil meatEJ Insight

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Brazil set for largest Amazon restoration project ever - aiming to recover 30000 hectares by 2023 - Lonely Planet Travel News

Lonely Planet Travel News

Brazil set for largest Amazon restoration project ever - aiming to recover 30000 hectares by 2023
Lonely Planet Travel News
The project sees Rock in Rio's social project Amazonia Live joining forces with the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme to plant an estimated 73 million trees by 2023, with the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the Global Environment Facility, the ...



In censoring a 'Queer Museum,' Brazil edges closer to authoritarianism - The Conversation CA

The Conversation CA

In censoring a 'Queer Museum,' Brazil edges closer to authoritarianism
The Conversation CA
An art show has become Brazil's latest political battleground. For those who didn't get to see the 270 LGBTQ-themed works that comprise “Queer Museum,” good luck: You may never see them. The exhibition, until recently on display at the Santander ...



Has the time come for Brazil to select a permanent captain? - Goal.com

Goal.com

Has the time come for Brazil to select a permanent captain?
Goal.com
When Brazil coach Tite was appointed in July 2016, the role of captain had been a point of particular contention. Neymar had famously 'resigned' from the role prior to his arrival, leave the Selecao looking for a new on-field leader. Tite was being ...

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