Crisis in Brazil

Brazil's problems are negatively affecting the world

Background

  • Independence won in 1822
  • Main language is Portuguese
  • A little more than 200 million
  • 26 states
  • Used to have a monarch
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Crime

  • Very high crime rate
  • Homicide rate raised
  • Rape, theft and child labor
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Poverty

  • Big difference between rich and poor
  • Strongest economy in Latin America
  • Largest producer of coffee and sugarcane
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Schools

  • Many kids do not attend school
  • Rich cities have better schools
  • Children struggle in school
  • Government ignored lack of education
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Solution to Poverty

  • Program for people under poverty line
  • Now 14 million receiving benefits
  • Decreasing income inequality