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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 211 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. 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; as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

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Brazil's Parana state agrees to produce Russian vaccine [Video]

Brazil's Parana state agrees to produce Russian vaccine

A Brazilian state has signed an agreement to produce Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, that some say was approved too quickly.

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Dengue may provide COVID-19 immunity - study [Video]

Dengue may provide COVID-19 immunity - study

Research lead by Duke School of Medicine Professor Miguel Nicolelis found areas in Brazil with lower coronavirus infections rates, suffered intense recent dengue outbreaks. Caroline Malone reports.

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Brazil’s Infinity Memorial commemorates COVID-19 victims [Video]

Brazil’s Infinity Memorial commemorates COVID-19 victims

Brazil inaugurates its first cemetery memorial to coronavirus victims, while the pandemic is still claiming lives.

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Macaw calls 'time out' in Brazil after landing on soccer player's head [Video]

Macaw calls 'time out' in Brazil after landing on soccer player's head

VIDEO SHOWS: SOCCER GAME STOPPING PLAY AFTER MACAW LANDS ON PLAYER, MACAW FLYING TO GOAL RESENDING WITH COMPLETE STORY SHOWS: TERESOPOLIS, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (SEPTEMBER 19, 2020) (CBF HANDOUT -

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Fires continue to ravage Brazil's Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands [Video]

Fires continue to ravage Brazil's Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands

Despite the destruction of its natural treasures, President Jair Bolsonaro has said that Brazil is an ‘example for the world’ in its handling of the environment.

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US Secretary of State urges Venezuelan president to leave office [Video]

US Secretary of State urges Venezuelan president to leave office

Mike Pompeo delivered his unequivocal message while visiting Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia.

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As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment [Video]

As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment

As data shows fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands with historic force, President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday (September 17) that Brazil "should be congratulated for the..

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Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes [Video]

Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes

Legal disputes between mayors, governors and trade unions have left students and teachers in limbo.

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Neymar banned for two games, Alvaro investigated after PSG-Marseille brawl [Video]

Neymar banned for two games, Alvaro investigated after PSG-Marseille brawl

Neymar receives two-match ban for striking Alvaro Gonzalez, while the Brazilian's accusation that the defender used racist language towards him is being investigated by Ligue 1.

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Brazil: World's largest wetland faces record wildfires [Video]

Brazil: World's largest wetland faces record wildfires

More than 10,000 fires have broken out across the Pantanal region since the start of September - three times as many as last year.

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Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash [Video]

Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash

Often likened to the world's 'lungs,' the Amazon rainforest in Brazil seems to be suffering from a bad case of smoker's cough. CNN reports that for the second year in a row, countless uncontrolled..

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Brazil: Wildfires threaten virgin Amazon rainforest [Video]

Brazil: Wildfires threaten virgin Amazon rainforest

The large fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have begun spreading into untouched areas.

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Brazil Independence Day: Thousands hit Rio beaches despite COVID [Video]

Brazil Independence Day: Thousands hit Rio beaches despite COVID

Brazilians pack beaches to mark Independence Day, as military parade cancelled amid COVID-19 crisis.

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India has world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases [Video]

India has world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases

India has surpassed Brazil, but despite the spike, the government is continuing with its reopening plans - including resuming metro rail services.

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COVID-19: India may soon overtake Brazil as second-most affected country [Video]

COVID-19: India may soon overtake Brazil as second-most affected country

With the number of COVID-19 cases breaching the 41-lakh mark on September 06, India is expected to overtake Brazil as the second-most affected country in the world. The total number of coronavirus..

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India sees global record in new coronavirus cases [Video]

India sees global record in new coronavirus cases

India reported more than 90,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and is set to pass Brazil on Monday to become the world's second worst affected country by total infections. David Doyle reports.

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Brazil abortion debate: Gov't imposes new rules for rape victims [Video]

Brazil abortion debate: Gov't imposes new rules for rape victims

Why a 10-year-old child has reignited the debate on abortion in Brazil.

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Virtual Argentine dance competition goes global [Video]

Virtual Argentine dance competition goes global

With theaters closed around the world, three South American dancers have created a digital dance-off for aspiring twirlers, with Instagram as the new stage where competitors from Argentina and Brazil..

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Fernando de Noronha Beach To Reopen Only To People Who Have Had COVID-19 [Video]

Fernando de Noronha Beach To Reopen Only To People Who Have Had COVID-19

The Fernando de Noronha archipelago off the coast of Brazil has a new travel restriction. You can go only if you show you have had COVID-19, reports CNN. It will reopen next week to people who can show..

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro lashes out at journalists [Video]

Brazil's President Bolsonaro lashes out at journalists

The truce with the media is over - Brazil's president has taken aim at journalists over a corruption scandal.

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