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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, 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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Paraguay court releases Ronaldinho into house arrest in Asuncion hotel [Video]

Paraguay court releases Ronaldinho into house arrest in Asuncion hotel

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho is released from jail into house arrest in Paraguay after he and his brother pay $1.6 million in bail.

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Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy [Video]

Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy

Despite stay-at-home orders aiming to protect people from the new coronavirus, many of Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches have been buzzing with surfers seeking to catch the season's first big swell

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Wakeskaters find paradise in Brazils's 'sea of sand dunes' [Video]

Wakeskaters find paradise in Brazils's 'sea of sand dunes'

Zuzana Vrablova and Brian Grubb test their skills in Lencois Maranhenses National Park's dunes and lakes in Brazil.

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Brazil firefighter lifts spirits through music during the lockdown [Video]

Brazil firefighter lifts spirits through music during the lockdown

Brazilians won't want lockdown to stop at this rate.View on euronews

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'A little flu': Brazil's Bolsonaro playing down coronavirus crisis [Video]

'A little flu': Brazil's Bolsonaro playing down coronavirus crisis

While half of the world’s population remains on lockdown, Jair Bolsonaro is advocating for Brazilians to go back to work.View on euronews

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Coronavirus pandemic: What exactly is the "herd immunity" strategy put in place in Brazil and Sweden? [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: What exactly is the "herd immunity" strategy put in place in Brazil and Sweden?

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Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil [Video]

Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro's 'economy first' plan costs the president politically and puts lives at risk, analysts say.

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Latin America's informal workers face dilemma amid coronavirus [Video]

Latin America's informal workers face dilemma amid coronavirus

For informal workers and garbage sifters who struggle day-to-day to make ends meet in places like Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, battling the spread of coronavirus by local mandate has left them out of..

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Coronavirus in Brazil: "The greatest menace facing Brazil is the President Bolsonaro" [Video]

Coronavirus in Brazil: "The greatest menace facing Brazil is the President Bolsonaro"

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Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have begun shutting down non-essential business to slow the spread of the virus.

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Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro [Video]

Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro

Brazil's most populated city entered a 15-day lockdown on Tuesday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's blasé response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, that he describes as "a little flu." Gavino..

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Tokyo 2020 Games delay looms after U.S. joins calls for postponement [Video]

Tokyo 2020 Games delay looms after U.S. joins calls for postponement

The United States' Olympic and Paralympic Committee calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.

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Team Canada says they will not participate in 2020 Olympic Games [Video]

Team Canada says they will not participate in 2020 Olympic Games

Team Canada announces they will not take part in 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo due to coronavirus

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Coronavirus outbreak: Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge past 600 in Brazil [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge past 600 in Brazil

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Brazil's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Pass 600 [Video]

Brazil's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Pass 600

Within two days, confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil surpassed 600. President Jair Bolsonaro said the outbreak should peak in three to four months. According to Reuters, Bolsonaro said the country..

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Brazilians bang pots and pans to protest Bolsonaro [Video]

Brazilians bang pots and pans to protest Bolsonaro

Brazilians made a ruckus from their apartments Wednesday night (March 18), banging pots and pans in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Gloria Tso..

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Christ the Redeemer illuminated in show of support against coronavirus [Video]

Christ the Redeemer illuminated in show of support against coronavirus

In a show of solidarity with other countries grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated with images of continents and countries' flags on Wednesday..

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Brazilian team wear masks in protest at having to play [Video]

Brazilian team wear masks in protest at having to play

Gremio players don face masks after being ordered to play match during the coronavirus emergency.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Said He Tested Negative For The Coronavirus [Video]

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Said He Tested Negative For The Coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he tested negative for the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, there were false reports saying the president tested positive. Bolsonaro said on Twitter:..

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Trump Came In Contact With 2 People With Coronavirus [Video]

Trump Came In Contact With 2 People With Coronavirus

Reuters reports that President Donald Trump has now come in contact with two people that have tested positive for coronavirus. Last weekend Trump dined with a group that included Fabio Wajngarten. He..

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Trump Dined With Man Now Quarantined For Testing Positive For Coronavirus [Video]

Trump Dined With Man Now Quarantined For Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Last week, President Donald Trump dined with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his communications secretary. Fabio Wajngarten had posted photos on social media of the meeting at Trump’s..

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Brazil's gangs emerge as major cocaine exporters to Europe [Video]

Brazil's gangs emerge as major cocaine exporters to Europe

Reuters investigates the criminal drug trafficking routes that Brazilian drug gangs are using to reach the highly lucrative European market, where cocaine fetches billions. Brazil has become a major..

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