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Supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro, hold a banner that reads in Portuguese "Military Intervention"
Image: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo/picture alliance


Under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil is one of the world's major non-Western powers. A BRICS member, it plays a vital role in the global economy and climate change but has battled a rise in populism at home.