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A Gallery of Distinguished Brazilians: the Educationalists

“O navio negreiro” (“The Slave Ship”) was written by the poet Castro Alves in ...

Brazil’s Conspiracy of Silence Breeds Slavery, Poverty and Torture

There is no such thing as silenced truth. When covered over by silence, the ...

There Are Seven Types of Peace. Brazil Needs to Make Each One of Them

The Aymara people, who for centuries have lived around Lake Titicaca in the Andes, ...

Brazil Adopts Swift’s Modest Proposal Condemning Children to Slow Death

In 1729, the writer Jonathan Swift presented what he called “A Modest Proposal” to ...

Brazil Today Is Yesterday’s Venezuela

Perhaps no other Latin American political leader has received as much attention from Brazilian ...

My Brazilian Dream Comes True But for a Little Detail

After tiring of the Brazilian social problems, I woke up to the fact that ...

Emperor Dom Pedro’s Nightmare: Brazil Has Frozen in Time

Were he to be resuscitated today, Brazil’s last emperor, Dom Pedro II, would feel ...

I’m Black, I’m Poor, I’m Not Brazil

During the past few months, I have spent my free time traveling around Brazil, ...

In Brazil, Rich or Poor, We’re All Prisoners

An old adage stated, “Brazilian, profession hope.” Today, it would be more correct to ...