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Brazil: Country in South America
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. It covers an area of 8,515,767 square kilometres (3,287,956 sq mi), with a population of over 211 million. Brazil is the world's fifth-largest and sixth-most populous country, composed of 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas. Brazil is one of the world's most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world. It is also the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country, and its capital is Brasília, while the largest city is São Paulo.

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Brazil's fight against Covid-19 hampered by flooding and favela growth [Video]

Brazil's fight against Covid-19 hampered by flooding and favela growth

In its struggle with the pandemic Brazil is battling on several fronts as flooding hampers vaccination efforts in remote areas and poverty deepens in cities.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:50Published
Florida Keys releasing lab-engineered mosquitos [Video]

Florida Keys releasing lab-engineered mosquitos

Mosquito-control authorities and a biotech firm are testing genetically engineered mosquitos in the Florida Keys to combat the spread of illnesses such as dengue and yellow fever. This report produced..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:24Published
Anti-Bolsonaro protests: Pressure mounts on Brazil's president [Video]

Anti-Bolsonaro protests: Pressure mounts on Brazil's president

Protesters burnt effigies of President Jair Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, whom they blame for the desperate situation they say they are facing today.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
‚ÄėCarnage‚Äô: 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro‚Äôs deadliest police raid [Video]

‚ÄėCarnage‚Äô: 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro‚Äôs deadliest police raid

Brazil‚Äôs police said crackdown on drug trafficking was justified but residents say there were clear signs of ‚Äėexecution-style killings‚Äô during operation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published
Former health minister reveals what working with Bolsonaro was like [Video]

Former health minister reveals what working with Bolsonaro was like

CNN’s Becky Anderson speaks to Brazil’s former Health Minister Luiz Mandetta about the difficulty of working with President Jair Bolsonaro during the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:18Published
Brazil COVID-19 inquiry focuses on chloroquine [Video]

Brazil COVID-19 inquiry focuses on chloroquine

Brazil's former health minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing government knew full well that the treatment they were advocating for COVID-19..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:11Published
'We are doing lot for India': President Joe Biden [Video]

'We are doing lot for India': President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden during a press briefing, while speaking on the devastating second wave of COVID-19 in India, said that the US is doing a lot for India. "We're helping Brazil and India,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:00Published
Families mourn as Brazil hits 400,000 COVID deaths [Video]

Families mourn as Brazil hits 400,000 COVID deaths

Brazilians struggle with pain of losing loved ones to coronavirus as country reaches sombre milestone.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
NGO stages burial to protest Brazil's COVID deaths [Video]

NGO stages burial to protest Brazil's COVID deaths

Activists from the Rio de Paz (Rio for Peace) non-governmental organization marked the milestone of 400,000 confirmed deaths in Brazil by acting out a symbolic burial on Copacabana beach on Friday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Brazil Senate opens Bolsonaro Covid-19 probe [Video]

Brazil Senate opens Bolsonaro Covid-19 probe

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Brazilian Senate opens inquiry into Bolsonaro’s COVID handling [Video]

Brazilian Senate opens inquiry into Bolsonaro’s COVID handling

Investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro comes as Brazil is set to surpass 400,000 coronavirus deaths this week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Maya Gabeira's journey from injuring her spine to breaking surfing world records [Video]

Maya Gabeira's journey from injuring her spine to breaking surfing world records

Surfer Maya Gabeira is no stranger to riding the world’s biggest waves. The 34-year-old from Brazil has set two world records in the sport, including riding a 73.5 foot wave.

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Cape Verde: Children with disabilities linked to Zika virus still suffering [Video]

Cape Verde: Children with disabilities linked to Zika virus still suffering

In 2015, the virus swept through Brazil and the Americas reaching the islands of Cape Verde, causing severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published
Waste on the Brazilian coastline is being turned into flip flops [Video]

Waste on the Brazilian coastline is being turned into flip flops

Flip flops make up a large part of marine pollution. So one company is making them out of plastic waste in the ocean.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:53Published
World leaders, activists & pope make Earth Day appeals [Video]

World leaders, activists & pope make Earth Day appeals

The United States and other countries hiked their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a summit on Thursday, as climate activists and Pope Francis urged political leaders to act with..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:03Published
Brazil says it's ready to end deforestation in Amazon. But there's a price tag [Video]

Brazil says it's ready to end deforestation in Amazon. But there's a price tag

As the Biden climate summit gets underway, there is growing focus on Brazil ‚Äď a notorious offender of deforestation since Bolsonaro was elected. Now the Brazilian government says it‚Äôs re-committed..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:50Published
Sao Paulo police raid bar where more than 100 people gathered [Video]

Sao Paulo police raid bar where more than 100 people gathered

Sao Paulo police raid and close a bar where more than 100 people were gathered during an operation against illegal parties as Brazil's economic capital prohibits the opening of bars and restaurants in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Greta Thunberg: Vaccine nationalism is ‚Äúcompletely unethical‚ÄĚ [Video]

Greta Thunberg: Vaccine nationalism is ‚Äúcompletely unethical‚ÄĚ

Greta Thunberg has criticised rich nations, like the UK and US, for vaccinating young and healthy people in their own countries, at expense of vulnerable in poor nations. Speaking at a World Health..

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Brazil asks women to ‚Äėpossibly‚Äô delay pregnancy over COVID fears [Video]

Brazil asks women to ‚Äėpossibly‚Äô delay pregnancy over COVID fears

Covid-19 deaths pass 3 million globally, and a study in Brazil warns the virus is killing more babies and children

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published
Worldwide coronavirus death toll ‚Äėpasses three million mark‚Äô [Video]

Worldwide coronavirus death toll ‚Äėpasses three million mark‚Äô

The global death toll from coronavirus has topped three million, amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published
Covid-19 cases surge in Brazil [Video]

Covid-19 cases surge in Brazil

Brazil saw its deadliest day this month since the start of the pandemic, with 4,195 people killed in just 24 hours. CNN’s Stefano Pozzebon reports from Bogota, Colombia on the latest news about the..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 13:43Published

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MOTDx: Timbsy plays five-a-side against Neymar

MOTDx's Michael Timbs travels to Salzburg in Austria to take on one of the world's best footballers, Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, in a game of five-a-side.
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As criticism mounts, US assures help to Covid-hit India

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Covid-19: Of 15,000 virus sequences, 11% comprise of UK, SA and Brazil variants; UK strain dominant in India

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India back to world No. 2 in total Covid-19 cases

India was back in the second spot in the world in total Covid cases, when it overtook Brazil’s tally on Sunday. After logging nearly 1.7 lakh on the day, India’s caseload rose to 1,35,25,153, going..
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Covid-19: India approves Russian vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use

India on Monday granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Russia's anti-covid vaccine Sputnik V, as the country fights the second wave of coronavirus. The EUA approval comes on the day India..
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A day after daily cases crossed the 1-lakh mark, India on Tuesday added another 96,982 cases to its surging Covid-19 tally. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections in the country remained above..
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PM Narendra Modi chairs high-level meet to review Covid situation as cases surge

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At 93,000, cases moving towards all-time peak

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Brazil's famous Maracana stadium to be renamed after Pele - but some fans aren't happy

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Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium is to be named in honour of the country's legendary footballer Pele.
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