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.
Fernando Segovia, the director general of Brazil’s federal police who spearhead the country’s sprawling corruption cases, was replaced on Tuesday, the press office of the newly created Public Security Ministry said in a statement. Segovia, who took office in November,...read more
Brazil’s top prosecutor on Monday requested the Supreme Court issue an order to prevent the head of the federal police from interfering in a criminal investigation that could result in new corruption charges against President Michel Temer. The request relates to an...read more
Brazil’s President Michel Temer said on Friday that he will not run in the October 7 election and denied that a federal security intervention in Rio de Janeiro state was designed to improve his low approval ratings. Brazil’s President Michel Temer arrives at the...read more
Brazil’s top prosecutor has obtained a Supreme Court order to lift the bank secrecy of several people and companies under investigation in a port corruption case that has implicated President Michel Temer. A spokesperson for Public Prosecutor Raquel Dodge said Justice...read more
President Michel Temer’s decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil’s loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October’s elections and a major headache for his successor. Monday’s announcement that Temer was abandoning an...read more
Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Friday said the fact his administration decided to approve an intervention in Rio, with federal troops boosting security, will not stop the negotiation process and eventually the vote on the pension reform. Under Brazilian law, a...read more