Summer is here, and Shakira’s official song is very popular!

If you lost the opening ceremony, here you have some highlights!

We want to congratulate Mexico today! We were happy when they won today!

We also want to promote Brazil as a tourist destination:

Full country name: Federative Republic of Brazil
Area: 8,511,965 sq km
Population: 168 million people
Capital city: Brasilia
Language: Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French
Government: Federal Republic
President: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
55% White
38% Mixed
6% Black
1% Indian and other minorities
88% Roman Catholic
2% Afro-American Spiritualist
2% Spiritist
1% Atheist

GDP per capita: $6300 USD

Currency: Real
Exchange Rate: 2.35 Brazilian Reals per 1 US Dollar (as of 08/05/05)

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Rio de Jeneiro:
Population: 6.1 million people
Abbreviations: A commonly used abbreviation for Rio de Janeiro is Rio.

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