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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 211 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 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; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

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There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO [Video]

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO

Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report..

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Frank Lampard hopeful Willian will sign contract extension at Chelsea [Video]

Frank Lampard hopeful Willian will sign contract extension at Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says he does not know where Willian's futurelies but is hopeful that the Brazil forward signs an extension with the club.

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COVID-19: India 5th highest in death count [Video]

COVID-19: India 5th highest in death count

India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count..

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Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world [Video]

Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

Mexico has the third-highest COVID-19 death toll globally after Brazil and the US.

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Brazil medics seek ICC probe of Bolsonaro gov't COVID-19 response [Video]

Brazil medics seek ICC probe of Bolsonaro gov't COVID-19 response

Unions in hard-hit nation accuse government of being 'criminally negligent in its management' of coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about "mold" in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation..

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Buy Brazil for post-COVID-19 portfolio -investor [Video]

Buy Brazil for post-COVID-19 portfolio -investor

The Brazilian and Russian economies have been hit hard by the pandemic and Hercules CEO James McDonald is finding stock market gems in the rubble as he builds a portfolio for the eventual end of..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets negative COVID-19 test [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets negative COVID-19 test

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection. Olivia Chan reports.

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he's recovered from coronavirus [Video]

Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he's recovered from coronavirus

Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he's recovered from coronavirus

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New COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Brazil [Video]

New COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Brazil

Oxford and a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine are being trialled in Brazil.

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Virus cases uptick in California, beauty salons go open-air [Video]

Virus cases uptick in California, beauty salons go open-air

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen to help..

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How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services [Video]

How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services

India is now third on the Johns Hopkins University tally of countries struggling with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, following the US and Brazil. Far from flattening the curve, CNN reports India's..

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Coronavirus: Performers create a drive-in circus in Brazil [Video]

Coronavirus: Performers create a drive-in circus in Brazil

Following measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19, Brazilian circus artists decided to go back to work in a different way.View on euronews

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COVID-19: India reports highest single day spike of 38,902 cases [Video]

COVID-19: India reports highest single day spike of 38,902 cases

The country reported the highest single day spike of 38,902 new infections in the last 24 hours. With the new cases, tally of COVID-19 cases reached 10,77,618 including 3,73,379 active cases. Death..

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Bolsonaro feeds the birds and rides his motorbike [Video]

Bolsonaro feeds the birds and rides his motorbike

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ventured out of his official residence on Friday to feed the birds as he recovers from coronavirus.

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WHO says COVID-19 cases in Brazil no longer rising exponentially [Video]

WHO says COVID-19 cases in Brazil no longer rising exponentially

Brazil's coronavirus infections have reached a plateau, creating an opportunity to get the outbreak there under control.

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Brazil hospitals overwhelmed as coronavirus cases cross 2 million [Video]

Brazil hospitals overwhelmed as coronavirus cases cross 2 million

Health authorities struggling to cope and treat COVID-19 patients as virus spreads to smaller cities in the country.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro backs Trump reelection [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro backs Trump reelection

Brazil right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (July 16) said he hopes Republican U.S. President Donald Trump will be reelected in November. Bolsonaro has often lauded Trump, calling him a..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests COVID positive... again [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests COVID positive... again

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told reporters on Wednesday he's again tested positive for new coronavirus. He was first diagnosed last week and also revealed he's been medicating with the unproven..

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Valentina Sampaio becomes first transgender 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit model [Video]

Valentina Sampaio becomes first transgender 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit model

The upcoming issue is out on July 21. The 23-year-old from Brazil has been named a 'Rookie' for this year's issue.

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Brazil halts Amazon fires amid investor pressure [Video]

Brazil halts Amazon fires amid investor pressure

Brazil's government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the..

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Brazil's coronavirus death toll now world's second highest [Video]

Brazil's coronavirus death toll now world's second highest

WHO says while the situation in Brazil remains of 'concern', its health system was standing up to the pressure.

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