Visit Brazil

Home of the Amazon Rainforest

Tilak - 10 Things to Bring in Brazil

  • Sunscreen- It's hot in Brazil
  • Water- It's hot in Brazil
  • Umbrella- Brazil gets 39 - 58 in of rain per year
  • Bug Spray- The Amazon Rainforest holds a lot of bugs
  • Swimsuit- Go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Tank tops- Brazil is hot
  • Shorts - Brazil is hot
  • Camera- Take pictures to remember your great time
  • Universal Adapter- For your phone charger, Brazil has many different outlets.
  • Money- Used to buy from food to entertainment

Daniel's 10 things to do while here

  1. Amazon Rainforest
  2. Amazon River
  3. Iguaçu Falls
  4. skin diving
  5. automobile racing
  6. Boating
  7. zip linning in the Amazon Raniforest
  8. kayaking in the Amazon River
  9. Metropolitan Cathedral of Sao Paulo
  10. go to a Brazilian soccer game

Lauren - 5 Famous People

Pele- three time World Cup champion; considered by many people to be one of the greatest athletes of all time. He is a role model to soccer players around the world.


Oswaldo Cruz- known for his early work on identifying and controlling yellow fever, bubonic plague, malaria and smallpox.


Jorge Amado- had different political views then the leaders had in Brazil at the time and wrote his beliefs in books that have been published in many different languages.


Gisele Bundchen- became a super model while shopping in a store and proves that your life can change at any moment.


Vik Muniz- when he was young he was shot in the leg trying to break up a fight, and got paid for that and used the money to become a famous Brazilian artist in New York.

Tilak - Brazil Culture

  • Brazilian Carnival; 2014: February 28 - March 4
  • Brazilian Carnival; 2015: February 13 - February 17
  • Capoeria; a martial arts/dance invented by African slaves.
  • National Pastime: Soccer

Tilak - Government in Brazil

  • Brazil is a Federal Rebublic
  • Brazil's official Language is Portuguese
  • The current elected president is Dilma Rousseff
  • They have an elected Congress

Lauren - Current Events

  • Hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this June
  • Hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Made huge investments to prepare for large number of visitors
  • Renovating its infrastructure

Lauren - Economy

  • Well established
  • Market economy, where prices are based on supply and demand
  • 7th largest economy in the world
  • Top exporter of farm products
  • Largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years
  • Expecting an economic boom due to Summer Olympics and World Cup
  • Wide range of workers
  • Largest economy in Latin America

Daniel's Brazil's history

1500

The Portuguese fleet commander Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil and claimed it for his country.


1822

Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.



1889

Brazil proclaimed itself a republic.



1945

Brazil joined the United Nations.



2007-2008

Brazil’s state oil company discovered huge oil reserves off the country’s Atlantic coast.

Lauren - Economy Paragraph

Brazil has a large and well established economy. It is the seventh largest economy in the world. The country is a top exporter of farm products, which include sugar, coffee, oranges, beef, poultry, and soy. Brazil has been the world's largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. In the next several years, Brazil may also become one of the world's largest oil suppliers. Brazil runs a market economy, where prices of products are based on supply and demand. Brazil is expecting an economic boom because of hosting both the 2016 Summer Olympics and FIFA Soccer World Cup. This country's economy is the largest of the Latin American nations and the second largest in the Western Hemisphere. They have a wide range of workers from retail clerks to insurance agents. In 2012, Forbes ranked Brazil as having the 5th largest number of billionaires in the world and even ahead of the United Kingdom and Japan.

Lauren - Current Events Paragraph

This is an exciting time for Brazil. Brazil is hosting the FIFA Soccer World Cup this June and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Hosting these two very large world-wide events has encouraged Brazil to quickly build and renovate its infrastructure. The upcoming World Cup and Olympics will give Brazil a lot of international attention. The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world. Brazil has made huge investments in stadiums and other public facilities to prepare for the millions of tourists it hopes to attract for the international games. In addition to hosting the two world famous sporting events, tourists love to visit Brazil. The Amazon Rainforest is home to a variety of wildlife, protected habitats, and natural environments. Also, tourists love to visit Rio do Janeiro and San Paulo for exciting activities. Rio do Janeiro is Brazil's primary tourist attraction and resort, hosting nearly three million international visitors a year. In addition to 50 miles of beach, Rio de Janeiro and its famous Carnival offers tourists many activities to participate in and music to enjoy.

Brazil's Culture - Paragraph

Brazil holds many festivals year-round, but the most remembered festival is the Brazilian Carnival. The carnival is celebrated in every city in Brazil and it lasts for four days. In 2014, it lasts from February 28 – March 4. But since you can’t travel back in time, you can still go to the festival in 2015 from February 13 – February 17. Some national traditions in Brazil include Capoeira, a martial invented by African slaves who disguised it as dance so they wouldn’t get caught, and of course, Soccer.

Brazil's Government - Paragraph

Brazil is a Federal Republic government. They elect their President and Congress, similar to the United States. Brazil’s official language is Portuguese and their current president is Dilma Rouseff. Brazil is made up of 20 states and 1 federal state. Those states are then further divided into municapties (city or town enjoying some degree of local self-government).