BRAZIL COURSE




First session:

Who am I?

Who are you?
What countries have you lived in, traveled to, or been to on a missions trip
Autobiographical sketch [hard copy]

Why am I offering a course about Brazil?

I am learning along with you?
Teachers have just read and studied more than you have.
My epiphany on this at Georgetown.
I won't have the wealth of stories in this course that I can have in Modern America, for instance.

Who are the BRICs?
Brazil
Russia
India
China

Where did the acronym BRIC originate ? (New York Times Topics)
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/organizations/b/bric_group/index.html





Reaction #1: 13 September (World Cup and Olympics)

Kaka and Christianity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kak%C3%A1

An American Chases a Soccer Dream All the Way to Brazil (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/sports/soccer/chasing-a-soccer-dream-all-the-way-to-brazil.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Playing Soccer in Brazil (Slide Show)
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/05/17/sports/soccer/17brazil_ss.html?ref=brazil

Neymar, Soccer Prodigy, Is at Home in Brazil (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/sports/soccer/neymar-soccer-prodigy-is-at-home-in-brazil.html?_r=2&hp&pagewanted=all

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
[Use the map as a guide for our later study of the various cities in Brazil]
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html

Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations on track say organizers (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19255581

Rio 2016 Olympics and how well Brazil is prepared for it
http://www.rio2016.org/en/home





Reaction #2: 18 September (Research Sources)

Brazil Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/brazil-institute

Brazil Institute blog: Brazil portal
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/

Global Brazil Initiative (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/projects/world/global-brazil-initiative/pr1471

Country Studies: Brazil (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/brtoc.html

Brazil Bibliography (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/brazil/br_bibl.html

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet: Brazil
http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/br/

U.S. State Department Background Notes: Brazil
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

U.S. Embassy in Brazil: Newsletter
http://brazil.usembassy.gov/

Researching Brazil (Indiana University)
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblatam/researching-brazil/

U.S. news sources:

Brazil (New York Times Topics)
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/international/countriesandterritories/brazil/index.html

Country Guide: Brazil (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/countries/brazil.html

British news sources:

Brazil (Economist)
Pass around hard copy of an issue of the Economist
http://www.economist.com/topics/brazil

Country Profile: Brazil (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1227110.stm

Brazil (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil

Brazil (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/

Brazil (Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/brazil





Reaction #3: 20 September (Cross-cultural communication)

Cultural Crossing: Brazil (click on each one of the subparts)
http://www.culturecrossing.net/basics_business_student.php?id=30

Brazil- Cultural Etiquette - e Diplomat
http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_br.htm

The Problem of Proxemics (How Close to Stand)
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0100.html

It's Evident (Facts are not always Facts)
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/ga-2001-06-29.html

Pandora's Box: Gifts Carry Hidden Meanings in Other Cultures
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0798.html

Bite the Wax Tadpole: Translation Blunders
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw1298.html

Colors
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0298.html

Gestures or Subtle Cues
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/ga-2003-01-17.html

Mimic Local Customs to Make a Good First Impression
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0797.html





Reaction #4: 25 September (Brazil Pictorial overview)

Go through each one of the following and select 5 specific photos from each collection that you feel our class should concentrate on. Why did you pick each one?:

Brazil: 2012 (Boston Globe Photo Blog)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/brazil_2012.html

Brazil (Alan Taylor in The Atlantic: In Focus)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/scenes-from-brazil/100300/

Brazil Scenes (46 photos) (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/images/iguacu-falls-brazil$26006-4

Rio Scenes (32 Photos) (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/images





Reaction #5: 27 September (Brazil Map Study: Neighbors, Country, States)

Latin America in general
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/south_america_map.gif

States of Brazil
http://tysasv.wikispaces.com/file/view/mp_brasil.gif/46056535/mp_brasil.gif

Amazon River map
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_River

List of Rivers by length
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_length

Central America
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/central_america.gif

Caribbean
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/caribbean.jpg

Countries bordering only one other country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_that_border_only_one_other_country

List of countries by land (and maritime) borders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_land_and_maritime_borders

Venezuela (capital: Caracas)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/venezuela_map.gif

Columbia (capital: Bogota)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/colombia_map.gif

Ecuador (capital: Quito)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/ecuador_map.gif

Peru (capital: Lima)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/peru_map.gif

Bolivia (capitals: La Paz, Sucre)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/bolivia_map.gif

Chile (capital: Santiago)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/chile_map.gif

Argentina (capital: Buenos Aires)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/argentina_map.gif





Reaction #6: 2 October (Brazil Map Study: Brazilian Cities)

Rio de Janeiro
Pick several articles from this overview page
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/overview.html

Rio Map
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/maps.html

Introduction to Rio
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010001.html
Beaches
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845020389.html
Organized tours
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010019.html
Neighborhoods Worth a Visit
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845021098.html
Suggested Itineraries
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010007.html

Song: Girl from Ipanema
The Girl From Ipanema Turns 50
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/20/the-girl-from-ipanema-turns-50/?page=all

Maracana Soccer Stadium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maracan%C3%A3_%28stadium%29

Rio (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Rio_de_Janeiro

Brasilia

Brasilia (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia

BBC News - In pictures: Brasilia's bold buildings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19750621

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/S%C3%A3o_Paulo

BBC News - Sao Paulo: A city with 180km traffic jams
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19660765

Salvador

Salvador (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Salvador





Reaction #7: 4 October (Carnival)

Brazil's Top 10 Carnivals (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/travel-tips-and-articles/68292

Rio Carnival 2013 Guide
http://www.rio-carnival.net/

Brazil Carnival 2012 (Sacramento Bee Photo Blog)
Pictures are not numbered
http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2012/02/brazil-carnival-2012.html

Carnival 2012 (Boston Globe Photo Blog)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/02/carnival_2012.html

Brazilian Carnival
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Carnival

Everything is Possible: Street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
http://www.soundsandcolours.com/articles/brazil/everything-is-possible-street-carnival-in-rio-de-janeiro/

Samba Parade
http://www.rio-carnival.net/samba_parade/samba_parade.php

Sambodromo
http://www.rio-carnival.net/sambodromo/sambodromo.php

Samba School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_school

Samba Schools
http://www.rio-carnival.net/samba-school/samba-schools-rio-de-janeiro.php

Samba School in Los Angeles
http://www.casadosamba.com/mila.php

Samba Songs
http://www.rio-carnival.net/samba-school/samba-songs.php

Batucada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batucada





Brazil History (4 class sessions)

Reaction #8: Portuguese Exploration

When Portugal Ruled the Seas (Smithsonian)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/portugal_exhibit.html?c=y&story=fullstory

Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Smithsonian)
Work through each section at the top of the screen: Introduction, Age of Discovery, Indian Ocean, Africa, China, Japan, Brazil
http://www.asia.si.edu/encompassingtheglobe/default.htm

The Atlantic Islands
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/atlantic.html

Sea Route to India
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/vasco.html

Reaction #9 (Portuguese expansion/Discovery of Brazil)

1) Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (Norton)
Concentrate on the first paragraph
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/chasteen/country/brazil.htm

2) The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa112999a.htm

3) Vasco Da Gama (BBC History)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/vasco_da_gama_01.shtml

4) Pedro Cabral
http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?action=read&artid=635

5) City Study: Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife

Brazil map [Where are Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs as well as the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

a) Fortaleza
http://wikitravel.org/en/Fortaleza

b) Natal
http://wikitravel.org/en/Natal

c) Recife
http://wikitravel.org/en/Recife

Reaction #10: 16 October (History of Brazil)

The Colonial Period (1500-1815)

Colonial Brazil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil

Colonial Period (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3.html#track1

Jesuit Missions

The Mission: The Film and Its Music
http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/d/268/whm.html

Slavery

Slavery (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3-1.html#track1

Palmares and Slave Resistance (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3-2.html#track1

City study:

Brazil map [Where are Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs and the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

Belo Horizonte
http://wikitravel.org/en/Belo_Horizonte

Ouro Preto
http://wikitravel.org/en/Ouro_Preto

Reaction #11: 18 October (History of Brazil)

The Movement for Independence (1807-1825)

Napoleon invaded Portugal in 1807
[Events have consequences, sometimes unintended] [compare to German invasions in WWII and the effect on colonies of Britain, Dutch, and French]

Why Was Brazil Different? The Contexts of Independence (Council on Foreign Relations)
Read just the introductory paragraph
http://www.cfr.org/americas/why-brazil-different-contexts-independence/p3747

The Movement for Independence (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4.html#track1 (Library of Congress)

"Independence or Death" (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4-5.html#track1

Thomas Jefferson's Letters on Brazilian Independence (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4-8.html#track1

The Imperial Period

The Imperial Period (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
Focus particularly on the end of slavery
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-5.html#track1

Military Rule (1964-1985)

Brazilian Military Government (1964-1985)
Read the first 4 paragraphs (down to "Contents")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_military_government

City Study:

Brazil map [Where are Florianopolis and Porto Alegre located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs and the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

Florianopolis
http://wikitravel.org/en/Florianopolis

Porto Alegre
http://wikitravel.org/en/Porto_Alegre





Reaction #12: 23 October (Racial Issues in today's Brazil)

Racial Issues

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Brazil

PBS Wide Angle: Brazil in Black and White
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/brazil-in-black-and-white/introduction/965/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/for-educators/brazil-in-black-and-white-program-description/4505/

Full Episode: Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
Great issues raised in the comments section
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/featured/black-in-latin-america-full-episode-brazil-a-racial-paradise/224/#.UGIBH05ZNTo.gmail

BBC Delves into Brazilians' Roots (BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6284806.stm

Race in Brazil: Affirming a divide (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21543494

Brazil's Racial Identity Challenge - Room for Debate (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/29/brazils-racial-identity-challenge/





Reaction #13: 25 October (Crime/Drug War)

Crime

Organized Crime in Brazil (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/17627963

Rio's drug war (The Big Picture, Boston Globe)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/rios_drug_war.html

Batman helps police tackle crime in Brazil (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9152535/Batman-helps-police-tackle-crime-in-Brazil.html

Brazil Prisoners Reading Books to Shorten Their Sentences (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/9356129/Brazil-prisoners-reading-books-to-shorten-their-sentences.html

Inmates Pedal for Shorter Sentences in a Brazilian Prison (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18832768

Taking on the toga-wearing bandits in Brazil's courts (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/06/us-brazil-judges-idUSBRE88514120120906





Reaction #14: 30 October (Immigration/Border Issues)

Brazilian Immigration to the United States/and Return

Now hiring: Brazil wants more foreign professionals (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/24/us-brazil-immigration-idUSBRE87N0S720120824

Why Is Your Boss Moving to Brazil? (TIME)
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2106062,00.html

Homeland beckons for UK's Brazilians (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17894540

Brazil's Economic Boom Drawing Immigrant Workers Home (Los Angeles Times)
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/02/world/la-fg-brazil-return-20110902

Brazilians Giving Up Their American Dream (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/04/nyregion/04brazilians.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

A Dangerous Journey for Brazil's Illegal Migrants (Der Spiegel)
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/leaving-valadares-a-dangerous-journey-for-brazil-s-illegal-migrants-a-720485.html

Brazil's Border Issues

Special Report:

Article: Brazil's gringo problem: its borders (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-brazil-borders-idUSBRE83C0KB20120413

Slide Show: Brazil's gringo problem: its borders (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/slideshow/idUSBRE83C0KB20120413?view=large#a=1

Interactive: Brazil's gringo problem: its borders (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/interactive/idUSBRE83C0KB20120413?view=large





Reaction #15: 1 November (Religion)

Religion in Brazil

Overview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Brazil

Catholics

Brazil's Catholic Priests Use Song and Dance To Stem Catholic Church's Decline (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51511-2005Apr13.html

How the Catholic church is faring in the world’s biggest Catholic country (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/13652086

Dutch soccer player [Wesley Sneijder] who scored winning goal against Brazil [in 2010 World Cup] is Catholic convert (Catholic News Agency)
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/dutch-soccer-player-who-scored-winning-goal-against-brazil-is-catholic-convert/

Protestants

Evangelical Population Explodes in Brazil as Catholic Church Shows Signs of Decline (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-population-explodes-in-brazil-as-catholic-church-shows-signs-of-decline-77470/

Rising Protestant tide sweeps Catholic Brazil [this is good] (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/05/03/us-brazil-pope-religion-idUSN3023920920070503





Reaction #16: 6 November (Religion)

Evangelicals

Half of Brazil's Population to be Evangelical Christian by 2020 (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/half-of-brazils-population-to-be-evangelical-christian-by-2020-49071/

Brazil's Evangelicals Make Voting Bloc Debut (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/novemberweb-only/53-21.0.html

Brazil evangelical Christians hold huge Sao Paulo rally (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18845211

Jesus March in Brazil (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/august/1.16.html

YWAM Youth with a Mission Brazil
http://www.ywam.org/locations/the_americas/south_america_brazil/brazil/JOCUM-Rio

Assemblies of God in Brazil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembleias_de_Deus

Brazilian evangelicals will be ready when nation hosts 2014 World Cup (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/julyweb-only/38-31.0.html

'Keep God out of football' - Fifa tells Brazil's soccer superstars (Daily Mail)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1199121/Brazils-football-superstars-told-Keep-faith-football.html

Brazil Becomes Second-Largest Christian Missionary Exporter in the World (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/brazil-becomes-second-largest-christian-missionary-exporter-in-the-world-70079/

One-in-Twelve Christians in the World Are Brazilian, Study Says (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/one-in-twelve-christians-in-the-world-are-brazilian-study-says-65433/

20,000 Brazilians Gather for Huge Gospel Music Festival (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/20000-brazilians-gather-for-huge-gospel-music-festival-64716/





Reaction #17: 8 November (Education)

18 Things to Know about Education in Brazil
http://www.edudemic.com/2013/06/18-things-to-know-about-education-in-brazil-2/

How a Scottish school blogger helped reform a Brazilian school (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19471972

Booming Brazil held back by education gap (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19734977

University Race Quotes Row in Brazil (BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8285350.stm

Brazil Enacts Affirmative Action Law for Universities (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/world/americas/brazil-enacts-affirmative-action-law-for-universities.html?_r=1&ref=americas

Higher education in Brazil: The mortarboard boom (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21562955?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Education in Brazil: Studying the World (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21550306?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil: Federal higher education at risk (Inside Higher Ed)
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/brazil-federal-higher-education-risk

A Two-Step Invasion of Brazilian Energy [Forro dancing] (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/arts/music/forro-events-at-lincoln-center-and-brasil-summerfest.html?ref=global-home&pagewanted=all

Kleber Mendonça Filho Directs ‘Neighboring Sounds’ (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/movies/kleber-mendonca-filho-directs-neighboring-sounds.html?hpw&pagewanted=all





Politics

Reaction #18: 13 November (Politics: Lula administration)

Lula Administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luiz_In%C3%A1cio_Lula_da_Silva

Lula Profile (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5346744.stm

In Brazil’s Trial of the Century, Lula’s Reputation Is at Stake (Newsweek)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/26/in-brazil-s-trial-of-the-century-lula-s-reputation-is-at-stake.html

In Brazil, An Ex-President Makes an Unhappy Return to the Spotlight (TIME)
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2116194,00.html

What Lula Did Next (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2012/06/brazilian-politics?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Q & A: Brazil's Corruption Trial (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19081519

Brazil absorbs revelations that its nasty past isn’t so bygone (Brazil portal)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-28/brazil-absorbs-revelations-that-its-nasty-past-isn-t-so-bygone.html

Brazil's truth commission faces delicate task (BBC)
[Do more with this whole reconciliation issue]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18073300

Brazil to charge army officer over military rule abuses (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17371865

Reaction #19: 15 November (Politics: Rousseff administration)

Rousseff Administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilma_Rousseff
Read only the following sections:

Dilma Rouseff profile (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11446466

Brazilian Politics: Dilma Rousseff Coming Into Her Own (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21547856?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff steers a steady course (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19640346

Power Woman Dilma Rousseff: Brazil's Entrepreneur-In-Chief (Forbes)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexisglick/2012/08/22/dilma-rousseff-brazil-entrepreneurs-power-women/

President Rousseff’s Decades-Old Torture Detailed (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/world/americas/president-rousseffs-decades-old-torture-detailed.html?_r=1&ref=global-home&pagewanted=all

Brazil's 2010 Election
http://www.opendemocracy.net/leslie-bethell/brazil%E2%80%99s-election-year-politics-and-personalities





U.S.-Brazil Relations

Reaction #20: 20 November (U.S.-Brazil relations)
Virtual Class [750 words]

Inter-American Discord: Brazil and the United States
http://www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=32&pubID=3115

No Reaction Due: 22 November Thursday (Thanksgiving)

Reaction #21: 27 November (U.S.-Brazil relations)

Brazil and the United States: From Dependency to Equality
http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization-world/article_1599.jsp

U.S. State Department Background Notes: U. S. Relations with Brazil
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

Brazilian-American Relations: One Step at a Time (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21552592?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

What Brazil wants from White House visit: dinner (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/06/us-usa-brazil-idUSBRE8350FQ20120406

Why U.S. and Brazil Should Take Each Other More Seriously (TIME)
http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2012/04/11/the-u-s-and-brazil-why-the-two-leaders-of-the-americas-should-take-each-other-more-seriously/?iid=gs-article-mostpop1

Airplanes and Mind Games; Analyzing Recent Events in Brazilian-U.S. Security Relations (Brazil portal)
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/in-the-spotlight-airplanes-and-mind-games-analyzing-recent-events-in-brazilian-u-s-security-relations/

Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil Relations (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/brazil/global-brazil-us-brazil-relations/p25407

Brazil articles (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/region/brazil/ri245

Brazil on the International Stage (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/brazil/brazil-international-stage/p19883

Making Room for Brazil's Growing Clout (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/brazil/making-room-brazils-growing-clout/p25461





Reaction #22: 29 November (Brazil's relations with other countries)

Brazil's Foreign Relations (with other countries/areas of the world besides the United States)

Brazil after Carnaval [good overview] (Brazil portal)
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/brazil-after-carnaval/

Mercosur: BBC News Profile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5195834.stm

Mercosur Trade Bloc Admits Venezuela as Full Member (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/world/americas/mercosur-trade-bloc-admits-venezuela-as-full-member.html?_r=1&src=twrhp

Brazil's Trade Policy: Seeking Protectionism (Economist)
China has become Brazil’s biggest economic partner—and its most difficult one
http://www.economist.com/node/21542780?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

China’s State Grid buys Brazil power lines for $936 million (Brazil portal)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/china-s-state-grid-buys-brazil-power-lines-for-936-million.html

Why Iran Covets Brazil (Weekly Standard)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/why-iran-covets-brazil_647662.html

Iranians' Anger at Ahmadinejad over Brazilian Snubs (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9359432/Iranians-anger-at-Ahmadinejad-over-Brazilian-snubs.html

Brazil: Middle East Economic Policy Under the Radar
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/17/brazil-middle-east-economic-policy-under-the-radar/

Brazil Gains in Reaching out to Africa (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/world/americas/brazil-gains-in-reaching-out-to-africa.html?_r=1





Economy

Reaction #23: 4 December (Economy)

Reaction #24: 6 December (Economy)

Analysis: Brazil's Rousseff boldly shuns base, embraces business (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/22/us-brazil-rousseff-idUSBRE87L0V320120822

Bill Clinton: Brazil No. 1 among rising economies (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-brazil-clinton-idUSBRE87R0UB20120828

Brazil strikes headache for President Dilma Rousseff (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19359359

Brazil Opens Road to Privatization (Forbes)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/08/10/brazil-opens-roads-to-privatization/

Brazil and China Sign Trade Agreements (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/business/global/brazil-and-china-sign-trade-agreements.html?_r=1&ref=brazil

China and Brazil sign 30billion Bilateral Deal (Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/22/china-brazil-bilateral-swap-deal

The B in BRICS: The Brazil Backlash (Economist)
Its strengths are real, but the government should worry more about its weaknesses
http://www.economist.com/node/21555583?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Weak Economy Pushes Brazil To Protectionism (Forbes)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/09/05/weak-economy-pushes-brazil-to-protectionism/

Brazil’s economy: A bull diminished (Economist)
The economy has slowed, but there are still opportunities around
http://www.economist.com/node/21555588

Brazil Combats Slowdown With Even More Stimulus (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/world/americas/brazil-combats-slowdown-with-even-more-stimulus.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all

Eike Batista: The salesman of Brazil (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21555907

Brazil’s Rush to Develop Hydroelectric Power Brings Unrest - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/world/americas/brazils-rush-to-develop-hydroelectric-power-brings-unrest.html?hpw&pagewanted=all