Around the World in a Day
By: Koria Ampey & Corey
Brazil imports from U.S.
• Brazil to the U.S.
• Crude oil … US$2.8 billion
• Steelmaking materials … $1.45 billion Semi-finished iron
& steel products … $1.38 billion
• Industrial organic chemicals … $1.16 billion
• Fully built civilian aircraft … $1.16 billion
• Engines & engine parts … $1.07 billion
• Footwear … $902.7 million
• Finishing materials (e.g. shingles, wallboard) … $859.8
• Fuel oil … $670.5 million
• Stone, sand, cement & lime … $665.8 million
• Computer accessories, peripherals and parts US $1.7
• Civilian aircraft parts … $1.19 billion
• Civilian aircraft engines … $1.18 billion
• Organic chemicals …. $1.14 billion
• Fully built civilian aircraft … $1.06 billion
• Oil field drilling equipment … $894.5 million
• Plastics … $757.7 million Semi-conductors … $693.6
• Chemical fertilizers … $571.3 million
• Pharmaceutical preparations … $566.2 million
• The Brazilian president is Luiz Inacio Lula da
• Brazilian law is based on Roman-Germanic
• The legal system is based on the Federal
Constitution, which was promulgated on 5
October 1988, and is the fundamental law of
• The form of government is that of a democratic
republic, with a presidential system.
• Since 1994, the
been the Real
symbol is R$.
• 1 U.S. dollar
• Brazils main language is Portuguese
• Como são você means how are you in
• o que é seu nome means what is your
name in Portugeuse
• Brazil has no set religion they have
freedom of religion.
• 90 percent declare some sort of religion
about 70 percent of the country declares
themselves Roman Catholic
• The O. K. hand signal is a rude gesture in Brazil
• To express appreciation, a Brazilian may appear to pinch his earlobe between thumb and forefinger
• To invoke good luck, place your thumb between your index an middle finders while making a fist. This is
also known as the "fig“
• Touching arms and elbows and backs very common
• When women meet, they exchange kisses by placing their cheeks together and kissing the air
• Flicking the fingertips underneath the chin indicates that you do not know the answer to a question
Attitudes towards work
• Make appointments at least two weeks in
advance. Never try to make impromptu calls
at business or government offices.
• Be prepared to commit long term resources
(both in time and money) toward establishing
strong relationships in Brazil. This is the key
to business success
• Some regions have a casualness about both
time and work. However , in some cities the
word ‘casual’ refers to social and personal
events . In these two cities, business
meetings tend to start on time.
• Never start into business discussions before
your host does. Business meetings normally
begin with casual 'chatting' first
• Midday is the normal time for the main meal.
• A light meal is common at night, unless entertaining formally
• If entertained in the home, it is polite to send flowers to the hostess the next day, with a thank-
• Toast: Saude or Viva (Sah-OO-Day, VEE-va)
• Eating out: Tipping is typically 10% in Brazil
• The children in a Brazilian
family remain close with their
parents, and usually live with
them until they are married.
Due to their close
relationships with family
members and desire to be close
to each other they are more
likely to consult family
members on a lot of their
• Xin Xin de Galinha - Chicken braised in a shrimp, peanut, and coconut milk sauce.
• Acarajé -It is made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-
fried in dendê (palm oil). It is served split in half and then stuffed with vatapá and
• Kibbeh or kibbe -torpedo-shaped burghul shell stuffed with chopped meat and fried.
Other varieties are baked, poached, or even served raw
• Quindim- is a popular Brazilian baked dessert, made chiefly from sugar, egg
yolks, and ground coconut. It is a custard and usually presented as an
upturned cup with a glistening surface and intensely yellow color.