Background: Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. Highly unequal income distribution remains a pressing problem.
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- February 22nd 2013 Venturing Beyond Maceio: Foz do São Francisco e Piaçabuçú
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- October 30th 2012 Where the sea is blue...And the beer is cold...
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- June 14th 2012 June 14, 2012, One Year Anniversary
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- July 19th 2011 MACEIO: Tropical Paradise even in Winter Time
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- February 21st 2011 Brazylijskie wybrzeze / Brasilian Coast
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- October 12th 2009 Idas a Maceio
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- July 1st 2009 Maceio and Aracaju....
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- March 18th 2009 Macieo-- beaches, beaches, beaches!!!!
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- November 2nd 2008 The All Night Bus...
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- July 1st 2008 Yes Virginia, there ARE two Jesus' in Brasil!
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- July 1st 2008 Solar Powered Watermelons
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- June 30th 2008 Visit to Instituto Eco-Engenho and Baixas
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- June 29th 2008 Arriving in Macieó
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- June 3rd 2008 Maceio and Recife
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- February 14th 2008 Rest and Recuperation in Maceió
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- January 7th 2008 Beach Utlimate Worlds
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- January 6th 2008 Day 1
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- January 5th 2008 Day 2
by Words: 394 Photos: 12
- January 4th 2008 Day 3
by Words: 179 Photos: 9
- January 3rd 2008 Day 4
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