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.
At least one journalist is killed every year while reporting on environmental issues according to Natalie Southwick, South and Central Americas Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. She told DW why environmental journalists in the region are targeted for their reporting.
One year after the Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil that killed 270 people and wreaked havoc on the environment, we talk about how to avoid similar tragedies in the future. We also hear how development is pitted against our environment in India's metropolis Mumbai and visit peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo that store massive amounts of CO2.
One year ago, on January 25, Brazil's Brumadinho dam collapsed, killing 270 people. Millions of tons of toxic mining waste engulfed houses and waterways. More than 3,700 large dams are currently planned or under construction worldwide. DW speaks to Barnaby Dye, a research associate with the FutureDAMS project at the University of Manchester.
Brazil's culture secretary, Roberto Alvim, has been fired after giving a speech that appears to copy Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels. Alvim promised a "heroic decade" and played music by Hitler's favorite composer.