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  • 54 detained in anti-World Cup protest in Brazil
    Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:40 EDT.
  • Emerging Markets: Separating The Sheep And The Goats
    Who will volunteer to help Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and Turkey? Not I, say the Fed and China.
    By A. Gary Shilling.  Forbes.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT.
  • Vonage Launches Consumer VoIP Service in Brazil
    HOLMDEL, N.J., April 16, 2014 -- Vonage Holdings Corp. ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
  • Liam Neeson: Save our horse carriages
    What in the World: An actor stands up for Central Park carriage rides, Brazilian prostitutes anticipate World Cup surge, and Iranian media react to UN ambassador row.
    BBC News.  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:39:44 GMT.
  • Few stewards trained for World Cup
    Brazil has so far trained only 20% of the private security guards needed inside the 12 stadiums for coming football World Cup, BBC Brasil has learned.
    BBC News.  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:05:43 GMT.
  • USA 'ready to play' to win World Cup
    America is heading to Brazil "ready to play" in the 2014 World Cup, and Vice President Joe Biden will be leading the cheers for the US to bring home the coveted trophy for the first time. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:20:23 -0400.
  • Top Brazilian lawmaker to visit China
    Brazil's President of the Chamber of Deputies Henrique Eduardo Alves will visit China from April 13 to 20, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman announced on Friday.
    Xinhua.  2014-04-11.
  • Roll with it: Official World Cup ball goes HD
    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, Adidas is getting the ball rolling with an eye-catching video series. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:00:00 Z.
Brazil map, showing Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, and other Brazilian cities

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.

For more news and information about Brazil, visit this official Brazilian government website and the Brazilian Tourism portal.

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