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.
Economic activity in Brazil expanded at more quickly than expected in September, central bank data showed on Monday, rebounding from the prior month’s contraction and reinforcing the outlook for a gradual recovery. Activity rose 0.40 percent from August after seasonal...read more
Brazil’s President Michel Temer will start a cabinet reshuffle that should be completed in mid-December, his press office said on Monday without providing a reason for the change. The announcement came after the resignation on Monday of Bruno Araujo, head of the...read more
One of four ministers representing a centrist Brazilian party in President Michel Temer’s government resigned on Monday, underscoring a rift between the embattled leader and one of his most powerful coalition partners. Bruno Araujo said in a resignation letter that...read more
A judge in Brazil has ordered the detention of several top political figures in Rio de Janeiro, including the president of the state assembly, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Police were also serving 10 arrest warrants in the capital Brasilia regarding more than...read more
A Congressional committee led by Evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in Brazil in all situations, including cases of rape and where the mother’s life is in danger. The decision was voted 18-1 late on Wednesday by a special committee considering a...read more
Brazilian officials promised on Thursday that a diluted proposal to overhaul pensions would achieve at least half the fiscal savings of the original bill, as the government ramped up negotiations in the hopes of getting to a vote in Congress by the end of the year....read more