Notes on Brazil

“Brazil is the country of the future… and always will be.” People have been saying that for decades. It’s not very nice, but certainly nicer than Charles de Gaulle’s observation in 1963 that “Brazil is not a serious country.”

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Well, five decades later, Brazil is certainly a serious country. I’m not going to quote facts and figures here… this is a blog, not the Economist. If you’re interested, though, the Economist had a great article here. If you’re not a subscriber, try the Wall Street Journal here.

Those are written by professionals. I’m an amateur, in Brazil on vacation to visit my wife’s family and friends. Just like my notes on China from last month, I’m going to record some semi-random observations in the hope that someone finds them interesting.

  1. A Sunny Version of Europe
  2. São Paulo
  3. Automobiles
  4. Friction
  5. Brasilia
  6. Natural Beauty
  7. Innovation
  8. Random Miscellany
  9. Photo Gallery


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