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Education, Poverty, Religion, Clean Water, Economy, Government, Health, Children/Youth, Environment, Family, Human Rights, Animals
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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

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Human Rights
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Environment
Brazil currently faces environmental concerns surrounding pollution, deforestation, and natural disasters such as droughts.1 Pollution is a major concern for many waterways and water-related industries in Brazil.2 Additionally, Brazilâ's shellfishing communities have been “blighted by industrial pollution.”3 Deforestation is another prominent threat to Brazilâ's environment.4 The deforestation increased by 28 percent in 2013, which interrupted the trend of a declining deforestation rate.5 The Mato Gross region experienced deforestation rates as high as 52%.6 Some believe a reform in the forestry protection law is responsible for the increase in deforestation.7 Nearly 70 percent of the sewage in Rio de Janeiro continues to flow untreated into Brazilâ's rivers and bays.8

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1http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/04/brazil-shellfishing-communities-pernambuco-industrial-pollution
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-24950487
5 Ibid
6 Ibid
7 Ibid
8http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/18/brazil-water-pollution-guanabara-bay-2016-olympics_n_5347766.html
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Brazil News

TeamUSA.org 
Brazil won the day, but the U.S. put on quite a performance as the top two men's volleyball teams in the world battled to a fifth set on Saturday night at the USA Volleyball Cup in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Brazil, the reigning Olympic champion, won ... See more..
The Indian Express 
Exactly a year ago, Neymar had struck the winning penalty for Brazil to claim their first ever Olympic football gold medal as they defeated Germany at Rio's Maracana stadium in front of the home crowd. Currently the most expensive player in the world ... See more..
TechCrunch 
Payroll-secured loans are a $40 billion a year business in Brazil, but that business largely happens offline. A startup in Y Combinator called bxblue wants to ... See more..
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Xinhua 
Brazilian coach Reinaldo Costa Mattuciak (C) talks with Chinese young players during a training at the Luneng Brazil Sports Center, located in Porto Feliz, about 100 kilometers outside Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo, June 8, 2017. As a milestone of ... See more..
teleSUR English 
The Brazilian Federal Police is looking into a possible diversion of public resources from the Sports Ministry of Brazil. "In a one year period, the group managed to create 25 ghost athletes, in high-performance and Olympic levels," police said in a ... See more..
Asbury Park Press 
It's been 18 months since Viviane Ferreira Leite last saw her two young sons, Christyan and Gabriel. Eighteen months since she's been able to hold them, to revel in their sweet kisses. Her boys are trapped in Brazil behind a wall of red tape. Leite, 30 ... See more..
Reuters 
SAO PAULO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian sugar group Clealco Açúcar e Álcool SA reached a deal with banks late on Friday to refinance almost 1 billion reais ($317 million) in debt, three people with knowledge of the operation said, and a company ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Brazilian indigenous activists celebrated on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled against a state seeking compensation for land that had been declared tribal reserves. The ruling against Mato Grosso state in western Brazil was seen as a victory for ... See more..
Inside NoVA 
Twenty Brazilian government officials, businessmen and investors recently were hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “This kind of delegation is very important to us. We're very grateful that you're here and very anxious to do ... See more..
Reuters 
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of struggling Spanish energy and infrastructure group Abengoa SA obtained approval from creditors on Friday for its in-court debt restructuring plan, said a lawyer representing one of the creditors. Abengoa has ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Area

Total 8,514,877 sq km
Land 8,459,417 sq km
Water 55,460 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo
Climate

mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Natural Resources

bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber ;
Natural Hazards

recurring droughts in northeast; floods and occasional frost in south
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation in Amazon Basin destroys the habitat and endangers a multitude of plant and animal species indigenous to the area; there is a lucrative illegal wildlife trade; air and water pollution in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and several other large cities; land degradation and water pollution caused by improper mining activities; wetland degradation; severe oil spills

Demographics

Nationality
Brazilian
Population
201,009,622 (July 2013 est.) (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Characterized by large and well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors, Brazil's economy outweighs that of all other South American countries, and Brazil is expanding its presence in world markets. Since 2003, Brazil has steadily improved its macroeconomic stability, building up foreign reserves, and reducing its debt profile by shifting its debt burden toward real denominated and domestically held instruments. In 2008, Brazil became a net external creditor and two ratings agencies awarded investment grade status to its debt. After strong growth in 2007 and 2008, the onset of the global financial crisis hit Brazil in 2008. Brazil experienced two ...See More quarters of recession, as global demand for Brazil's commodity-based exports dwindled and external credit dried up. However, Brazil was one of the first emerging markets to begin a recovery. In 2010, consumer and investor confidence revived and GDP growth reached 7.5%, the highest growth rate in the past 25 years. Rising inflation led the authorities to take measures to cool the economy; these actions and the deteriorating international economic situation slowed growth to 2.7% in 2011, and 1.3% in 2012. Unemployment is at historic lows and Brazil's traditionally high level of income inequality has declined for each of the last 14 years. Brazil's historically high interest rates have made it an attractive destination for foreign investors. Large capital inflows over the past several years have contributed to the appreciation of the currency, hurting the competitiveness of Brazilian manufacturing and leading the government to intervene in foreign exchange markets and raise taxes on some foreign capital inflows. President Dilma ROUSSEFF has retained the previous administration's commitment to inflation targeting by the central bank, a floating exchange rate, and fiscal restraint. In an effort to boost growth, in 2012 the administration implemented a somewhat more expansionary monetary policy that has failed to stimulate much growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.394 trillion (2012 est.); $2.374 trillion (2011 est.); $2.31 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 18% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef
Industries

textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment