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  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0039. 

    Herbert Knup
    An ATM machine in downtown Sao Paulo. The majority of the Brazilian banks have been computerized and linked nationwide to allow instant withdrawal and deposit of funds.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0040. 

    Herbert Knup
    Foreign bank affiliates, such as the Banco Frances e Brasileiro, which is linked to major French banks, exist in large numbers. Nevertheless, foreign lending, due to Brazil's large foreign debt has greatly been curtailed. ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0041. 

    Herbert Knup
    A Shell gas station in downtown Sao Paulo. As already mentioned earlier, foreign multinationals settled in Brazil in large numbers since the 1950s, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. The recent recession has curtailed ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0042. 

    Herbert Knup
    A MacDonald restaurant in downtown Sao Paulo. Multinationals are responsible for nearly one fourth of the nation's industrial production and nearly thirty percent of its manufactured exports. The largest investors include ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0043. 

    Herbert Knup
    Loading charcoal onto two Mercedes Benz trucks in the northern industrial district of Sao Paulo. Most goods are still transported by trucks in Brazil, which has an extensive highway network.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0044. 

    Herbert Knup
    Ship awaiting to be loaded in the harbor of Salvador (Bahia), in northeastern Brazil. Modem ports such as Santos (near Sao Paulo), Rio de Janeiro, or Salvador serve as gateways for the majority of Brazil's exports.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0045. 

    Herbert Knup
    Construction workers in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais). Brazil's labor force has become quite specialized in recent years, though the overall level of education still remains a challenge to put it on a par with the Asian economies.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0046. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of Botafogo Bay; in the background is downtown Rio de Janeiro. While Sao Paulo is the economic powerhouse, Rio de Janeiro is considered the "fun-loving" capital of the country. Nevertheless, Rio remains the nation's ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0047. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of downtown Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. With over 3 million people, Belo Horizonte and several nearby cities produce much of the nation's iron ore and steel products.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0048. 

    Herbert Knup
    Steel mill in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The growth of the state of Minas Gerais has been such that it will become the second most important industrial state in the nation, displacing the state of Rio de Janeiro.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0049. 

    Herbert Knup
    Food processing plant in Salvador, Bahia. Brazil now has over 10 cities with over one million people and regional economic differences are slowly changing as firms are being convinced to set operations in new areas.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0050. 

    Herbert Knup
    The Itaipu hydroelectric plant, in western Paraná. A joint venture with Paraguay, it is the largest in the world and its dam has created a 170 km long lake. Despite numerous dam projects, many regions in the North and ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0051. 

    Herbert Knup
    Alcohol gas pump near Porte Alegre (RS). As an alternative energy source, the Brazilian government has invested in a large scale program, by which cars run on alcohol produced from sugarcane. A large percentage of Brazilian ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0052. 

    Herbert Knup
    The Santa Teresa favela (slum) in Rio de Janeiro. Cities like Belo Horizonte, Rio and São Paulo, while developing into exciting Twentieth century metropolis, have serious, virtually unsolvable social and political ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0053. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of a favela in the São Paulo Morumbi district. Pathological population growth, outstripping all efforts to provide urban infrastructure, huge numbers of abandoned street children, sprawling favelas, saturation of ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0054. 

    Herbert Knup
    A mansion near this favela reflects the sharp socioeconomic differences existing in São Paulo. It is probable that Sao Paulo's population will exceed twenty million by the end of this century, and urban planners have no ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0055. 

    Herbert Knup
    Camelo (street vendor) in downtown Sao Paulo. The city continues to be a migrant metropolis, as thousands of poor nordestinos (as people from northeastern Brazil are called) pour into the city enticed by the hope of finding ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0056. 

    Herbert Knup
    A beggar in downtown Sao Paulo. In the large cities of Brazil, it is clear the enormous gap that exists between wealth and poverty is clear. The undeniable growth of the "miracle years" was achieved at a social cost only ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0057. 

    Herbert Knup
    The Pátio do Colégio chapel and museum (in downtown Sao Paulo) marks the location where the Jesuit priests José de Anchieta and Manuel da Nobrega founded the mission of São Paulo de Piratininga in 1554.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Sao Paulo, Slide No. 0058. 

    Herbert Knup
    The bandeirantes monument in the Ibirapuera park was made by VÃitor Brecheret in honor of these early frontiersmen. Their undertakings secured large regions in the Plata and Amazon areas for the Portuguese colony. The treks ...