Brazil well known for their carnivals, is a one of the best travel and holiday destination in South America.
A bit History..
Early in the twentieth century, there was a growing
demand for rubber across the world. Brazil had plentiful
supplies of rubber in its Amazon rainforest. Many
landowners made vast sums of money out of rubber.
But tens of thousands of people who came to the rainforest
in search of work died from starvation and disease.
Brazil relied he avily upon imported goods until World
War II (1939-45). Supplies from abroad were stopped during
the war. New industries had
to be developed. Money was
put into building new roads
and factories. Foreign
companies were encouraged
to open factories to make
cars and other products. The
economy began to grow
rapidly. But not all Brazilians
have benefited from the
money that is being
generated by new industries.
There is still a huge divide
between rich and poor
throughout the country. The whole city of Brasilia was built in 1950 as part of the plan to develop the economy.
Curitiba is now the capital of
the state of Parana and has a
population of over 1.5 million.
It is one of Brazil's busiest and
Living standards are high in Curitiba. It is a clean city
with good health and education services. There is an
efficient public transport system. The crime-rate is low
compared to many places in Brazil. The city has plenty of
parks, gardens and pedestrian-only streets. Its historic
buildings have been well looked after.
These benefits are the result of good planning by local
government. Some of the major car manufacturers have
decided to open factories in Curitiba because the city is so
well managed. They include Volvo, Renault and Chrysler. Useful Info : visit lollipop Travel Website and mexico holidays page. Also read: facts, info and brazil holidays.