Area: 8.515 million square kilometres
Population: 201 million
Head of state: President Dilma Vana Rousseff
State system: A federative republic
- Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of sugar, oranges and coffee, accounting for over 35 percent of the world’s coffee output.
- Each year Rio de Janeiro hosts one of the largest carnivals in the world.
- Brazil is the only country that has participated in all world football championships.
- Brazil is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world in land area.
Read the inaugural BRICS Business Quarterly magazine – issue 01 August 2017...read more
SAO PAULO – Brazilian federal police raided the home of billionaire Joesley Batista, who surrendered to authorities the previous day after losing immunity from prosecution amid a corruption scandal, two people familiar with the situation said on Monday. Federal...read more
Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Parliament, will today vote on yet more corruption charges against President Michel Temer. In early July, the rapporteur for a Brazilian lower house committee examining a corruption charge against Temer recommended that...read more
Andrea Oelsner, University of Aberdeen Only a few years ago, both Venezuela and Brazil were racing towards heavyweight status in Latin America and beyond. Each of them was the force behind the creation of a major regional group – and both forged important alliances...read more
The Brazilian Senate has approved a bill aimed at labor market reforms amid a political crisis that has jeopardized President Temer’s rule. The upper house passed the labour bill 50 to 26 with one abstention. The bill allows more temporary work contracts and...read more
At what cost gentrification? São Paulo expels drug users and razes buildings to ‘revitalise Crackland’
Patricia Rodrigues Samora, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas This article, originally published on June 16 2017, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in São Paulo’s Cracolândia. It was a rainy Sunday morning when São Paulo’s “Crackland” was...read more