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Should Brazil be allowed entry into the exclusive G8 club?

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´╗┐Should Brazil be allowed entry into the exclusive G8 club? The G8 is a group of eight influential and developed countries consisting of the United Kingdom, France, United States of America, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan and Canada who meet annually for the ?G8 summit?, in which Heads of State and Government of member countries meet to discuss and attempt to reconcile global issues. Although the G8 is best known for its annual summits, it works throughout the year to tackle important contemporary topics such as the economy, trading between countries and climate change. The G8 discusses and creates global policies. Unlike South Africa, India and Mexico, Brazil has an average to high life expectancy at birth. High life expectancy at birth is an indicator of a developed country because it shows the country can offer a good quality of life, for example people living in that country have access to medical care and good food and water. ...read more.


Poorer countries have a higher TFR because contraception is not readily available and they need the children to work on the farms with them and look after their parents when they are older. Compared to the other applicants who wish to join the G8 (China, India, Mexico and South Africa), Brazil has an average TFR, but still lower than India and South Africa. China?s birth rate is probably so low because of the one child policy in urban areas. Brazil could add an insight from South America, since there are no other countries already in the G8, or competing for a place in the G8, from South America. It would also add an insight from a tropical country near the equator, since all of the countries already in the G8 are quite high up north. This would be helpful when discussing climate change, global warming, etc. Inequality in Brazil, as measured by the Gini coefficient, fell from 0.59 in 2001 to 0.53 in 2007. ...read more.


At the same time, conditional cash transfers, such as Bolsa Família, deliver substantial amounts directly to the poorest families. Together, these changes lead to reductions in inequality of another 0.2 Gini points per year. Currently, 1% of the population owns almost half of Brazil’s land. And millions of rural families have no land, and are forced to work for big landowners . However, Brazil’s government is trying to make life fairer. It is buying land from big landowners and haring it out to poor people, with money to help them start farming. But the process is slow, and there’s a long way to go. In conclusion, I believe Brazil should be admitted into the G8 (G9?) because of factors such as Life Expectancy at Birth, HDI rank and TFR. These factors show that Brazil is worth of being in the G8 as it shows that it is as developed as the countries that are already in the G8 and is more developed than countries that are currently competing. ...read more.

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