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5 facts about the Brazilian military regime Posted by on Apr 30, 2019

It is no surprise that Jair Bolsonaro, the current president of Brazil, came to poder (power) fomenting many controversies that have been increasing in his first months of governo (government). Be it his declarations about the Nazi government being de esquerda (leftist) right during visit to the Holocaust Museum in Israel, or his attitudes seen…

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Why is April 21srt a holiday in Brazil? Posted by on Apr 22, 2019


What could an 18th-century dentist nicknamed Tiradentes (“Teeth Remover”) represent for the imaginary of an entire país (country)? In Brazil, a lot. Tiradentes is one of our most famous historical figures, a symbol of the conspiracy contra (against) the Portuguese governo (government), which became conhecido (known) as Inconfidência Mineira. While many countries are celebrating the…

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Who is Olavo de Carvalho? Posted by on Apr 13, 2019

In the year 2018, shortly after the presidential election victory, the current Brazilian chefe de estado (Head of State) Jair Bolsonaro made his first discurso (speech) through a video posted on his social networks. On his desk you could see four books that supported his ideas during the campaign. The Brazilian constitution, Winston Churchill’s wartime…

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