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With a rich history extending beyond the year 1500, Brazil is undoubtedly, a South American jewel. Brazil: Insights, journeys through that rich history, and highlights all the milestones that this great country has achieved to date. Carefully written and presented in a simple, interesting and profound manner, this material equally, taps into Brazil’s deep-rooted and diverse cultural setting, vast geographical background and the enviable flora and fauna, to present to the reader an unforgettable insights into the beautiful land of Samba. This book ought to have been titled ‘ Brazil: Everything you need to know ’. A journey through this material introduces the reader to an experience of the Brazilian structure of government and extends to insightfully, highlight all the country’s States and major cities. And it doesn’t stop there! It warmly welcomes any visitor with some invaluable basics in Portuguese language, coupled with all the relevant information; from Visas to code of conduct. Issues touching on personal safety and security are equally, carefully presented. Looking for top rated places to visit in Brazil?...there is something for you too.
equator, where you can straddle the marker line or marco zero. Nearby is a modest multi-purpose stadium, known as the Zerão, in which one half of the pitch is in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere, the half-way line being the equator. Macapá has a large fort built of Lisbon brick by the Portuguese in 1782, and a thriving economy based on shrimp fishing and manganese mining. Planes leave Macapá for Monte Dourado 5 [map] and the Jari Project, US billionaire Daniel K.
the historic center of Paraty. Some of the 39 rooms are located in the villa of the pousada. Pool. Sauna. Bar terrace. $$$ Pousada do Sandi 1 Largo do Rosario Tel: 24-3371 2100 Reservations, tel: 11-2503 0195 www.pousadadosandi.com.br For over 20 years, considered one of Paraty’s top pousadas. Colorful and comfortable; 25 rooms including a master suite and junior suite; highly rated restaurant, Pippo, inspired by the 1960s and the movies of that time. Located in the heart of the historic
support dwindled as inflation accelerated and discontent grew. Lula’s humble origins The course of Brazil’s ship of state was altered with the arrival of Lula. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was born in 1945, in the town of Garanhuns in the drought-stricken northeast, to Aristides, a smallholder, and Eurídice, his wife. Lula was the seventh of the eight children who survived infancy. ‘People got up in the morning and had no bread and no money to buy bread,’ he relates. ‘When it rained, my brothers
primarily a rural society with a monocrop economy. First it was timber, then sugar, shifting in the 18th century to gold. After the rubber boom, coffee emerged as the economy’s workhorse. As late as the 1950s, coffee still provided over half of Brazil’s export revenue, 65 percent of the workforce was farm-based, and the main function of the banking system was to supply credit to farmers. Renewable energy program Brazil was the first country to embrace a renewable energy source to power motor
[map] (State Art Gallery; Praça da Luz 2; www.pinacoteca.org.br; Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm; free on Sat), a beautiful neoclassical building designed by Ramos de Azevedo in 1905. What MASP (for more information, click here) does for Western art, the state gallery’s 5,000-piece collection does for its Brazilian counterpart. Highlights include sculptures by Vitor Brecheret, creator of the Bandeirantes Monument, and Júnior’s A Leitura, a portrait of a girl reading against a background of palm trees and