Arrival in Brazil Part I

Arrival in Brazil 1

Most travelers come to Rio de Janeiro by air, but this is just one of the many ways to get to Brazil, a country located in South America according to ZIPCODESEXPLORER. The country has several other major international airports and land borders with almost every country in South America (with the exception of Chile and Ecuador). Airplane: Since Varig’s economic troubles in 2005/06, TAM has been Brazil’s premier international airline. It offers flights to…

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Arrival in Brazil Part II

Arrival in Brazil 2

Rail: some trains connect Brazil with Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. The most important rail routes include Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires (Argentina), Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo – Montevideo (Uruguay), Rio de Janeiro – Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo – Antofagasta (Chile) and Sao Paulo – Bauru – Corumba – Santa Cruz (Bolivia) – La Paz (Bolivia). Buses run between Brazil and Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The prices…

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Brazil History

Brazil History

Brazil is the only Latin American country that has adopted the language and culture from Portugal. The native residents of the country are mostly nomadic Tupi-Guarani Indians. Admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral claimed the territory of Brazil for Portugal in 1500. The early explorers brought wood to Europe from the newly discovered land, which contains a red dye, pau-brasil. The name Brazil goes back to this dye. Portugal began colonization in…

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Travel to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the country of Brazil and is known all over the world for the city’s landmark, the Sugar Loaf, but also for the beautiful carnival that takes place there year after year. Various theaters and museums, each with a very different offer, ensure a very balanced cultural offer in this city, in which something can actually be found for every taste.…

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Brazil Entry Requirements

Brazil Entry Requirements

Passport: is a general requirement for traveling to Brazil. The passport (or the temporary passport) must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry. An identity card is not sufficient to enter Brazil. Visa : For tourist and certain business trips (e.g. participation in conferences or competitions, researching business opportunities) with a maximum stay of 3 months during a 6-month period in Brazil, citizens of EU countries and Switzerland…

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Brazil Education Part I

Slums and modern high-rise buildings side by side in Rio

Brazil is a country that is full of resources and wealth. At the same time, it is one of the countries in the world where the social differences are greatest. While a small percentage of the population lives a life of luxury and abundance, the slums are growing. Young people who grow up in poor slum areas have few or no opportunities for a good education. What are the educational…

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Brazil Education Part II

Brazilian and Norwegian partners collaborate in NPD 2010

Under the prevailing social inequalities, freedom of the press and expression is strongly pressured. Both young people and adults who live in Brazil’s favelas (slums) lack arenas where they have the opportunity to express their opinions. Although many communities have places where they can express their culture and political views, it does not help the communities in the big and significant contexts, simply because the authorities do not participate in…

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Brazil Education Part III

Brazil Education

In addition, student participation and student democracy hardly exist. In Brazil, the idea is strong that young people have nothing to contribute to society, that the elderly are the wisest. All initiatives that come from students are regulated by teachers and administration, and ideas about activities and leisure activities for young people usually end up at the very bottom of the priority list when the school administration is to distribute…

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Brazil’s Rise and Fall Part III

Brazil 1

The corruption case has also partially paralyzed the Brazilian construction industry. Most of the largest companies have been convicted or are under investigation. Thus, the authorities can not enter into new contracts with them. At the same time, many of the other construction companies lack the capacity and expertise to undertake large assignments, assignments that are then postponed indefinitely. This has led to many people losing their jobs and the…

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Brazil’s Rise and Fall Part I

Opponents of the World Cup in Brazil are protesting

One year after the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, many of the sports arenas are abandoned. The quarrel over who will take the bill after the games is a good picture of Brazil in 2017. After a strong upswing in the 2000s, Brazil today is characterized by crises and disappointments. What is meant by crisis and chaos in Brazilian economy and politics? Why has Brazil collapsed economically and politically?…

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