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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Brazil
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Brazil
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Brazil
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Brazil
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Brazil
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Brazil
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Brazil
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OECD - Brazil (Non-Member Economy)
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
OHCHR - Brazil
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Brazil
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Brazil
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Brazil
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Brazil
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Brazil (in Portuguese only)
National UNESCO office in Brazil.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Brazil
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Brazil
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Brazil
Country analysis briefs on energy consumption and exports in Brazil.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Brazil
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Biblioteca Nacional (in Portuguese)
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
Central Bank of Brazil
Chamber of Deputies
Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior (in Portuguese)
Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade
Ministério of Relações Exteriores (in Portuguese)
Presidenta of the Republic (in Portuguese)
Senado Federal (in Portuguese)
Supremo Tribunal Federal (in Portuguese)
Supreme Federal Court
International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Latin America CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Latin America.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Brazil" as the search term.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually 20-40 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Brazil" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Brazil.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Brazil
News and reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Brazil
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Brazil.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Delegation of the European Commission to Brazil. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Brazil in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Brasilia, Brazil
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Brazil.
EU's Relations with Brazil
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Brazil.
Group of 15
The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
Group of Twenty (G-20)
The G-20 is a group of 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. The G-20 is an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Brazil), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Brazil
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
Inter-American Development Bank and Brazil
Strategy, projects,and news about Brazil and the IADB.
Permanent Mission of Brazil to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."
Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Brazil
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Brazil from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazil
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Brazil
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - Brazil
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Brazil
U.S.-Brazilian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
World Bank - Brazil
World Bank data, projects, and research in Brazil.
World Trade Organization - Brazil
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Brazil
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS intervention program in Brazil.
WHO (World Health Organization)
WHO - Brazil
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Brazil from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
- Country Health Profile - Brazil
Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
Brazil: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
NTI - Brazil Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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|brazil and histor*||brazil and histor*|
|brazil and politic*||brazil and politic*|
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