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Brazil: Federal republic 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's Bolsonaro backs Trump wall, derides immigrants ahead of meeting

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro endorsed U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration agenda on the eve of their first meeting at the White House, saying he supports a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian physicist wins $1.4 million Templeton Prize

Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser has been awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize, worth $1.4 million, for his work blending science and spirituality.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Brazil

South And North Korea Seek To Host Women's World Cup [Video]South And North Korea Seek To Host Women's World Cup

According to CNN, enthusiasm, and interest is beginning to stir surrounding the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. South Korea and North Korea have expressed a common interest in jointly bidding to host the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Set To Meet Outspoken Brazilian President [Video]Trump Set To Meet Outspoken Brazilian President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will sit for formal bilateral talks with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The meeting will illustrate what White House officials hope is a budding partnership..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Bolsonaro in Washington: Brazil's leader on first trip abroad [Video]Bolsonaro in Washington: Brazil's leader on first trip abroad

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will meet Donald Trump on Tuesday on his first foreign trip since taking office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Bolsonaro says 'fake news' plagued his campaign [Video]Bolsonaro says 'fake news' plagued his campaign

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in remarks in Washington on Monday, a day ahead of his visit with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, thanked "God" for his election, and said he was the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue [Video]Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

The Cape Epic African mountain bike race kicks off in South Africa as Langvad and Van Der Breggen take lead in women's race with Schurter and Forster leading the men.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Brazil School Shooting Sparks Gun Debate [Video]Brazil School Shooting Sparks Gun Debate

Huffpost.com One of the deadliest shootings in Brazil’s history sparked a fresh debate over gun rights this week, deepening political fault lines that the U.S. firearms lobby helped form. Just hours..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Fusing London's pop electronic music with an African aftertaste [Video]Fusing London's pop electronic music with an African aftertaste

Ibibio Sound Machine is known for its fusion of African and electronic music, singing in both English and the Nigerian language, Ibibio. The group recently performed in London, as Soraya Ali reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Students among 10 killed in school shooting near Sao Paulo [Video]Students among 10 killed in school shooting near Sao Paulo

Six children, two staff dead after two young men opened fire at Raul Brasil elementary school in Brazil.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Teenagers killed in Sao Paolo school shooting [Video]Teenagers killed in Sao Paolo school shooting

Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Gunmen Kill Eight, Including Five Children, In Brazilian City [Video]Gunmen Kill Eight, Including Five Children, In Brazilian City

According to Reuters, two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who were on their snack breaks. Before entering the Raul Brasil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brazil school shooting: Eight dead, including six children [Video]Brazil school shooting: Eight dead, including six children

At least eight people, including children, were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Brazil.

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At Least 10 Dead After School Shooting in Brazil [Video]At Least 10 Dead After School Shooting in Brazil

Authorities said two gunmen opened fire inside the school, which is in a suburb of Sao Paulo.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:31Published

Eight dead in Brazil school shooting [Video]Eight dead in Brazil school shooting

At least eight people were killed at a Brazilian elementary school where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to Sao Paulo police. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Two Former Police Officers Have Been Arrested for Brazilian Activist Marielle Franco's Murder [Video]Two Former Police Officers Have Been Arrested for Brazilian Activist Marielle Franco's Murder

Two former police officers were arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco, almost a year after her death.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:03Published

Thousands Take To The Streets In Brazil For International Women's Day [Video]Thousands Take To The Streets In Brazil For International Women's Day

Reuters reports thousands of people took to the streets in Brazilian cities on Friday to protest a lack of gender equality and violence against women. Protestors also criticized Brazil’s far-right..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Venezuela shuts schools, businesses during blackout [Video]Venezuela shuts schools, businesses during blackout

Venezuela shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity for a second day due to a problem that struck the South American..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Amazon 'genocide': Brazil tribe waits for compensation [Video]Amazon 'genocide': Brazil tribe waits for compensation

Military commanders deny attacking the tribe decades ago to make way for a new road.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Jailed Facebook Executive [Video]Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Jailed Facebook Executive

According to Business Insider, "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a 3,200-word blog on Wednesday spelling out how Facebook is going to lean into end-to-end encryption. Zuckerberg made a point about..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Brazil's Carnival in full swing [Video]Brazil's Carnival in full swing

Rio de Janeiro is packed with its iconic samba music, dancers and revelry as Carnival kicked off over the weekend and will culminate on Ash Wednesday March 6th, which also marks the beginning of 40..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

A defiant Guaido returns home to Venezuela [Video]A defiant Guaido returns home to Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido arrived at Caracas’ airport on Monday after flouting a court-imposed travel ban by touring Latin American countries to boost support for his campaign to oust..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Mobbed By Supporters At Airport In Venezuela [Video]Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Mobbed By Supporters At Airport In Venezuela

(CNN)Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó returned to the country on Monday, risking arrest for violating a travel ban in his bid to oust the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Brazil Mining Company Changing Leadership After Dam Collapse [Video]Brazil Mining Company Changing Leadership After Dam Collapse

Several of Vale's senior executives temporarily resigned at the recommendation of state and federal prosecutors.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Emboldened By Bolsonaro, Armed Invaders Encroach On Brazil's Tribal Lands [Video]Emboldened By Bolsonaro, Armed Invaders Encroach On Brazil's Tribal Lands

According to Reuters, ten days after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon. Inspired by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Brazilian Mining Company Will Be Investigated for Corruption [Video]Brazilian Mining Company Will Be Investigated for Corruption

A dam at a Vale S.A. iron mine collapsed in January, leaving at least 182 dead and over 100 missing.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

 

Bolsonaro touts 'changed', U.S.-friendly Brazil to Washington

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on his first official visit to Washington, declared himself an unabashed admirer of the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil waives visas for visitors from U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro stops at CIA on first Washington visit

By Lisandra Paraguassu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the CIA on Monday as he sought support from the Trump administration for his security agenda and courted the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil's President Bolsonaro visits CIA during Washington trip

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters on Monday, an unusual move for a foreign head of state that was not on the public agenda for his first official..
Reuters - Published

Former police officers to face trial in murder of Rio councilwoman

Two former police officers were indicted on Friday on charges of killing Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, and will face trial in a crime that shocked Brazilians and human..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Supreme Court decision seen as 'blow' to Car Wash probe

By Brad Brooks SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts, a move that some..
Firstpost - Published

U.S. to upgrade military ties with Brazil during visit next week - sources

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States will strengthen military ties with Brazil to a level usually reserved for NATO allies during President Jair Bolsonaro's..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. to designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally: sources

The United States will designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington next week, boosting growing cooperation between the Americas' two largest militaries,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil city burying eight victims of school attack

Stunned family members on Thursday prepared to bury the eight victims of a school shooting in Brazil, along with the two attackers who carried out the violence, and grappled to understand why the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil, Mexico ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after fatal crash

Latin America's two largest nations Brazil and Mexico on Wednesday suspended Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft from flying, mirroring actions by European, Chinese and U.S. authorities after the crash of an..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to visit Israel with embassy move still undecided

Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Israel at the end of the month but he may not be able to deliver on a promise to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem, a move opposed by military..
Reuters - Published

Inspired by Columbine, Brazil pair kill eight and themselves in school shooting

Two former students opened fire at a Brazilian school on Wednesday and killed at least five teenagers as well as two school officials before committing suicide in an attack that police said was..
Reuters - Published

Brazil gunmen kill 8 people and themselves in school shooting rampage

By Lais Martins and Leonardo Benassatto SUZANO, Brazil (Reuters) - Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot dead at least five teenagers as well as two school..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro, Trump to meet privately in Oval Office next week

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet privately with U.S. leader Donald Trump in the Oval Office during his visit to the White House next Tuesday, Brazil's presidential..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil court orders Vale employees, contractors arrested again

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court in the state of Minas Gerais on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Vale SA employees and contractors who an appeals court had let go after they were charged in the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Gunmen kill eight, including five children, in rampage in Brazilian city

By Lais Martins and Leonardo Benassatto SUZANO, Brazil (Reuters) - Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who were on their..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro sees pension reform passing in first half of 2019: media

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro believes Congress will approve his cornerstone pension reform bill in the first half of this year, local media reported him as saying to..
Firstpost - Published

Eight killed in Brazil after two men open fire at Suzano public school; both suspects dead

Two young men wearing hoods and carrying guns, knives and crossbows opened fire at a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing eight people before taking their own lives, authorities said.
Firstpost - Published

10 dead, including six kids, in 'unspeakably brutal' Brazil shooting; 17 hurt

Two armed men wearing face masks entered a Brazilian elementary school Wednesday and shot and killed at least six children who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before..
Reuters - Published

Nine dead, including five children, in Brazil shooting; 17 others also shot

At least nine people were killed at a Brazilian elementary school where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to Sao Paulo police.
Reuters - Published

Eight dead in Brazil school shooting, including five children: Globo TV

At least eight people were killed at a Brazil grade school, where two young people were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to the Globo TV network.
Reuters - Published

Brazil school shooting leaves at least eight children injured: report

At least eight children were shot on Wednesday at a school on the eastern outskirts of Sao Paulo, according to a report in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper.
Reuters - Published

Argentina and Brazil support Venezuelan opposition candidate at IADB

Argentina and Brazil support the candidate nominated by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to represent the country at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), officials in both governments..
Reuters - Published

Two ex-cops charged with killing activist Brazilian politician

By Rodrigo Viga and Gabriel Stargardter RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Two former police officers were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Two ex-policemen charged in connection with Brazil politician's murder

Two former police officers were arrested and charged on Tuesday in connection with the murders of a local councilwoman and her driver that sparked national protests last year over Brazil's endemic..
Reuters - Published

Brazil arrests two former policemen over Rio councilwoman's murder

Two former policemen were arrested in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro police and prosecutors said.
Reuters - Published

Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its..
Firstpost - Published

Eleven dead as Brazil's largest city flooded

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Intense floods in Latin America's business hub Sao Paulo killed at least 11 people, turned roads into rivers and tossed cars atop buildings and into trees, with authorities..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro rebuked for false accusation against reporter

Brazil's bar association and top investigative journalism group Abraji blasted far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday for his latest Twitter attack on the press.
Reuters - Published

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