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August 29th, 2006
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Resources

U.S. Department of State — Brazil
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm
The U.S. State Department’s official assessment of current conditions in the Federative Republic of Brazil.

CIA Factbook — Brazil
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/br.html
The current assessment of Brazil’s geography, economy, politics, and culture from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Library of Congress Country Study — Brazil
http://countrystudies.us/brazil/
A comprehensive description and analysis of Brazil’s history, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy from the Library of Congress.

The Embassy of Brazil in London
http://www.brazil.org.uk/
The Web site of the Brazilian Embassy in London includes information about Brazil’s cultural history, economy, government, and more.

FINANCIAL TIMES
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6d42ae3a-110b-11db-9a72-0000779e2340.html
The transcipt of a July 2006 FINANCIAL TIMES interview with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva.

Amnesty International
http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR190072006?open&of=ENG-BRA
A special AI report on human rights abuses by Brazilian police forces inside the favelas, “‘We have come to take your souls’: the caveirão and policing in Rio de Janeiro.”

Human Rights Watch
http://hrw.org/doc/?t=americas&c=brazil
A listing of recent findings and reports on human rights in Brazil by Human Rights Watch.

COUNTERPUNCH
http://www.counterpunch.org/lula07262003.html
Link to “The Brazil Experiment — Democracy Requires Social Justice,” an article written by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva for THE GUARDIAN and COUNTERPUNCH in July 2003.

THE ECONOMIST — Brazil Country Profile
http://www.economist.com/countries/Brazil/
Includes recent news articles, commentary, a country profile, currency converter and links to other Web sites.

COMMANDING HEIGHTS — Brazil Report
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/br/br_overview.html
An economic profile of Brazil made by the PBS series COMMANDING HEIGHTS: THE BATTLE FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY.

Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
http://www.bndes.gov.br/english/
The Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) is a federal public company that is associated with the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. BNDES finances long-term development projects; its Web site contains technical information about the Brazilian economy.

Brazilink
http://www.brazilink.org/
Brazilink is a website dedicated to connecting people, information and ideas on Brazil.

Brazil News
http://www.brazilnews.com/
A daily compilation of news stories about Brazil from numerous media sources.

Brazzil Magazine
http://www.brazzil.com/
An English-language magazine dealing with Brazilian politics, economics, music, tourism, ecology and culture in general. Published in the U.S.

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/disaster_research/brazil/intro.html
The findings and recommendations from a team of students at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, who conducted a four-month project on community mobilization in the favela of Cachoeira in Campina Grande, Brazil.

Brazil, the Land of Football
http://www.netvasco.com.br/mauroprais/futbr/index_en.html
A Web site about soccer in Brazil — includes national team statistics and a history of soccer in Brazil, as well as links to the Web sites of Brazilian club teams.

FIFA World Cup 2006 Brazil page
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/team/overview.html?team=bra
An archive of player profiles, statistics, game summaries, and photos from the 2006 World Cup.

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