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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 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth 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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India celebrates 71st Republic Day in presence of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest for this year's ceremony which started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tributes to martyrs at the National War Memorial. This was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro witnesses R-Day Parade at Rajpath

This is the third time that a Brazilian President was the chief guest at the Republic Day. The last time a Brazilian President was the chief guest was in 2004 when Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attended..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Brazil


Justice still elusive a year after Brazil's worst mining disaster [Video]Justice still elusive a year after Brazil's worst mining disaster

One year on, families of those killed in Brazil's worse mining disaster still wait for justice.

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One year after Brazil's worst industrial disaster [Video]One year after Brazil's worst industrial disaster

Anniversary of day 270 people were killed when a dam collapsed, sending a tide of toxic waste to flood Brumadinho.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

With Olympics, world champ says surfing shreds image as sport for 'bums' [Video]With Olympics, world champ says surfing shreds image as sport for 'bums'

Italo Ferreira believes the perception of surfing as a sport will change once it makes it's Olympic debut in Tokyo.

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Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos [Video]Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos

Worries about deep fake videos and artificial intelligence took center stage at this year's World Economic Forum and an interactive display gave attendees a chance to create their own deep fake. Ciara..

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Ex-Vale CEO charged with homicide for dam disaster [Video]Ex-Vale CEO charged with homicide for dam disaster

Brazilian state prosecutors on Tuesday charged Fabio Schvartsman, the former chief executive of mining giant Vale SA, and 15 other people with homicide for a dam disaster last year that killed more..

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Joseph Goebbels quote controversy: Brazil culture chief Roberto Alvim sparks anger in video [Video]Joseph Goebbels quote controversy: Brazil culture chief Roberto Alvim sparks anger in video

Joseph Goebbels quote controversy: Brazil culture chief Roberto Alvim sparks anger in video

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Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans [Video]Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans

Tribal leaders seeking a way to counter President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, which they say are devastating their communities.

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Brazil has opened a new research base in Antarctica [Video]Brazil has opened a new research base in Antarctica

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Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazilian president Bolsonaro [Video]Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazilian president Bolsonaro

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Indigenous tribes gather to protect the Amazon [Video]Indigenous tribes gather to protect the Amazon

Brazilian indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Armed robber jailed after stealing £500,000 of watches [Video]Armed robber jailed after stealing £500,000 of watches

An armed thief who raided a jewellery shop in a luxury hotel before fleeing to Brazil has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. Dean Jones was one of three masked men who raided Gleneagles..

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Neymar insists PSG can win the Champions League [Video]Neymar insists PSG can win the Champions League

Neymar says PSG can lift the Champions League trophy and intends to win everything with club and country in 2020.

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Tom Speight: 'I wouldn't have a career' without streaming [Video]Tom Speight: 'I wouldn't have a career' without streaming

More than 100 billion music tracks were played on streaming services in the UK for the first time in a single year during 2019. Sales of vinyl and cassettes also increased during the past year. Tom..

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2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

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Brazil indigenous seek to capitalise on agribusiness [Video]Brazil indigenous seek to capitalise on agribusiness

In Brazil 13 percent of the Amazon Rainforest is indigenous reserves - off limits to farmers who contribute to deforestation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:47Published

Brazil's Ferreira wins first WSL title with victory over countryman Medina in final, both qualify for Olympics [Video]Brazil's Ferreira wins first WSL title with victory over countryman Medina in final, both qualify for Olympics

Brazil's Italo Ferreira wins first World Surf League title with victory over countryman Gabriel Medina in final round, both qualify for new 2020 Olympic surfing event

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Jurgen Klopp fearful of extra time until Firmino struck late winner [Video]Jurgen Klopp fearful of extra time until Firmino struck late winner

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was fearful his injury-hit squad would be forced to endure unwanted extra time until substitute Roberto Firmino rescued them with another late goal. The Reds boss admits..

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Monterrey proud of side despite 2-1 loss to Liverpool [Video]Monterrey proud of side despite 2-1 loss to Liverpool

Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed says he is proud of his side despite losing 2-1 to Liverpool in there Club World Cup semi-final.

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We're in Qatar to win not to show Europe is the best, says Klopp [Video]We're in Qatar to win not to show Europe is the best, says Klopp

Liverpool beat Monterrey 2-1 to reach the Club World Cup final.

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U.N. climate summit grinds to a close after going into overtime [Video]U.N. climate summit grinds to a close after going into overtime

A handful of major states resisted pressure on Sunday (December 15) to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a U.N. climate summit ground to a delayed close, prompting sharp criticism from..

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Greta Thunberg World's Savviest Twitter Troll [Video]Greta Thunberg World's Savviest Twitter Troll

At 16 years old, Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate movement. On Wednesday, Time magazine named her its 2019 person of the year. President Donald Trump criticized Time's choice as..

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Miss Jamaica is crowned 'Miss World 2019' [Video]Miss Jamaica is crowned 'Miss World 2019'

PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH ON-SCREEN COURTESY Miss Jamaica was crowned 'Miss World 2019' on Saturday (December 14). 23 year-old graduate of Florida State University Toni-Ann Singh, who sang a version

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Republic Day celebrations underway in Delhi

Celebrations for the 71st Republic Day began on Sunday in the national capital with Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro in attendance as the chief guest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his..
IndiaTimes - Published

Capital under multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover for Republic Day celebrations

Aided by dozens of drones in the air and hundreds of CCTV cameras and facial recognition devices, besides several anti-aircraft guns on the ground, the security personnel are keeping a hawk-eye over..
IndiaTimes - Published

India, Brazil sign 15 pacts to bolster defence, trade ties

Reaffirming a strategic partnership, India and Brazil on Saturday signed 15 agreements as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who will also be the chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

One year after Vale dam break, pain runs deep in Brazil mine disaster town

Exactly one year ago a tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho collapsed, killing more than 250 people in one of the world's worst mining disasters.
Reuters - Published

India, Brazil set target of $15 billion in bilateral trade by 2022

Hit by economic slowdown, India and Brazil on Saturday drew up an ambitious plan to boost their stuttering economies by expanding cooperation in oil, gas and minerals sectors, and set a target of USD..
IndiaTimes - Published

India, Brazil sign 15 accords to deepen ties across range of sectors

India and Brazil have signed 15 accords aimed at forging closer ties between the two emerging market giants across a range of sectors, especially defense, both countries' leaders tweeted on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

External affairs minister Jaishankar calls on Brazilian President

Jaishankar on Saturday met Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro and discussed ways to deepen ties between the two countries in a range of areas, including trade and investment. The Brazilian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Brazil's indigenous to sue Bolsonaro for saying they're 'evolving'

The main organization representing Brazil's 300 indigenous tribes said on Friday it would sue far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for racism after he said indigenous people were "evolving" and becoming..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives on 4-day India visit


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Why Brazil president's visit is important for India

Bolsonaro will be the third Brazilian president to serve as chief guest on Republic Day, after Fernando Henrique Cardoso in 1996 and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2004.
IndiaTimes - Published

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be chief guest at Republic Day parade

This is the third time that a Brazilian President will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade.
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Brazil green lights U.S. deportation of more Brazilians by plane

The U.S. government will deport a planeload of Brazilians on Friday, the second such chartered flight since October to return an increasing number of migrants trying to enter the United States..
Reuters - Published

Greenwald lawyers ask Brazil to drop 'scandalous' criminal charges

Lawyers for U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald urged a Brazilian court on Thursday to dismiss criminal charges against him for allegedly aiding hackers who accessed the private phone messages of Sergio..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro's popularity jumps as Brazil economy improves, crime drops

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's approval rating has surged, thanks to an improving economy and his government's efforts to fight corruption and make Brazil's cities safer, according to a poll..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro government approval rating on the rise: poll

The approval rating of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has improved, with the number of Brazilians who view his government as great or good increasing to 34.5% from 29.4% in August, according to a..
Reuters - Published

Brazil charges ex-Vale CEO with homicide for dam disaster

Brazilian state prosecutors have charged Fabio Schvartsman, the former chief executive of miner Vale, and 15 other people with homicide for a dam disaster last year that killed more than 250 people,..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Vale chief charged with murder for role in Brazil dam disaster: documents

State prosecutors in Brazil have charged 16 individuals with homicide and environmental crimes for their role in the Brumadinho disaster last January, when a dam owned by miner Vale SA burst, killing..
Reuters - Published

Brazil prosecutors charge The Intercept's Greenwald with hacking

Federal prosecutors charged U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone calls of Justice Minister Sergio Moro when he was the judge..
Reuters - Published

Brazil charges Vale, TUV SUD employees with homicide: source

Brazil state prosecutors have charged employees at miner Vale and auditor TUV SUD with homicide in relation to a deadly dam disaster last year, a source told Reuters on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil to file charges on Tuesday against miner Vale for dam disaster

Brazilian state prosecutors said they will file charges against miner Vale SA, auditor Tuv Sud, and 16 people later on Tuesday, in relation to a deadly mining dam disaster.
Reuters - Published

Brazil to be first country to sign new investment protection agreement with India


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Jailbreak in Brazil sees 26 prisoners escape

Twenty-six inmates escaped from a Brazilian prison in the northwestern state of Acre early on Monday, with all but one remaining at large, the state prison authority said.
Reuters - Published

At least 75 inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil's most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro

Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genocide, ethnocide and ecocide" planned by the country's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil removes culture secretary after video echoes Goebbels

Brazil's Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was sacked on Friday after posting a video in which he appeared to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
Reuters - Published

Brazil sits out leftist Latin American nations' body on anti-democracy fears

Brazil has decided to suspend its participation in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, a leftist regional body established by Venezuela, due to its failure to protect democracy,..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian tribes and forest tappers unite against Bolsonaro

Brazilian indigenous tribes and rubber tappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro that they say are destroying the Amazon forest they depend on.
Reuters - Published

Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government

Brazilian indigenous leaders on Tuesday began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..
Reuters - Published

Brazil cancels Davos trip for President Bolsonaro, citing security

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros told reporters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iran summons Brazil's charge d'affaires in Tehran after Soleimani comments

Iran has summoned Brazil's Chargé d'Affaires in Tehran after the government in Brasilia expressed support for the United States in the "fight against the scourge of terrorism" following the death of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to discuss Iran with foreign minister

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will talk to the foreign minister about Iran's decision to summon Brazil's charge d'affaires over comments about the death of a senior Iranian..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela asks Brazil to turn over 'deserters' suspected of raid

Venezuela on Saturday asked Brazil to hand over five military "deserters" who are suspected of involvement in a raid on a remote military outpost in southern Venezuela last weekend, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro signs law ending disciplinary detention for military police and firefighters

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a bill that eliminates jail time as a punishment for military police and firefighters convicted of disciplinary offenses, according to the..
Reuters - Published

Shadowy group says it attacked Brazil's 'gay Jesus' comedy troupe; police investigate

A Christmas Eve fire-bomb attack on offices of a comedy troupe that produced a "gay Jesus" Netflix special is being investigated as an attempted homicide, police said on Thursday, a day after a shadowy..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian far-right group claims attack on 'gay Jesus' comedy troupe

A far-right religious group in Brazil has claimed responsibility for a Christmas Eve fire-bombing attack on the offices of a comedy troupe that produced a Netflix special depicting Jesus as gay.
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro signs anti-crime bill designed to tackle violence in Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law an anti-crime bill that toughens measures to stem a rampant deadly crime wave, although he vetoed some parts of the bill, the government said on..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on 'gay Jesus'

Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve, weeks after it launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus as gay.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he had partial memory loss after a fall this week

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday night that he briefly lost his memory after falling at his presidential residence in Brasilia, the capital, earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after spending the night

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, having spent the night under observation after falling at his official residence in the capital Brasilia, his..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela arrests 11 after weekend raid of military outpost: Maduro

Venezuela has arrested 11 people in connection with a weekend raid of a remote military outpost in southern Bolivar state, but some suspects have fled across the border to Brazil with stolen weapons,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro goes to hospital after fall, no injuries detected

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro fell at his presidential residence in the capital Brasilia on Monday and was taken to a hospital for a scan, according to a statement.
Reuters - Published

Brazil poll shows rising rejection of Bolsonaro

The approval rating of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government is dropping steadily and its negative rating is climbing, a CNI/Ibope poll showed on Friday, as his combative political style and..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends son against deepening graft probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday defended his son from accusations of corruption and attacked the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors leading an investigation of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro's..
Reuters - Published

China-Brazil satellite launched into space to monitor Amazon rainforest

An Earth observation satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil was launched into space on Friday under a bilateral programme seen as a template for broader cooperation among BRICS nations.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says bill to allow mining on native reserves ready

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that a bill authorizing mining on protected indigenous reserves was ready and only needed to be sent to Congress for consideration.
Reuters - Published

Brazil investigators carry out raids amid graft probe into Bolsonaro's son

Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors on Wednesday raided properties of the former staff of Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and relatives of the president's ex-wife,..
Reuters - Published

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