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BRAZIL BY: Emily Rudder and Vinayak Sharma . Population. Age distribution: 0-14: 27% 15-64: 67% 65+: 6%. 199 million people. Ethnic Groups: White: 54% Mulatto: 39% Black: 6%. Languages: Portuguese is the national language and most commonly used. Demographics.

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Brazil by emily rudder and vinayak sharma

BRAZIL

BY: Emily Rudder and Vinayak Sharma


Population

Population

Age distribution:

0-14: 27%

15-64: 67%

65+: 6%

199 million people

Ethnic Groups:

White: 54%

Mulatto: 39%

Black: 6%

Languages:

Portuguese is the national language and most commonly used


Demographics

Demographics

  • Household income of the highest and lowest 10% of the population:

  • Richest 10%: make 43%

  • Poorest 10%: make 1 percent

  • The top 1% makes more than the

    entire bottom 50%

  • Unemployment rate is 7.9%


3 current issues

3 Current issues

  • Crime

    -Murder rate 25.2 per 100,000 residents

  • More than 4x that of the US

  • Convergence of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay border has lots of illegal activities

  • Most crime occurs in urban high population areas

  • Drugs

    -2nd largest consumer of cocaine

    -also produces cannabis

    -drug lords control the slums (favelas)

    -increase in drug related violence


Triple frontier

Triple Frontier


3 current issues cont

3 current issues cont.

  • Poverty

    -26% of Brazilians live under the poverty line

    -Unequal access to health care and education

    -people from favelas are discriminated against

  • Lack of access to medical care and sanitation

  • 42% of children live in poverty


Relations with us

Relations with US

  • Both countries cooperate on:

  • trade issues

  • peacekeeping in Haiti

  • Controlling narcotics in Latin America

    - Signed agreement to increase global trade of ethanol


Leadership style

Leadership Style

  • Federal Republic (Democracy)

    • Checks and balance system

    • Elections

    • President (4 year term)

      • LuizInácio Lula da Silva

  • Independence Day

    • 7 September 1822 (from Portugal)

      • Pedro João


Important historical events

Important Historical Events

  • Tiradentes (Joaquim José da Silva Xavier)

    • April 21, 1792

  • Abolishment of Slavery

    • May 13, 1888

  • Republic is Established (Monarchy is overthrown)

    • Nov 15, 1889


Main industries income

Main Industries/Income

  • Automobiles

    • Chevrolet and Ford 1960’s

    • In 1990’s more companies

    • 27% drop (1999)

    • 7% increase (2000)

      • Troller

  • Steel production

    • 1969, 3.7 million  1998, 190 million

    • 1996-2006 23% increase

    • 43% is exported (mainly China)

    • Roger Agnelli fears for industry (Vale)


Main industries income cont

Main Industries/Income cont.

  • Textiles

    • Pre-Colonial period

    • 1600-1700’s slaves

    • Increase due to machinery

    • 1.5 million workers

    • 22 billion $ (US)

      • 2000


Cites

Cites

  • http://gosouthamerica.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=gosouthamerica&cdn=travel&tm=44&f=20&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.genealogy.net/gene/reg/WELT/brasil.html

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Poverty-in-Brazil

  • http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1072.html

  • http://www.suite101.com/content/poverty-in-brazil-a25559

  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html

  • http://usforeignpolicy.about.com/od/countryprof4/p/usbrazil.htm

  • http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdi&met=ny_gnp_mktp_pp_cd&idim=country:BRA&dl=en&hl=en&q=gross+national+income+of+brazil

  • http://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/brazabout1/a/Tiradentes.htm

  • http://www.facts-about.org.uk/history-and-events-timeline-brazil.htm

  • http://brazilianstudies.wordpress.com/

  • http://troppos.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Brazil-INDUSTRY.html

  • http://www.brazilbrand.com/brazil_industry_import_export_clothing_textile.htm

  • http://agmetalminer.com/2010/06/15/brazilian-steel-producers-defend-import-tariffs/

  • http://www.rsportscars.com/chevrolet/2010-chevrolet-camaro/pictures/


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