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Brazil Inside Out - Programme 01

BBC , 2006
Brazil has the biggest black population of any country outside Nigeria. Over 10 million African slaves were shipped to Brazil, six times more than to the United States. Slaves were prohibited from practising their own faiths. To avoid persecution they gave Catholic names and figures to all their African gods, giving birth to the Afro-Brazilian religion of candomblé.
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Brazil Inside Out - Programme 02

BBC , 2006
Rio de Janeiro became the capital of Brazil after the discovery of gold inland in 1763. In 1960 it lost its capital city status to Brasilia.
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Brazil Inside Out - Programme 03

BBC , 2006
During the 19th century, rubber made the Amazon port of Manaus, in the middle of the world's largest rainforest, one of the richest cities in the world.
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Brazil Inside Out - Programme 04

BBC , 2006
São Paulo is the third biggest city in the world, after Tokyo and Mexico City. 17 million inhabitants, 4 million automobiles and 10,000 miles of streets, make Sao Paulo one of the most congested cities in the world. It has one of the worst crime rates in the world with 1500 murders last year, compared to New York's 671.
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Brazil Inside Out - Programme 05

BBC , 2006
Brazilian gaúchos have more in common with Argentinians and Uruguayans than they do with people from São Paulo or Rio. When their neighbours became independent, the gaúchos sought freedom from the rest of Brazil, but were defeated in 1845. Nowadays, most Brazilians from the south are descendants of the European immigrants who settled in the late 19th century.
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