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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BRA

Website

Brazil

Established

9/7/1822

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/31/2014


Referenda

Supreme Federal Court

Institutions

Brazilian Executive

Chamber of Deputies

Federal Senate

Prime Minister

State

Acre

Alagoas

Amapá

Amazonas

Bahia

Ceará

Distrito Federal

Espírito Santo

Goiás

Maranhão

Mato Grosso

Mato Grosso do Sul

Minas Gerais

Paraíba

Paraná

Pará

Pernambuco

Piauí

Rio de Janeiro

Rio Grande do Norte

Rio Grande do Sul

Rondônia

Roraima

Santa Catarina

São Paulo

Sergipe

Tocantins


DESCRIPTION

Federative Republic of Brazil Republica Federativa do Brasil A former Portuguese colony, Brazil is in Eastern South America bordering the Atlantic Ocean claiming territory as large as the United States. Over 55% of its citizens are white and 38% mixed white and black. The rest of the population is Black, Japanese and Amerindian. With its capital in Brasilia, Brazil is comprised of 26 states and a single federal district: Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins. The government of Brazil is modeled after the American political system. As a republic, Brazil is led by a popularly elected President and Vice President who serves for four-year terms. The President is both head of state and government. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Congress (Congresso Nacional), consisting of the Senate (Senado Federal) and Chamber of Deputies (Camara dos Deputados). Senators serve eight-year terms while Deputies serve four-year terms.


INFO LINKS

Federal Senate of Brazil

Chamber of Deputies of Brazil

Government Portal of Brazil

President of Brazil

Ministry of External Relations of Brazil (Foreign Affairs)

Embassy of Brazil in the United States

Military Attache Office of Brazil in the United States

National Anthem of Brazil


BOOKS

DISCUSSION

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MEDIA

EVENTS

10/5/2014

General Election

Brazil General Election

Posted by IndyGeorgia


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

6/19/2013 4:00 am

News

Biggest protests in 20 years sweep Brazil

Scott³

12/4/2011 9:15 pm

Obituary

Sócrates dies in hospital at the age of 57

L'illusionniste

5/6/2011 2:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Brazil Top Court Recognized Same-Sex Civil Unions

RP

6/11/2009 7:00 pm

Analysis

Amazon deforestation leads to economic boom and bust

RP

3/16/2006 4:00 am

Perspective

Brazil Is World's Ethanol Superpower

off_to_DC

10/7/2005 3:00 pm

News

Brazil fights oil prices with alcohol

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10/24/2005 1:00 am

News

Brazilians Reject Proposed Gun Ban

ChronoT

9/7/2005 12:00 am

News

Thousands of Brazilians Protest Corruption

off_to_DC

6/2/2005 6:00 pm

News

Brazil busts major Amazon logging gang, arrests 89

Nothing wrong, just gone

2/8/2004 12:00 am

News

Brazil fines 'obscene' US tourist

Picimpalious

1/14/2004 12:00 am

News

Brazil Detains U.S. Jet Crew Over Gesture

Gerald Farinas


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