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.
Pedro Dutra Salgado, University of Sussex Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, is facing a major scandal over a tape purporting to show him condoning bribery and efforts to influence public officials. It’s another in a long series of interconnected public and corporate...read more
Brazil’s currency, the real, which had been making gains against the US dollar over the past year plummeted by more than six per cent on Thursday on media reports that the country’s president was embroiled in yet another alleged corruption scandal. The severe plunge...read more
Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University Brazil’s political turmoil is going into overdrive, exacerbated in recent days by the discovery of a tape recording allegedly of President Michel Temer approving some US$600,000 in hush money to pay off a disgraced political ally....read more
Miriam Krenzinger, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro On March 25 2017, two professors from Rio de Janeiro’s Federal University accompanied a group of 13 students from the School of Social Work to visit the location of their upcoming internship: Casa das Mulheres...read more
China on Saturday lifted an import ban on Brazilian meat after a two-year investigation into an alleged bribery scandal there revealed that inspectors were paid to forgo health inspections. Dozens of countries last week slapped a ban on Brazilian meat, which is the...read more
Brazil were crowned winners of the inaugural Brics Under-17 Football Tournament after they defeated the South African Boy’s Under-17 5-1 in the final at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, India, on Saturday. In the first encounter between the two nations on October 11 at the...read more