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    This conclusion way made with the idea that Conrad’s main focus of the political aspect of abolitionism in Brazil. The author provides sources that document the political opinions and decisions made during this time period about slavery in Brazil. The various types of sources include: autobiography, reports from different organized groups, newspaper articles written during the time of these events, and illustrations of slave-life, political figures that were mentioned, and documents. Also Conrad focuses heavily on the influence of Joaquim Nabuco. His use of Nabuco’s autobiography The Life of Joaquim Nabuco and his literary works Minha formação and O Abolicionismo gave insight on Nabuco and other abolitionist that he collaborated with. The illustrations of slave labor do not actually correlate with the discussion of abolitionist politics, however, they do provide an understanding of what slaves had to…

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    The issue is so big and Brazil is so well known for their sex trafficking problem that even in 2016 during the Olympics there were concerns that perhaps the number of victims could increase, therefore the public was being informed and the media was desperately trying to address this issue so that perhaps there would be more caution during the Olympics. Between 2005 and 2011 it was reported by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry that there were “more than 300 Brazilian sex trafficking victims abroad…

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    the notorious reputation that Brazil does. It is fairly common knowledge that in Brazil, anything can be found. There is something for every dark souled suitor in the country so well acquainted with natural beauty. Juxtaposed to the reality of Brazil’s trafficking problem, the country’s beauty diminishes. There is luckily a strong government and nonprofit movement to reduce and eradicate the buying and selling of humans for labor or sexual exploitation. The country’s most vulnerable people are…

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    classified a presidential and federative republic with traits of both federalism and democracy (Brazil - Structure of Government, 2016). Brazil is broken up into states, but still has a federal government that oversees the entire country. In Brazil voting is mandatory for all literate citizens from ages 18 to 69. Anyone who is illiterate, between 16 and 17, or older than 69 years of age can choose to vote, but is not required to do so (Brazil Politics - Intro, 2016). In comparison, within the…

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    Book Review Jorge Amado was born Aug. 10, 1912 in Ferradas, Brazil. One of his famous novels, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon was written in 1958 along with several other books but Amado later abandoned his writing career to become a well-known politician. At the time Amado wrote his famous Latin American was going through a very interesting stage called the Latin American Boom of the 1960’s. This event in history actually occurred between the 60’s and 70’s and during this time many Latin American…

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    Citizenship: The Social Construction of Political Rights in 1880s Recife, Brazil, provides an understanding of influence of performance on the abolitionist movement and politics in Recife, Brazil. The purpose of this article is to see political activism and influence on abolitionism from a different lens. Castilho gives great details about the abolitionist movement in Brazil, while drawing distinct connections between abolitionist performance and theater. “Performance was a conspicuous feature…

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    Brazil Military Regime

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    In Latin America, many countries have suffered from a military regime at one point or another. Chile, Brazil, Argentina, among others, all had a military rule during the 20th century. However, the focus of this research paper will focus on Argentina and Brazil. By far, these two countries had a very long military rule. The Argentine military regime lasted six years, 1976-1982. Brazil’s lasted 21 years, 1964-1985. However, they each experienced them in a completely different manner. At the end of…

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    Colonialism In Brazil

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    At first citizens of Brazil were intrigued when the news broke out about hosting the 2014 World Cup, the most entertaining and famous sports event in the world and a host in 2016 Olympics. After discovering there was a corporate conflict of interest in regards to Brazil’s economy and the money was being displaced towards other projects instead of rebuilding community schools, hospitals, etc. This lead to major protesting which this country hasn’t endured in years, Brazilians feel as if they are…

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    Despite the fact that Brazil has improved in their economy over the past few decades, it is however a weak state in the sense of its: political institutions, institutional arrangements, political parties, and uneven economic development. As Huntington has argued, Brazil’s transition in reference to the Modernization theory does not fit the society because getting rid of the traditions in the region has led to a non-legitimate bureaucracy. And in other words, the modernization theory sequence is…

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    Petrobras Case Study

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    Petrobras is a Brazilian oil company that was created by the Brazilian government in 1953. For the first decade Petrobras struggled to be successful despite being given a constitutional monopoly by the Brazilian government. Brazil did not have any oil reserves or the knowledge in oil exploration, and the goal for Petrobras was to become a world class oil producer. Petrobras began to see success in the 1980s when they developed deep water and ultra-deep oil production. This new technology…

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