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  Brazil (1985)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brazil is an art film, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Brazil is a very cerebral film, so if you are thinking, "What does cerebral mean?" you can probably skip it.
Brazil is a film for those who want texture, emotional involvement and some sort of deeper meaning.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0088846   (805 words)

  
  Brazil - Introduction
Brazil shares a border with almost every other country in South America--only Chile and Ecuador are untouched--and covers almost half the continent.
Despite its vast expanse of territory, Brazil's population is concentrated in the major cities of its coast.
Almost half of Brazil's territory is covered by the basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries, a region that is one of the world's largest rainforest ecologies.
www.geographia.com /brazil   (0 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Brazil
Brazil has extensive tracts of fertile land, especially along the Amazon and in the south-eastern portion; but the greater part of the plateaux is fit only for grazing.
Brazil was discovered on the 26th of January, 1500, by Vicente Yanez Pinzon, a Spaniard who had been a companion of Columbus.
From 1580 to 1640, Brazil, as a dependency of Portugal, was in the hands of Spain, and during the latter part of this period Holland, being at war with Spain, seized a good portion of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02745c.htm   (4349 words)

  
  Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brazil has the world's second largest Christian population (151 million, behind that of the United States), and also is the world's largest Roman Catholic-majority nation in terms of both number of adherents and land mass — a strong cultural legacy left behind by the Roman Catholic Portuguese colonists.
Brazil is thought to have been inhabited for at least 10,000 years by semi-nomadic populations before the first Portuguese explorers, led by Pedro Álvares Cabral, disembarked in 1500.
Brazil's population is mostly concentrated along the coast, with a lower population density in the interior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brazil   (4781 words)

  
 Brazil national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brazil is the only nation to have competed in every FIFA World Cup tournament and the first to win it five times.
Brazil were drawn in the toughest group, with England, the USSR and Austria.
Brazil were eliminated from the tournament after managing just one shot on Fabien Barthez in a 0-1 loss to France in the quarterfinals; the elimination was in many ways similar to the 1998 final.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brazil_national_football_team   (2922 words)

  
 Brazil World Cup 2006 team Profile from Football.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brazil are ranked number 1 in the world and thats no supprise, the team have won the world cup a massive 5 times since they were first formed, never failed to gain entry to the finals.
World cup 1938 was the turning point for Brazil as they finished in an excellent 3rd place, this was also the year that Leonidas became the first player to score 4 goals in one world cup match, this was the start of a great future of world cup tournaments.
Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE were the four teams led to victory by this superstar coach.
www.football.co.uk /worldcup/brazil.shtml   (353 words)

  
 brazil map and map of brazil and information page
In 1985, the ruling regime in Brazil ceded its power to civilian rule, and the country finally overcame a series of unpopular coups, corrupt leaders, and the military's constant intervention in the governance of this massive country.
Today Brazil is justifiably famous for the Amazon River; Carnival in Rio; the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema; its many champion soccer teams, and of course, for the amazing collection of organized diversity that makes it one of the most significant and important countries on the face of the planet.
Landforms Brazil is divided into five primary geographic areas: the northern Guiana Highlands; Brazilian Highlands (or plateau) central and east; the massive Amazon River Basin; Pantanal wetland areas of the southwest, and the Southern Highlands - to the west and south of Curitiba.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/br.htm   (1239 words)

  
 Brazil - Travel Guide and Photos of Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo, Curitiba, Salvador and The Amazon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was the Brazil's capital from 1763 until 1960, when the Federal District of Brasilia was constructed.
Located in the south of Brazil, state of Paraná, Curitiba is internationally acknowledged for its innovative urban solutions.
Brazil is the largest country of Latin America, the fifth largest of the world.
www.geographicguide.com /brazil.htm   (885 words)

  
 Brazil travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brazil has a very good bus transport system, Basically, long distance routes depart from capital cities or economical centers, so if the city is big it will have connections to neighbouring capitals at the very least.
Brazil's large cities, especially of the north, northeast and southeast states, are notorious for attacks (against foreigners and locals alike), but do not let that deter you.
Brazil has 4 main mobile operators (this may change depending on the region you go, some operators doesn't have presence in all brazil, but they may have deals withe the others so you can go on roaming), VIVO is the largest one and operates cdma, the others are OI, TIM and CLARO which operates GSM.
wikitravel.org /en/Brazil   (10159 words)

  
 Brazil (02/07)
His son declared Brazil's independence on September 7, 1822, and became emperor with the title of Dom Pedro I. His son, Dom Pedro II, ruled from 1831 to 1889, when a federal republic was established in a coup led by Deodoro da Fonseca, Marshal of the Army.
Brazil is the world's largest producer of sugar cane, coffee, tropical fruits, frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ), and has the world's largest commercial cattle herd (50% larger than the U.S.) at 170 million head.
Brazil is expected to become a net exporter of oil by the end of 2007 as output from the Campos Basin continues to increase.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm   (4237 words)

  
 Ethnic Cuisine: Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brazil is politically subdivided into 26 states and territories plus the federal district of Brasilia.
In Brazil these rolls would be made with Queijo de Minas, a mild, white cheese similar to Muenster in texture - but quite different in taste.
Brazil is possibly the only cuisine that sweetens avocado and serves it as a dessert, rather than salted as in guacamole or salads.
www.sallys-place.com /food/ethnic_cusine/brazil.htm   (3806 words)

  
 Brazil Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Brazil is South America's giant, a dazzling land of pristine beaches, steamy jungles and manic metropolises.
When To Go The weather is worth considering when planning a trip to Brazil, as it can have a significant bearing on how you enjoy certain regions of the country.
He was Brazil's first fl government minister and has been knighted by the British queen; in his 22-year career he played 1363 games and scored 1282 goals.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/south-america/brazil   (542 words)

  
 EUROPA - The EU's relations with Brazil - Overview
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, both in terms of territory (8.5m km²) and population (182m in 2004).
Brazil is an important destination of EU investment, whose total stock in the country is close to €80 bn.
Brazil plays a leading role in regional integration both in Mercosur and South America, and is therefore a key partner in the current negotiations for an EU-Mercosur bi-regional association agreement.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/brazil/intro/index.htm   (1302 words)

  
 Brazil
Therefore, U.S. citizens traveling or residing in areas of Brazil near the Colombian border are urged to exercise caution.
While Brazil has many plastic surgery facilities that are on par with those found in the United States, two U.S. citizens died and one was left in vegetative state from complications following plastic surgery in 2005.
Brazil's inter-city roads are widely recognized as among the most dangerous in the world.
travel.state.gov /travel/brazil.html   (0 words)

  
 Brazil Economy News Culture - Brazzil Magazine
Brazil would create a new Brazilian government agency to be in charge and to be accountable for the flow of Chinese money of these various investments into Brazil.
Brazil's senators showed their contempt for the people who elected them by spitting in their faces when they absolved the chairman, Renan Calheiros, of unparliamentarily procedure on September 12.
Episodic international criticism of Brazil's aviation system, as well as a huge triggering of public outcries over the recent crash of the TAM Airbus A320, has forced senior officials in the country to begin to take steps to implement, on an urgent basis, a series of changes.
www.brazzil.com   (2186 words)

  
 BRAZIL (Movie, 1985) Frequently Asked Questions v1.3
BRAZIL is a film which rolls up many of the problems of the century into one big plot: industrialization, terrorism, government control and bureaucracy (from both capitalist and socialized countries), technology gone wrong, inept repair people, plastic surgery, love, and even modern filmmaking.
BRAZIL was part two, the fantasist as a young man, and BARON MUNCHAUSEN closes the series with its story about an old man who, through the innocence and open mindedness of a small girl, regains his belief in magic.
Both BRAZIL and MUNCHAUSEN's plots and themes echo the events surrounding the making of those films, so at the very least the films can be viewed as a loose cinematic interpretation of however Terry Gilliam was feeling at the stage in his life when he wrote those films.
www.faqs.org /faqs/movies/brazil-faq   (0 words)

  
 Brazil News
SAO PAULO, Brazil - A Brazilian housewife was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for killing her husband, chopping his corpse into small pieces and frying it.
Brazil's environmental agency on Friday approved a $2 billion project to shift the course of a major river in Brazil, a plan bitterly opposed by environmentalists.
Brazil's airlines were trying to make up for lengthy flight delays Monday after its troubled air traffic control system failed over the weekend, stranding travelers just months after a breakdown that enraged...
www.topix.net /world/brazil   (796 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Brazil
Brazil is South America's largest and most influential country and takes up almost half the continent.
Brazil has a history of economic boom and bust and its development has been hampered by high inflation and foreign debt.
Brazil is rolling out digital TV services; it aims to switch off analogue TV transmissions from 2016.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1227110.stm   (1015 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Brazil. 4871 facts and figures, stats and information on Brazilian economy, crime, people, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822.
By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers.
Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior.
www.nationmaster.com /country/br   (288 words)

  
 Brazil - Country Profile - Republica Federativa do Brasil - South America
A virtual destination guide to Brazil, this page is about many aspects of "Brasil", the fifth largest country in the world, both in terms of territory and population.
By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil has overcome more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of the interior.
Ethnic groups: Brazil's population is derived from three main ethnic sources.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/brazil.htm   (895 words)

  
 Brazil: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Brazil may be divided into the Brazilian Highlands, or plateau, in the south and the Amazon River Basin in the north.
Southern Brazil is drained by the Plata system—the Paraguay, Uruguay, and Paraná; rivers.
Although a republic was proclaimed, Brazil was ruled by military dictatorships until a revolt permitted a gradual return to stability under civilian presidents.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107357.html   (1218 words)

  
 Maria-Brazil.org Home of Brazilian Culture on the Web
Join us on a tour of the magnificent Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara in the state of Piauí, where 12,000-year-old — and possibly older — cave paintings and other vestiges of human and animal habitation in prehistoric Brazil will wow you!
Last year, her staff discovered sites in the nearby Serra das Confusões National Park that promise to be equally, if not more, exciting!
We also visited Fernando de Noronha, Brazil's ecological paradise.
www.maria-brazil.org   (515 words)

  
 Brazil Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Brazil (Political) 1994 (360K) and pdf format (236K)
Brazil - Population, Administrative Divisions and Economic Regions from Map No. 503241 1977 (182K)
Brazil's Army in the Amazon From "The Brazilian Amazon: Controlling the Hydra" by Mr.
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