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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Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades - BBC News

BBC News

Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades
BBC News
One of the biggest rubbish dumps in South America has closed in Brazil after almost 60 years. The Estructural dump in the country's capital, Brasilia, had processed more than 1,000 tonnes of rubbish every day. But its closure is likely to have an ...

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hold near all-time highs; Argentina stocks fall - Reuters

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hold near all-time highs; Argentina stocks fall
Reuters
(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the country's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted ...

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Brazil legend Pele's spokesman denies he was rushed to hospital after collapsing from 'severe exhaustion' - The Sun

The Sun

Brazil legend Pele's spokesman denies he was rushed to hospital after collapsing from 'severe exhaustion'
The Sun
PELE'S spokesman has denied claims the football great has been rushed to hospital in Brazil after collapsing at home. The legend reportedly underwent emergency tests after falling ill earlier this week. Pele has been rushed to hospital after falling ...
Pele resting at home as hospital reports are denied by spokespersonBBC Sport
Pele collapses: Brazil football legend hospitalised due to 'severe exhaustion'The Independent
Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustionSBS
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Brazil advances submarine construction - IHS Jane's 360

Brazil advances submarine construction
IHS Jane's 360
Brazil is preparing to integrate, finish, and test the first three unified hull sections for Riachuelo (S-40), Brazil's first of four planned diesel-electric attack submarines, at the Itaguaí shipyard. The hull sections were moved on 13 and 14 January ...



Brazil 'ungovernable' if court blocks Lula bid: Rousseff - Channel NewsAsia

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Brazil 'ungovernable' if court blocks Lula bid: Rousseff
Channel NewsAsia
BRASILIA: Former president Dilma Rousseff said on Friday (Jan 19) Brazil will be ungovernable if a court decision due next week blocks Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva from running in October polls, and upholds his corruption conviction. "Any government that ...
Brazilian Prosecutor Say He 'Sees No Reason' to Detain Lula as Former President Pledges to Clear His NameteleSUR English

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Lenovo Brazil operations back in black - ZDNet

ZDNet

Lenovo Brazil operations back in black
ZDNet
Last week, Lenovo-owned smartphone maker Motorola appointed Brazilian executive Sergio Buniac to lead its European operations in what could be an attempt from Lenovo to replicate in Europe the positive results in mobile phone sales seen in Brazil ...



Orlando airport gets direct flights to Brazil - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando airport gets direct flights to Brazil
Orlando Sentinel
Brazil ranked No. 1 among overseas visitors, edging out the United Kingdom, and is second only to Canada among all foreign countries, according to Visit Orlando in 2015. The announcement comes during a record-breaking year at Orlando International ...



Local journalist killed in rural Brazil after receiving threats - CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Local journalist killed in rural Brazil after receiving threats
CPJ Press Freedom Online
Sao Paulo, January 19, 2018--Authorities in the Brazilian state of Goiás must undertake a thorough investigation into the murder of local radio show host Jefferson Pureza Lopes, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect ...
Two journalists killed in Brazil in the span of two daysKnight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)

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Mexico, Brazil Strong on Day One at UANA Swimming Cup - Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine

Mexico, Brazil Strong on Day One at UANA Swimming Cup
Swimming World Magazine
Mexico and Brazil posted the strongest team performances on the first day of the UANA Swimming Cup, with Mexico taking home nine wins and Brazil earning seven top honors. Read below for event-by-event coverage of each event contested Friday in Coral ...



Brazil Gurung driven to kill because of drug abuse, says a friend - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Brazil Gurung driven to kill because of drug abuse, says a friend
NEWS.com.au
Mercedez Briones, 23, was manager of Sydney restaurant Fogo Brazil where the Nepalese chef and backpacker Ms Blake, 22, met while she worked as a waitress and he a chef. She said Mr Gurung was drowning in debt and using drugs heavily before the bodies ...

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