US Commercial Services Country Guides - prepared by US Department of Commerce, these annual reports provide a complete overview of the country's political and economic conditions, marketing and demographic trends, leading sectors for products and services, trade regulations and trade/project finance, investment climate, business travel ad contacts. Select the country, then click go.
CIA World Factbook - provides broad overviews of a country's history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issue.
(IHS) Global Insight - presents market and finance data arranged by country. includes a country's financial profile, current political, economic, legal, operations, tax, and security risks news, & long term (5 year) financial projections.
CultureGrams: Federative Republic of Brazil - contains 25 categories such as Land and Climate, History, Personal Appearance, Greetings, Dating and Marriage, Family, Diet, Housing, Holidays, Economy, Education, Health, and more. Note: use your Duke netid and password to access, then click the fulltext PDF tab.