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  • The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) - Census Bureau provides on-line access to information and data about the country's geography and population status.
  • Central Bank of Brasil - Inflation reports, regulations, economic and statistical information, payment system, and history.
  • Ministry of Finance - The official site of the Ministry of Finance (Treasury) offers information about the brazilian economy, the currency, MERCOSUL, and services offered to the public. It also features articles and links related to the brazilian economy.


  • Basica Lingua - Classes for individuals, couples or groups of three, for any level of Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Brazilian Portuguese Translation - Technical, business or academic texts.
  • Cepaos Research Center - Research and programs on human development, education and culture.
  • Dialogo - Offers Portuguese courses tailored to accommodate the student's existing knowledge. Also contains information on special services and cultural immersion.
  • Fast Forward - Language Institute that focuss in teaching Portuguese. Located at the cities of São Paulo and Maceió.
  • Helicom Language Services - English school in Campinas, SP, Brazil. Specialty is English for Special Purposes: ERP, information technology, automotive engineering, ISO/QS 9000, and international trade.
  • International School of Curitiba - ISC, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offers the American and Brazilian High School Diplomas and prepares for the International Baccalaureate Degree.
  • Jorge Machado - Articles, papers, abstracts and links for research in Social Sciences.
  • Open-School - Information data on education.
  • Paradigma Cultural Academy Of Languages - School in Sao Paulo specializing in business English, English as a second language, and English proficiency for employment.
  • Portuguese in Brazil - A Portuguese language course for adult foreigners situated in Salvador Bahia.
  • True Stories - Historias de Verdade - Bilingual English Portuguese site with true stories.

Society and Culture

  • Brazil Human Rights News - Brazil in-depth features, links, action alerts, news digest focused on the global economy.
  • BrazilMax - Coverage of society, culture and destinations. Feature articles, book excerpts, fiction, website reviews and other information.
  • Introduction to Capoeira - A discussion of the dance, martial art.
  • Tiradentes - The Bicentennial of Tiradentes' execution.


  • Villa-Lobos Museum - Dedicated to Heitor Villa-Lobos: museum displays and activities; MIDI samples; many categorized links.


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