Brazil is the 5th largest country in World, with the 5th highest population. Having vast natural resources and a large labor pool, Brazil is today a regional leader, producing a GDP of 1.375 trillion dollars (2003), the 10th largest economy in the world. Otherwise, a highly unequal income distribution keeps almost 40 million people – 22% of its population – living in complete poverty.
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Source: Cia World FactBook