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What was learned in Modern Brazil spring semester 2018

What did I learn this spring semester, well I did not know much about Brazil other than I knew that politics were all over the place and corruption was a wide spread activity. But what I really learned was that the Brazilian people are strong, culturally diverse group of people. That even though their is corruption in the Government there were people who are fighting for the the stop to corruption. How the police Brutality in Brazil is extreme, and how the government has deployed troops to fight a gang that is not even in that city. The last thing was the book report taught me about the dictatorship in Brazil during the mid 60s-mid 80s, and coming into the class i knew absolutely nothing about this military take over. I did not even know that the military took control of the Country. I would recommend this class to anyone because of how well it was taught and the interesting topics that we covered.

IS symposium

The first presentation I attended was a project over the coffee production in Honduras,and Nicaragua, and why the major environmental changes occurring are greatly impacting the production of the coffee beans. Both these countries main coffee bean export is the Arabica Bean, which need specif conditions to grow, and with all the climate change, its getting harder to get the conditions needed to grow these beans. She addressed the why the conditions are changing and what those countries plus other major countries could do to help cut down on the pollution creating these terrible environmental changes.
The second presentation I went to was comparing child adoptions in Honduras and the united states. The presenter took a look at how in the united states adoption is more focused on the legal side and is more formal, and in Honduras adoptions are more informal and not so focused on the legality of the actual adoption itself.

Brazil’s Indigenous March in Brasilia for Rights and Land

This article Goes over the different indigenous groups in Brazil are going to march to the capital and hold protests and camp out in the Brasilia. They are camping out in Brasilia to try to push the government to uphold the constitutional and protect the land of the indigenous people of Brazil. The indigenous people have said this is a huge topic because the land they posse is what helps them leave their legacy for their children. The indigenous people started their protest on Monday of this week and there will be meeting between the government and the native people to decide if the decision by Michel Temer’s government and their policy over indigenous people and their lands will be upheld. FUNAI or the National Indigenous Foundation as it is also is known as, the organization put in place by the government to help regulate and over see that business’s and the government it self does not go into the native peoples land and take it from them. The FUNAI also makes sure that the rights are also recognized and withheld within Brazil. With President Temer cutting the funding of FUNAI he has cut off a major asset to the native people in making sure that there land with remain theirs. As of right now the government and private organizations have gone in and started to claim lands from the indigenous people of Brazil.

Brazil’s Indigenous March in Brasilia for Rights and Land

Waste discussion questions

In waste land how did the art of Vic Muniz raise the happiness and confidence of the pickers at the Jardim Gramacho landfill?

IN the painting that Vic Muniz made and sold for the pickers of the Jardim Gramacho Gramacho landfill, how do you think this money benefited the community?

the hour of the star question

In the hour of the star why is it that Clarice Lispector writes the main character as a trapped young girl in a life that seems to have already been written out for her?
That she was living in the slums of the big city, that she was written down to be a women who was thought of as nothing. “When I see my horse free and running through the field- I feel like leaning my face against his vigorous and velvety neck and telling him the story of my life.” Also how her and her aunt moved to the city even though we do not know if she was made to move there with her aunt or chose to. But still she and her aunt went to Rio to get a better life and her aunt died and left her to fend for herself, which was not going to give her the best chances for a better life. All that did was keep her down in the lower class, keeping her trapped in this “Pre-written” life of hers.

Race and ethnicity in Brazil


The Article on Wikipedia is done very well. From my reading of the article I did not get any bias’s from the article. And the article was a decent length, it was not to short or too long. Along with the length, it had some very interesting information over the topic. I clicked the links to about 15 different sources on the article and almost all of the links took me to some sort of academic online PDF, or a book. But a few of the articles to me to pages that either were where it said file not found or the site was not up to academic standards. I would like to see the sites that said file not found to be updated to the new correct link.

The article touched on immigration a bunch. I think it could have touched on more parts of the individual races in brazil, tell where the different races live within brazil and such.  It focused to much on where the people of brazil came from, but it didn’t even really describe why people emigrated to brazil in the first place.  The talk page did not have very many different conversations going on, except one that really just destroyed the entire article.

The comment said that the article was terrible, did not site enough and did not give people enough info on certain information stated within the article. And the rest of the talk page also just really discuses what the author of the article did wrong and what they should do to fix it. The article is also part of four wikiprojects, it is part of sociology, Anthropology, ethnic groups, and Geography.