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.
Portugal has a rich history of exploring once uncharted seas and lands, such as Brazil and Africa. But that history also has a dark side with colonialism and slave trade. In Lisbon, two separate public projects — a slavery memorial and a museum celebrating Portuguese exploration — have become lightning rods for debate about the country's colonial past. Jake Cigainero has more.
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is in talks with other lawmakers to gain support ahead of the second-round run-off election against leftist Fernando Haddad. His party has not garnered enough seats to rule alone.
Brazilian firebrand Jair Bolsonaro has suggested the left's only chance of winning next month's election is through fraud. His running mate called on the army to launch a coup if the judiciary isn't purged of corruption.