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  CULTURE XPLORERS: Brazil: Terms and Conditions
However, CULTURE XPLORERS will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by you in preparing for the trip, including, but not limited to:non-refundable air tickets, visa fees, equipment purchased or medical expenses such as vaccinations.
You understand that while traveling with CULTURE XPLORERS, you will be traveling through developing countries where the level of hygiene and safety, the standards of accommodation and transportation and the quality of medical care is not the same as you would experience at home.
However, CULTURE XPLORERS will not be held responsible for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behavior of these third parties.
www.culturexplorers.com /Pages/Destinations/Brazil/Brazil_Terms.html   (1033 words)

Brazil's trade negotiating position is simple: If other trading partners want Brazil to make concessions on industry, services and intellectual property rights, Brazil will insist that they remove the artificial barriers that keep it from selling them more of its agricultural products.
Brazil and its allies are particularly disturbed by what they see as a campaign to pit them against African and Caribbean nations that have benefited from trade preferences and quotas and Brazil's foreign minister, Celso Amorim, has stepped up his efforts to win over that poorer bloc.
Brazil is leading an agricultural boom in South America Posted: 12/12 From: New York Times by Larry Rohter Almost overnight, South America has driven a historic global shift in food production that is turning the largely untapped frontier heartland of the continent into the world's new breadbasket.
www.brazilbrazil.com /food.html   (2928 words)

  Culture of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In fact, Brazil is the largest country in the world whose predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.
Both Brazil and the United States are large countries whose population was formed by multiple immigration sources from many countries, each one bringing its own culture.
Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Brazil   (689 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Culture of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In Brazil, religions are not mutually exclusive, therefore to every Saint one may light a candle to, there is an equivalent Orixá you should also name, just to be sure.
The stereotype of Brazilian culture was born with Carmen Miranda, who was brought to Hollywood by the United States' government in 1939 as an attempt to create sympathy between both countries.
Most of Brazil's national heros were created during the military dictatorship (1964-1985), notably Tiradentes whose image was redrawn as long-haired and long-bearded to have a messianic look.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Culture_of_Brazil   (1337 words)

 Guggenheim Museum - Brazil Body & Soul
Brazil: Body and Soul is a major exhibition showcasing the arts of Brazil from two key phases of their development, the Baroque (17th to early-19th centuries) and the Modern (1920s to the present).
Brazil is a nation characterized by its diversity, and the exhibition presents a broad definition of the country's artistic culture, with emphasis on traditional religious and secular arts, arts of indigenous peoples, Afro-Brazilian contributions, as well as many Modern and contemporary visual forms of expression.
Tarsila, as she is invariably referred to in Brazil, spent a number of years in Paris with friends and teachers Constantin Brancusi, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, and André Lhote.
www.guggenheim.org /exhibitions/past_exhibitions/brazil/overview.html   (1241 words)

 Brazil Travel Guide - Introduction to Brazilian Culture
The Portuguese who gave the country its' most popular language and culture, were a dominant influence but so were the Native Indians and the big influx of African slaves, whos music and food tastes were absorbed and now hold a permanent residence in the overall Brazilian culture.
Within Brazil, there are no various dialects of Portuguese, with the Media helping to diminish the variations, yet the Portuguese of Portugal and that of Brazil is vastly different.
When Brazil became independent in the late 19th century, a new cultural identity was needed in painting, with a search for a unique country voice paralleled in the literary and musical traditions as well.
www.braziltravelinformation.com /brazil_culture.htm   (1112 words)

 Beautiful Horizons: Brazil - Culture
One of the ongoing sources of annoyance for me about the history and culture of Brazil, especially as portrayed in US media is the emphasis on Rio and São Paulo as well as the perception that the bulk of the country's culture is focused on the ocean.
Prior to that, Brazil's monopoly on rubber had made a number of rubber barons extraordinarily wealthy; they used to send their shirts to London by ship to be laundered.
Yet Brazil has never won the Olympic Gold Medal in the sport, and although the news is over a week old, it's still shocking to me that Brazil has been eliminated from the soccer competition in the upcoming Olympics.
www.beautifulhorizons.net /weblog/brazil__culture   (4566 words)

 Brazil Culture - Guide to culture world in Brazil ★
In 1554 Brazil attained the status of a "Walled Town." The wall is stated to have been from three to four miles long and twenty-three feet in height, with six gates and twenty arrow towers.
Brazil was in no way affected by the fighting and the Chinese of the Brazil area accepted the new regime by acclamation on November 4.
Brazil was not directly concerned, but many young Brazillanders returned to their native countries for military service, and, particularly after Brazil's declaration for the Allies, German interests inevitably suffered greatly.
www.head2brazil.com /aboutBrazil/Brazil_culture.asp   (3004 words)

 Brazil - Political Culture
Many aspects of Brazil's political system may be explained by its political culture (see Glossary), the origins of which may be found in traditional rural society during the colonial and independence periods through 1930.
The relatively low crime rates during the military period may be a factor in the shift in public opinion regarding democracy.
In 1960 only 22 percent (15.5 million) of Brazil's population was registered to vote; by 1994 more than 60 percent (nearly 95 million) of the population was enfranchised.
countrystudies.us /brazil/83.htm   (677 words)

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The original culture of Brazil, that of the Indians, is strongly evident in the use of foods and drinks.
As a result of this cultural mix, Brazil's people are not only well-known for their warmth, spontaneity and friendliness, but are also seen to have countless regional differences, accents and good-natured rivalries.
Brazil is renowned both for some of the finest colonial architecture in the world, and some of the most outstanding examples of modern architecture.
www.brazilvacations.us /brazil_culture.html   (1473 words)

 WorldTravelGate.net® - Culture of Brasilia, Brazil.
The Samba is the official dance of Brazil and is still the dance that appears during their annual parades.
The Samba that is danced in Brazil is the folk dance, also called the folk Samba, or the Batuque is accompanied by percussion instruments and is highly syncopated.
The Samba became popular internationally in the 1920's and 30's and was stylized and made to have danceable patterns by ballroom dancers for the use of couple dancing, whereas the Brazilian form of Samba is more of a single person dance, or adapted for a line of people as used in their parades.
www.americatravelling.net /brazil/brasilia/brasilia_culture.htm   (639 words)

 Brazil Culture in Brazil - Brazil Visa Service
Brazil is the world's fifth-most populous country (with 184 million resi­dents), but it also one of the smallest population densities, with 20 people per square kilometer (the US has 28 people per square kilometer).
The rise of Brazil 's great media mogul, Roberto Marinho, was largely assisted by his decision not to criticize the fascistic regimes of the military government from 1964 to 1985.
Brazil had one of the earliest feminist movements in Latin America, and women were among the first in the region to gain the right to vote in 1932.
www.visaexpress.net /brazil/the_culture.htm   (7090 words)

Brazil is often associated with football, caipirinha, sun-drenched beaches and intoxicating rhythms.
This happy marriage between popular art and 'cultured' art was to underlie Brazilian arts in the years to come and, in 1922, was brought to the fore by the Modernist Manifesto.
The Ministry of Culture was established by a Government Decree (91144, 15 March 1985), as a separate body from the former Ministry of Education and Culture.
www.brazil.org.uk /culture/index.html   (713 words)

Brazil is a nation of vast resources and boasts the world’s 8th largest economy.
Brazil is also one of the most important transshipment countries for Bolivian, Colombian, and Peruvian cocaine which is headed for the US and Europe.
Foreign businesswomen should be prepared to politely and firmly demonstrate that they are in a position of clout and have authority to negotiate deals, approve contracts, etc. Complimenting a woman on her appearance is dictated by custom and is considered to be polite.
www.pitt.edu /~ethics/Countries/Brazil/culture.html   (2603 words)

 Books About Brazilian Women: Women, Culture & Society In Brazil
It is a tempting to describe Benedita da Silva using labels: you may know that she was the first fl woman in the Brazilian Senate or that, in spite of her national prominence, she still lives in the poor neighbourhood where she grew up.
Likewise, we may have heard that Brazil is a colourblind society, whereas Benedita's experiences, as a fl person, lead her to see things differently.
It is important for providing a look at Brazil during the 1920s and 1930s through the eyes of an impoverished fl child, a view rare in any country at any time.
www.thebraziliansound.com /women.htm   (964 words)

 Brazil Travel - Culture - Food
Restaurants in Brazil are affordable and they are well known for the love of serving meat to clients and as a great place for socializing.
Other popular restaurants in Brazil are pay by weight restaurants, which are better known as Copacabana; you order your food and then wait for it to be cooked.
Brazil is among the world best coffee producers and most Brazilians love drinking it.
www.braziltravel.com /culture/food   (826 words)

 Brazil Political Culture - Cultural Information
Many aspects of Brazil's political system may be explained by its political culture, the origins of which may be found in traditional rural society during the colonial and independence periods through 1930.
Because Brazil's southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, suffered three civil wars and was involved frequently in political conflicts in the Río de la Plata areas, its population holds strong political loyalties.
In 1960 only 22 percent (15.5 million) of Brazil's population was registered to vote; by 1994 more than 60 percent (nearly 95 million) of the population was enfranchised.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-Brazil-Government-Politics-Political-Culture.htm   (679 words)

 CULTURE XPLORERS: Brazil: Suggested Reading
He discusses the environmental and investment scenes as well as the addiction to soccer and to the telenovelas of the powerful Globus media empire, which so engross the population that the realities of life often seem to merge with their plots and characters.
A collection of stories, articles and excerpts on Brazil -- an excellent introduction to the people, culture and traditions of Brazil as seen through the eyes of modern writers.
This novel by one of Brazil's greatest writers is set in Bahia and tells of the adventures of a young and beautiful woman.
www.culturexplorers.com /Pages/Destinations/Brazil/Brazil_SuggestedReading.html   (335 words)

 How we hacked a project into the Ministry of Culture in Brazil - What The Wiki?!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The cultural hotspots will use free and open source software to produce digital artifacts and will distribute these using alternative intelectual property licenses and broadband connections to the Internet.
Claudio Prado is the coordinator of digital policy of the ministry of culture of Brazil and the canto livre is one of the strategic pillars in that policy.
Estudio Livre is the root of our multimedia kit that we are distribuiting in underpriviledged areas as a form to jump from the 19th century directly to the 21st century, bypassing the dead-ends of the 20 century.
wiki.whatthehack.org /index.php/How_we_hacked_a_project_into_the_Ministry_of_Culture_in_Brazil   (418 words)

 Brazil Culture
The Parnassian school of poetry was, in Brazil as in France, a reaction to the excesses of the Romantics.
Brazil's popular music developed parallel to its classical music and it also united traditional European instruments - guitar, piano, and flute - with a whole rhythm section of sounds produced by frying pans, small barrels with a membrane and a stick inside (cuícas) that make wheezing sounds, and tambourines.
At least four of these cultures are noteworthy for their ceramics: on the vast island of Marajó in the mouth of the Amazon River potters melded vases that were later decorated with labyrinthine patterns.
www.southtravels.com /america/brazil/culture.html   (5600 words)

 Brazil Economy, Brazil People, Culture, Flag
Brazil's population is made up of a mixture of Native American, European, and African people, which gives rise to an ethnic society in Brazil.
The flag of Brazil is green in colour with a large yellow diamond in the center bearing a blue celestial globe with 27 white five-pointed stars (one for each state and the Federal District) arranged in the same pattern as the night sky over Brazil.
Brazil has been through economic difficulties despite witnessing a growth in its industrial sector.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/brazil1.html   (540 words)

Brazil is also one of the largest television exporters within Latin America and around the world, particularly of telenovelas, the characteristic Latin American prime time serials, which have become popular in a many countries.
The first new technology to diffuse widely in Brazil was the home videocassette recorder (VCR), which largely gave the middle and upper classes greater access to imported feature films.
In the 1980s, thousands of small towns in rural Brazil purchased satellite dishes and low power repeaters to bring in Brazilian television networks, effectively extending television to 99% of the population.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/brazil/brazil.htm   (1462 words)

 African culture in Brazil
Brazil has become less and less a white and fl country, to become a brown one.
- The African element in Brazil's ethnic composition is very visible, as it is the influence of the African culture, mainly in Bahia.
African culture has a much larger expression than the white one in the music, the cuisine, or the people’s behaviour.
www.brazil-travel-guide.com /Black-In-Brazil.html   (743 words)

 Brazil Culture - www.Brazil-Hostel.com & www.Brazil-Pousada.com
Brazil’s official religion is Roman Catholic and boasts the biggest Catholic population in the world, though different regions practice different traditions.
In Northeast Brazil, and especially in Bahia, African traditions mixed with Catholicism in such a way that almost every Christian has an African protector, and almost all Candomblé; practitioners are guarded by Christian Saints.
Southern Brazil, on the other hand, has three very different religious traditions: Protestant (the majority), Catholic and the Candomblé; adepts, who instead of using African food use German and Italian food to make offerings to their deities.
discount.cheap-brazil-hotel.com /brazil-culture.html   (1035 words)

 Culture : Brazil : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
The most important source for bibliography of books and articles concerning Brazil is the annual Handbook of Latin American Studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/) produced by over 160 contributing editors under the editorship of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
One of the major aggregators for links to a wide variety of subjects relating to Brazil is the University of Texas' LANIC (http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/brazil/).
Itaú Cultural Institute’s mission is to encourage and spread the knowledge and production of Brazilian arts in order to broaden access to culture and contribute to the process of social involvement.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/hispanic/brazil/resources/brazil-culture.html   (781 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)

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