Brazil: General facts

Political system: federal republicCapital: BrasíliaTotal area: 8,515,767 square kilometresPopulation: 197 millionOfficial language: PortugueseCurrency: Real

Political system: federal republic
Capital: Brasília
Total area: 8,515,767 square kilometres
Population: 197 million
Official language: Portuguese
Currency: Real

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Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

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He was almost murdered. Instead, he is to become general prosecutor

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