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The Indutries and Energy Resousces of Brazil.

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By Alison Taylor Contents Energy Page three Industry Page four The Future Page six Energy resources in Brazil H.E.P The main energy resource in Brazil is hydroelectric power (H.E.P). There are problems with this cheap efficient energy. H.E.P needs a lot of land and a big river, and a lot of natural vegetation is flooded when a dam is built, which mean that the local people haven't got that land to grow their crops on which means that there will be less food for the community. Flooding this land also means that the local people are forced to move and there don't have a say in this. When there built the Itaupu Dam, which is the largest H.E.P dam in the world they talked to, the local people to decided what to do about their houses and land. There are also thinking about were the people will live after wards and there are also thinking about the environment more, which is a very new thing. In 1997 Brazil was the 3rd largest H.E.P produces in the world. Most of the H.E.P dam's are in the south but there are one or two in the rest of the country. ...read more.


Must of the farmers are poor landless peasants. This is a very small industry and does not bring much income in to their homes or the country. In the 1980's there was a lot of deposits of minerals found in the Amazon. When the roads were built to the Carajas project, what happened were the poorer people burnt a bit of land, and grow crops on it for one year. Then they soon find that the land wasn't as fertile as they thought and just abandoned it. Then the government had another idea that they could use the burnt land as cattle ranches. So this is what the people did, but they got the grant from the government for the ranch in the middle of no were, and then they didn't build it and just kept the money and moved to the cities, which got over crowed. Most of the agriculture in Brazil is in the northeast and the farmers are extremely poor. Most of the farmers used sell things that people wanted like coffee and sugar cane but then the prices dropped and they couldn't sell anything anybody wanted so they went bankrupted. Then a lot of the farmers moved to the cities to find work and that's why there are now overcrowded. ...read more.


Brazil's industries are mainly in the South and Southeast coast this is because this is where all the ports were built up. The big cities all built up around there because they were the only places with energy and easy access to workers and raw materials Brazil's Future Brazil is not a very rich country, it has very big debts of millions of ponds. This is because when Brazil industries were growing they borrowed millions of pounds from world banks and they never could pay them back because they just didn't get that much profit from the industries. Here is a pie chat that shows how Brazil's wealth is split: The government is aware that Brazils industries and energy resources are growing rapidly and they are doing things about it like they are building more oil pipelines and fields. They are also developing more parts of the Amazon with out disbursing the Indians. The president is aware of the importance of the rainforest and has set up planes for the preservation of the rain forest. �1.5 billions has been put towards this project from the world banks over the next six years. Despite all this Brazil has a very large debt. Brazil still needs a lot of industries to pay of the debt. 1 7 ...read more.

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