Brazil

Country Brazil
Capital Brasília
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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Brazil's Allison tabbed to be first-choice at World Cup by goalkeeper ... - ESPN

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Brazil's Allison tabbed to be first-choice at World Cup by goalkeeper ...
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Brazil's goalkeeping coaches have no hesitation in anointing Alisson as the team's No. 1 for the World Cup.
Brazil's Allison tabbed to be first-choice at World Cup by coachesESPN FC

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Brazil Truck Drivers Strike Over Fuel Prices - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Brazil Truck Drivers Strike Over Fuel Prices
Wall Street Journal
The company says taxes represent as much as 45% of the price at the pump. Prices were raised last year as Brazil's budget shortfall reached a worrisome 7% of gross domestic product after two years of recession. Brazil's GDP grew only 1% last year and ...
UPDATE 2-Brazil truckers pledge more fuel protests despite tax proposalAgriculture.com
Truckers in Brazil block roads to protest diesel price hikesNew Zealand Herald
Brazil trucker group: Protests against diesel price to continueReuters
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Brazil Leader Scraps Bid, Supports Ex-Finance Minister - U.S. News & World Report

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Brazil Leader Scraps Bid, Supports Ex-Finance Minister
U.S. News & World Report
FILE - In this April 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives to deliver a speech at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Temer ended speculation on May 22 that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings by ...
Brazil leader won't seek re-electionSacramento Bee
Brazil's unpopular leader scraps re-election plan, backs MeirellesReuters

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World Cup's greatest moments: Brazil's greatest team, Pele, 1970 ... - Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

World Cup's greatest moments: Brazil's greatest team, Pele, 1970 ...
Daily Telegraph
BRAZIL holds a special place in World Cup history, as the most successful — and in many ways, most iconic — nation. No team has lifted the World Cup trophy ...
World Cup flashback: Brazil's greatest ever sideMackay Daily Mercury
Crowning glory for magnificent BrazilDeccan Herald

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Projected impact on childhood mortality of austerity versus social protections in Brazil - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)

Projected impact on childhood mortality of austerity versus social protections in Brazil
EurekAlert (press release)
Compared with fiscal austerity measures currently being implemented in Brazil, the maintenance of social protection could result in a reduction in childhood mortality by 8.6% in 2030, according to simulations published this week in PLOS Medicine by ...
Brazil's austerity measures could increase avoidable child deathsImperial College London

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How Brookfield snatched bargain assets amid Brazil panic - The Globe and Mail

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How Brookfield snatched bargain assets amid Brazil panic
The Globe and Mail
Rampant corruption scandals and a deep recession soured many foreign investors on Brazil in recent years, but one Canadian group saw opportunity. Brookfield Asset Management Inc and its subsidiaries have made nearly a dozen major acquisitions there ...
How Canada's Brookfield snatched bargain assets amid Brazil panicReuters

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US-Brazil open-skies deal enters into force - Flightglobal

US-Brazil open-skies deal enters into force
Flightglobal
A long-awaited open-skies agreement between the USA and Brazil has entered into force, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) confirms to FlightGlobal. The deal took effect after an exchange of diplomatic notes between the two governments on 21 ...



EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil currency boosted by rate view, Latam FX gains - Reuters

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil currency boosted by rate view, Latam FX gains
Reuters
(Updates prices) SAO PAULO, May 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's real jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday after central bank minutes reinforced investors' beliefs that the country's deepest monetary easing cycle in a decade was over, while other Latin ...



Neymar returns to training with Brazil - Xinhua

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Neymar returns to training with Brazil
Xinhua
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar trained freely on Tuesday as Brazil began their preparations for the World Cup in Russia. Neymar has not played since suffering a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot in late ...
Neymar back in training with Brazil ahead of World CupTampabay.com
Neymar put through rigorous fitness tests as Brazil striker aims for World Cup return while Philippe Coutinho ...The Sun
Champions - Brazil's World Cup squad packed full of league winnersGoal.com

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Prison without guards or weapons in Brazil - BBC News

BBC News

Prison without guards or weapons in Brazil
BBC News
On the first day in her new cell, Tatiane Correia de Lima did not recognise herself. "It was weird to see myself in a mirror again," says the 26-year-old mother-of-two who is serving a 12-year sentence in Brazil. "At first I didn't know who I was." The ...