“Wow! Brazil is big!” exclaimed George W. Bush, when shown a map of Brazil during a visit by Brazil’s president to the White House. In fact, you could fit 12 of his home state of Texas into Brazil. Brazil’s population of 201 million makes it the fifth-most-populous country in the world — and equal to the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy combined.
With Brazil playing host both to the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, this Latin American giant’s coming-out party onto the world stage has the potential to be bigger than China’s was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A Primer on Brazil
“Brazil is the country of the future… and always will be,” observed a wry Charles de Gaulle about Latin America’s largest economy. That statement epitomizes the roller coaster that has been Brazil’s economic fortune over recent decades.
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