HISTORy # 1 1494 SPAIN AND PORTUGUAL DIVIDED THE “NEW WORLD” 1500 BRAZIL WAS “DISCOVERED”BY PORTUGAL Pedro Álvarez Cabral
History # 2 FOR MORE THAN 300 YEARS, BRAZIL “EXPORTED” FOR PORTUGAL: Sugar Gold “Imported” any manufactured product from Portugal (England) and slavery trade from Africa
History # 3 ABOLISHED SLAVERY IN 1888 One of the last countries to do it BRAZIL DECLARES ITS INDEPENDENCE IN 1822 “by the Portugal Prince”
History # 4 1937 - 1944 1964- 1986 HOWEVER, BRAZIL HAD 2 DICTATORIAL REGIMES, SINCE THEN BRASIL IS A FEDERAL REPUBLIC, SINCE 1889
BRAZIL PRESIDENT LULA FORMER WORKERS UNION LEADER HAD LITTLE FORMAL EDUCATION. HE DID NOT LEARN TO READ UNTIL HE WAS TEN YEARS OLD, AND QUIT SCHOOL AFTER THE FOURTH GRADE IN ORDER TO WORK TO HELP HIS FAMILY.
Each star in the flag represents one state in the country. There are 27 states including the capital.
Brazil’s Map Brasilia is the capital Built in 1960. Geographical central location made for a more regionally neutral federal capital and defense proposes.
ABOUT brazil Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world There are 192 million people living in Brazil (5o) The spoken language is Portuguese World’s leading producers of coffee, orange, cattle, soy and important producer of jewelry, airplanes, cars, chicken. It’s 8th economy in the world. It will be the 5th in 2020 The largest cities are Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It has the biggest rainforest on earth, Amazonia.
Measuring up to 12 ft, the Pororoca is easily the longest wave in the world; it only breaks twice a year in February and March. In 2003 Brazilian, Picuruta Salazar, won the event with a record ride of 12.5 kilometers and 37 minutes. February may mean springtime, flat swell, and winds in the U.S., but in Brazil it’s the beginning of the dry season and the time of year surfers can ride the tidal bore the Amazon, the Pororoca.
IGUAZU FALLS The Iguazu Falls are located at the boarder of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay 4 times bigger than Niagara falls Upon seeing Iguazu, the United States' First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!”
Beaches 14.000 km Atlantic coast Beautiful places to enjoy, to relax, to go, to see… Jericoaquara = elected by the Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world Fernando de Noronha = an archipelago of 21 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, around 220 miles offshore from the Brazilian coast. Maresias= 2 hours from Sao Paulo
FEIJOADA IS A TRADITIONAL DISH WITH BLACK BEANS, RICE, PORK CAIPIRINHA = Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and limes. Cachaçais Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage.
AVAILABILITY OF FLIGHTS FROM USA TO BRAZIL 8 – 9 HOURS FLIGHT New York/Newark Chicago Washington D.C. Los Angeles Charlotte Atlanta Dallas Orlando Manaus Houston Miami Recife Salvador Brasília Belo Horizonte Rio de Janeiro São Paulo Actual routes Coming routes