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  Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brazil is characterized by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and low mountains to the south — home to most of Brazil's population and its agricultural base.
Brazil's population is mostly concentrated along the coast, with a lower population density in the interior.
Brazil is the country with the largest Catholic population in the world, as well the country with the most members of Asian religions in the Western world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brazil   (3039 words)

 Brazil - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazil had been inhabited for at least 6,000 years by semi-nomadic populations when the first Portuguese explorers, led by Pedro Álvares Cabral disembarked in 1500.
Brazil and its 26 states and Federal District is divided by IBGE in 5 distinctive regions: North, Northeast, Center-West, Southeast and South (Division by Regions).
Brazil is characterised by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and (low) mountains to the south, home to most of Brazil's population and its agricultural base.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /brazil.htm   (1215 words)

 Politics of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brazil is a federal republic with 26 states and a federal district (see: States of Brazil).
The military governed Brazil in alliance with the civilian economic and social elite between 1964 and 1985.
Politics of: Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Brazil   (2479 words)

 Encyclopedia article: Politics of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazil is a federal republic (additional info and facts about federal republic) with 26 state (The way something is with respect to its main attributes) s and a federal district (A district set apart as the seat of government of a federation)
Fifteen political parties are represented in Congress (The legislature of the United States government).
Progressive Party (A former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/politics_of_brazil.htm   (2021 words)

 Brazil -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazil drew little benefit from either; far more important were the rise of postwar discontent in the military and beginnings of the large-scale European immigration that was to make SE Brazil the economic heart of the nation.
Brazil's economic growth was plagued by inflation, and this issue enabled Vargas to be elected in 1950.
Goulart's leftist administration was weakened by political strife and seemingly insurmountable economic chaos, and in 1964 he was deposed by a military insurrection.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Brazil_History.asp   (2500 words)

 Encyclopedia: Politics of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government/anarchy, and possessing internal and external and even in your pantssovereignty.
Brazil elects on the national level a head of state –; the president –; and a legislature.
Brazil is characterized by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and (low) mountains to the south, home to most of Brazil's population and its agricultural base.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Politics-of-Brazil   (530 words)

 brazzil - Home
Brazil has been hitting the international headlines recently, not for the usual reasons of the Carnaval, destruction of the Amazon or urban violence, but because of its participation in the world trade talks in Hong Kong.
Brazil's first assault was committed on April 22, 1500, by a Portuguese nobleman in the service of King Dom Manuel I. With a group of armed companions, he assaulted hundreds of thousands of naked native people, robbing them of their land.
Brazil's Minister of Environment, Marina Silva, says that the drop of 30% in Amazon region deforestation reported by the Inpe for the period August 2004 to July 2005 was the...
www.brazzil.com   (3407 words)

 POLITICS-BRAZIL: Local Elections, a Source of Pride - and Shame By Mario Osava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazil has become a world leader in electronic voting systems, and has even begun to export or loan its machines to other countries in Latin America and Africa.
Holding an election in Brazil is a gargantuan task, given the massive number of voters and the vast size of the country (almost 8.6 million square kilometres).
Brazil's technologically advanced automated voting system became an even greater source of pride after the U.S. presidential elections in 2000, when irregularities in the counting of paper ballots in the state of Florida allowed George W. Bush to assume the presidency without actually winning the popular vote.
www.chasque.net /ips_eng/notas/2004/09/30/11:58:43.html   (1148 words)

 Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil,David Samuels, Cambridge University Press, 2003
Fenno notes that the "educative" function of political representation takes on a distinctive character for these four members of Congress who not only stress the importance of educational opportunity to their own careers but also emphasize education as the key to future progress in their districts.
While many feel that the professionalization of politics through the use of consultants is detrimental to our democratic system, Medvic suggests that "consultants serve as intermediaries in a complex of media/cultural/political practices that often seem to have a life of their own" (156).
For example, Robin Kolodny, an academic, highlights the relationships that political parties have with various other actors and how these relationships compromise the parties' ability to act as ethical agents; however, she concludes that the parties' goal of, and method for, winning elections is not unethical.
www.apsanet.org /%7Elss/Newsletter/july03/booknotes.htm   (6121 words)

 South American Politics: Keeping Brazil in check
Brazil immediately sent its foreign minister there as head of a delegation of the South American Community of Nations (CSN), a recently created geopolitical grouping that Argentinian diplomats see as another vehicle for fortifying Brazil’s leadership in the region.
Petrobrás, Brazil’s national oil company, is already the second-largest player in the Argentinian market, having bought the energy division of the local conglomerate Perez Companc three years ago.
Brazil’s enhanced status as a top foreign direct investor in Argentina is giving Brazilian industry increased local lobbying power, further complicating Buenos Aires’s efforts to obtain economic concessions from Brasília.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1401069/posts   (1035 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | World Football | Brazil's football politics
But, whatever the political and diplomatic merits of such a move, it may not be good news for the country's number one sport.
The most widely-known symbol of the nation, Brazil's football team, were soon roped in to the political arena.
Brazil's President Lula had insisted that the side be at full-strength.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/world_football/3692918.stm   (613 words)

 Beautiful Horizons: Brazil - Politics
Meanwhile in Brazil, inflation appears to be slowing, real wages are up, unemployment is at a three year low and the real is at a 41 month high against the dollar (which probably says a great deal more about the weakness of the dollar than about the strength of the real).
Brazil's ruling Workers' Party and opposition parties have agreed to create a special congressional committee to investigate allegations that leaders of the ruling party bribed lawmakers of other parties to vote in favor of legislation pushed by the government.
Brazil had the longest running continuous military dictatorship of the Southern Cone countries in the 1960's, 70's and 80's, and it may have made the least progress in facing up to the past.
www.beautifulhorizons.net /weblog/brazil_politics   (12113 words)

 France-Brazil: Politics
The U.S. is also less likely to tolerate Brazil’s leadership of regional economic and political initiatives that do not resonate with those of the U.S. • In order to ensure his reelection, Lula must defend his reputation by proving that the legislature’s investigative probes have found their marks when their deliberations conclude.
Brazil is the largest contributor of troops to the now controversial mission, and has acquired a reputation for countenancing the perpetration of atrocities against Haitian civilians by the soldiers under its command, simply because these Haitians support the overthrown leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Brazil, with 40 percent of the free world market, is eventually expected to fill much of the vacuum left by the EU in international trade.
www.francebrazil.com /politics   (4559 words)

 The Politics of Brazil's Financial Troubles - Southwest Economy - FRB Dallas
Brazil is currently running a primary surplus of 3.75 percent of GDP, exceeding what would be required to stabilize the debt-to-GDP ratio.
It shows the projected evolution of Brazil's net debt-over-GDP ratio over the next 10 years under two distinct scenarios.[2] The first (the fiscal continuity case) assumes the primary surplus remains at 3.5 percent of GDP for the entire decade.
Fiscal and monetary discipline requires political courage in a nation where a litany of social needs has yet to be addressed.
www.dallasfed.org /research/swe/2002/swe0205c.html   (1496 words)

 Hellblazer: Crime and Politics in Brazil
Now some Brazilian crime groups also are embracing a political quasi-ideology that claims their activities are motivated by ideals of social justice for the poor and the need to maintain public order in impoverished slums where police rarely venture.
The PCC wants to penetrate Brazil's political establishment more deeply to better insulate itself against the state, but it also expects the legislators it supports to promote particular issues, such as prison reform.
With Brazil sharing largely undefended borders with 10 other South American countries that have their own escalating internal security problems, the possible emergence of strategic alliances between crime groups and the MST also could spill into neighboring countries such as Bolivia and Peru, where social discontent already is running high.
www.hellblazer.com /archives/2003/06/crime_and_politics_in_brazil.html   (1057 words)

 The Infography about Politics in Brazil
Politics in Brazil, 1930-64: An Experiment in Democracy.
The Catholic Church and Politics in Brazil, 1916-1985.
The Political Transformation of the Brazilian Catholic Church.
www.infography.com /content/984310887281.html   (145 words)

 Brazil Interest Group Politics
Brazil has very intense and diversified interest groups.
Before 1964 the most visible were labor unions, student organizations, and business groups, which exercised their pressures more on Congress than on the executive branch.
In 1983, when it became apparent that a political transition would take place, Congress again became the focal point of interest groups.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-Brazil-Interest-Group-Politics.htm   (113 words)

 Women in Politics Brazil Polictics
The most important elective office held by a woman in Brazil was the mayorship of São Paulo, which Luiza Erundina (Workers' Party) won in 1988.
Women continued to have minuscule representation in Congress and in state assemblies until the political opening (abertura) in 1982, when nine women were elected to the Chamber of Deputies, followed by twenty-six in 1986, twenty-three in 1990, and thirty-six in 1994.
Although Rezende, a Protestant, had never held a formal political office, she was very active in politics while first lady of Goiás.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-Brazil-Politics-Women.htm   (655 words)

 OhioLINK ETD: Conte, Carolina
In the period from 1964 to 1985, Brazil experienced a dictatorial regime and also its greatest economic growth rates.
This work is mainly based on research from books, articles and reports about politics and economics of Brazil during the military regime.
Without economic growth, the military government in Brazil became weak and lost popular support, which ultimately occasioned the return of the democratic regime.
rave.ohiolink.edu /etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou988828185   (126 words)

 Bizarre Brazil :: Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He is known in Brazil as O Rei da Soja - the King of Soy.
Former Brazilian president Jose Sarney revealed that the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for two decades (1964/1985) had plans to build an atomic bomb but the initiative was discarded once democracy was restored in the country.
JAMAICA will be intensifying its effort to expand its presence in Brazil and South Africa, by opening missions in those countries this fiscal year, according to Foreign Minister K D Knight.
bizarrebrazil.blogsome.com /category/politics   (451 words)

 The history of working-class politics in Brazil
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
Antonio Neto is president of the CGT (General Workers' Central), Brazil's second largest labor federation.
Brazil's trade union centre, the CUT, (an ICFTU affiliate), has called a mass rally December 5-6 in Sao Paulo to protest against government neo-liberal policies introduced in mid-November.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/42/index-eda.html   (277 words)

 Politics in Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The political system that has emerged is one which, while looking similar to the US model, is markedly different in substance.
Contrary to US assumptions (and there seem to be a lot of American political scientists studying Brazil), David Samuels’ Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil shows that ambitious politicians don’t see a position in the federal legislature as the pinnacle of their careers.
Whereas Americans see political careers as a treadmill, moving up from city council to state legislature to an office in Washington, Brazilians are less inclined to make the same journey.
www.latamrob.com /reviews/samuels0501.html   (820 words)

 Unending Graft Is Threatening Latin America - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazil's scandal is just the latest reminder of the unremitting corruption that has marked Latin American politics since colonial times, when absolute rulers regarded newly conquered realms in the New World as their personal property.
The important difference today is that popularly elected governments now hold sway, and corruption has emerged as one of the gravest threats to the hard-won democratic gains of the last 20 years.
His wife, Marta Sahagún de Fox, is embroiled in a series of scandals over the use of millions of dollars flowing into her charity organization, and her sons have come under congressional scrutiny for contracts they won to build public housing.
www.nytimes.com /2005/07/30/international/americas/30latin.html?ex=1280376000&en=303bf1b5d23844b3&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (850 words)

 InfoBrazil.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazil experienced a difficult, at times astounding and certainly disappointing political year in 2005, but there is an upside: as a result of what they witnessed, Brazilians are probably better equipped to vote now than ever before.
Isabel Franco, a senior partner at Demarest e Almeida - one of Brazil's largest and most prestigious law firms - is a former head of the firm's New York office, and former chair of the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Section.
David Beers is Managing-Director of Standard & Poor’s sovereign and international public finance ratings group, where he leads a global team of over 70 analysts that evaluate the credit standing of sovereign governments, sovereign-supported issuers, and multilateral lending institutions.
www.infobrazil.com   (381 words)

 The Infography about the Social History of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Stefan Zweig's Brazil: Land of the Future (Viking Press, 1941) and Waldo David Frank's South American Journey (Victor Gollancz, 1943) are wartime paeans to Brazil's potential.
Michael Conniff's Urban Politics in Brazil: The Rise of Populism, 1925-1945 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981) analyzes populism in Rio de Janeiro.
Wartime Brazil is examined in Robert M. Levine, Brazil in the 1940s Through the Photographs of Genevieve Naylor (Duke University Press, 1998).
www.infography.com /content/632763079662.html   (1503 words)

 Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 : An Experiment in Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
"Politics in Brazil...", as the name implies, is a summary of the political and economical life in Brazil from 1930 to 1964.
It means the book covers the most important period of Brazilian Histoy in this century, when a rural and almost feudal country began to make a real transition to the Industry Age.
On the other hand, if the only thing you know about Brazil is that it is Carmen Miranda's land, forget it and try to find another book. /0_0195007840.html   (293 words)

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