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Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed
Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed by Larry Rohter 0230618871 9780230618879
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Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed by Larry Rohter

Two decades ago Brazil had a debt that made some Third World countries blush, but today it has the world`s eighth largest economy, poised to overtake France. It has achieved energy independence and, with the discovery of the largest oil field in the last century, is becoming a major exporter of crude oil to the United States.With its successful bid for the 2016 Olympics, Brazil, at last, is ready to take its place on the world stage. In this richly narrated and textured look at the country today, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter gives us the authoritative account of the culture and politics of a country that endlessly fascinates Americans. Rohter delivers the first modern look at today?s Brazil, uncovering: how Brazilians handle the burden of being custodians of the Amazon rainforest; Brazil?s latest exports, from the samba, supermodels, and soccer, to airplane parts; the myth of Brazil?s sexually charged culture, with threequarters of the population devoutly Roman Catholic; how drug-controlled favelas thrive amidst the world?s highest standard of living. Brazil continues to be a country fraught with contradictions which Rohter reveals through interviews with every important political business, cultural, and religious leader on the scene. Critics have said that he knows the country better than Brazilians themselves. This is a cutting-edge look at a country that will be a major player on the world stage coming years.

Author: Larry Rohter

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2010-08-31

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