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BRAZIL

FACTS ABOUT Brazil
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amber winters

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of BRAZIL

Brazil is the largest country in south America and covers nearly 47% of south America continent. It is currently the 5th largest economy in the world and is home to the amazon rainforest and is a popular location for tourism. Brazil is also rich in nature resources and active in world issues such as significance on a world wide scale. The name Brazil comes from a amerindian word 'brasil',which describes a dark rosewood type, common in the country.The wood was Brazil's main export and gave the country it's name.In 1968 however,the export of Brazilian rosewood has been banned After the end of the brazilian empire in 1889,it was determined that the country would have a new capital and shortly after,the site of presentday brasilia was chosen in an effort to promote development there.growth did not occur until 1956 and brasilia did not officially replace Rio De Janeiro as Brazil's capital until 1960. Brazil's most common agricultural exports today are coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa citrus, and beef.Brazil has a plethora of natural resources which include, iron ore,tin, aluminum, gold, phosphate, platinum, uranium, manganese,copper and coal. g One of the largest country's the new capital Brazil agriculture BRAZILIANS
white (includes Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish) 55%, mixed white and black 38%, black 6%, other (includes Japanese, Arab).
Religions are Roman Catholic 80%
Government: federative republic
Language in Brazil. Brazilian law derives from Portuguese Civil law and is based on statutes and, partly and more recently, súmula vinculante (stare decisis). The Federal Constitution, in force since October 21th, 1988, is the supreme law of the country and is the characterized by its rigid written form. The Constitution organizes the country as a Federative Republic, formed by the indissoluble union of the states and municipalities and of the Federal District. The 26 federate states have powers to adopt their own Constitutions and laws. Their autonomy, however, is limited by the principles established in the Federal Constitution. Dilma Vana Rousseff born 14 December 1947) is the 36th and current President of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. Prior to that, in 2005, she was also the first woman to become Chief of Staff to the President of Brazil. THE PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL
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