Category Archives: Image of the Day

Image of the Day – Brazilian Students, ca.1940s

As students are in the middle of finals week and professors in the middle of grading, it seems an appropriate time to revive the image of the day series. Below is an image of students in a classroom during the … Continue reading

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Completely Random Image of the Day

While looking for images of Brazilian presidents recently, I stumbled upon this completely random picture of João Figueiredo, the last of the Brazilian presidents during Brazil’s military dictatorship of 1964-1985, riding horses with Ronald Reagan. The image must come from the … Continue reading

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Images of the Day – Commemorating Those Murdered in Argentina’s Tumultuous 2001

While the images from this week focused on the very public ways in which the military dictatorship of 1976-1983 is remembered in Argentina even today, they are not the only examples of public commemoration of those who died at the … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – Graffiti Marking the Effects of the Dictatorship

This image was particularly striking to me, for any number of reasons – the inclusion of the exact date military rule began, showing the significance the date (and military rule itself) continues to play in public memory and perception (my … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – Graffiti Dedicated to the Memory of Murdered Law School Students

Graffiti on the sidewalk commemorating the names and memories of students at the law school in Buenos Aires who the military dictatorship murdered during the Dirty War of 1976-1983.

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Image of the Day – Publicly Commemorating those the Argentine Military Dictatorship Killed

Three plaques on a street in Buenos Aires, marking the place where three young women who the military regime kidnapped and murdered or “disappeared” lived during the Argentine dictatorship of 1976-83.  The plaques read (l-r): “Here lived Alicia Pais, Popular … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – Anti-Dictatorship Graffiti in Buenos Aires, 2007

More graffiti from Buenos Aires demanding punishment and an end to impunity to those from the Argentine military dictatorship who committed torture or murdered civilians in the “Dirty War” of 1976-1983. While top-ranking officials like Jorge Videla were tried, convicted, … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – More Anti-Dictatorship Graffiti in Argentina

Continuing the theme of how the Argentine “Dirty War” continues to play a very visible role in public perceptions and memory in Buenos Aires, here is another example of the street graffiti I saw in 2007. The final phrase (“Mirar para … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – Modern Anti-Dictatorship Graffiti in Argentina

I’ve decided to keep the theme of military dictatorships in South America going this week. Last week, I focused on the presidents of Brazil’s twenty-one year military dictatorship. This week focuses on Argentina’s military government and the “Dirty War” of … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo

In March of 1979, João Figueiredo became the fifth and final military president of Brazil, beginning a six-year term that would end with the return of a civilian president in 1985. Although Figueiredo had close ties to Emílio Médici, he … Continue reading

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