Latin American Culture Project

Corcovado Mountain

Corcovado Mountain is located in central Rio De Janeiro. Corcovado means hunchback in Portuguese and it was given the name for the shape of the mountain. The statue of Jesus is at the top and is called Christ the Redeemer. This is very popular tourist attraction for its statue and view of lower Rio.

Theiss, Mike. Corcovado Mountain, Rio De Janeiro, 2009. 2013. Web. 2 Nov. 2014. <>.

Brazil's National Anthem

Brazil's National Anthem Contains two stanzas which means two groups of lines in a poem. Both stanzas are sung at vocal performances. Usually the second stanza is cut off at sporting events. Sometimes the anthem is played without vocals at sporting events and the people from the nation sing it themselves.

Da Silva, Francisco M., and Joaquim O. Estrada. Hino Nacional Brasileiro. 1909. N.p.: n.p., 1922. Youtube. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. <>.

Map of Brazil

This is a topographic map showing both physical and political regions of Brazil. Brazil is a large country made of many different landforms depending on where you are. Brazil contains the worlds second longest river. Also the largest rainforest and a plateau that leads to one of the worlds longest coastline.

"Topographic Map." Map. World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.

ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

An Article on Brazil

The declaration of independence in Brazil took place in 1822 when Dom Pedro, son of Portuguese king João VI, uttered the word "Fico," meaning "I stay." João VI had moved the capital of the Portuguese Empire to Rio de Janeiro in 1808 when he fled the French invasion of Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars.

João remained in Brazil after the fall of Napoleon in 1814 and declared Brazil a kingdom equal to Portugal the following year. He returned to Lisbon five years later, submitting to the Portuguese parliament (today called the Assembly of the Republic), which was determined that Brazil should return to colonial status as an unequal partner in the empire. João left his son Pedro as regent in Brazil.

In 1822, João demanded that Pedro return to Portugal. Dom Pedro, supported by Brazilians eager to retain their status as well as economic and political stability, refused to return. Instead, he declared Brazil's independence with the Cry of Ipiranga—Fico. He became Emperor Pedro I as Brazilian independence was accomplished relatively peacefully, without the economic and political disruption that accompanied the 15 years of war for the independence of Spanish America.

"independence of Brazil." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.

ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Comment Stream