Monthly Archives: November 2010

Some of the student radicals from 1968 are now running Brazil.

In Farewell Rio, Kate recounts violent street demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro in 1968 led by student radicals who hoped to provoke a popular uprising against the Brazilian military dictatorship.  Although their hopes for a popular uprising were never fulfilled, … Continue reading

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On November 23, 2010, the Brazilian Embassy in Washington sponsors a seminar on Joaquim Nabuco.

Joaquim Nabuco was a leader of the abolitionist movement in Brazil, and later (1905) became Brazil’s first ambassador to the United States.  The Brazilian Embassy and the United States Library of Congress are sponsoring a seminar on Nabuco on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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2nd Brazilian Literary Festival

The 2nd Brazilian Literary Festival sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy in Washington D.C. was held at Georgetown University on November 1, 2010.  Associate Professor Vivaldo Andrade dos Santos of Georgetown introduced a panel of five Brazilian writers: Cristovão Tezza, José … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Brazilian Film Week, Washington, D.C., October 22-28, 2010

[Click here for a posting on the Fifth Annual Brazilan Film Week.] My wife and I attended two of the films presented at the Fourth Annual Brazilian Film Week:  Out of Tune (Os Desafinados) [YouTube clip] and My Name Ain’t … Continue reading

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