ISS chapter 4 - 11/16/11 1 Brazil is a developing country...

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11/16/11 2 Brazil is a developing country that has a developing economy. Brazil still has a high unemployment rate with no benefits for those unemployed. Agriculture products such as cotton, coffee, and oranges have provided employment for Brazilians
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11/16/11 3 Brazil’s most famous commodity is coffee Helped boost the Brazilian economy The recent discovery of diamonds in the rainforest has caused social problems between the local Indians and the miners of the diamonds
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11/16/11 4 Ethnic groups in Brazil Portuguese speaking Brazilians Southern Brazil has a high percentage of persons from European descent The bulk of Japanese Brazilians live in Sao Paulo The largest population of Japanese living outside of Japan Large African population
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11/16/11 5 "Black": c. 12.908 million 6.9% of Brazil’s population AFRICAN POPULATION IN BRAZIL Pardo": c. 79.782 million 42.6% of Brazil's population [1] c. 92.690 million 49.5% of Brazil's population
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11/16/11 6 RELIGION 95% (about 139 million) of the population are Roman Catholics About 28 million declared being followers of Protestantism A bout 12 million consider themselves agnostics, atheists, or having no religious affiliation
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11/16/11 7 The past 30 years have seen the largest rural to urban migration in Brazil’s history 81.2% live in urban areas
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11/16/11 8 PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS 660,0000 (2007 estimate) DEATHS CAUSED BY HIV/AIDS 15,000
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11/16/11 9 Distribution of national services based on age 65 and over Adults Infants, children, and adolescents
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11/16/11 10 Marriages Ceremonies in Brazil Similar to Western marriage ceremonies BUMBA-MEU-BOI A man would prove his worth as a suitable husband by his ability to tame an unbridled donkey
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11 TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL PRACTICES The ceremony is performed in Portuguese The bride must arrive 10 minutes late Party after the wedding is a mixture of loud Samba music and colorful cocktails, traditional foods including Casadinhos, a Brazilian cookie. Civil license and religious ceremony
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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