Brazil's Public Diplomacy Efforts

Public channels maintained by the government of Brazil are conditioned by a legal framework with some features that American observers might find surprising.

The Brazilian executive branch, part of a tripartite model based on the U.S. Constitution, for example, has its own news outlet, Radiobras--which broadcasts only in Portuguese, thanks to an official language policy that proscribes foreign-language publications and broadcasts inside Brazil. Both features--the strong executive and a restrictive language policy--are hangovers from the Estado Novo of Getulio Vargas and the military dictatorship of 1964-1984.

Vital Information

  • Population - 188,078,227 (US 2000 est.)
  • Government – Federative Republic
  • President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva
  • Vice Presidents Jose Alencar

Government Agencies

Brazilian Government Web Portal (English)

International Broadcasting




CIA World Factbook - Brazil