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CIAO Focus, December 2009: Brazil on the Rise

An industrial power and economic giant, ninth world GDP measured by purchasing power parity (PPP, 2007), Brazil is the largest country in area and population in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Although it has had a history of economic boom and bust and its development has been hampered by high inflation and foreign debt, reforms in the 1990s and ongoing sound macroeconomic and social policies have resulted in an extended period of stability, growth and social gains.
Brazil has immense natural resources and a strong industrial development, but still suffers from a wide gap between rich and poor. Innovative social programs and a more inclusive growth in recent years have been gradually decreasing this inequality.

Source: World Bank


From the CIAO Database:

Brazil and the Transatlantic Community in the Wake of the Global Crisis

The growth of Brazil's direct investment abroad and the challenges it faces

From Patronage to Program: The Emergence of Party-Oriented Legislators in Brazil

Latin America and the Global Economic Crisis

The US and Latin America: Repairing a
Damaged Relationship

EIU Country Briefing: Brazil


Outside Sources: *

Documents & Reports on Brazil (World Bank)
Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN

Brazil (World Health Organization)

Brazil and the WTO

Country profile: Brazil (BBC News)

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