Essay about Cultural Analysis of Brazil

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Cultural Analysis of Brazil
Brief History The Portuguese colonized Brazil in the 1500. The Native tribes originally occupied the land, became slaves along with the Africans after the colonization. In 1822 Brazil became independent and slavery was abolished. An end came to the royal family in 1889 and a dictator ruled throughout the 1950's. After a great deal of turnover civilian rule was created in 1985.
Geography
Location. Brazil is located in South America and is the largest nation in the continent covering 3,286,470 square miles. Brazil borders the Atlantic Ocean and neighbors all nations in South America expect Chile and Ecuador. Brazil has a span of four time zones. Climate. The climate is 90% tropical and temperate in the south.
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60% to 80% of students actually attend; do to absence and malnutrition. Private schools are funded and are attended by upper and middle class students. Secondary. Secondary school begins at age fifteen. Students sign up for one of two programs when they begin. "Colegial" program, which prepares the students for college or the "Tecnic" program, which prepares the students for trade. Higher Education. Of the 37.6 million students enrolled in 1990 only 1.7 million attended universities. Private schools students tend to pass the entrance exam required by universities and are accepted more than public students. Literacy. Today, the total population of literate citizens is at 86.6%. This has increased from 83.2% in 1995 to 86.6% in 2003. Political System: Structure. The structure of Brazil is the Federative Republic. Parties. The political system parties include: "Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, Brazilian Labor Party, Brazilian Social Democracy Party, Brazilian Socialist Party, Brazilian Progressive Party, Communist Party of Brazil, Democratic Labor Party, Green Party, Liberal Front Party, Liberal Party, National Order Reconstruction Party, Popular Socialist Party, Social Democratic Party, and Worker's Party".1 Stability. Brazil is now stable and was confirmed in January of 2003 by the New Government. Tax Rates. In Brazil the tax rates are based on gross income. The tax rate was increased from 32% to 40%. Local Government. The Local

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