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At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

Jan 29, 2013

A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.

Brazil behind the boom

Brazil behind the boom

Sep 27, 2012

Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world — and yet 16 million of its citizens live in abject poverty. Why? This podcast takes a look behind the numbers.

Food security in Southern Brazil

Food security in Southern Brazil

Jan 05, 2011

A video in Portuguese on food security in southern Brazil, produced by ACT member FLD

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About Brazil
  • GNI per capita: US$1,460 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Population: 193.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Largest city: Sao Paulo
  • Area: 8.55 million sq km (3.3 million sq miles)
  • Major language: Portuguese
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 real = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Manufactured goods, iron ore, coffee, oranges, other agricultural produce