Fact sheet 5 - Meet Cristina and Carlos

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Fact sheet 5 - Meet Cristina and Carlos

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Come and meet two children who live in different parts of the country.

See how their lives are similar and different to yours.

Meet Maria Cristina Pereira Campos and Carlos Melo de Souza

Brazil is a country that is always in the news.

This is perhaps because of its vast rainforests,

its growing new industries, or even the exploits

of its footballers. It is the fifth biggest country in

the world and has the fifth largest population.

Brazil is a young country. Nearly two thirds of its

people are under 30 years of age. Cristina and

Carlos are two nine-year-old children who live

with their families, go to school and play in two

very different parts of this enormous country.

Over three quarters of Brazilians live in towns

and cities. Cristina lives in busy, prosperous

Rio de Janeiro on Brazil’s south east Atlantic

coast. It has a wonderful setting and a colourful

way of life. In contrast, Carlos lives in Manaus

in the heart of Brazil’s rainforest, hundreds

of kilometres from the ocean. It used to be

the centre of the rubber trade but it is now an

expanding city which attracts new industries.

Rio de Janeiro

Erika Tambke

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Cristina and Carlos are growing up in a rapidly changing country. Brazil has the resources to

meet the challenges of the 21st century with confidence.

What can you find out about Rio de

Janeiro and Manaus?

Look at the photograph gallery attached to see

what these cities look like.

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Nelson Lafraia

manaus city centre

rio de janeiro city centre

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Erika Tambke

Rio de Janeiro

Manaus

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PHOTO GALLERY

Dalmo Próspero

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro

Dalmo Próspero

Dalmo Próspero

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro

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Opera House, Manaus

Manaus Theatre

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rainforest river on the beach in Rio

Sara Tomlinson

Sara Tomlinson

Rubber tree

children at school

Nelson Lafraia

Luisa Ribeiro

traffic everywhere

street market

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