CIA – The World Factbook – Brazil
Country profile based on data collected by the Central Intelligence Agency.
THE ECONOMIST – Brazil Country Profile
Recent news articles about Brazil from an authoritative international affairs magazine.
Library of Congress Country Study – Brazil
Extensive information on multiple aspects of Brazilian history and society, written in 1997.
United Nations Development Program in Brazil
One of the largest UNDP programs in the world, focused on democratic governance, policies for the poor, information and communications technology, energy and environmental policies, and HIV/AIDS in Brazil.
U.S. Department of State – Brazil
Comprehensive country profile compiled by the U.S. Department of State.
RACE AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
IBASE – Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses
A non-partisan institution dedicated to fighting inequality in Brazil through research on racism and poverty.
MIAMI HERALD “Racism takes many hues”
MIAMI HERALD columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. reports on the emerging consciousness about race among Afro-Brazilians.
MIAMI HERALD “A Rising Voice: Afro-Latin Americans”
A multimedia site dedicated to the black experience across the Americas.
United Nations “Racism and Racial Discrimination in Brazil” (in English and French)
Report from UN mission to study racism in Brazil, October 2005.
Adami Advogados Associados (in Portuguese)
Humberto Adami’s law firm, which leads class action lawsuits defending affirmative action in Brazil.
Educafro (in Portuguese)
Non-profit organization fighting for the rights of Afro-Brazilians, focused in particular on affirmative action in higher education.
Senator Paulo Paim’s “Statute of Racial Equality” (in Portuguese)
This Acrobat PDF document outlines a proposal for new laws to promote the rights of Afro-Brazilians, endorsed by one of Brazil’s few black senators, Paulo Paim.
Special Secretariat for Racial Equality (in Portuguese)
Ministry created by president Lula da Silva in 2003 to promote racial equality in Brazil.
University of Brasilia
Official site for the University of Brasilia, the first federal university in Brazil to adopt affirmative action programs.
BOOKS AND FILMS
RACE IN ANOTHER AMERICA: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SKIN COLOR IN BRAZIL, by Edward Eric Telles (2004)
A comprehensive analysis of the history of race relations in Brazil.
FRONTLINE/World BRAZIL: CUTTING THE WIRE (2005)
FRONTLINE/World Fellows Adam Raney and Chad Heeter witness a land occupation by a thousand poor people and activists who take over a strategic corner of a ranch in rural Brazil.
Wide Angle RANSOM CITY (2006)
Kidnapping is big business in Brazil, a country with one of the world’s largest gaps between rich and poor. This Wide Angle film explores a twist in Brazil’s dangerous crime fad as the mothers of five celebrity soccer players are abducted and held for ransom in a six-month period.