Brazil: Key facts and figures

GDP comparisonBrazil is Latin America’s largest country and the fifth most populous in the world with nearly 193 million people. Its economy is forecast to grow 6.5% this year. A social welfare scheme introduced by President Lula in 2003 has transformed the lives of millions of poor people, although the gap between rich and poor remains high.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8702891.stm

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