Brazil

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

Rio de Janeiro

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Introduction

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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Brazil environment: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill - BBC NewsBrazil environment: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill  BBC News

Mysterious crates washing up on Brazil's oil-stained beaches - DW (English)Mysterious crates washing up on Brazil's oil-stained beaches  DW (English)

How China Could Stop Brazil’s Ecological Tragedy - The New York TimesHow China Could Stop Brazil’s Ecological Tragedy  The New York Times

Brazil power struggle clouds Bolsonaro’s reform agenda - Financial TimesBrazil power struggle clouds Bolsonaro’s reform agenda  Financial Times

Black football managers join forces in Maracană to condemn racism in Brazil - The GuardianBlack football managers join forces in Maracană to condemn racism in Brazil  The Guardian

Oil Washes Up on Tourist Beaches in ‘Brazilian Caribbean’ - VOA NewsOil Washes Up on Tourist Beaches in ‘Brazilian Caribbean’  VOA News

Brazil building collapse death toll rises: official | Americas - Gulf NewsBrazil building collapse death toll rises: official | Americas  Gulf News

'I am not a millionaire, but I will be' - BBC News'I am not a millionaire, but I will be'  BBC News

Brazil says oil on beaches is Venezuelan, but the culprit may not be - ReutersBrazil says oil on beaches is Venezuelan, but the culprit may not be  Reuters

Bolsonaro’s central bank chief vows to ‘reinvent’ Brazil economy - Financial TimesBolsonaro’s central bank chief vows to ‘reinvent’ Brazil economy  Financial Times

Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia - ReutersBrazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia  Reuters

Brazil Supreme Court ruling could free corruption convicts, including Lula - ReutersBrazil Supreme Court ruling could free corruption convicts, including Lula  Reuters

Armed burglars break into fancy Brazilian home. Watch what happens when the occupant fights back. - The Washington PostArmed burglars break into fancy Brazilian home. Watch what happens when the occupant fights back.  The Washington Post

The Deadly Fight To Protect Brazil's Amazon - NPRThe Deadly Fight To Protect Brazil's Amazon  NPR

Rescued circus elephant Ramba arrives at Brazil sanctuary - FRANCE 24Rescued circus elephant Ramba arrives at Brazil sanctuary  FRANCE 24

Rift between Brazil's president and his party deepens in Congress - ReutersRift between Brazil's president and his party deepens in Congress  Reuters

Brazil Expected to Oust Vietnam as World's Top Robusta Coffee Grower - BloombergBrazil Expected to Oust Vietnam as World's Top Robusta Coffee Grower  Bloomberg

Brazil police kill three armed robbers making escape after airport heist - ReutersBrazil police kill three armed robbers making escape after airport heist  Reuters

In a Global Coffee Glut, Top Brazil Grower Runs Out of Beans - BloombergIn a Global Coffee Glut, Top Brazil Grower Runs Out of Beans  Bloomberg

A "Massive" Oil Spill Is Killing Brazil's Sea Turtles - TIMEA "Massive" Oil Spill Is Killing Brazil's Sea Turtles  TIME

Violence against indigenous peoples explodes in Brazil - Mongabay.comViolence against indigenous peoples explodes in Brazil  Mongabay.com

Oil contaminating Brazil's beaches 'very likely from Venezuela', minister says - The GuardianOil contaminating Brazil's beaches 'very likely from Venezuela', minister says  The Guardian

Brazil building collapse: Race on to find the missing - BBC NewsBrazil building collapse: Race on to find the missing  BBC News

Explainer: Translating TOR - How Brazil's $26 billion oil rights auction works - ReutersExplainer: Translating TOR - How Brazil's $26 billion oil rights auction works  Reuters

Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil - The New York TimesMysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil  The New York Times

Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil? - BBC NewsAmazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil?  BBC News

Brazil's oil spill could be 'criminal,' President Jair Bolsonaro says - CNNBrazil's oil spill could be 'criminal,' President Jair Bolsonaro says  CNN

Brazil oil spill: Origin of sludge remains unclear - Al Jazeera AmericaBrazil oil spill: Origin of sludge remains unclear  Al Jazeera America

No longer the host, Brazil still aims for key role at U.N. climate talks - ReutersNo longer the host, Brazil still aims for key role at U.N. climate talks  Reuters

China, Brazil vow to advance bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Brazil vow to advance bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Santander to offer hundreds of coding scholarships in Brazil - ZDNetSantander to offer hundreds of coding scholarships in Brazil  ZDNet

Financial Action Task Force warned about the recent setbacks to Brazil's efforts to fight corruption - Transparency InternationalFinancial Action Task Force warned about the recent setbacks to Brazil's efforts to fight corruption  Transparency International

Blocking Brazil's Oil Boom - Hakai MagazineBlocking Brazil's Oil Boom  Hakai Magazine

Apartment building in upscale Brazil neighborhood is latest to collapse without warning - The Washington PostApartment building in upscale Brazil neighborhood is latest to collapse without warning  The Washington Post

U.S. backs Brazil for OECD membership, but Argentina first - ReutersU.S. backs Brazil for OECD membership, but Argentina first  Reuters

Brazil's Lucăo scores spectacular volley in World Beach Games football – video - The GuardianBrazil's Lucăo scores spectacular volley in World Beach Games football – video  The Guardian

Brazil's Pereira targets lifesaving gold and world record at Military World Games - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrazil's Pereira targets lifesaving gold and world record at Military World Games - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bolsonaro Helping to Fuel Explosion of Violence Against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil - Common DreamsBolsonaro Helping to Fuel Explosion of Violence Against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil  Common Dreams

Brazil oil spill: 2,000km of northern beaches contaminated - Aljazeera.comBrazil oil spill: 2,000km of northern beaches contaminated  Aljazeera.com

Brazil's War on Crime Takes a Toll on Rio's Poor - The Wall Street JournalBrazil's War on Crime Takes a Toll on Rio's Poor  The Wall Street Journal

How Brazil Just Massively Cut Back Its Deficit - OilPrice.comHow Brazil Just Massively Cut Back Its Deficit  OilPrice.com

Lemann-backed Brazil school chain Eleva to raise $200 mln to expand -sources - ReutersLemann-backed Brazil school chain Eleva to raise $200 mln to expand -sources  Reuters

What legacy did Brazil's peacekeeping efforts leave in Haiti? - The Brazilian ReportWhat legacy did Brazil's peacekeeping efforts leave in Haiti?  The Brazilian Report

“Stop Brazil's Genocide”: protestors target Brazil's Minister Salles during UK visit - Survival International“Stop Brazil's Genocide”: protestors target Brazil's Minister Salles during UK visit  Survival International

Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil's Amazon - ReutersBolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil's Amazon  Reuters

Brazil’s uncontacted tribes face 'genocide' under Bolsonaro, experts warn - The GuardianBrazil’s uncontacted tribes face 'genocide' under Bolsonaro, experts warn  The Guardian

Brazilian unicorn Ebanx will hit $2 billion in payments processed by the end of the year - TechCrunchBrazilian unicorn Ebanx will hit $2 billion in payments processed by the end of the year  TechCrunch

Video of biker knocked by speeding car in Brazil shared as Bengaluru - Alt NewsVideo of biker knocked by speeding car in Brazil shared as Bengaluru  Alt News

Brazil's weaker real has not fueled inflation: central bank governor - ReutersBrazil's weaker real has not fueled inflation: central bank governor  Reuters

Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony, Tokyo Motor Show, Brazil's Bolsonaro visits China - Nikkei Asian ReviewEmperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony, Tokyo Motor Show, Brazil's Bolsonaro visits China  Nikkei Asian Review

Threats and Promises in Brazil’s Lawless Amazon - The New York TimesThreats and Promises in Brazil’s Lawless Amazon  The New York Times

Energy, justice, labor ... Brazil's week in numbers: Oct. 19, 2019 - The Brazilian ReportEnergy, justice, labor ... Brazil's week in numbers: Oct. 19, 2019  The Brazilian Report

Brazil environment: Vast oil spill hits dozens of beaches - BBC NewsBrazil environment: Vast oil spill hits dozens of beaches  BBC News

Brazil soy crusher Imcopa may sell plants at auction on December 4, judge rules - ReutersBrazil soy crusher Imcopa may sell plants at auction on December 4, judge rules  Reuters

The best new paperbacks: Brazil: A Biography; The Border; The Kinship of Secrets; Land of the Living; Orban - The TimesThe best new paperbacks: Brazil: A Biography; The Border; The Kinship of Secrets; Land of the Living; Orban  The Times

Real Madrid: Rodrygo, Vinicius wanted by Brazil in January - AS EnglishReal Madrid: Rodrygo, Vinicius wanted by Brazil in January  AS English

Brazilian Authorities Signal Intent to Focus on Vale Executives in Probe of Dam Collapse - The Wall Street JournalBrazilian Authorities Signal Intent to Focus on Vale Executives in Probe of Dam Collapse  The Wall Street Journal

Brazil Enters Streaming Game With Country’s First-Ever Classic Film VOD Platform - IndieWireBrazil Enters Streaming Game With Country’s First-Ever Classic Film VOD Platform  IndieWire

ONGC Videsh makes two new oil discoveries in Colombia, Brazil - Moneycontrol.comONGC Videsh makes two new oil discoveries in Colombia, Brazil  Moneycontrol.com

Emile Heskey recalls Rivaldo saying he'd pick him for Brazil's 2002 World Cup winners - Mirror OnlineEmile Heskey recalls Rivaldo saying he'd pick him for Brazil's 2002 World Cup winners  Mirror Online

Brazil prosecutors demand government plan for oil spill - CityNews CalgaryBrazil prosecutors demand government plan for oil spill  CityNews Calgary

A Bite of Brazil: Brazilian cheese bread brings back memories of growing up in South America - The GazetteA Bite of Brazil: Brazilian cheese bread brings back memories of growing up in South America  The Gazette

Despite Copa Win, Brazil’s Tite Remains Under Pressure | Tim Vickery - World SoccerDespite Copa Win, Brazil’s Tite Remains Under Pressure | Tim Vickery  World Soccer

Brazil's weaker real hasn't hit inflation - cenbank governor - ReutersBrazil's weaker real hasn't hit inflation - cenbank governor  Reuters

Brazil's Strategic Expansion in the Indo-Pacific - The DiplomatBrazil's Strategic Expansion in the Indo-Pacific  The Diplomat

Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil, says Jair Bolsonaro - BBC NewsAmazon rainforest belongs to Brazil, says Jair Bolsonaro  BBC News

Brazilian indigenous leaders denounce Bolsonaro before UN speech - The GuardianBrazilian indigenous leaders denounce Bolsonaro before UN speech  The Guardian

Brazil pulls the plug on McLaren/Petrobras partnership - F1i.comBrazil pulls the plug on McLaren/Petrobras partnership  F1i.com

Rock in Rio: Brazil's totemic event that brings the entire country together - The IndependentRock in Rio: Brazil's totemic event that brings the entire country together  The Independent

Brazil: Rio favela residents rally after 8-year-old shot dead - Al Jazeera EnglishBrazil: Rio favela residents rally after 8-year-old shot dead  Al Jazeera English

Brazil's Government Releases All Suspended Federal University Budget Funds - The Rio TimesBrazil's Government Releases All Suspended Federal University Budget Funds  The Rio Times

Former Liverpool star Emile Heskey recalls Rivaldo claiming he could have played in Brazil’s World Cup w - talkSPORT.comFormer Liverpool star Emile Heskey recalls Rivaldo claiming he could have played in Brazil’s World Cup w  talkSPORT.com

Ghislaine Maxwell hiding out in Brazil with Jeffrey Epstein's modeling 'scout': report - New York PostGhislaine Maxwell hiding out in Brazil with Jeffrey Epstein's modeling 'scout': report  New York Post

Brazil's Embraer to furlough 15,000 workers ahead of Boeing deal - ReutersBrazil's Embraer to furlough 15,000 workers ahead of Boeing deal  Reuters

Imcopa says Brazil court sets plants auction for Dec. 4 - ReutersImcopa says Brazil court sets plants auction for Dec. 4  Reuters

Brazil farmers erase soy planting delay, on a par with average - ReutersBrazil farmers erase soy planting delay, on a par with average  Reuters

Amazon fires threaten Brazil's agribusiness - Science MagazineAmazon fires threaten Brazil's agribusiness  Science Magazine

Gujarat: No Brazilian semen for Gir cows - Times of IndiaGujarat: No Brazilian semen for Gir cows  Times of India

Neymar wins 100th Brazil cap in draw with Senegal - BBC NewsNeymar wins 100th Brazil cap in draw with Senegal  BBC News

Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them - The New York TimesWhy Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them  The New York Times

History of free African strongholds fires Brazilian resistance to Bolsonaro - The GuardianHistory of free African strongholds fires Brazilian resistance to Bolsonaro  The Guardian

Brazilian Finalist for 2017 "Global Teacher Prize" Is Banned From Teaching - The Rio TimesBrazilian Finalist for 2017 "Global Teacher Prize" Is Banned From Teaching  The Rio Times

Brazil’s Market Revolution - The Wall Street JournalBrazil’s Market Revolution  The Wall Street Journal

The Amazon burns. But another part of Brazil is being destroyed faster - CNNThe Amazon burns. But another part of Brazil is being destroyed faster  CNN

Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges - BBC NewsBrazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges  BBC News

Analysis | Why the Future of Brazil's Economy Rides on Pensions - Washington PostAnalysis | Why the Future of Brazil's Economy Rides on Pensions  Washington Post

Hedge Fund Defies Brazil Growth Naysayers With Bold 2020 Call - BloombergHedge Fund Defies Brazil Growth Naysayers With Bold 2020 Call  Bloomberg

New tropical disease detected in Brazil defies treatment - SciDev.NetNew tropical disease detected in Brazil defies treatment  SciDev.Net

Brazil's Bolsonaro Issues Decree Expanding Farm Credit - VOA NewsBrazil's Bolsonaro Issues Decree Expanding Farm Credit  VOA News

Brazilian Food in America Is About to Get More Exciting - EaterBrazilian Food in America Is About to Get More Exciting  Eater

Exclusive: 'I want my innocence,' Brazil's Lula tells FRANCE 24 - The Interview - FRANCE 24Exclusive: 'I want my innocence,' Brazil's Lula tells FRANCE 24 - The Interview  FRANCE 24

Brazil government may free up additional funds depending on oil auctions: treasury - ReutersBrazil government may free up additional funds depending on oil auctions: treasury  Reuters

UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’ - BBC NewsUK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’  BBC News

The Unwanted 'Gay No. 24 Shirt' and Brazil's Homophobia Problem in Football - Bleacher ReportThe Unwanted 'Gay No. 24 Shirt' and Brazil's Homophobia Problem in Football  Bleacher Report

Brazil zoo asks public to name newest baby gorilla - RapplerBrazil zoo asks public to name newest baby gorilla  Rappler

Brazil awards contracts for 2.98 gigawatts of new power projects - ReutersBrazil awards contracts for 2.98 gigawatts of new power projects  Reuters

Deliberate drowning of Brazil's rainforest is worsening climate change - New ScientistDeliberate drowning of Brazil's rainforest is worsening climate change  New Scientist

Ranking every Brazil No.9 since Ronaldo: Adriano, Jesus, Richarlison - PlanetFootballRanking every Brazil No.9 since Ronaldo: Adriano, Jesus, Richarlison  PlanetFootball

The ‘Forest Guardians’ of Brazil’s Amazon - The AtlanticThe ‘Forest Guardians’ of Brazil’s Amazon  The Atlantic

Brazil's Neymar Replaced by Philippe Coutinho vs. Nigeria with Apparent Injury - Bleacher ReportBrazil's Neymar Replaced by Philippe Coutinho vs. Nigeria with Apparent Injury  Bleacher Report