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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

ESPN FC 
For Alves, Brazil, despite being seven points clear atop the CONMEBOL table with the win, are still a work in progress. Neymar celeb vs Uruguay 170323 Neymar scored Brazil's third in an impressive display against Uruguay on Thursday. "We are developing. See more..
Reuters 
Teixeira, 39, is the agriculture ministry whistleblower credited by Brazil's Federal Police with triggering an investigation into alleged bribes paid by meat companies to government food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top exporter of beef and ... See more..
Agriculture.com 
Because Brazil's number one raw material for ethanol production faces seasonal issues, biofuel producers are turning to corn as a more reliable source. Sugarcane plants historically face a major problem: a shortage of raw material to produce biofuel ... See more..
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Bahamas Tribune 
#BRAZILIAN officials in The Bahamas yesterday urged caution as international concern mounts over the quality of meat imports from that country and sought to downplay fears that prompted several bans. #In a press statement, The Embassy of Brazil in The ... See more..
Bleacher Report 
The 2017 edition has just finished, with Brazil romping to their 12th title in emphatic fashion thanks to an aggressive defence, a clever midfield and a rapier-like attack. They won seven and drew two of their nine games, kept a clean sheet in their ... See more..
Nation News 
KINGSTON – Jamaica and Brazil appear to be heading towards a trade row over the island's ban on corned beef imported from that South American country as both sides yesterday took hard positions on the measure. The Brazilian Embassy in Kingston ... See more..
The Herald 
MONTEVIDEO. – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup soccer finals on Thursday night as Lionel Messi got Argentina's faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile. A superb hat-trick from China ... See more..
KHON2 
Makaha's Yancy Medeiros (13-4, 4-4) signed a contract to fight on the UFC 212 card headlined by Waianae Coast native Max Holloway, who will face Jose Aldo in a unification bout for the UFC Featherweight title in Brazil. KHON2 Sports Director Rob ... See more..
Reuters 
SAO PAULO Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Friday the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled nearly all parts of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over the collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil ... See more..
Reuters 
Oi is Brazil's No. 4 wireless carrier. It declined to comment on Friday. Last June, the company sought court protection from creditors on about 65 billion reais ($21 billion) in Brazil's biggest-ever bankruptcy filing. On Wednesday, Oi unveiled a ... 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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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