An Overview of Brazil

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MEMORANDUM

To:

From:

Class:CBA 350-02 Business Communications 11:15 MWF

Semester: Fall 2009

Subject: Individual Presentation

Topic:Brazil

Please accept the attached report for the CBA 350-02 Business Communications class, which meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 11:15A.M., during the Fall 2009 semester. The topic of this presentation is Brazil.

This report was prepared in accordance with the guidelines you mentioned in class as well as the examples on your website. The report contains a memo of transmittal, a title page, a table of contents, an executive summary and a reference page. The reference and the in-text parenthetical citations follow the APA format. This report also includes four appendices:

• Appendix A contains article copies

• Appendix B contains PowerPoint slides

• Appendix C contains PowerPoint note pages

• Appendix D contains PowerPoint handouts

Microsoft word 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 were used to prepare this presentation.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Viviane Marani at (256) 689 5759.

BRAZIL

Presented by

Viviane Marani

Presented for

Dr. Mark Hearn

CBA 350-02 Business Communication
MWF 11:15-12:15
Fall 2009

BRAZIL

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY........iv
INTRODUCTION.........1
Geography..........2
Location, Size, Extent.......2
Climate.........2
Regions.........3
History..........4
Origins and Discovery.......4Colonization.........5
Independence and Empire.......5
Republic.........6
Demographics.........6
Ethnicity.........6Religion.........6Language.........7 Culture..........7
Food..........7Music..........7 Sports..........8
Places to Visit..........8
Sao Paulo.........8
Rio de Janeiro........8
Pantanal.........8
Amazonia.........8
Porto de Galinhas........9
Foz do Iguacu........9

SUMMARY..........9

REFERENCES.........10

APPENDIX A: References Copies.......11

APPENDIX B: PowerPoint Slides.......12

APPENDIX C: PowerPoint Notes Pages......13

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Political Map of Brazil.......3
BRAZIL
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Brazil is a federalist country located on the east coast of South America. It is considered to be the fifth largest and most populous country in the world. Also, it is the only country in South America that is a non-Spanish-speaking nation. Since the Brazilian territory is significantly extensive, Brazil shares its border with every country in South America except for Ecuador and Chile. Brazil was discovered in 1500 by a Portuguese navigator named Pedro Alvares Cabral. Therefore, Brazil was a colony of Portugal until its declaration of independence on September 7th, 1889. Brazil then became a constitutional monarchy, also known as the Empire of Brazil. Even though Brazil was colonized by Portuguese rulers, it also had major influences from other European countries such as Spain and Germany. The roots of the Brazilian civilization come from the mix of native groups, Portuguese colonist, and African slaves. Brazil is best known for its cultural diversity which is a result of commercial opportunities such as the sugarcane and coffee market during the colonization period and the World War I and II - when millions of refugees from Italy, Spain, and Germany escaped to Brazil. Every year, millions of tourists go to Brazil to experience a little bit of Brazilian food, music, soccer, carnival, and its breathtaking natural sites. Brazilian most famous dishes are barbecue and feijoada. The most popular international hits are both samba and bossa...
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