Brazil on the Rise

Brazil on the Rise

The Story of A Country Transformed

Book - 2010
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"An Alluring Land famous for samba, soccer, supermodels, and stunning tropical beaches, Brazil was described as "paradise on earth" by its first Portuguese explorers. Its annual Carnival is known the world over for its Dionysian revelry, and its Amazon rainforest is considered one of the planet's most precious resources. Yet nature's gifts have not always spelled national prosperity: two decades ago Brazil had a crippling debt and was emerging from a military dictatorship that censored journalists and oppressed dissenters. Today Brazil is not only the world's eighth largest economy with a vibrant democracy; it has achieved energy independence, and its discovery of the largest oil field thus far this century should soon make it a major energy exporter. With its successful bid as host for the 2016 Olympics and the soccer World Cup in 2014, Brazil is at last ready to take its place on the global stage. What led to the transformation?" "In this rich and textured account, New York Times reporter Larry Roh
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780230618879
0230618871
Branch Call Number: 981 R6369B 2010
Characteristics: 289 p. : map ; 25 cm

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