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  Brazil - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The highlands separate Brazil’s inland regions from a narrow coastal plain that stretches from Ceará in the Northeast to the Uruguayan border in the South.
Brazil has been a republic since 1889, but democratic government was suspended during the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas from 1937 to 1945 and during military rule under a series of presidents from 1964 until 1985.
Brazil’s history can be divided into two major parts: the colonial period from the arrival of the first Portuguese explorers in 1500 until independence in 1822, and the national period since independence from Portugal.
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 Brazil - MSN Encarta
President Franco paved the way for the election of his successor, Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
He was the first working-class president to be elected in Brazil; the nation’s presidents have traditionally come from the military or a small, wealthy elite.
He succeeded to the presidency on the resignation of the president, Jânio Quadros.) During his campaign, da Silva promised to institute social reforms for the poor and working class, to create more jobs, and to raise salaries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554342_15/Brazil.html   (1740 words)

Brazil is the largest country in South America in terms of both area and population.
Brazil's GDP is the highest in Latin America and one of the highest in the world.
Brazil's chief farming and grazing areas are in the south.
www.fortunecity.com /greenfield/bypass/314/english/brazil.htm   (7926 words)

Under Brazil's Old Republic (1889-1930), the patron-client political machines of the countryside enabled agrarian oligarchs, especially coffee planters in the dominant state of São Paulo to dominate state structures to their advantage, particularly the week central state structures that effectively devolved power to local agrarian oligarchies.
Brazil's 1934 constitution, passed on July 16, contained provisions that resembled Italian corporatism, which had the enthusiastic support of the pro-fascist wing of the disparate tenente movement and industrialists, who were attracted to Mussolini's co-optation of unions through state-run, sham syndicates.
Brazil appeared to be entering the Axis orbit—even before the 1938 declaration of the overtly fascist Estado Nôvo.
www.brazilbrazil.com /caudilho.html   (2620 words)

 Brazil (11/06)
Although the major European ethnic stock of Brazil was originally Portuguese, subsequent waves of immigration have contributed to a diverse ethnic and cultural heritage.
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 expected to become a net exporter of oil by the end of 2006 as output from the Campos Basin continues to increase.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm   (4260 words)

 Brazil - Uncyclopedia
The President of Brazil: Luís Inácio "Squid" da Silva.
Brazil is divided in 107 regions, subdivided in 974 states, sub-subdivided in 38724 provinces.
Brazil has a standing army of 467 paws; Brazil’s army used to have a lot more paws previous to the War Of Canudos however their recent war with the Ninja Chicken island of China has left Brazil without a leg to stand on.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Brazil   (1345 words)

 14/10/97-52 UNGA-General Debate of the First Committee
Brazil remains committed to the Ottawa process and intends to sign the APL convention in December.
Brazil actively participated in the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America, the Treaty of Tlatelolco.
The resolution that Brazil and a group of like-minded countries intends to table this year on the Nuclear Weapons Free Southern Hemisphere focuses on the promotion of cooperation among the four nuclear free zones towards shared goals of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, is a step in that direction.
www.un.int /brazil/speech/97d-clna-1committee.htm   (1444 words)

 South American Way - Presidents - Brazilian Imports
Fifth president of Brazil from 1902 to 1906.
President from 1930 to 1945, then again from 1951 to 1954.
Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco was president of Brazil from 1964 to 1967.
www.southamericanway.com /presidents.html   (185 words)

 Notre Dame Prize to Brazil Presidents, Winter 2003-04, Notre Dame Magazine Online - University of Notre Dame
Brazil's two most recent presidents were selected to receive the 2003 Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America in recognition of the peaceful transition they worked to achieve between their administrations.
The award honors the leadership shown by President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and his predecessor, Fernando Henrique Cardoso in the national election of 2002.
Father Malloy was scheduled to travel to Brazil in January to present the prizes, which carry an award of $10,000 for each recipient and matching donations to charities of their choice.
www.nd.edu /~ndmag/w0304/brazil.html   (232 words)

 USATODAY.com - IMF to loan Brazil additional $30 billion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The recent turbulence in Brazil's currency markets has been attributed in part to investor concerns that the two presidential candidates leading in public opinion polls are left-of-center politicians who in the past have criticized the IMF-backed economic reforms supported by the current government.
"Brazil is on a solid long-term policy trend which strongly deserves the support of the international community," Koehler said in his statement.
Before the IMF announcement on Brazil, O'Neill had said in Buenos Aires, the last stop on his tour, that he hoped Argentina's government would be able to adopt a sound recovery program that could gain the support of the international community.
www.usatoday.com /money/2002-08-07-imf-brazil_x.htm   (594 words)

 Brazil's Escalating Role in the Drug War
Whatever the semantics, Brazil is involved in the Colombian conflict through the sharing of intelligence and an escalation of military and police activities inside Brazil aimed at stopping drug and arms trafficking and preventing a spillover of the violence.
Enticing Brazil into greater cooperation may be the increased availability of funds for equipment, training, operations and development projects, and a decade-long growth in domestic drug use and drug-related violence.
President Cardoso raised the fight against drugs to front burner status in a national speech June 19 when he compared it to the country's earlier struggle against hyperinflation.
www.colombiajournal.org /colombia122.htm   (2289 words)

 Bush's Trade Policies Anger Latin America
Instead, as dramatized by the forced resignation of the president of Bolivia and by the alliance forged by the presidents of Brazil and Argentina to resist Washington's one-sided trade demands, U.S. hemispheric policy is in tatters.
From the president on down, this government is expecting our less fortunate neighbors to make considerable economic sacrifices without any comparable concessions from the wealthiest country in the Americas.
Brazil produces steel and orange juice at a lower cost.
www.commondreams.org /views03/1031-03.htm   (861 words)

 Joint Declaration by the Presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela [Voltaire]
The bilateral agreements, first between Venezuela and Brazil, and later between Venezuela and Argentina, are concrete and positive steps for which it is advisable to subscribe to trilateral agreements, under integrationist guidelines that have been expressed by the South American countries with the creation of the South American Community of Nations.
Presidents of Central Banks They also discussed the creation of the Mercosur (Common Market of the South) Structural Fund, and the full adherence of Venezuela to the to the Customs Union.
Finally, since Brazil and Venezuela have agreed to hold a new presidential summit that will include the ministers who are in charge of areas related to social development, the presidents of both countries have decided to rearrange this event as a Trilateral Presidential Summit, in order to guarantee broader participation and farther reaching accomplishments.
www.voltairenet.org /article124098.html   (557 words)

 Brazil News.Net
Presidents from most South American countries have gathered in Brazil for a meeting of the Mercosur trading group.
Presidents of El Salvador and Guatemala on Wednesday appealed for increased integration in Central America, according to reports from San Salvador, capital of El Salvador.
Brazil News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
www.brazilnews.net   (914 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Bolivia, Brazil patch up differences with Brazil over nationalization
Meanwhile, as relations with Brazil – the largest foreign producer of Bolivian natural gas – were deteriorating over the past week, Morales was busy cementing his bond with Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chavez.
Brazil's escalating dispute with Bolivia over nationalization – and further threats to seize Bolivian land held by Brazilian farmers – had dominated the three-day summit of 58 leaders.
Brazil is the largest importer of Bolivian gas, and Petrobras has invested more than $1.5 billion in Bolivia.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20060513-1251-bolivia-brazil.html   (746 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Brazilian, Chilean presidents agree to strengthen strategic alliance
Presidents of Brazil and Chile agreed on Tuesday to strengthen a strategic alliance and boost bilateral trade and cooperation.
Both Brazil and Chile support the strengthening of multilateralism in response to an unequal globalization and new menaces, said Lula.
The two presidents also signed three deals covering the areas of energy and mines, technical cooperation in environmental protection and the residential rights for citizens of both countries.
english.people.com.cn /200604/12/eng20060412_257851.html   (241 words)

 Lula, Kichner Sign Pact
RIO DE JANEIRO - The presidents of Brazil and Argentina, South America's biggest economies, announced their countries will campaign to change IMF's accounting rules to allow developing nations to invest more in job-generating projects such as roads, dams and sewers.
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his guest, Argentine leader Néstor Kirchner, also pledged Tuesday to work together to create an economic-oriented continental bloc called the South American Community of Nations.
Brazil and Argentina could soften austerity measures if investments in infrastructure aren't counted against their budget deficits.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/brazil/1660.html   (395 words)

 Brazil, Bolivia to Address Energy Crisis, Brazil, Bolivia Presidents to Meet, Try to Solve Energy Crisis After ...
Bolivia last week shocked Brazil when it announced it would take all the money Brazil's state-owned oil company gets from its two Bolivian refineries _ which process 90 percent of the Andean nation's fuel for domestic consumption _ and give back whatever is justified.
Bolivia provides half of the natural gas Brazil uses for industrial power generation, for cooking and cars, but the landlocked Andean nation needs Brazil as a client because it lacks a pipeline to a coast that would allow it to market much of its gas elsewhere.
It was a clear attempt to link Silva, Brazil's first elected leftist president, to Morales, a much more strident leftist who counts Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cuban leader Fidel Castro among his mentors and friends.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/09/21/ap/business/mainD8K9FTRG2.shtml   (804 words)

 Euro2day :: Brazil's Petrobras suspends Bolivian investment
Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, has suspended investments in Bolivia following the La Paz government's decision on Monday to nationalise its oil and gas industry, José Sergio Gabrielli, chief executive, said on Wednesday.
All such investments were on hold, Mr Gabrielli said, along with plans to expand by half the capacity of a pipeline transporting natural gas from Bolivia to Brazil and Argentina.
The presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela are due to meet this morning to try to defuse tensions over the nationalisation.
www.euro2day.gr /articlesfna/13692035   (931 words)

 FT.com / In depth - Presidents to meet over gas crisis in Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Argentina are to hold talks in the Argentinian border town of Puerto Iguazu on Thursday in an effort to resolve the crisis sparked by Bolivia’s plan to nationalise its natural gas reserves.
The meeting, called by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil following an emergency meeting of cabinet ministers and industry executives, marks an attempt to find a regional diplomatic solution to Bolivia’s surprise move, which has alarmed international investors and overseas governments.
A person familiar with the situation said relations between Brazil and Bolivia remained “very complicated” but efforts were being made at all levels to reach a negotiated settlement.
www.ft.com /cms/s/190a3d4a-da03-11da-b7de-0000779e2340.html   (607 words)

 South American Summit: Infrastructure Integration Is the New Name of Peace
But there they were: the Presidents of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Spain, gathered on March 29 in the Venezuelan city of Ciudad Guayana, discussing the details of regional great infrastructure projects to pull their economies out of poverty, and to lay the foundations of lasting, regional peace.
Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva also emphasized that the summit's central goal had been to "consolidate a policy of infrastructure, to consolidate the integration of South America...
The two Presidents concur that such projects are the means to resolve the tense political climate between the two countries.
www.larouchepub.com /other/2005/3215ibam4_summit.html   (2968 words)

 Brazzil Mag - Brazilian and Chilean Presidents Reiterate Opposition to Iraq War
Presidents of Brazil and Chile agreed this week to strengthen a strategic alliance and boost bilateral trade and cooperation.
The Chilean president also referred to regional efforts at integration and development, for example in the area of energy, within the framework of the South American Community of Nations (Casa) which she called historical and ambitious, but achievable.
President Lula recalled that both Brazil and Chile strongly opposed the war in Iraq and praised Ms Bachelet long identification with human rights.
www.brazzilmag.com /content/view/6095/53   (1261 words)

 Latin American Presidents Meet on Bolivian Oil, Gas Nationalization
The presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela met with Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales Thursday in the northern Argentine town of Puerto Iguazu.
All four presidents dismissed talk of a rift between the two more radical leaders and the two moderate leftists of the South American countries.
Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, said it would suspend investments in Bolivia in response to the nationalization.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-05-04-voa54.cfm   (310 words)

It is a reaction to the emperor's dissolving the Constituent Assembly of the Empire, and purports to have the "North" of Brazil rule itself.
The ambiguity of this and other dissidences is compounded by the fact that under the Empire the head of the government of each province is styled president.
The entity was proclaimed 2 Jul 1824 by the president of the province of Pernambuco, Manuel de Carvalho Pais de Andrade, who then headed the entire entity, which incorporated neighboring states in varying configuration.
www.worldstatesmen.org /Brazil.html   (3605 words)

 Itamar Franco takes his revenge
A one-time vice-president hoisted briefly to the top in 1992, after the incumbent had been turned out for corruption, he was known to all as the mercurial man with the tousled hair and even more tousled ideas.
But the fear that his intervention might force Mr Cardoso into a run-off was enough to push the president's strategists into allowing Mr Franco an easy run instead at the governorship of a major state, Minas Gerais, his home territory.
Even if world markets do not go on to punish Brazil harder than they already have this week, its president, triumphantly re-elected only three months ago, faces a fresh struggle to assert his authority-not least in Congress, though it proved ready to help in some votes on fiscal reform on Wednesday night.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~poli354/990116_Brazil_crisis.html   (745 words)

 Testimony: Francis Monteiro, World Uranium Hearings, 9/15/92, Salzburg
In 1991, at the end of last year, the Presidents of Brazil and Argentina signed a bilateral contract for cooperation and mutual help here in Vienna, the seat of the "Mafia", the so-called International Atomic Energy Council.
Because just before the ECO '92 in Rio de Janeiro, the president went to the Amazon area in order to symbolically close a shaft in which the first underground bomb testing in Latin America was supposed to take place.
When Brazilian politicians were abroad to talk about this, they said practically nothing, either because they didn't know what was going on exactly, or because they didn't want to lose, or it seemed as if they were afraid to lose influence.
www.ratical.org /radiation/WorldUraniumHearing/FrancisMonteiro.html   (1179 words)

 Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina to work out plan of pipeline network in July
The presidents of Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela said on Thursday their countries' plan to build a network of pipelines will be ready by late July.
Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and his Argentina counterpart Nestor Kirchner instructed their energy ministers to give priority to the project.
The three presidents also discussed the nations' cooperation agreements in education and economy, and political situation in the southern part of South America.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2006-01/20/content_514076.htm   (244 words)

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