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.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been found not guilty of obstruction of justice. The former president's defense team lauded the judge's "impartiality" while continuing to criticize the zeal of another Brazilian magistrate.
On the same day a judge ruled in favor of releasing ex-President Lula da Silva from prison, another judge has blocked the ruling. Da Silva began serving a 12-year prison sentence in April for a corruption conviction.
Raphael Varane's majestic header and a goalkeeping error by Fernando Muslera ended Uruguay's World Cup campaign and sent France into the semifinals of the World Cup. They will face the winner of Belgium versus Brazil.
Dr. Mohammed Barakat associates himself with some of the biggest names in South American football. But a new documentary suggests the celebrity doctor has few qualms about prescribing banned substances to athletes.
Deeply divided when it comes to fans' favorite teams, Lebanon's football mania took a nasty turn when one fan was stabbed for criticizing Germany's losing performance in the World Cup. Anchal Vohra reports from Beirut.
Brazil's routine victory over Serbia confirmed their status as Group E winners, while Switzerland finish runners-up despite a draw with Costa Rica. The sides face Mexico and Sweden in the round of 16, respectively.