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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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Chicken Wings Imported From Brazil Test Positive For COVID-19 [Video]

Chicken Wings Imported From Brazil Test Positive For COVID-19

Frozen chicken wings imported to China from Brazil have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The contaminated wings were detected n the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, according to CNN. The..

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Willian swaps Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal [Video]

Willian swaps Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal

Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazil winger Willian on a three-yeardeal. The 32-year-old was a free agent after leaving Chelsea, having spentseven years at Stamford Bridge.

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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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Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie' [Video]

Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of surging fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by his own government showing that..

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Covid: US, Brazil flatten curve but why India isn’t following [Video]

Covid: US, Brazil flatten curve but why India isn’t following

Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury brings you the top stories you need to know. Sunetra talks about the number of Covid-19 cases in India so far, fatalities. India is one..

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Willian confirms Chelsea exit after seven years [Video]

Willian confirms Chelsea exit after seven years

Willian says goodbye to Chelsea fans with a farewell letter as the Brazilian international nears closer to a reported move across London to Arsenal.

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More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil [Video]

More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil

Brazil is the second-most impacted country by COVID-19 with more than three million cases and 100,000 deaths.View on euronews

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COVID-19: Chile death toll tops 10,000 [Video]

COVID-19: Chile death toll tops 10,000

While Brazil rightly gets most of the attention in Latin America, other countries are also passing grim milestones.

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Brazil COVID-19 deaths pass 100,000 milestone [Video]

Brazil COVID-19 deaths pass 100,000 milestone

Number expected to keep rising as Brazilian government encourages people to come out and work.

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Covid update: 2 more ministers infected; plane crash testing; USA schools [Video]

Covid update: 2 more ministers infected; plane crash testing; USA schools

From two more Union ministers testing positive, to hospital staff preventing a suicide bid by a patient - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. After Union Home minister Amit Shah and..

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Arsenal close to signing Chelsea's Willian - media reports [Video]

Arsenal close to signing Chelsea's Willian - media reports

Brazil international Willian is close to moving across London from Chelsea to Arsenal on a three-year deal according to the British media.

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COVID-19 crisis crippling South America's largest economy [Video]

COVID-19 crisis crippling South America's largest economy

Brazil is facing its highest unemployment rate in three years.

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There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO [Video]

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO

Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report..

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Frank Lampard hopeful Willian will sign contract extension at Chelsea [Video]

Frank Lampard hopeful Willian will sign contract extension at Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says he does not know where Willian's futurelies but is hopeful that the Brazil forward signs an extension with the club.

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COVID-19: India 5th highest in death count [Video]

COVID-19: India 5th highest in death count

India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count..

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Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world [Video]

Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

Mexico has the third-highest COVID-19 death toll globally after Brazil and the US.

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Brazil medics seek ICC probe of Bolsonaro gov't COVID-19 response [Video]

Brazil medics seek ICC probe of Bolsonaro gov't COVID-19 response

Unions in hard-hit nation accuse government of being 'criminally negligent in its management' of coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about "mold" in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation..

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Buy Brazil for post-COVID-19 portfolio -investor [Video]

Buy Brazil for post-COVID-19 portfolio -investor

The Brazilian and Russian economies have been hit hard by the pandemic and Hercules CEO James McDonald is finding stock market gems in the rubble as he builds a portfolio for the eventual end of..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets negative COVID-19 test [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets negative COVID-19 test

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection. Olivia Chan reports.

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he's recovered from coronavirus [Video]

Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he's recovered from coronavirus

Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he's recovered from coronavirus

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New COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Brazil [Video]

New COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Brazil

Oxford and a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine are being trialled in Brazil.

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Virus cases uptick in California, beauty salons go open-air [Video]

Virus cases uptick in California, beauty salons go open-air

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen to help..

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