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Brazil is the largest spanning country South America, and shares a border with the 10 out of 12 nations who make up the continent. With a population of 208 million people, Brazil is one of the world's largest democracies. With a geographic area that spans half the length of the continent and fluctuates between jungle, forests, beaches and agricultural grounds, Brazil's population is as diverse as its lands. 

Since the early 2000s, the country has gone through massive economic growth, becoming the most powerful nation in South America and taking 29 million people out of poverty by 2014 as inequality drastically declined. It is known for its vast share of the Amazon, and must now step up to the challenge of protecting this precious land.

Much like many nations across the world, Brazil is also experiencing its own rise of the far-right, with its recently elected President Jair Bolsonaro, who is advocating many conservative and draconian policies.