Friday, 5 August 2016

Brazil - Bio (Rio 2016 Olympics)

Full Name: República Federativa do Brasil (Federative Republic of Brazil)

Head of State & Government: 
Dilma Rousseff was elected the country's 1st female President in 2011. She is currently suspended, as of May 12, 2016, while she is undergoing a Impeachment Trial for legally manipulating government accounts.

Michel Temer, Brazil's Vice President, has been Acting President during this time.

Pic: Michel Temer & Dilma Rousseff at her 2nd inauguration in January 2015.

Member of United Nations: Yes. Brazil was one of the UN's founding members.

Former Royal Colony: Brazil is a former Royal Colony of The Portuguese Monarchy. The Portuguese started settling Brazil in 1500 under the rule of King Manuel I. Brazil declared it's independence from Portugal in 1822 & it was recognized in 1825.

  • Roman Catholic (65%)
  • Protestant (22%)
  • No Religion (8%)
  • Other Religions (5%)
During Portuguese colonial times, there was no freedom of religion. All Brazilian citizens and Portuguese settlers were required to be support the Roman Catholic Church. 

Population: 205,338,000 People

Language: Brazil is the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. 99% of the country speaks Portuguese and it is the official languages. Many cities have co-offical languages as a result of large immigrant populations.

National Anthem:

Map: The main part of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games is taking place in the coastal city of Rio De Janeiro. But some events are taking place elsewhere in Brazil. 

Recent Royal Visits to Brazil & State Visit from Brazil to Royal Countries: (Not a complete list)

  • President Lula of Brazil State Visit to the UK
  • King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan visit Brazil during Latin America Tour
  • President Rousseff visits Norway for State Visit
  • President Lula of Brazil visits Spain for Official Visit 
  • Princess Anne visits Brazil for Pan American Games
  • Prince Andrew visits Brazil as Special Representative for International Trade and Investment
  • Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visit Brazil on Official Tour
  • President Lula of Brazil visits Netherlands on State Visit
  • President Lula of Brazil visits Spain  for Official Visit 
  • President Lula of Brazil visits UK
    • Meets Queen 
    • Awarded Chatham House Prize by Duke of Kent
  • President Lula of Brazil visits Denmark for State Visit
    • lobbies for 2016 Olympics host selecton
  • Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla visit Brazil on Official Tour
  • Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands visits Brazil for the Unesco conference
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits Brazil for Volvo Ocean race
  • President Lula of Brazil visits Jordan on State Visit
  • President Lula of Brazil visits Sweden on State Visit
  • Princess Marie of Denmark visit Brazil on Official Tour
  • King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visit Brazil on Official Visit
  • President Rousseff visits Belgium for Brazil-EU Summit
    • Attends banquet hosted by King Albert II and Queen Paola
  • Prince Haakon of Norway visits Brazil to open the Peregrino oil field
  • Princess Madeleine visits Brazil with Childhood 
  • President Rousseff visits UK for 2012 Olympics
  • President Rousseff visits Spain for Official Visit
  • Prince Harry of the UK visits Brazil on Official Tour
  • Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visit Brazil on Official Tour
    • Visited Rio 2016 Olympics Sites
  • Queen Máxima of Netherlands (Then Princess) visit Brazil as UN Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
  • King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima of Netherlands (Then Prince & Princess) visit Brazil
  • Princess Elena of Spain visits Brazil
  • King Juan Carlos visit Brazil on Official visit
  • Queen Silvia of Sweden visits Brazil for Rio +20 Corporate Sustainability Forum

  • Prince Harry of the UK visits Brazil on Official Tour
  • King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visit Brazil to attend FIFA World Cup
  • Prince Albert of Monaco visits Brazil to attend FIFA World Cup
    • With nephew Pierre Casiraghi & Beatrice Borromeo 
  • King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima of Netherlands visit Brazil to attend FIFA World Cup
  • King Filipe of Spain visits Brazil for 1 day official visit 
  • Duke of Gloucester of the UK visits Brazil on Official Tour
  • Prince Haakon of Norway visits Brazil on Official Tour
  • President Rousseff visits Sweden for Official Visit
  • Various Royal visit Brazil to Attend the Rio 2016 Olympics

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