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.
New legislation in Brazil has proposed to reduce or eliminate several Amazon conservation areas. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has suggested the bill may be linked to efforts to mine for resources.
Military police in southeastern Brazil have rejected a return-to-work agreement aimed at ending a strike. Brazil's laws prohibit police from striking so family members have blockaded barracks to prevent them working.