Brazil: More than Soccer, Samba, and Carnival

Written By Jarrett Link, Lindsey Barrett, Vishnu Kadiyala and Basil Seif
Edited By Nakul Karnik, Andrew Bihl, and Anthony Russo  
  

The samba, Rio, Carnival, Copacabana, and Jogo bonito– these are the images that come to mind when thinking of Brazil.

Significant Brazilians Source: Wikimedia Commons

With over 200 million people, Brazil is the 5th most populous country in the world. Brazil is a a multicultural, multiracial society that encompasses more than the typical images mentioned above. It faces its own political and socioeconomic challenges, which cannot be captured in the symbols of popular culture. These pages aim to describe some of the issues facing modern Brazil, and we hope this will inform the reader to the changes occurring as a result of the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. We give you a brief overview of Brazilian politics here. We next explore the 2013 protests, and examine the pervasiveness of corruption in Brazilian society. We then move on to the favelas, home to millions of people. We finally end on a more hopeful note, and look at the scientific strides that Brazilian researchers are making to solve the challenges that face both the nation and the world.

 

 

How to cite this page: “Brazil: More than Soccer, Samba, and Carnival,” Written By Jarrett Link, Lindsey Barrett, Vishnu Kadiyala and Basil Seif  (2013), World Cup 2014, Soccer Politics Blog, Duke University, http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/world-cup-2014/politics-in-brazil/ (accessed on (date)).

7 thoughts on “Brazil: More than Soccer, Samba, and Carnival

  1. Anthony Russo

    Although I am already editing the 2014 US World Cup History, I would also like to work with Andrew and Nakul in editing the sub-pages if possible. I think it would be great to get a feel for two different world cup guides

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  2. Nakul Karnik

    Danielle, Andrew and I were going to work together, so if you want to take 2 we could work on the other 2 together

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    1. Danielle Lazarus

      I didn’t realize you guys were going to work together! Go ahead–I found another page with nobody editing it yet either, so you guys can have these pages!

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  3. Andrew Bihl

    I would like to edit this page and the sub-pages linked within the text.

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    1. Danielle Lazarus

      I wrote earlier that I would like to edit the social issues page on the South Africa guide, but since another student will be editing that page as well, and I noticed that these pages were pretty lengthy and could be difficult to edit all 4, so Andrew I will take 2 of them! I can do Brazilian Politics and Corruption if that’s ok with you.

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  4. Andrew Bihl

    I would like to edit this page and the corresponding sub-pages that are linked within the text.

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