Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth-largest country in the world. Occupying almost half of the continent, Brazil borders every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. After decades of military dictatorships, democracy returned to Brazil in 1989. However, this democracy is threatened by social conditions that include rampant poverty and the world's most unequal distribution of wealth.
Destination Title: Destination Brazil
Start at the Destination Brazil Web site.
- Click on the topics Facts for the Traveler, Attractions, History, and Environment. Read the information on these pages, taking notes as you go.
- You may click on the map of Brazil for reference.
Using the information gathered from this site, answer the following questions.