How Powerful Is Brazil?

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Brazil is the largest power in Latin America, but it may have just lost sight of becoming a serious, global superpower due to a recent downturn in their economy. So how powerful is Brazil?

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Comparing Brazilian states with countries: Compare-cabana
http://www.economist.com/content/compare-cabana
The notion that Brazil is in the vanguard of a group of emerging countries on their way to economic superpower-dom is so widely accepted as to have become trite. But how far along this road is Brazil?

What is Brazil’s army for?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2010/09/brazils_military
“Spend any time in Brazil and you will get used to hearing the impending football World Cup (in 2014) and Olympics (in 2016) used as justification for all manner of boondoggles.”

Brazil Military Drills to Defend Amazon
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/world/americas/brazil-military-drills-to-defend-amazon-.html
Brazil’s army is deploying troops this month to the far reaches of the Amazon in a military exercise simulating a foreign invasion of the rain forest, focusing attention on sensitivity over sovereignty in a region rising in importance as a strategic pillar of Latin America’s largest economy.

Brazil scales back Carnival festivities as drought and weak economy persist
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/11/brazilian-cities-scale-back-carnival-drought-economy
“Severe drought and an ailing economy have forced cities and towns across Brazil to abandon or scale back their plans for Carnival, which is due to start on Friday.”

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