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Federal republic in South America

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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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A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in..
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Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is ready to leave hospital on Monday and continue his recovery at home after an operation to treat complications from a stab..
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PARIS – Neymar scored a spectacular last-gasp goal for Paris St Germain that was greeted with more cheers than boos in a 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Racing Strasbourg..
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A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace..
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Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States' offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation..
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Brazil's foreign minister also hit back at criticism over Brazil's handling of the Amazon fires.
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The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son..
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At least nine people are dead after smoke filled the building, sparking panicked exits during the night.
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Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, will meet a rightwing US advocacy group that denies climate change, just four days before the United Nations..
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At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.
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At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, local media reported.
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Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of..
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Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil's President Bolsonaro and his policies.
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currently in the hospital following a hernia operation, will remain under medical supervision in the hospital for four..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice..
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital recovering from a hernia operation, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio..
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital following surgery this week, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego..
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Lionel Messi told a Spanish newspaper he wanted Neymar to return to Barcelona this summer, calling the Brazilian "one of the best players in the world". The most..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Carlos is under investigation by the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor's office, it said on Wednesday, making him the..
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Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate..
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A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no longer..
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Marcos Troyjo, Brazil’s deputy economy...
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Like father, like son? A son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has caused a stir by questioning democracy in Latin America's biggest country, which emerged..
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Sao Paulo police say they are indicting Brazilian model Najila Trindade (right) and her former partner over her rape allegation against soccer star Neymar..
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Brazilian police accuse Najila Trindade and her former husband of perverting the course of justice.
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has said that forest fires in the Amazon could be having an impact on global climate change as they release carbon dioxide into..
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Brazilian authorities arrested a former energy minister's son on Tuesday for allegedly receiving 50 million reais in bribes ($12 million) together with his..
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Over the weekend, seven countries gathered in Colombia and signed the "Leticia Pact" to save the Amazon rainforest. But Brazil's president was a no-show and the..
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USA players Khris Middleton and Joe Harris talk about the Americans clinching an Olympic berth and Brazil forward Anderson Varejao discusses his team's loss to..
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a video from his hospital bed that he is ready to go back to work after having a hernia operation and his..
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In late 2018, following anti-Cuban comments by far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Cuba withdrew its 8,517 doctors working in Brazil under the "More..
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a video from his hospital bed that he will back on the job on Tuesday, two days after having a hernia..
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The union which represents staff at Brazil's indigenous protection agency, Funai, said Mr Santos had been shot twice in the head as he drove his motorcycle down..
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Sao Paolo: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a..
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Indigenist Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was murdered execution-style before members of his family in the Amazon town of Tabatinga, according to INA, a union group..
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Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil’s acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting..
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Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from..
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A surgical procedure to correct an incisional hernia in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's abdomen ended at 12:40 p.m., according to a statement from the..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 64, told the nation Saturday night he was feeling confident hours before undergoing a fourth abdominal surgery to treat a..
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France's foreign minister on Sunday said that comments by Brazilian officials about French President's wife Brigitte Macron were "unworthy".
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