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U.S. Department of State — Brazil
The U.S. State Department’s official assessment of current conditions in the Federative Republic of Brazil.

CIA Factbook — Brazil
The current assessment of Brazil’s geography, economy, politics, and culture from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Library of Congress Country Study — 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
The Web site of the Brazilian Embassy in London includes information about Brazil’s cultural history, economy, government, and more.

The transcipt of a July 2006 FINANCIAL TIMES interview with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva.

Amnesty International
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
A listing of recent findings and reports on human rights in Brazil by Human Rights Watch.

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
Includes recent news articles, commentary, a country profile, currency converter and links to other Web sites.

An economic profile of Brazil made by the PBS series COMMANDING HEIGHTS: THE BATTLE FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY.

Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
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 is a website dedicated to connecting people, information and ideas on Brazil.

Brazil News
A daily compilation of news stories about Brazil from numerous media sources.

Brazzil Magazine
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
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
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
An archive of player profiles, statistics, game summaries, and photos from the 2006 World Cup.

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