Brazil was controlled by another country, and that country was Portugal. Today in 2015 it is still not controlled by Portugal or any other country in south America. Brazil gained independence September 7th, 1822.
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What should tourists see and do?
Brazil's Ministry of Tourism and state and city administrations are investing as seriously in the area as the private sector. That translates into better roads, more jobs, an improvement of community life, and many other benefits that are turning Brazil into a more desirable destination than ever.