Brazil: General facts

Political system: federal republicCapital: BrasíliaTotal area: 8,511,965 square kilometresPopulation: 192 millionOfficial language: PortugueseCurrency: real

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most recognisable symbols of Brazil.Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most recognisable symbols of Brazil. (Source: SITA/AP)

Political system: federal republic
Capital: Brasília
Total area: 8,511,965 square kilometres
Population: 192 million
Official language: Portuguese
Currency: real

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News digest: Green passes to be launched on Saturday, minister asks people not to sign up right away

Three other Delta variant cases confirmed in Slovakia. Travelling within the EU should be easier thanks to Green Passes. People in tourism optimistic about the upcoming season.


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Marian Kocner and his lawyer at the Supreme Court

The wrong way to put things right

Overturning not-guilty verdicts, especially in cases as emotive as the Kuciak murder trial, is a very bad idea.


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North Koreans and Russians. How did hackers target Slovakia?

The security authority reported hundreds of attacks over the past year.


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First Delta variant case confirmed in Slovakia

The labs confirmed the strain in a positive sample from a person who returned from Russia.


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