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  • Brazil ex-president Lula makes political comeback
    São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazil's popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared that he is returning to the bruising political frontlines to defend his successor, the embattled Dilma Rousseff.
    Yahoo.  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:56:39 -0400.
  • On Photography: Shadows in São Paulo
    Obsessed with an image of four men on a rooftop in Brazil, the author went on a quest to find its origins.
    Teju Cole.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:05:10 GMT.
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  • Emboldened by $5.2 bln Brazil deal, HSBC ‘drags feet in Turkey’
    HSBC is dragging its feet on the sale of its Turkish business to ING Group, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the bank is no longer in a hurry to exit Turkey after securing a hefty $5.2 billion for its Brazilian unit
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:13:00 +0200.
  • Brazil's economy enters recession
    Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:19:21 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Testing times for Brazil's economy
    Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:08:05 GMT.
  • Torneio CrossFit Brasil reaches its 6th edition with the best-conditioned athletes in the country
    SAO PAULO, Aug. 26, 2015 -- On September 4, 5 and 6 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), the 6th edition of the Torneio CrossFit Brasil will be taking place at the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri. ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:38:00 EDT.
  • Ancient Toothy Lizard Is The First Of Its Kind From South America
    A new 80 million year-old fossil lizard from Brazil is making paleontologists rethink how these animals spread across the world millions of years ago.
    By Shaena Montanari.  Forbes.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:03:00 GMT.
  • GM suspends 800 job cuts at Brazil plant, ending strike
    Workers at a General Motors plant in Brazil ended a two-week strike on Monday after the company agreed to suspend nearly 800 job cuts, buying time in an industry where idle assembly lines have roiled labor tensions.  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:22:16 EST.  Subscription required.
  • News Analysis: Expanding Web of Scandal in Brazil Threatens Further Upheaval
    Charges against a powerful lawmaker bring a combative reaction, and shift attention to the scandal-plagued Congress.
    Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:29:01 GMT.
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  • Lula's Legacy Threatened as Brazil Crisis Simmers
    An ongoing political and economic crisis once more threatens to fell the tallest tree in Brazil's political landscape: former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:15:02 -0400.
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Facts About Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east central portion of South America.  Its bicameral National Congress consists of a Federal Senate and a Chamber of Deputies.  Brazil's capital city is Brasilia; its major cities include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  Brazil's national currency is the Real, which equals 100 centavos.  The primary language used by Brazilians is Portuguese and, in 2007, Brazil's estimated population was 190,011,000.

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