The Country of Brazil

By: Matt Gastner

Demographics

The people that live in Brazil are mainly hispanic in ethnicity. The country's overall average monthly salary is $678.90. It is a very hot country rarely going under the temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Brazil is becoming one of the biggest vistied tourism place in South America, with the bigger cities of Rio de Janeiro and Saó Paul.

Culture

The most popular music genres are somba, bossa nova, MPB, pagode. They are the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. They are also there largest country in South America.

Brazils GDP is second highest only to Argentina

Brazils Government

The Brazilian government is a French Republic, and has been since 1889. The history of Brazil is Portuguese immigrants came to Brazil running from Portuguese dying government to start a new life, and to this day the Brazilian economy is one of the most booming economy's in the world.

Carnival

Carnival is celebrated throughout Brazil, and each city observes it in its own unique way. This celebration takes place 46 days before Easter and, although celebrated mostly by Roman Catholics (as well as some other Christian denominations), it is believed to have pagan roots, as do many of the modern Christian celebrations (e.g. Christmas).

Famous People

Pepe, Adriana Lima, Neymar are all some of the most popular people in Brazils history.

Christ the Redemmer

One of the most popular tourist attractions is in the most visited city in Brazil, Rio De Janeiro. The statue is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The statue ways over 635 metric tons. It stands over 700 meter tall and was constructed for over 9 years.

Recipe

  • 450g large, raw, peeled prawns
  • 75ml lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 plum tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • steamed rice, to serve
  • 1. Place the prawns in a bowl with 2 tbsp of the lime juice, 1 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp of the chopped garlic. Chill for 1 hr.
  • 2. Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add the spring onion and onion and fry for 5 mins, then add the red pepper, chilli flakes,paprika and remaining garlic.
  • 3. Pour in the tomatoes, coconut milk and a little salt. Bring to a simmer and let reduce for 10 mins. Add the prawns, all the marinade and remaining lime juice. Gently simmer until the prawns turn white, about 3 mins. Serve with the fresh coriander and rice.
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