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Overview page. Subjects: History.

The largest country in South America. Brazil borders ten countries, has a coastline 7400 km (4600 miles) long, and straddles the equator from latitude 4° N to past latitude 33° S.


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Death Squads and Vigilante Politics in Democratic Northeast Brazil

Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

in Violence at the Urban Margins

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Theory. 16476 words.

Fifty years after the collapse of a violent and militarized police state, Brazil is a vibrant and robust democracy and a political leader in Latin America. Nonetheless, the nation remains...

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“Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink”: Land Use and Water Policy in São Paulo, Brazil

Margaret E. Keck.

in Livable Cities?

January 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 12195 words.

This chapter presents a brief historical-institutional analysis of where water resource and sanitation issues fit in the development of the São Paulo metropolitan area. It then explains...

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