|Area Total||8,515,770 sq km|
|Climate||mostly tropical, but temperate in south|
|Natural Resources||bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber|
|Imports||$153.2 billion (2017 est.) partners: China 18.1%, US 16.7%, Argentina 6.3%, Germany 6.1% (2017)|
|Exports||$217.2 billion (2017 est.) partners: China 21.8%, US 12.5%, Argentina 8.1%, Netherlands 4.3% (2017)|
|Government||federal presidential republic|
|Population||208.8 million (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||white 47.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 43.1%, black 7.6%, Asian 1.1%, indigenous 0.4% (2010 est.)|
|Language||Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language); note: less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages|
News about Brazil
- Leandro Lo: shooting death of jiu-jitsu champion shocks Brazilby Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2022
Military police officer accused of shooting Lo after an altercation at a concert was apparently a gun aficionadoDozens of kimono-clad mourners have gathered to pay tribute to the world jiu-jitsu champion Leandro Lo after he was shot dead in São Paulo in a crime that has shocked Brazil.The 33-year-old fighter, who won eight world championship titles and is […]
- German consul in Rio arrested over husband's murderon August 8, 2022
Germany's Consul in Rio de Janeiro Uwe Herbert Hahn has been arrested over the death of his Belgian husband of 23 years, who fell from his Ipanema apartment after suffering a sudden illness, it was reported.
- Brazil launches multi-vaccination campaignon August 8, 2022
In a move to make up for time lost during COVID-19 lockdowns, Brazilian health authorities Sunday launched a multi-vaccination campaign focused on polio and other diseases targetting children and adolescents who have failed to take the immunizers.
- Brazil's Lower House passes bill to donate arms to Uruguay's Armyon August 8, 2022
Brazilian defense authorities are moving ahead with their plans to donate military equipment to Uruguay consisting of M108 howitzers and Urutu vehicles after the Lower House passed a bill in that regard which has now been sent over to the Senate.
- Five more people arrested in Brazil over murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereiraby Andrew Downie on August 6, 2022
Suspect already in custody is likely leader of illegal fishing mafia based in Amazon region, police sayBrazilian police arrested another five people in connection with the murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira on Saturday, and said one of the suspects already in custody was likely the leader of an illegal […]
- Small party adds key votes to Lula's campaignon August 6, 2022
Presidential candidate Andrés Janones of the moderate Avante party Thursday stepped down from the race in order to support former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's bid to succeed the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.
- Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon still high despite ongoing declineon August 6, 2022
According to satellite imagery data released Friday, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon remained high despite a slight decline.
- Brazil soybean exports down 8,87% in first half of 2022 compared to 2021on August 5, 2022
Brazil shipped 55.1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2022, which is 8.87% less than in the same period of 2021 (60.5 million tons), according to the National Association of Cereal Exporters. (Anec).
- Uruguayan senator said that Argentina's crisis is “because it is full of Argentines” and caused a controversyon August 4, 2022
The Senator for the left-wing coalition Frente Amplio (Broad Front), Daniel Caggiani, was interviewed by local Channel 12’s Desayunos Informales about the regional situation and the negotiation for an eventual Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Uruguay and China, which has generated tensions between Mercosur partners.
- Brazil's decommissioned carrier leaves Rio to be scrappedon August 4, 2022
Brazil's Navy Thursday bid farewell to the Sao Paulo aircraft carrier, which has been decommissioned and sold for scrap. Türkiye is the structure's final destination.
- 5G technology starts operating in São Pauloon August 4, 2022
The largest city in South America started bringing 5g mobile telephone services Thursday, one week after the government passed new legislation allowing for speedier installation of antennas suitable for the new technology.
- Brazil raises benchmark interest rate to 13,75%, and possibly more to comeon August 4, 2022
Brazil's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate 50 basis points to a record 13,75%, (the highest since January 2017), anticipating that the tightening cycle, may not be over given the stubborn high domestic inflation and “adverse and volatile” global situation.
- Brazil ‘failing to fully investigate’ Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira murdersby Andrew Downie on August 2, 2022
Rights groups accuse Brazilian government of not employing sufficient resources to examine caseLeading human rights organisations have criticised the Brazilian government for what they say is a failure to properly investigate the murders of the Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and the British journalist Dom Phillips.The two men were shot dead in June but […]
- Spain reports first death in Europe related to monkeypox outbreakby Reuters in Madrid on July 29, 2022
Announcement on Friday follows report hours earlier from Brazil of first such death outside AfricaSpain has reported what is thought to be Europe’s first monkeypox-related death in the current outbreak of the disease.Brazil reported earlier on Friday the first monkeypox-related death outside Africa in the current wave. Continue reading...
- Paved highway to run through Amazon gains initial approval in Brazilby Reuters in São Paulo on July 29, 2022
Fears that turning muddy route BR-319 into an all-season road will make it an artery for illegal logging and deforestationBrazil’s environmental authority has granted an initial permit to allow a major highway to be paved through the centre of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation.On […]