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Brazil, the world's fifth largest country in geographical expanse and the
largest nation in Latin America, comprises slightly under half the land mass of the South American continent and shares a border with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. The size of the continental United States excluding Alaska (Culture of Brazil, 2009).
Regional Analysis Alliances:
a. Mercosur include (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay)
Caricom (consist of 14 members of the Caribbean Community)
Governments of Venezuela and Bolivia
Climate tropical to the North and temperate to the South
Brazil is divided into five regions known as "Land of Contrast"
Nordeste (North east)
Certro Oeste (Certral west)
The divisions are used for administrative purposes, geographic, demographic economic and cultural variations (Culture of Brazil, 2009).
Brazil is divided into five regions:
The North, The Northeast, Center West, The Southeast, The South
Politics and economics
1. The Federal Constitution provides three independent governing branches:
Executive, Legislative, and Judicial
Brazil has the 8th largest economy in the world.
Brazil has moderate free market and export-orient economy.
Brazil is a member of diverse economic organization:
Mercosur, SACN, G8+5. G20 and the Cairns Group
Inflation is 4.26%
Social, health, and environmental
1. 33 million Brazilians live in poverty
Middle class accounts for one-fifth to one-third of the
population. Estimates suggest that 19 million Brazilians move from
the working poor to the lower meddle class (Culture of Brazil
The people can afford healthcare, Brazil has world-class healthcare in
modern medical centers, particularly in the prosperous Southeast and
South (Culture of Brazil, 2009).
1. Brazil has a public health system, social programs that primarily serve the
Poor and the health system is vastly under funded.