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Brazil Overview

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A primer on Brazil

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Brazil Overview

  1. 1. BRAZIL An Overview
  2. 2. 5TH LARGEST COUNTRY 1. Russia 2. Canada 3. China 4. United States 5. Brazil 8. Argentina 13 Mexico
  3. 3. 5TH LARGEST POPULATION 1. China 2. India 3. United States 4. Indonesia 5. Brazil 11. Mexico 33. Argentina Population in Millions
  4. 4. POPULATION OF URBAN AREAS 1. Tokyo – 37.8 MM 5. New York – 23.7 MM 11. Sao Paulo – 20.4 MM 12. Mexico City – 20.1 MM 18. Los Angeles – 15.1 MM 21. Buenos Aires – 14.1 MM 26. Rio de Janeiro – 11.7 MM
  5. 5. ECONOMY STATS Production • World’s leading exporter of coffee and soy beans • 3rd largest producer of iron • 4th largest producer of timber • World’s 9th largest auto producer Energy • World’s leading exporter of ethanol • 3rd largest producer of renewable energy, accounts for 40 percent of production • 9th in Oil Production • #10th largest wind market
  6. 6. A BRUTAL RECESSION
  7. 7. GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY) 1. China 2. United States 7. Brazil 11. Mexico 25. Argentina • . GDP IN TRILLIONS
  8. 8. GDP - PER CAPITA (PPP) 1. Qatar - $132,100 19. United States - $55,800 32. Canada - $45,600 80. Chile - $23,500 81. Argentina - $22,600 82. Panama - $21,800 84. Uruguay - $21,500 94. Mexico $17,500 103. Brazil - $15,600 113. China - $14,100
  9. 9. PROGRESS IN REDUCING POVERTY
  10. 10. INTERNET CONNECTIVITY Brazil • 139,111,185 Users (#4) • 66.4% (#65) United States • 286,942,362 Users (#3) • 88.5% (#21)
  11. 11. GOVERNMENT
  12. 12. Michel Temer Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (May 2016 – Present) • Acting President. • May be target of impeachment proceedings as well.
  13. 13. DILMA ROUSSEFF Workers Party (2011– Present) • Implemented austerity measures in second term as economy worsened. • Petrobas government contracts scandal triggered mass protests eroding her popularity and impeachment. She is awaiting trial. • Prosecutors have indicted more than 100 individuals top officials in Rousseff’s administration. Rousseff served as the chairwoman of Petrobras from 2003-2010, but prosecutors have yet to find evidence that she was aware of the corruption scheme.
  14. 14. LUIZ INÁCIO LULA DA SILVA Workers Party (2003-2010) • He is often regarded as one of the most popular politicians in the history of Brazil. • Social programs like Bolsa Família and Fome Zero are hallmarks of his time in office. • Named Chief of under Rousseff's administration; however, Justice Gilmar Mendes of the Supreme Federal Court blocked the appointment, due to ongoing federal investigations.
  15. 15. FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO Workers Party (1995-2002) • First President to win reelection. • His presidency saw institutional advancements on the promotion of human rights, • First President to start a program to address the inequality issue in Brazil—the enormous gap between rich an poor in the country. He started the following programs: Bolsa Escola, the Auxílio Gás, the Bolsa Alimentação, and the Cartão Alimentação.
  16. 16. CHALLENGES AHEAD • Brutal Recession • Political Turmoil • Zika and Dengue Outbreaks • Violence • 21 of the 50 Most Violent Cities are in Brazil
  17. 17. FIFA RANKINGS Men • World Cup Appearances • Brazil – 20 (#1) • United States – 10 (#13) • Finals Appearances • Brazil – 7 (#2) • Titles • Brazil 5 (#1) • Current Ranking • Brazil - #9 • United States - #25 Women • World Cup Appearances • United States- 7 (#1) • Brazil – 7 (#1) • Finals Appearances • United States – 4 (#1) • Brazil – 1 • Titles • United States – 3 (#1) • Current Ranking • United States - #1 • Brazil - #8

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