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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

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

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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