Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world - both in terms of population and geography. Over 192 million people call this land their home. Taking up over half of South America, Brazil is a mix of races, religions, sophistication, wealth, poverty and unexplored wilderness. The country is considered one of the rising global powers - less scary than China, less authoritarian than Russia and less chaotic than India with vast natural resources, a burgeoning industrial base and a strong currency that make it the envy of all. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, from the cosmopolitan cities to the remote tribes, Michael Palin explores the land of contrasts that is Brazil.
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