Official Language: Portuguese
a. Catholic – 64.6%
b. Protestant – 22.2%
c. Irreligion – 8%
d. Spiritism – 2%
e. Others- 3.2%
Communication: The bulk of
the telecommunication market is divided between four operators: Telefónica,
América Móvil, Oi (controlled by Brazilian investors and Portugal Telecom),
Transport: The railways in
connected to adjacent countries. They have tramways in major cities like
Santos. The country has extensive highway network however there is a low rate
of car ownership. High speed rail is currently under development.
Sanitation: Brazil has a
national system to finance water and sanitation infrastructure.
President: Michel Temer
Type of government: Democratic federal republic
a. National Congress
Upper house: Federal Senate
Lower house: Chamber of Deputies
Location: South America
Important neighbours: Argentina
Unique Geography: Amazon
Main contributor: Textiles,
shoes and chemicals
More economically developed
Major imports: crude oil
Major Exports: Oil seed, ores
Main trading partners: China
Three relevant points for Human Trafficking:
Labor. Most human trafficking in
Brazil is to supply slave labor where recent indications suggest up to
25,000 people are being force into such labor.
Trafficking. Most human trafficking, mainly women are forced into
announced a three-year plan to combat human trafficking, including
tougher border controls and a revision of the penal code, in a country
where forced labor is believed to affect tens of thousands of people and
will last until 2016.
Unique traits: Most
Brazilians are descended from three ethnic groups: Amerindians, European
settlers (mainly from Portugal), and Africans. Starting in the 19th century,
waves of immigrants from Europe, the Middle East, and even Japan added to
this mix. This diversity of cultures has created a rich religious, musical,
and culinary culture.
Unique Foods: Brigadeiros, quindim, Feijoada
Attitude in the arts: Brazil
arts is mainly influence by Brazilian Tribal Culture.
Sports: soccer. Brazil has won the World Cup soccer finals five
times. And has hosted the games twice. Once in 1950 and recently in 2014.
Three relevant points for war conflict zones:
has acted in more than 50 peacekeeping operations and similar missions,
having contributed with more than 33,000 military officials, police
officers and civilians. It currently takes part in nine peacekeeping
operations with a contribution of more than 1700 people.
Brazilian Government defends that the mandates of peacekeeping
operations highlight the interdependence between security and
development as an indispensable element for sustainable peace, as well
as the need of protecting populations under threat of violence and the
emphasis on conflict prevention and on the peaceful settlement of
proud of its historic and consistent participation in UN peacekeeping
operations, which is always in accordance with its foreign policy
interests, along with national and international rules and principles.
Coherence and prudence have determined the definition of the missions in
which Brazil chooses to engage.