Brazil - Controversies in Brazil Presented by Judy Wei 1...

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Unformatted text preview: Controversies in Brazil Presented by Judy Wei 1 Overview of Vanden and Prevosts Chapter Introduction A Brief Political History Democratic Interlude Military Rule The New Republic Political Economy Foreign Policy Geography of Inequality A Culture of Discrimination- Afro-Brazilians- Women 2 Overview of Vanden and Prevosts Chapter The Political System The President The Legislature The Courts Political Parties Interest Groups The Amazon Brazil Today Spot light on Brazilian Political Parties Political Parties in Latin America in general 3 Introduction One of the BRIC countries(Brazil, Russia, India, and China) The fifth populous country A mix of the indigenous Amerindians, 4 A Brief Political History Independence from Portugal in 1822. Agriculture elites dominated politics. The Liberal Party and the Conservative Party developed to serve the Emperor Dom Pedros interests. In 1984, Brazil was declared to be a republic and politics became the politics of the governors. In 1930, Vargas replaced governors who did not support him. Brazilian politics became centralized. The strong friendships between Brazilian military and U.S. troops resulted in close cooperation between the two armed forces. 5 Democratic Interlude Vargas began the process of developing political parties: The Social Democratic Party(PSD) by a group of interventors representing the interests of their states. The Brazilian Labor Party(PTB): consisting of urban labor and a system of control over workers Opposition: National Democratic Union(UDN) Vargas won the presidency in 1950 again as the PSD-PTB candidate. UDNs candidate Janio Quadros became president in 1961. Later, Goulart was sworn in as president despite militarys rejection....
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