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  • The Educational Revolution in Brazil
    One of the most talked about developments in Brazil during the last decade has been the creation and consolidation of an improving working class, a direct result of more efficient education and income distribution policies. ...
    By Arthur Machado.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:48:00 GMT.
  • Brazil football club to open cemetery
    Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:26 GMT.
  • Odds stacked against Brazil leader
    Dilma Rousseff goes into her second term facing greater challenges than her first time around.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Brazil's Piata Farmers Sweep Top Awards at 100th Cup of Excellence┬« Competition
    MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 30, 2014 -- Farmers from the Piatã producing region of Brazil swept the top five places at the milestone 100th Cup of Excellence competition held at the University of Viçosa last week. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:00 EDT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazil’s Exhausting Election
    This is what a normal campaign season looks like: strange people, funny memes, a strong influence of religion and lots of turnarounds.
    By Vanessa Barbara.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:41:53 GMT.
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  • Jaguar Land Rover picks Discovery Sport to lead Brazil output
    The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be the first model Jaguar Land Rover produces at its new plant in Brazil, the automaker said today. Output of the premium SUV will begin in 2016.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong best for business
    Small and well-run Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong are the world's easiest places to run a business, while global giants China, Brazil and India remain far down the list, according the World Bank. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:00:00 -0400.
  • World Briefing: Brazil: Deadly School Bus Crash
    Eleven people, mostly teenagers, were killed when a truck loaded with vegetable oil collided head-on with a bus full of high school students in southeastern Brazil, near Ibitinga, the police said Tuesday.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:26:41 GMT.
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  • Brazil school bus crash kills 10
    Six students and four staff from a school in Brazil's Sao Paulo state are killed when the bus they were travelling in crashes into a lorry.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:35:17 GMT.
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Brazil
    President Obama congratulates President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on her re-election yesterday. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:00 +0000.
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Facts About Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east central portion of South America.  Its bicameral National Congress consists of a Federal Senate and a Chamber of Deputies.  Brazil's capital city is Brasilia; its major cities include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  Brazil's national currency is the Real, which equals 100 centavos.  The primary language used by Brazilians is Portuguese and, in 2007, Brazil's estimated population was 190,011,000.

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