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Brazil: Largest country in South America
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

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Brazil police crack down on gold smuggling on Venezuela border

Brazilian police launched an operation on Friday to break up a smuggling ring that it said had exported 1.2 tonnes of illegal gold bought since 2017 from wildcat miners in the frontier region between..
Reuters - Published

Brazil, Trump head to-do list for Argentina's incoming foreign minister

Argentina's incoming foreign minister will face a sizeable to-do list: navigating shifting political sands in Latin America, cementing ties with U.S. President Donald Trump, and easing a testy..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Brazil

'Birds of Prey' Footage Unveiled at Comic Con in Brazil | THR News [Video]'Birds of Prey' Footage Unveiled at Comic Con in Brazil | THR News

Margot Robbie and the cast of the DC film appeared at Comic Con Experience to share a new trailer and the opening scene.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:22Published


Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina [Video]Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising officials in the two South American countries who sought..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Leonardo DiCaprio fires back at Brazilian president's accusations over Amazon rainforest fires [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio fires back at Brazilian president's accusations over Amazon rainforest fires

Leonardo DiCaprio has hit back after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro slammed him for donating to officials at non-profit organisations accused of igniting the Amazon rainforest fires.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes [Video]Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes

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Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:11Published

Trending: Billy Dee Williams shares that he sees himself as masculine and feminine, Leorardo DiCaprio responds to Brazil preside [Video]Trending: Billy Dee Williams shares that he sees himself as masculine and feminine, Leorardo DiCaprio responds to Brazil preside

In case you missed it, here's what's trending right now....

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Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed, without evidence, that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is financing the fires that are ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro took aim at the environmentally..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brazil's President Goes After Leonardo DiCaprio [Video]Brazil's President Goes After Leonardo DiCaprio

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went after Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday. Without evidence, he claimed DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest. This Leonardo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Global temperature rises could bring 'destructive' effects, UN warns [Video]Global temperature rises could bring 'destructive' effects, UN warns

Countries need to cut their greenhouse gas emissions much faster than agreed under the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN has warned, or risk "wide-ranging and destructive climate impacts." David Doyle..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published

Kiteboarders hit the heights in freestyle world championship [Video]Kiteboarders hit the heights in freestyle world championship

Colombia's Valentin Rodriguez and Brazil's Mikaili Sol win the freestyle kiteboard world titles.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:56Published

Brazil’s Deforestation Increases 30 Percent From 2018 [Video]Brazil’s Deforestation Increases 30 Percent From 2018

Development, most of it illegal, destroyed more than 9700 square kilometers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. A government estimate shows that the destruction has increased 30 percent from the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brazil home made with of over 6,000 bottles [Video]Brazil home made with of over 6,000 bottles

It takes a lot of bottle to build a house like this. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

French surfer conquers massive wave in Portugal [Video]French surfer conquers massive wave in Portugal

Point-of-view video captures big wave surfer Justine Dupont riding 'the greatest wave of her life' in Nazare, Portugal

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:01Published

New report shows spike in illegal logging, fires in Brazil's rainforest [Video]New report shows spike in illegal logging, fires in Brazil's rainforest

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:34Published

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv [Video]Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv that will pit Lionel Messi against his Barcelona team mate Luis Suarez.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:38Published

Donchet takes third world ball juggling title [Video]Donchet takes third world ball juggling title

France's Melody Donchet wins her third Red Bull Street Style title as Brazilian Ricardinho takes the men's championship.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban [Video]Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban

Brazil and Argentina's coaches speak of the impact Lionel Messi has as the Barcelona man returns from his international ban.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May [Video]Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Moscow next year, he currently had no plans to meet Trump. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities [Video]Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Emerging economy leaders meet at 11th BRICS summit in Brazil [Video]Emerging economy leaders meet at 11th BRICS summit in Brazil

Focus is on stimulating economies while ties with China; crises in Venezuela and Bolivia dominate talks

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia [Video]Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took over the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, leading to a standoff with backers of leftist President Nicolas Maduro, that could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Salazar appeals to CAS against his four-year ban [Video]Salazar appeals to CAS against his four-year ban

Alberto Salazar appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his four-year ban for doping violations.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:46Published

'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters [Video]'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters

Supporters cheer former Brazilian president, who vows to take on conservative leader Bolsonaro at next elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison [Video]Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison

Release comes after Supreme Court ruling ended mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Brazil's ex-president freed from prison [Video]Brazil's ex-president freed from prison

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva emerged from prison on Friday and met a crowd of cheering supporters, after a federal judge ordered his release following a landmark Supreme Court..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

England women's team focused on their performance in record breaking match against Germany [Video]England women's team focused on their performance in record breaking match against Germany

Neville says England women's team focussed on Germany not crowd

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:45Published

 

Brazil could lose its U.N. vote due to debt

Brazil is in danger of losing its vote at the cash-strapped United Nations if it does not pay some of the $400 million it owes by the end of the year, U.N. and Brazilian officials said. 
Reuters - Published

Brazil court decision may ease creation of Bolsanaro's new party

The majority of judges on Brazil's electoral court voted late on Tuesday in favor of allowing digital signature collection to register new parties.
Reuters - Published

Spam calls: India drops to fifth spot

​​​The improvement was due to a relative increase in spam faced by other markets and not by reducing instances of its own spam, Truecaller data showed. Brazil remained the most spammed country..
IndiaTimes - Published

Son of Brazil's Bolsonaro suspended from PSL party

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's lawmaker son Eduardo, once considered for the post of ambassador to the United States, was suspended by his party on Tuesday and could lose the chair of the lower..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's climate negotiators in dark on Bolsonaro's aims: sources

Brazil's negotiators already face a tough job at United Nations climate talks, given anger at President Jair Bolsonaro's stance on the Amazon, but it has become doubly difficult as they are in the dark..
Reuters - Published

Nine trampled to death at party in Brazil

Nine people were trampled to death early on Sunday after two suspects being chased by Brazilian police entered a party with roughly 5,000 people, according to a police statement.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil frees volunteer firefighters accused of setting Amazon blazes

A Brazilian judge on Thursday ruled to free four volunteer firefighters jailed this week on accusations they had set fires in the Amazon rainforest to drum up donations, according to court documents.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's top court eases access to confidential information in criminal probes

Brazil's police and prosecutors can access confidential tax and financial information without a court order, the country's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, clearing the way for authorities to reopen an..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian cosmetics company backs NGO after firefighters arrested

Brazilian cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos SA said on Wednesday that it was concerned about a state police raid against a nongovernment organization (NGO) that it has partnered with on sustainably..
Reuters - Published

Brazil arrests volunteer firefighters in Amazon blazes, but critics cry foul

Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested four volunteer firefighters accused of intentionally setting fires in the Amazon rainforest, but civic leaders said the arrests amounted to government harassment of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's economic minister causes uproar mentioning dictatorship decree

Two of Brazil's former presidents, a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the country's economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if..
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Brazil's Guedes causes anger by reference to dictatorship decree

Brazil's economy minister caused anger at home by warning on a trip to Washington that a call by the left for anti-government street protests could provoke a strong reaction and making reference to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil nominates diplomat Forster as ambassador to the United States

Brazil's government on Tuesday sent to the Senate the nomination of career-diplomat Nestor Forster to be ambassador to the United States, ending a saga in which President Jair Bolsonaro tried to..
Reuters - Published

Paraguay ex-President Cartes says open to local probe after Brazil arrest warrant

Paraguayan former president Horacio Cartes said on Monday he was open to the country's prosecutors' officer investigating him after a Brazilian judge issued a warrant for his arrest last week as part..
Reuters - Published

Interpol seeks eight fugitives on day to end violence against women

International police agency Interpol issued a public appeal on Monday to track down eight men wanted around the world from Russia to Brazil for murder and other crimes against women.
Reuters - Published

Brazil president's son faces fresh corruption probe: state prosecutors

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under a new investigation by Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors for allegedly hiring fake employees during his time as a state lawmaker, the state..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says Brazil is prepared in case of protests, but not worried

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday his government is alert and prepared for any possible social unrest after weeks of protests that have sent shockwaves across the region in recent..
Reuters - Published

Amazon tribe demands Bolsonaro stop mining on reservations, hydro dams

Munduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to protect police and soldiers who kill

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro launches his own party in political gambit

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro launched a new political party on Thursday, the Alliance for Brazil (APB), under the banner of fighting graft and advancing Christian values, in a move that..
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Brazil government leader in Senate says administrative reform may be delayed to next year

Brazil's government leader in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra, said on Tuesday that 'administrative reform', a plank of the Economy Ministry's far-reaching legislative agenda, may be pushed back to next..
Reuters - Published

Victory for Brazil tribe as hotel group cancels plans for luxury resort

A Brazilian tribe that has been fighting for 15 years to preserve land they use to gather food won a victory on Monday when public pressure made Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale cancel plans to build a..
Reuters - Published

After BRICS summit, PM Modi leaves for home

After his two-day visit to the Brazilian capital to attend the 11th BRICS summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for home.
IndiaTimes - Published

BRICS leaders avoid discussion of Venezuela divisions

Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a two-day summit in Brazil's capital, according to diplomats, putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors push soy, cattle moratorium to protect natives

In a part of Brazil plagued by land conflicts and violence against indigenous tribes, prosecutors say they are pushing major grains traders and meatpackers to stop buying from farmers and ranchers..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accepts Modi's invite to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020

According to an official statement, Brazilian President Bolsonaro accepted PM Modi's invitation with pleasure. The statement further added leaders of both the nations agreed that this will further..
DNA - Published

Brazilian President Bolsonaro to be chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations next year

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations next year.
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi meets Chinese Prez Xi in Brazil; discusses bilateral and multilateral issues


IndiaTimes - Published

Venezuelan opposition group ends occupation of embassy in Brazil

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi meets Russian Prez Putin, gets invitation for annual Victory Day celebrations

Modi, who is in Brazil for the 11th Brics Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India's ties with the world's five major economies, met Putin..
IndiaTimes - Published

China to announce billion-dollar investment in Brazilian port of Sao Luis: sources

China will make a billion-dollar investment in the Brazilian port of Sao Luis via China Communications Construction Company , two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil and China hail strong ties, sources cite port deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi meets Brazilian President Bolsonaro, holds bilateral talks

Modi, who is in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India's ties with the world's five major economies, met..
IndiaTimes - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro vows order after Guaido backers enter Venezuelan embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government was working to avoid violence after supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gained access to the country's embassy in Brasilia on..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relations

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday remarked on what they called strong and growing bilateral relations between their countries in a brief public ceremony..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says Bolsonaro unaware of planned 'invasion' of Venezuela embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not aware of plans by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for an "invasion" of the country's embassy in Brasilia, security advisors to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil greets Jeanine Anez as interim president of Bolivia

Brazil's government said on Wednesday it had congratulated Senator Jeanine Anez for "constitutionally" taking over the presidency of neighbouring Bolivia.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi arrives for Brics summit in Brazil

Brics is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The PM is scheduled to hold separate bilateral meetings with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Brics: All you need to know about the 11th summit in Brazil


IndiaTimes - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, found new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

Brazil rejects that events in Bolivia represent a coup - statement

Brazil's government rejects that recent events in Bolivia represent a coup and sees Evo Morales' resignation as opening a path to preserve "democratic order", the foreign ministry said in a statement..
Reuters - Published

BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro absent as Congress ratifies pension reform

Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi leaves for Brazil, to attend 11th BRICS Summit on November 13-14

This will be the sixth time that Modi will be participating at the BRICS summit. His first BRICS summit was at Fortaleza in Brazil in 2014.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Modi cabinet recommends President's rule in Maharashtra: Sources

PM Modi will be in Brazil on November 13 and 14 to attend the 11th BRICS Summit whose theme is "economic growth for an innovative future".
DNA - Published

Brazil reform process can withstand Lula release, regional tensions: Treasury Secretary

The recent release from prison of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and upsurge in political instability across Latin America will not hinder Brazil's economic reform process, a..
Reuters - Published

Back to jail, or run for president: the legal maze facing Brazil's Lula

In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week, Brazil's Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily..
Reuters - Published

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