Posted by Priscilla Thain on Feb 25, 2018
On February 19, Bea delighted the club with pictures of her family and the beautiful country of Brazil. Bea lives with her mother and stepfather and younger brother. Bea’s older brother is 16 and lives with her Dad. Bea, who is interested in theater and ballet, particiated in a performance of the Nutcracker.
Brazil, the largest country in South America, is divided into seven counties, and Portuguese is spoken in all. The Brazilian money has coins, on which the blind can tell the value by the feel. Among the favorite foods are black beans with pork, Brazilian barbecue, and cheese bread.
The North County is the biggest region in Brazil and has a well known Festival. The North East is the birthplace of Brazil. The South East has the highest population including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The South is the major tourist attraction and has the highest standard of living, but is the coldest. Mato Grosso is the Midwest region. 63% of this area is preserved. Agribusiness is big, especially soybeans and corn, also fresh water fish, and beef, also diamonds. 59 indigenous tribes live in this state.
Bea’s family lives in Mato Grosso. She enjoys taking part in the dances in the city. A favorite candy is brigadeiros, which Bea passed around to club members.
Our thanks to Bea for her presentation and for spending her year with us in Wisconsin.