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wildlife in brazil facts
[August 10, 2018 – 11:49 pm]
wildlife in brazil facts

Brazil is immense in size - it enchants with natural beauty, the people are energetic and friendly and its unique mix of Portuguese and African influences makes for something truly exiting. The very best of this captivating destination, in our opinion, is its sun-kissed beaches and the wildlife of the Pantanal. Rio de Janeiro is truly legendary as one of those have-to-visit cities of the world, known for its infamous favelas, glitzy carnival and legendary beaches. Developed from colonial times with a rich architectural history, natural scenery and iconic sights, such as the…

Sao Paulo brazil facts
[July 31, 2018 – 10:35 pm]
Sao Paulo brazil facts

5. São Paulo lies on a hilly plateau some 2, 700 feet (820 m) above sea level therefore temperatures are a little milder than lower areas with the average temperature ranging between 60-70 degree Fahrenheit. 6. Facts about Sao Paulo - In 1997 the city of São PauloRodízio de veículosin a way to combat the increasing congestion and pollution in the city. The system works in that owners of vehicles are exempt from entering the city 1 day per week from the hours of 7-10am and 5-8pm monday to friday. It is all controlled through the registration plate of the vehicle and entering…

Brazil history facts for kids
[July 1, 2018 – 10:07 pm]
Brazil history facts for kids

Because Brazil is south of the equator, its seasons are opposite ours. When it’s summer in the United States, it’s winter in Brazil – and vice versa. Imagine going to the beach for Christmas! Sao Paulo and de Janeiro are the largest cities in Brazil. More than 43 percent of the people in Brazil live here. The Amazon River runs through Brazil, creating a vast rainforest. Brazil also has grassy flatlands, called pampas, wetlands and coastal plains. Brazil has more varied animal life than any other country in the world. There are 600 mammal species, 1, 600 bird species, 1…

Slums in brazil facts
[June 21, 2018 – 09:52 pm]
Slums in brazil facts

URBANISM Favelas are places increasingly recognized by planners and architects for their: Low-rise, high density development Pedestrian orientation High use of bicycles & public transportation Mixed use (homes above shops) Residence close to workplace Organic architecture (architecture evolves according to need) New urbanism Collective action Intricate solidarity networks Vibrant cultural production NUMBERS In the city of Rio, close to 1.5 million people – around 23-24% of the population – live in favelas. That’s comparable to the percentage living in affordable housing…

Food facts About brazil
[June 1, 2018 – 08:29 pm]
Food facts About brazil

The traditional food of Brazil is a combination of many different cultural inheritances that have mixed and created a very interesting and unique cuisine. Originally, the food of Brazil was created by the native indigenous, who have given most of the main roots of the actual gastronomy of the country. When the Portuguese colonized Brazil, their gastronomy mixed with the traditional indigenous dishes. Then, during the times of slavery, Africans brought their gastronomy to Brazil as well, adding it to the combination of indigenous and Portuguese cuisine. However, these gastronomies…

Sugar factory in brazil
[April 22, 2018 – 06:43 pm]
Sugar factory in brazil

SAO PAULO, April 24 (Reuters) - A number of Brazilian sugar and ethanol firms still face tough financial conditions as heavy debt loads limit investments that could improve their returns, mills and consultants said on Monday. While large groups such as Raízen, Biosev and São Martinho could tap alternative sources of financing, most mid-sized firms took on more debt over the last few years and are struggling to crush more cane, the experts said during F.O. Licht s international sugar seminar in São Paulo. Reberth Machado, chief executive of Bioenergia do Brasil SA, said his firm…

Facts on brazil
[April 12, 2018 – 06:23 pm]
Facts on brazil

With the country s most famous festival, the Rio Carnival, underway, here are some lesser-known facts about Brazil. 1. Osama Bin Laden-themed bars are something of a trend in Brazil. Well, there’s at least two, anyway. Bar do Bin Laden in Sao Paulo – run by an Osama lookalike – and Caverna do Bin Laden, or “Bin Laden’s Cave” – can be found just in Niteroi, around 25 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro. 2. The world’s best beach – according to TripAdvisor – is Baia do Sancho, in Brazil. It is found in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, just over an hour by air from Natal…

Brazil factory
[October 24, 2017 – 12:06 pm]
Brazil factory

Note from Lionel: The following is a post that appeared today on DellenDirecto, Dell’s Spanish blog. I decided to include a translated version of Raymundo’s post because I thought it offered some good perspective on one of our core global business strategies—building systems closer to our customers. Pictures of the factory can be found at this link. Update: 5/15: Gretel just published a new post about President Lula’s visit to the factory. The post also contains a vlog from Terry Kahler, vice president of Dell Latin America. Today is a special day for Dell. We are celebrating…

Snake Island brazil facts
[March 21, 2017 – 02:04 pm]
Snake Island brazil facts

Off the shore of Brazil, almost 93 miles away from São Paulo downtown, is Ilha da Queimada Grande also known as “Snake Island.” The island is untouched by human developers, and for very good reason. Researchers estimate that on the island live between one and five snakes per square meter. The snakes live on the many migratory birds (enough to keep the snake density remarkably high) that use the island as a resting point. “Between one and five snakes per square meter” might not be so terrible if the snakes were, say, two inches long and nonvenomous. The snakes on Queimada Grande…

Culture of brazil facts
[April 14, 2017 – 01:29 pm]
Culture of brazil facts

At present, Brazil has a population of about 190 million people. Of these, more than half are white (which includes Portuguese, Italian, Polish etc individuals), just fewer than 40% are mixed black and white and less than 10% are black. Approximately 80% of the population ascribes to the Roman Catholic faith. This is due to the intense Portuguese occupation of centuries ago. These European settlers taught the indigenous tribes Catholicism, built churches and established traditions and customs that originated in this church. Also due to the mass Portuguese settlements during…

Brazils facts
[March 21, 2017 – 02:25 pm]
Brazils facts

We all think we know Carnival. The bright colours, the feathers, the music. It’s the most popular festival in Brazil after all – but we’ve dug a little deeper to find out some fun facts you can cram before you start dancing. Carnival in Numbers 40 days before Easter, Carnival begins and is held for 5 days. 500, foreign visitors attend carnival every year. 2 million people take to the streets every day. 10 million litres of beer are consumed every year. Beat the Meat There’s a folklore that says Carnival comes from the Latin ‘Carnis Valles’ which roughly translates as ‘farewell…

Brazil cia factbook
[May 2, 2017 – 04:45 pm]
Brazil cia factbook

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. In 2011, the U.S. was Brazil’s largest source of imports followed by China, Argentina, Germany, and South Korea. U.S. merchandise exports to Brazil in 2011 were US $42.9 billion, and U.S. imports from Brazil were US $31.3 billion. Doing business in Brazil requires intimate knowledge of the local environment, including both the explicit as well as implicit…

Amazon River in brazil facts
[August 12, 2017 – 02:51 pm]
Amazon River in brazil facts

The Amazon River is located in South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres (4 miles). During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) in width. There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need, the majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities. The largest city along the Amazon River is Manaus. Located in Brazil it is home to over 1.7 million people. There are over 3…