Geopolítica do Brasil

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July 14, 2011 | 1216 GMT
The Geopolitics of Brazil: An Emergent Power's Struggle with Geography

Editor’s Note: This is the 15th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

South America is a geographically challenging land mass. The bulk of its territory is located in the equatorial zone, making nearly all of the northern two-thirds of its territory tropical. Jungle territory is the most difficult sort of biome to adapt for human economic activity. Clearing the land alone carries onerous costs. Soils are poor. Diseases run rampant. The climate is often too humid to allow grains to ripen. Even where rivers are navigable, often their banks are too muddy for construction, as with the Amazon. Continuar lendo