Brazil

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Brazil's Government and laws

The current president in Brazil Dilma Rousseff was elected in 2010 but reelected in 2014. Brazil contains 26 states. All citizens from ages 18 to 69 years old are made to vote, but it is optional for ages 16 and over 70. Brazil was originally a federal republic. It became a republic after it gained its independence from Portugal in 1822.

Laws in Brazil include:

  • age of consent is 16
  • people cant trade or take in animals without authorization
  • gambling is not allowed
  • when entering a public or private area you may not wear any type of clothing covering the face
  • cellphones not allowed in bank agencies

Brazil's Climate

Brazil is the largest country in South America. Brazil is made up of a variety of cultures and people, It has a lot of biodiversity; in fact, it is one of the most biodiverse in the world. Brazil's temperatures usually range from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. There are five climate zones


  • equatorial zone
  • tropical zone
  • semi-arid zone
  • highland tropical zone

Brazil's Culture and etiquette

Family comes first in Brazil. Your social life in Brazil is mainly based on your extended family. You almost always see families gathered together on weekends and holidays. Soccer, or Futbol is considered one of the most popular sports in Brazil. Rio De Janeiro is home to one of the largest soccer stadiums called the Maracana.

Carnival

The word carnival came from Latin, Also known as "freedom of the flesh". The tradition of this event was indulging on the day before lent begins. This celebration is widely celebrated in the Carnival Capitol, which is Rio. This even is celebrated every 46 days before the Easter festival. This event is celebrated in many other countries, But Brazil is the most famous. This celebration includes a lot of fun like Dancing, Live music, Street performances, Floats, Costumes, Food, and Beverages!
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Compatability Score Compared To The US

i would give Brazil a B- because although they have problems they have a strong economy. Brazil is a bigger country so it makes it easier to be more urbanized. Brazil has a wide variety of culture and etiquette which makes it even more of a tourist attraction which helps with their economy.