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Brazil:

Brazil

BRAZIL :

BRAZIL Largest Latin American Country 47.3% of South America 5 th Largest Country in the world Both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass through it.

Brazil:

Brazil Population 165 million people Language is Portuguese Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro Journey via train through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca to the monumental Christ the Redeemer statue. Located atop Corcovado Mountain, the statue stands 125 feet (38 meters) tall.

Economy :

Economy Currency is the Real = to US Dollar GNP Gross National Product – the total value of all goods and services produced in a country during a given year. Brazil’s is about $806 billion

Topographically :

Topographically 1 . Amazon River Basin Largest River by volume 2 nd by length to Nile at 2414 miles 78 inches of rain fall each year The cutting down of trees here is leading to warmer temps (Global Warming)

PowerPoint Presentation:

Brazilia Planned Capital Built to develop the interior of Brazil Gave away free land and made roads to all major cities to develop the inland.

Favelas:

Favelas Favelas – the name give to shanty towns in Brazil. Started as a place to live for former slaves who had no land ownership or job. Mid 1970’s farmers left the fields and went to towns looking for jobs. When they did not find them…

How are these two photos connected?:

How are these two photos connected? Anyone notice the tanks? Do these buildings look the same? On November 13, 2011 the Brazilian Military took over the Favela in Rio de Janeiro. 100,000 citizens of Rocinha now fall under military rule. Is that fair? http://www.startribune.com/world/133781333.html