Category: South America

Overall, the living conditions of the Brazilian population have improved significantly in the last 20 years, and the poverty figures have also been significantly reduced. This is thanks, among other things, to extensive investments in the energy, housing, transport and urban development sectors, which were carried out as part of the program to accelerate growth under the governments of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (from 2002) and his successor Dilma Rousseff (from 2011) have been planned and tackled. The proportion of extremely poor people who live according to the World Bank criteria on less than 1.25 US dollars a day has been reduced from 17 percent in 1993 to 5 percent in 2012 – making Brazil a central Millennium Development Goal, the reduction of poverty, reached ahead of schedule. The gross domestic product per capita in 2013 was 11,300 US dollars, twice as high as the average for middle-income countries (according to the World Bank: 4721 US dollars).

Despite these advances, around 10 million people were still living in extreme poverty and 31 million Brazilians (16 percent of the population) in relative poverty in 2012, which means that they have far less than the average income. The proportion of the poor is particularly high in the north-east and north as well as in the favelas, the slum areas of the large metropolises (236.3), which still exist in large numbers in regions with generally “good” living conditions. Not least because of these pronounced social disparities, large cities such as Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo continue to have massive problems with crime, drug offenses and gang structures. Reducing the poverty rate and the unequal distribution of income within Brazilian society through infrastructure measures and improving social and health services will have to remain high on the government’s agenda if they exacerbate the social conflicts that occurred in the context of the 2014 World Cup articulated, would like to counteract and strengthen social coherence. For more information about the continent of South America, please check a2zgov.com.

Leticia, Colombia

San Andres and Leticia, Colombia

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCE ISLANDS San Andres Archipelagoand Providencia is located 230 km east of Nicaragua and 750 km northwest of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Many centuries ago, the islands of the archipelago...

Guyana History

Guyana History and Education

History of Guyana Before European colonization, the territory of modern Guyana was inhabited by tribes of Caribs and Arawaks. In 1499, the Spanish navigator Alonso de Ojeda discovered the territory of Guyana, and the...

Geography of Paraguay

Geography of Paraguay

General information about Paraguay According to allcitycodes, the official name is the Republic of Paraguay (Republica del Paraguay, Republic of Paraguay). Located in the center of South America. The area is 406.8 thousand km2,...

Brazil Physical Characteristics

Brazil Physical Characteristics

South American state. Fifth state in the world for vastness, it extends in latitude between 5 ° 16 ‘N and 33 ° 45’ S, therefore between the equatorial zone and the southern tropical zone, for...

Argentina Novels

Argentina Novels

The novel has had great development, although in the country it lacked traditions. In fact, until independence (1810) the “veto” imposed by the authorities persisted: there was the fear that the Indians might mistake...

Bolivia Commerce

Bolivia Literature

Literature. – Historical conditions did not allow Bolivia to achieve its own literary physiognomy. The instability of political life and the smallness of the population of European origin, in comparison with the indigenous one, did...

Chile History

Chile History

According to Neovideogames, Chile has a common prehistory and early history with other South American countries (South America). Colonial times The conquest of Chile by the Spanish started after the destruction of the Inca...

How to Get to Argentina

How to Get to Argentina

Airplane: Argentina’s national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas flies from Germany from Munich with a stopover in Madrid to Buenos Aires. The airlines KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss International, Varig, Alitalia, Air France and British Airways also fly...

Brazil Geography

Brazil Geography

There are essentially three major landscapes in Brazil. Two of these landscapes are determined by mountain ranges, which together make up about 60% of the country’s area: The Guiana Mountains in the north and...

Guyana Country Information

Guyana Country Information

The name Guyana means ” land of many waters ” and was derived from the original name of the Guyana region, which includes the region of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and parts of Venezuela...

Chile Environment

Chile Environment

THE STATE The Chilean school system, the first to have a unitary character in South America, has always been particularly open to innovative pedagogical methodologies. It is structured in primary education, compulsory and free,...

Venezuela

Venezuela Industry

As oil export revenues for many decades made it possible to import a large proportion of the goods needed by the country, it took quite a long time before Venezuela seriously invested in building...

Uruguay

Uruguay Industry

Uruguay’s industrial operations are largely based on the processing of raw materials from the livestock industry, which provides food, textiles and leather goods, among others. Since a first pulp mill was completed in 2007,...

Peru

Peru Industry

For a long time, the mining industry is Peru’s most important industry and the fastest growing sector in recent years. The manufacturing industry comprises the production of fishmeal, the processing of agricultural commodities and...

Paraguay

Paraguay Industry

Paraguay’s industry is small-scale. The manufacturing industry is primarily focused on the processing of agricultural products. The industry, including the construction sector, employs around one fifth of the workforce. Among the agricultural products that...

Guyana

Guyana Industry

Most of Guyana’s industries, apart from mining, are closely linked to agriculture. In the factories, in particular, sugar cane, rice, tobacco and coconuts are processed. According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER, GY stands for the country of...

Ecuador

Ecuador Industry

The industry employs just under one fifth of the workforce and is concentrated in the major cities of Guayaquil and Quito. The oil-related and food industries are the most important sectors. According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER,...

Colombia

Colombia Industry

Colombia has a diverse industry, which is geographically spread over the country, especially to the largest cities. The heavy industry has grown rapidly in recent decades. The country’s increasing oil and coal mining has...

Chile

Chile Industry

Industry is an important part of Chile’s economy, but its relative contribution to GDP is declining. Manufacturing, mining and construction account for just under a third of GDP, around 10 percentage points less than...

Brazil

Brazil Industry

Brazil is South America’s most industrialized country. In recent decades, the industry has expanded with so-called growth and future industries such as pharmaceuticals and IT. The huge supply of raw materials from the mines...

Bolivia

Bolivia Industry

Bolivia is one of Latin America’s least industrialized countries. The home market is small and weak, and exports have traditionally been dominated by simpler industrial goods. However, refining of petroleum and natural gas has...

Argentina

Argentina Industry

In 2016, the industry (including mining, the power sector and the construction industry) accounted for just over a quarter of GDP. Argentina early developed an industry primarily based on the processing of agricultural products....

South America

10 Largest Countries in South America

We have a pretty clear idea of ​​the countries closest to us. We know about how big they are, both on the surface and how many people live there. But when we stretch to the other...

Easter Island belongs to Chile. It is known for its huge stone figures.

Chile

Chile is a republic in South America, a narrow and elongated land between the Pacific in the west and the Andes in the east. Chile borders on the east to Argentina and on the...

Learn all About a Cultural Trip

Learn all About a Cultural Trip

We have already spoken on the Blog about the various types of tourism that exist according to the World Tourism Organization. Cultural Tourism is one of them and is one of the most aggregating when it comes...