The retrospective history of the Federative Republic of Brazil
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- Timeline: Brazil
- BBC, Friday 11 May 2001. A brief general timeline of
Brazil's political history.
- Making fun of the Portuguese
- BBC News, 19 April 2000. Brazilians are not hostile to
their former colonial masters but they are often patronising
because Brazilians are not very much into tradition. The
Portuguese and Portugal tend to represent all that's
old, all that's heavy, all that doesn't move.
- Dictatorship Era Files Rankle
- By Michael Astor, Associated Press, 1 Feburary
2005. Before we had begun to hear of
Washington welcomed and supported the Brazilian
military's 1964 coup against the democratically elected
government of Joao Goulart. Under Lula's government we
are learning some of the secrets from those evil days.
- A Para State rancher is convicted of plotting
farmworker's 1991 murder
- On 2 February 1991, Expedito Ribeiro de Souza, head of the
Farmworkers Union, was killed leaving union headquarters.
The same fate had befallen his predecessor, Joao Canuto and
other union leaders. Nearly 10 years later a local rancher
is convicted of ordering the killing.
- Brazil peasant massacre stirs anger 5 years
- On April 17, 1996, police opened fire on thousands of
peasant demonstrators. Five years after the biggest peasant
massacre in modern Brazilian history, poor rural workers
still face ingrained police violence and huge inequalities
in land distribution.
- Death of a secular saint: Herbert
Betinho de Souza mourned by Brazil
- By Dada Maheshananda, a PNA dispatch, 8 October 1997. The
Brazilian people lost a great leader who mobilized millions
to serve the needy and fight for justice. Sociologist
Herbert de Souza, better known as
Betinho, died on 9
August, 1997 at the age of 61. He founded non-government
organizations and initiated mass movements that ignited the
flame of selflessness and citizen empowerment.
- Brazil's Helder Camara, champion of poor,
dies at 90
- By Beatriz Lecumberri, AFP, 28 August 1999. Roman Catholic
priest Helder Camara, a champion of Brazil's poor and a
pioneer of Latin America's
movement, died Friday in Recife, in northeastern