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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.

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In Brazil, Fraud Investigations Are Multiplying As Quickly As COVID-19 Is Spreading [Video]

In Brazil, Fraud Investigations Are Multiplying As Quickly As COVID-19 Is Spreading

Brazil's novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases are surging by the tens of thousands each day. What's more, CNN reports the country is contending with a parallel outbreak -- a flurry of corruption..

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Coronavirus in Brazil: Copacabana's beach filled with symbolic graves [Video]

Coronavirus in Brazil: Copacabana's beach filled with symbolic graves

Activists turned Brazil’s most iconic tourist spot into a mock cemetery to memorialise those who died of COVID-19.

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Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns [Video]

Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns

Environmentalists in Brazil are denouncing an acceleration of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest that they say is directly linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 spreading fast among Brazil's Indigenous tribes [Video]

COVID-19 spreading fast among Brazil's Indigenous tribes

NGOs say the death toll among Indigenous people in Brazil rose from 28 to nearly 200 in a month.

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Brazil restores coronavirus data after controversy, court ruling [Video]

Brazil restores coronavirus data after controversy, court ruling

Brazil's health ministry removed cumulative numbers at weekend sparking accusations of manipulation.

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Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil's coronavirus toll soars [Video]

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil's coronavirus toll soars

Accusing WHO of 'ideological bias', Bolsonaro says he may follow US president's footsteps and leave the UN health body.

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Brazil: Rival rallies held for and against Bolsonaro [Video]

Brazil: Rival rallies held for and against Bolsonaro

Thousands protest in Brazil, as anger over racism and the handling of the COVID-19 crisis spills into the streets.

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Brazil, Mexico coronavirus deaths hit daily record [Video]

Brazil, Mexico coronavirus deaths hit daily record

Two Latin American countries easing lockdown amid rising cases while new study shows hydroxychloroquine not effective.

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Mexico president clashes with governors on reopening [Video]

Mexico president clashes with governors on reopening

Mexico is the second worst-affected country by coronavirus in Latin America after Brazil.

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus [Video]

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Bolsonaro announced his test results himself via Brazilian television on Tuesday.

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'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian leader has repeatedly played down the threat from COVID-19, describing it as 'a little flu'.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of playing down the severity of the virus which he has called a "little flu." This report..

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 [Video]

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for Covid-19 after months of downplaying the severity of coronavirus.

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Brazil's President tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Brazil's President tests positive for COVID-19

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old has repeatedly undermined the pandemic and have flouted social distancing. Jair Bolsonaro had symptoms of COVID-19..

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Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo [Video]

Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo

Bars and restaurants in Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo have reopened after more than three months of restrictions.

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India Now Has The Third Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases In The World [Video]

India Now Has The Third Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases In The World

India just moved up a step on a list no country wants to be on. According to Business Insider, India on Sunday surpassed Russia in its number of new novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases. India's total..

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Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases [Video]

Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases

A skyrocketing case count in Brazil and heavy outbreaks in Peru, Chile and Colombia have been the main contributors.View on euronews

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COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people [Video]

COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

A military operation to fight COVID-19 in Brazil as the risk grows for the country's Indigenous communities.

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Extratropical cyclone rips up roof in Brazil [Video]

Extratropical cyclone rips up roof in Brazil

Video obtained by Reuters showed roof tiles being ripped up by high winds as the extratropical cyclone hit Florianopolis, the second largest city of the state of Santa Catarina, on Tuesday (June 30).

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EU recommends lifting travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1 [Video]

EU recommends lifting travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1

The EU Council has agreed to lift travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1. The US, Brazil and Russia are not on the list of approved countries.View on euronews

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Virus-hit Brazil split on Bolsonaro [Video]

Virus-hit Brazil split on Bolsonaro

A thousand crosses placed in front of Brazil's Congress to honour people who have died from COVID-19 and to denounce President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic, set against Bolsonaro..

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Brazil COVID-19: Protests over Bolsonaro's handling of outbreak [Video]

Brazil COVID-19: Protests over Bolsonaro's handling of outbreak

Protests against the Brazilian president say he is a threat to democracy and is not managing the pandemic well.

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Brazil squatters endure coronavirus crisis [Video]

Brazil squatters endure coronavirus crisis

Brazilian squat residents describe the appalling conditions in which they endure the coronavirus crisis.View on euronews

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Colombian army rescues abducted Swiss and Brazilian tourists

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Brazil education minister steps down, heading to World Bank

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Brazil police arrest former aide to president's son in graft probe

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Paulinho Paiakan: Amazon indigenous chief dies of coronavirus

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Kayapó chief dies from COVID-19 in Brazil, led protest against Amazon dam

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Brazil court allows police to access Bolsonaro allies' phone, bank records

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Brazil sees record daily coronavirus cases; official says outbreak under control

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Brazil police raid Bolsonaro backers in probe of rallies

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says military will not remove elected president

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Coronavirus deaths near 44,000 in Brazil, No.2 global hotspot

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Brazil registers 627 new COVID-19 deaths, 888,271 total confirmed cases

Brazil registered 627 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, the Health Ministry said, with a new total of 888,271 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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Brazil treasury secretary quits, rattling markets

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Brazil's Treasury secretary confirms he plans to resign

Brazilian Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida confirmed in an interview with financial blog Brazil Journal published on Sunday that he plans to resign from the government in July or August.
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Brazil's Treasury secretary expected to resign soon, source says

Brazil's Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida, is expected to resign soon, one source with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.
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Governor shuts streets in Brasilia to stop protesters reaching Congress, Supreme Court

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Brazil's COVID-19 deaths surge past UK, WHO says hospital system coping

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Brazil's COVID-19 death toll passes Britain, world's second highest

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll overtook Britain's on Friday to become the second highest in the world after the United States, according to numbers released by the Brazilian Health Ministry.
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Coronavirus: How pandemic turned political in Brazil

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Brazil drops police from human rights report amid global protests against racism and abuse

Brazil has excluded complaints of police violence from an annual human rights report, sparking allegations on Friday of a cover-up amid global outrage over racial injustice and use of excessive force..
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Brazil reported a cumulative total of 802,828 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 30,412 new infections in the last 24 hours in the world's second worst outbreak after the United States.
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Coronavirus: Fracas on Brazil's Copacabana over Covid-19 'graves'

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Facing criticism, Brazil's Bolsonaro restores Ministry of Communications

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to recreate the defunct Ministry of Communications as he faces criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brazil's COVID-19 death toll nears 40,000

Brazil registered 772,416 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 32,913 new infections in the last 24 hours, as the world's second worst outbreak after the United States continued to surge.
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Brazil's biggest cities start reopening as COVID-19 surges

Brazil's most populous state Sao Paulo reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running on Wednesday even as its metropolis allowed shops to resume business and prepared to reopen..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro tells actress to 'get out' after she criticizes pandemic response

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro told an actress to "get out of here" after she criticized his response to the coronavirus pandemic in a gathering outside his official residence on Wednesday morning.
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Sao Paulo shops to open, malls could follow on Thursday: mayor

Sao Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas has decided to allow street shops and real estate brokers to resume business in a new phase of easing coronavirus pandemic restrictions in Brazil's largest city.
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Brazil restores detailed COVID-19 data after Supreme Court ruling

Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website following controversy over the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set..
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