Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country, and the largest Portuguese-speaking nation. The federal republic occupies almost half of South America.
Brazil has more than 200 million inhabitants, making the nation that was Portugal's largest colony between the 16th and 19th centuries the most populous country in South America. Brazil is a member of the UN, the G20, BRICS, Mercosur and the Organization of American States. This page collates DW's latest content related to Brazil.
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In Brazil, the legacy of slavery remains, with racism and inequality alive and well. Black people are more likely to be left out when it comes to education and income levels. Across Brazil, there are thousands of quilombos, communities of descendants of African slaves. But the fight for legal recognition and self-determination has been slow. Now a Supreme Court case could make it even harder.