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Brazil. Geography Brazilian Culture Mixture of African, Portuguese, American Indian, and many other tradition Music & Dance: Samba, Bossa Nova, Capoeira.

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1 Brazil

2 Geography

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4 Brazilian Culture Mixture of African, Portuguese, American Indian, and many other tradition Music & Dance: Samba, Bossa Nova, Capoeira Soccer (known as futebol): Brazil won the World Cup in 2004 Carnival

5  Largest country in Latin America  Only Portuguese-speaking country in America  Largest African population outside Africa  Much of Brazil is developed, but at least 22% of population still lives below poverty line  Many serious social problems

6 FAVELAS  Favelas are shantytowns that surround every major city in Brazil  Many people have no electricity or running water  They are often right next to wealthy neighborhoods

7 Building Houses in the favela  Volunteers from the U.S., Japan, Jordan, Estonia, and Nicaragua worked together to construct new homes

8 The Finished Product

9 Street Kids  There are millions of children living on the streets in Brazil  They use drugs and prostitute themselves to survive  Many children choose to leave their troubled homes and families for the street

10 Glue Sniffing  Glue is cheap and accessible  It kills brain cells, creating a dizzy, euphoric effect  It dulls hunger pains

11 What’s the solution?  Social workers reach out to the kids through street education  Provide support and affection  Offer the children a safe and nurturing living space

12 Capim de Cheiro Farm: A new life for kids

13 Volunteering  Provides direct relief from poverty  Stimulates personal growth and development  Facilitates cross-cultural cooperation and understanding

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