Category Archives: Getúlio Vargas and the Brazilian Estado Novo (1930-1945)

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 – Getúlio Vargas

With the anniversary of his suicide last week, this week we look in depth at Getúlio Vargas, president, dictator, populist, reformer, and a transformative figure in Brazilian history. Getúlio Dorneles Vargas was born to a gaúcho family in April 1882 in … Continue reading

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Iron Dust and Socio-Economic Inequality in Brazil

Although at the macroeconomic level Brazil has done a remarkable job at improving its economic stability and standing in the world, it’s important to remember that not everybody benefits from the “success” of development and growth. Take the case of … Continue reading

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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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