Category Archives: Get to Know a Brazilian

Get to Know a Brazilian – Rolando Frati

This is part of an ongoing series. Previous entries can be found here. The most recent entries in this series had looked at three of the fifteen political prisoners – Maria Augusta Carneiro Ribeiro, José Ibrahim, and Gregorio Bezerra – … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian

Next Sunday, I’ll return to the weekly “Get to Know a Brazilian” posts. For those interested, below is an archive of past posts about significant, if not always well-known, figures in Brazilian history, society, culture, and politics. Pedro Álvares Cabral [explorer, … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Gregório Bezerra

This is part of an ongoing series. Previous entries can be found here. Continuing the sub-series on the fifteen political prisoners released when young leftists kidnapped US ambassador Charles Elbrick in 1969, this week we look at the oldest prisoner … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – José Ibrahim

One of the key moments in diplomatic history and in Brazilian history was the 1969 kidnapping of US ambassador Charles Elbrick. Living in the midst of a repressive dictatorship, a handful of students involved in the Revolutionary Movement October 8 … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Archive

Given the number of posts written for the “Get to Know a Brazilian” series, it seemed time to consolidate them. Below is a chronological list of all of the individual entries for the series. Going forward, I will add each … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Bertha Lutz

This ongoing series has recently looked at the political activism of women who mobilized against the military dictatorship and fought for democracy. However, it did not take military repression for women to mobilize, and women’s struggles significantly predated the dictatorship. This … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Nhá Chica

This is another entry in the usually-weekly series Get to Know a Brazilian. This week, we turn from the political activism among women during Brazil’s military dictatorship to look at an increasingly important figure in Brazil’s religious iconography: Nhá Chica. Nhá Chica was … Continue reading

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