Portuguese did not appreciate the value of Brazil because their imports came mainly from India and the Far East. The king allowed certain people to occupy certain areas for their own benefits, but at their own costs. Many European nations wanted the opportunity to occupy these parts of Brazil. They thought that the resources Brazil has were useful and valuable. For instance, the Brazilwood; it provided a rich red dye that was important for the coloring of textiles and clothing.
1.1 Overview of Brazil Brazil is one of the largest countries of South America and Latin American region. The country got freedom and became an independent nation in 1822 from the rule of Portugal. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labour pool, Brazil became Latin America's leading economic power by the 1970s. Being one of the largest and most populous countries in South America, the country has overcome more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of the interior geographic of the country. Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country, not only by geographical area and but also by population.
In the first decade of the century, Brazil benefitted from strong demand – particularly from China – for some of its key export commodities (e.g. iron ore, soybeans and raw sugar). Supported by positive terms of trade effects, Brazil’s annual GDP growth rate averaged 3.1% over this period. Since the fall in commodity prices in 2011 during the economic recession(see graph 4), these terms of trade effects have reversed. With Brazil in an strong situation to weather a recession prior to the decrease in price of their main exported goods, based on the data their good situation then was not a strong enough buffer alone to prevent their real GDP growth from declining below negative ranges.
One of the biggest strength of Brazil it is that it has a solid multicultural combination of the nation 's different ethnicities, which is perfectly fits the needs of my colleague (appendix 3, line 19 and 21) (Lohmann & Dredge, 2012). Another one, as by Euromonitor Industry overview “World-famous and diverse landmarks, such as Christ the Redeemer, Carnival, the city of Ouro Preto, the Amazon River, and the Iguaçu Falls”, which again fulfills the expectations of my traveler (Travel in Brazil, 2016). However, the destination also has its weakness. The main one is that Brazil as a Portuguese speaking nation has a small percentage of speaking English language. As a result, according to my interviewee she speaks only English language as one of the main languages in her home country, Pakistan (Pakistan country profile, 2016).
Since 2000, investments in brazilian education have almost doubled, representing 5% of the total income of the country. Even though it has increased, an emergent economy as Brazil depends on the technologies and know how of others nations like USA, which are a reflexion of education. To change this, it is required a better education in Brazil, for than to be able to develop its own technologies. In the middle of the corruption and the economic crisis, education was deprived of investments in various areas, and one of them is the education. This will deeply affect the quality of education and in turn, the quality of future workers and the economic health of Brazil.
The country that is more affected with rural poverty is Honduras, with 75% of its population living in rural poverty. According to Merco Press, the FAO-Cepal Report, rural poverty has been decreasing in past years but still it is affecting a large amount of the population. The income of the exportation of product depends on the single largest export, coffee. Most of this product and other products such as bananas, are being exported to USA, this is helping Central America’s economy to be more
But unfortunately for them in Brazil, it is harder for them because of the Amazon Rainforest. Many believe that the Amazon rainforest should be untouched and remain in peace, they believe that the rainforest could be used to supply for all not just in Brazil but a lot of other people around our world. The one thing that is unfair is that so many other places have deforested their land already, yet no one focuses on other people, just them.
Two interacting forces, as Lafer puts it, characterize the international system: globalization and desire to preserve national identities. Countries seek to be on par with other countries, to take advantage of the global trends, but at the same time also try to preserve and actually strengthen their own national identities. Brazil’s stance on international arena, for example, as Lafer’s work suggests was shaped by its self- proclamation as “another West”, the stance that was in its turn shaped by such factors as country’s geographical position, economic wellbeing, historical background, demographics, as well as relations with neighbours in the region. Brazil does not have either old political or cultural heritage comparable to of Chinese or
Brazil is known to have struggled with poverty despite its economy having been ranked as having the 9th highest gross domestic product (GDP) globally. The country admittedly is rich in natural resources and land due to its large size, but as a result of the resources being unequally distributed among its population there is a noteworthy level of poverty existing today. According to the statistical data made available by the UN, 80 percent of the wealth is controlled by only 20% the population while have of the nation’s income is controlled by a mere 1% of the population. In an effort to combat the high levels of poverty and decrease the huge disparity between the wealthy and the poor. The social, socio-economic, political, endogenous and exogenous
Brazil, by both land mass and population, is the fifth largest country across the globe. The country is divided into five regions becoming one of the most geographically and culturally diverse nations on the earth earning the nickname "land of contrasts." The different areas of the country all have many different cultures within often expressed through artifacts as well as traditions and ceremonies. Nationally, the culture can be expressed through many various forms such as language, literature, art, music, and religion. The blended and diverse culture of Brazil helped amplify many celebrations around the world.