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.
Pension reform in Brazil cleared a congressional hurdle late on Tuesday, a sign that the government may be garnering political backing for its most important economic proposal, legislation whose.. Reuters - Published
BRASILIA, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) unanimously decided on Tuesday to reduce ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's prison sentence from 12 years and 1 month... WorldNews - Published
Ecuador's deputy minister for information Patricio Real said Ecuador was targeted with more than 40 million cyber attacks from "groups linked to Julian Assange" in the five days since they revoked his..
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and seven-time Mr. Olympia has brought his health and fitness crusade to Sao Paul, launching the Brazilian edition of his Arnold Sports Festival. Rough..
According to Reuters, Brazil opened a new trade mission to Israel in Jerusalem on Sunday, appearing to back away from sings that it would follow the United States by moving its embassy to the contested..
Brazil's jailed former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption.. Reuters - Published
Compounds found in turmeric - a condiment commonly used in Indian cuisine -can help prevent prevent and treat stomach cancer, scientists claim. Researchers Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) and.. WorldNews - Published
Scientists say our planet's levels of carbon dioxide are on the rise, partly because so many trees have been cut down in the world's largest tropical rain forest. Vladimir Duthiers reports from Brazil. CBS News - Published
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first months in office were marked by infighting within his administration. He now finds himself competing with his own vice president, Hamilton Mourão, a.. France 24 - Published
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's resistance to the privatization of the national postal office has been broken, a senior government source told Reuters on Friday asking for anonymity because the.. Reuters - Published
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he wanted the country's vast Amazon rainforest to be exploited "in a reasonable way" and criticized the creation of new indigenous reserves by.. Reuters - Published
Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic.. Reuters - Published
Federal police are serving five search warrants in connection with a Brazilian investigation into a deadly tailings dam failure at a mining site operated by Vale SA, a source with knowledge of the.. Reuters - Published
More than two dozen heavily-armed men stormed into the center of Guararema early on a recent morning, rousing the Brazilian town's residents with the sound of broken glass, explosions - and then.. Reuters - Published
The American Museum of Natural History in New York said on Monday it will no longer host a gala dinner which was planned to honor Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as "Person of the.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
The American Museum of Natural History in New York said on Monday that it will not host a planned gala dinner that was set to honor Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as "Person of the Year." Reuters - Published
Ten destitute Venezuelan migrants who fled their country's crisis did not get far when they crossed into Brazil: they have been living for three months on an abandoned bus just across the border. Reuters - Published
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a meeting with evangelical leaders April 11 in Rio Brazil's outspoken far right president Jair Bolsonaro has explained to Israeli authorities that.. WorldNews - Published
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Jose Maria Marin leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. FIFA ethics judges have on Monday, April 15, 2019 banned Brazilian soccer official.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
About 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is located on Brazilian territory. While scientists have highlighted its importance - both as an irreplaceable biodiversity treasure and an essential global.. WorldNews - Published