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    Introduction Brazil is the largest country on the South American continent, which covers 8,515,770 sq km territory in total and is the 5th largest country in the world. Its population is 205,823,665 people, according to the data collected in July 2016, and mostly consists of white (47.7%) and mulatto (43.1%) people. The percentage of black people is 7.6% of the whole population. The official language, that is also the most widely spoken, is Portuguese; however, other tongues, such as Spanish,…

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    overlooked when reviewing the top news stories of the year is the environmental challenges countries have had to face globally. During the summer of 2016, a world renowned event occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Summer Olympics. There were many controversies over the location of this year’s Olympics, as Rio is home to many political, social, and environmental issues. One of the environmental issues that was brought to light was the contaminated waters in the city. Tests were conducted and…

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    the country of soccer and has held the World Cup twice. The country also has a great soccer team and has won the World Cup in four different continents. Brazil is the seventh richest country in the world. Brazil even held the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. Overall, Brazil is a great place to live and visit. It is a beautiful country and could also be a great place to go on…

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    Brazil History

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    Multicultural and multiethnic society has been the cornerstone of the Brazilian people since early 20th century. Brazil is best known throughout the world for Carnival. The Friday to the Tuesday before the beginning of lent is when Carnival occurs. The celebration and festivities express during Carnival is a simple expression of Brazil’s rich history, diverse people and customs, systematic government, and political system that immerses itself in world affairs and events that add to the lure…

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    One project funded by the World Bank is the gold mine Yanacocha in Peru. The World Bank has funded the Yanacocha mine in order to help build and expand the mine. This gold mine is a very large operation. It is hundreds of square miles high and is as high as 13,000 feet. “Since 1993 this mine has produced more than 35 million ounces of gold. It is the largest gold mine in South America.” (Hallman and Olivera). The World Bank owns a small stake in the mine. “This gold mine has…

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    The Homestake Gold Mine

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    The Homestake Gold Mine is located in Lead, SD (fig 1). The Homestake Gold Mine was the largest gold mine in the western hemisphere, and it was the United States’ longest continuously operating mine until it closed in 2002. The mine closed because it was costing more to get the gold out than the gold was worth hence why mining is called economic geology. The Homestake was also the deepest mine in the western hemisphere. The Homestake gold mine has three main formations in it. The formations…

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    Terrorism, bloodshed and power status sums up the focal points embedded within the movie, City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles, and Kátia Lund. These themes create definitions for several theories. The first theory in comparison to the movie is Strain Theory. Because of the economic strain of the people within the film, most turn to criminal activity. “Many families were homeless due to the flooding and acts of arson in the slums” (Meirelles, 2002). The government shipped their homeless…

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    Jardim Gramacho Essay

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    catadores and Jardim Gramacho were catapulted to international fame with The Wasteland movie is a 2010 Oscar nominated documentary that told the story of artist Vik Muniz. The Brazilian-born artist spent time living in New York before returning to Rio to use his art to change the lives of the catadores. While ‘Wasteland’ did not end up winning the Oscar, but the project raised money for the catadores. The film also helped restore the dignity of catadores, who have long helped the region recycle…

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    form of health care service; it’s equipped with just about everything that civilians need to live a decent life. Suddenly, you come across areas that lack these essential elements for daily survival. Some cities, however, are working to change this. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and El Paso, Texas are implementing programs that make a case for allocating funds towards the wellness of those suffering rather than the added entertainment of those who are much better off. These organizations promote their…

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    unadjusted levels of inequality in under-five mortality by household wealth is the result of other covariates in Sastry’s study- household water supply and sanitation and mother’s education (Sastry, 2004). The main component of the infant mortality in Rio de Janeiro is the neonatal mortality, which is related to broad socioeconomic conditions, but particularly to the access to health care facilities and to the quality of perinatal care (Szwarcwald, 2000). Appropriate effects operate when the…

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