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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 government leader in Senate says administrative reform may be delayed to next year

Brazil's government leader in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra, said on Tuesday that 'administrative reform', a plank of the Economy Ministry's far-reaching legislative agenda, may be pushed back to next..
Reuters - Published

Victory for Brazil tribe as hotel group cancels plans for luxury resort

A Brazilian tribe that has been fighting for 15 years to preserve land they use to gather food won a victory on Monday when public pressure made Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale cancel plans to build a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Brazil

Brazil home made with of over 6,000 bottles [Video]Brazil home made with of over 6,000 bottles

It takes a lot of bottle to build a house like this. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


French surfer conquers massive wave in Portugal [Video]French surfer conquers massive wave in Portugal

Point-of-view video captures big wave surfer Justine Dupont riding 'the greatest wave of her life' in Nazare, Portugal

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:01Published

New report shows spike in illegal logging, fires in Brazil's rainforest [Video]New report shows spike in illegal logging, fires in Brazil's rainforest

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:34Published

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv [Video]Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv that will pit Lionel Messi against his Barcelona team mate Luis Suarez.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:38Published

Donchet takes third world ball juggling title [Video]Donchet takes third world ball juggling title

France's Melody Donchet wins her third Red Bull Street Style title as Brazilian Ricardinho takes the men's championship.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban [Video]Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban

Brazil and Argentina's coaches speak of the impact Lionel Messi has as the Barcelona man returns from his international ban.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May [Video]Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Moscow next year, he currently had no plans to meet Trump. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities [Video]Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Emerging economy leaders meet at 11th BRICS summit in Brazil [Video]Emerging economy leaders meet at 11th BRICS summit in Brazil

Focus is on stimulating economies while ties with China; crises in Venezuela and Bolivia dominate talks

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia [Video]Guaido backers access Venezuela embassy in Brasilia

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took over the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, leading to a standoff with backers of leftist President Nicolas Maduro, that could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Salazar appeals to CAS against his four-year ban [Video]Salazar appeals to CAS against his four-year ban

Alberto Salazar appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his four-year ban for doping violations.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:46Published

'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters [Video]'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters

Supporters cheer former Brazilian president, who vows to take on conservative leader Bolsonaro at next elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison [Video]Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison

Release comes after Supreme Court ruling ended mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Brazil's ex-president freed from prison [Video]Brazil's ex-president freed from prison

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva emerged from prison on Friday and met a crowd of cheering supporters, after a federal judge ordered his release following a landmark Supreme Court..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

England women's team focused on their performance in record breaking match against Germany [Video]England women's team focused on their performance in record breaking match against Germany

Neville says England women's team focussed on Germany not crowd

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:45Published

Brazil: Could former president Lula da Silva soon be out of jail? [Video]Brazil: Could former president Lula da Silva soon be out of jail?

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:50Published

Brazil Amazon forest defender shot dead by illegal loggers [Video]Brazil Amazon forest defender shot dead by illegal loggers

Paulo Paulino Guajajara, a member of the Guardians of the Forest group, has died after being shot in the face.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published

Qantas latest to find cracks in Boeing jets [Video]Qantas latest to find cracks in Boeing jets

Qantas is the latest airline to say it has grounded some of its Boeing 737 jets after cracks were found. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Civilians and soldiers remove thick oil from Brazil's beaches [Video]Civilians and soldiers remove thick oil from Brazil's beaches

A group of Brazilian army soldiers and civilian volunteers clean up some of the oily sludge that has been spoiling the Brazilian coastline for the past two months. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Brazil reforms pensions ‘to boost economy’ [Video]Brazil reforms pensions ‘to boost economy’

The move raises the minimum retirement age by nine years and increases workers’ contributions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Petroleum sludge strikes popular tourist spot in Brazil [Video]Petroleum sludge strikes popular tourist spot in Brazil

The thick petroleum sludge that has been mysteriously washing up on beaches in Brazil for more than a month struck the popular tourist spot of Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco state

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Brazil oil spill: 2,000km of northern beaches contaminated [Video]Brazil oil spill: 2,000km of northern beaches contaminated

Mystery oil slicks sully 150 northeastern beaches but officials cannot trace source as enormous clean-up takes place.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

Brazil oil spill: Origin of sludge remains unclear [Video]Brazil oil spill: Origin of sludge remains unclear

Mystery deepens over an oil spill that has affected 150 beaches in northeastern Brazil.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

American Olympic champion swimmer Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban [Video]American Olympic champion swimmer Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban

American Olympic swimming champion Conor Dwyer retires after being handed 20-month doping ban that rules him out of Tokyo Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

 

BRICS leaders avoid discussion of Venezuela divisions

Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a two-day summit in Brazil's capital, according to diplomats, putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors push soy, cattle moratorium to protect natives

In a part of Brazil plagued by land conflicts and violence against indigenous tribes, prosecutors say they are pushing major grains traders and meatpackers to stop buying from farmers and ranchers..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan opposition group ends occupation of embassy in Brazil

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing..
Reuters - Published

China to announce billion-dollar investment in Brazilian port of Sao Luis: sources

China will make a billion-dollar investment in the Brazilian port of Sao Luis via China Communications Construction Company , two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil and China hail strong ties, sources cite port deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro vows order after Guaido backers enter Venezuelan embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government was working to avoid violence after supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gained access to the country's embassy in Brasilia on..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relations

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday remarked on what they called strong and growing bilateral relations between their countries in a brief public ceremony..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says Bolsonaro unaware of planned 'invasion' of Venezuela embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not aware of plans by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for an "invasion" of the country's embassy in Brasilia, security advisors to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil greets Jeanine Anez as interim president of Bolivia

Brazil's government said on Wednesday it had congratulated Senator Jeanine Anez for "constitutionally" taking over the presidency of neighbouring Bolivia.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, found new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

Brazil rejects that events in Bolivia represent a coup - statement

Brazil's government rejects that recent events in Bolivia represent a coup and sees Evo Morales' resignation as opening a path to preserve "democratic order", the foreign ministry said in a statement..
Reuters - Published

BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro absent as Congress ratifies pension reform

Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro.
Reuters - Published

Brazil reform process can withstand Lula release, regional tensions: Treasury Secretary

The recent release from prison of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and upsurge in political instability across Latin America will not hinder Brazil's economic reform process, a..
Reuters - Published

Back to jail, or run for president: the legal maze facing Brazil's Lula

In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week, Brazil's Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily..
Reuters - Published

In Brazil, newly freed Lula sets up clash with Bolsonaro's right-wing

Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro swipes at newly released Lula

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter took a first swipe at political rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday after the leftist former leader was released from prison, highlighting deep..
Reuters - Published

Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil's left and right

Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's leftist former president Lula released from prison

Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Lula calls for Saturday rally, national tour

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hold a gathering of supporters at a metal workers union in greater Sao Paulo on Saturday before embarking on a national tour, he told a..
Reuters - Published

Former Brazilian president Lula leaves prison

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva emerged from prison on Friday, according to a Reuters witness, after a federal judge ordered his release following a landmark Supreme Court..
Reuters - Published

Brazil judge orders release of Lula after Supreme Court ruling

A Brazilian judge ordered the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison on Friday, startling financial markets and spurring both supporters and critics of the leftist icon to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil minister says ruling that may free Lula must be respected

A decision by Brazil's top court that may free former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must be respected, Brazil's justice minister said on Friday, in the first comments on the divisive ruling by..
Reuters - Published

Top Brazil court ends early prison rule in decision that could free Lula

Brazil's Supreme Court decided on Thursday to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal, a politically charged ruling that may lead to the release of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil for first time votes against U.N. call for end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Brazil voted for the first time with the United States on Thursday against an annual United Nations resolution condemning and calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo on communist-run Cuba,..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's lower house OKs proposal to ease gun ownership, but dilutes it

Brazil's lower house of congress approved a proposal to ease gun ownership, but withdrew some of the measures the government had hoped to see pass.
Reuters - Published

Brazil unveils reform package to tackle huge fiscal deficit

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government unveiled a bundle of wide-ranging reforms on Tuesday, aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal..
Reuters - Published

Brazil regulator says Vale 'negligence' may have cost lives

Brazil's mining regulator on Tuesday blasted iron ore miner Vale SA for failing to disclose problems with a mining dam before a deadly collapse in January, saying this kept the agency from taking..
Reuters - Published

Brazil regulator says Vale failed to provide correct information about dam

Brazilian mining regulator ANM on Tuesday criticized iron ore miner Vale SA for failing to disclose problems with its Brumadinho tailings dam, adding that it could have demanded emergency measures had..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro eyes cuts to public-sector wages

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he would push for a constitutional amendment to allow the government to cut public sector employee salaries, hours and benefits to help it comply with..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro delivers new economic proposals to Congress

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Tuesday went to Congress to deliver a wide-ranging bundle of proposed economic reforms to tackle a budget deficit, hoping to..
Reuters - Published

Rio police arrest seven people, including cop, in Brazil fuel theft gang

Brazilian police in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday arrested seven people, including a police officer, and carried out 12 search warrants relating to an investigation into fuel theft, the public..
Reuters - Published

Vale CEO received anonymous email warning ahead of Brazil dam disaster: congress report

The former chief executive of Brazilian iron ore miner Vale received an anonymous email weeks before the deadly collapse of a tailings dam at Brumadinho in January 2019 warning about "dams at their..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro pushes new reforms in skeptical Congress

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his government's market-friendly reforms on Tuesday, proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian state creates task force to protect Amazon tribe from loggers

The government of the Brazilian state of Maranhao set up a police task force on Monday to protect the Guajajara tribe from illegal loggers that killed one of its warriors in a clash over deforestation..
Reuters - Published

Illegal loggers kill Amazon indigenous warrior who guarded forest, wound another

Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil..
Reuters - Published

Brazil police arrest man said to be one of world's most prolific human traffickers

Brazilian federal police said they have arrested Saifullah Al-Mamun, born in Bangladesh and considered by authorities one of the world's most prolific human traffickers.
Reuters - Published

Brazil says Greek ship carrying Venezuelan oil tarred its beaches

Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship said its..
Reuters - Published

Delta tankers says Brazil has not not contacted them over oil leak

Delta Tankers Ltd said on Friday that it has not been contacted by Brazilian authorities investigating an oil spill incident in Brazil.
Reuters - Published

Brazil police target Greek ship in probe of oil tarring beaches

Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring thousands of kilometers of coastline over the past two months.
Reuters - Published

Brazil federal police investigate Greek ship in connection with oil spill

Brazil's federal police on Friday announced a potential breakthrough in the investigation into the causes of a mysterious oil spill that has baffled authorities and Brazilians for about two months.
Reuters - Published

Brazil to submit administrative reform bill to Congress next week

Brazilian House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Thursday that President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to submit next week a proposal for administrative reform aimed at reducing public spending.
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Brazil's Vale triggers emergency protocol at Ouro Preto dam

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA on Thursday said it had preemptively triggered an emergency protocol at its Forquilha IV dam which processes waste from its Fábrica mine near the historic town of Ouro..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's license

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to..
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Bolsonaro threatens Brazil's Globo TV over 'villainous' report linking him to murder case

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Wednesday to cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of "villainous journalism" after a report connecting him with a former police..
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Brazil justice minister calls for investigation into testimony linking Bolsonaro to murder case

Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that he has asked the top public prosecutor to investigate a statement by a Rio de Janeiro doorman that links President Jair Bolsonaro to..
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