• Life in favela Rio de Janeiro

    Life in favela Rio de JaneiroFavela is a Portuguese word. It is the term for a slum or shanty town in Brazil. Most of the favelas are located in hill side and urban areas. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are famous for favelas. Almost 950 favelas are located in Rio. These favelas will introduces you to another Rio.

    Among these favela Vila Caroas and Rochina are the largest ones in Brazil.

    Favela first appeared in the late 19th century. Brazilian soliders built it to live. Favela is also spelled favela. The primitive favela was built on the Morro de Castelo in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.  (more…)

  • Brasilia: The Federal Capital of Brazil

    Senado Federal in Brasilia - The Federal Capital of BrazilBrasilia is the federal capital of Brazil. It has an area of about 5,822 kilometers squares. In the middle of the territory of Brazil, the construction of the Brazilian capital Brasilia is among the number of modernist urban assignments that will get gone from the tiny planks to get truth.

    Workers from different parts of Brazil were attracted towards the modern Brasília. They were also known as “candangos” (laborers) who have been in charge of building the town. A long time after the beginning of Brasília, the initiatives in the 1000s of personnel required have been recognized by United Nations agency UNESCO. During that time the area had been reported as being a “Tradition of Humanity” later in 1987.

    Brasília is bordered through the Rivers Preto on the eastern along with Descoberto on the western side, joining together within the division of 5,822 km2, with a population of more than 2,000,000 people. Living together directly from the city’s square setting tend to be politicians, diplomats and most of the civil servants of different ranks. (more…)

  • Brasilia – Federal Capital of Brazil

    Pontão do Lago Sul, Brasília

    Brasilia is actually the capital of Brazil. It is home to the major foreign embassies and headquarters of many of the major businesses in Brazil as well. It was finalized in 1960 as the capital of Brazil. It holds many beautiful architectural wonders to be seen and enjoyed.

    History and Legands

    The city was originally built in 1891 so that the capital could be moved from Rio de Janiero. This was to encourage migration westward in Brazil. Supposedly, Italian saint Don Bosco dreamed of a futuristic city in 1883 which fit the description of Brasila. He stated “between parallels 15 and 20, around a lake which shall be fored; great civilization will thrive and that will be the promisd land.” He is now remembered throughout the city.  (more…)

  • Brazil Job Market Continues to Impress

    Brazil Job Market Continues to Impress

    Can Brazil’s record employment rate get any better? The Labor Ministry reported the creation of 280,799 last month. Beating the 209,425 posted last January. Before the numbers came out, the market was suggesting gains of 206,000.

    What do the numbers mean? Other than the fact that Brazil is still hiring like mad, it means demand is still there. And demand for goods and services means inflation, which is already 6%, its highest in around 8 years.

    Last week, the Labor Ministry reported that the country’s hiring frenzy is bringing in more workers from abroad. In 2010, Brazil companies hired 56,006 workers from other countries, up 30% from 2009.

    “The increase in these authorized workers since 2006 is because of increased foreign investments in Brazil,” says the Labor Minister’s General Coordinator for Immigrant Workers, Paulo Sergio Almeida. He cited hiring especially at industrial factories, and at oil and gas companies.

    In the industrial sector, the increase in workers is due to our own industrial park expansion, including modernization and implementation of new industrial segments. The acquisition of new equipment and technology from abroad demands that you bring in professionals specialized in supervising the building and execution of the most sensitive steps in the process of setting up this equipment in order for a decent transfer of technology to happen,” he says.

    Most of Brazil’s highest paid, high demand jobs are specialized.

    A quick look at where Brazil’s jobs will be in the next 10 years.  (more…)