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Machado de Assis

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis was born poor and epileptic. He was the son of Francisco José Machado de Assis and Leopoldina Machado de Assis, grandson of freed slaves. He was raised in Livramento Hill, Rio de Janeiro. He helped the family as best he could, not having attended school regularly. His instruction came on his own because of his interest in all kinds of reading.
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Geography

Relief and climate of Southern Brazil

The climate in the Southern Region is subtropical, except in northern Paraná (tropical), characterized by the diversity of temperatures - lower with the presence of snow on the plateaus, and higher on the Pampas and coast. The relief of the Southern Region is divided into three parts: Platinum Plain or Pampa Formed by sedimentary and undulating terrain (coxilhas) inland, and lagoons and restingas on the coast.
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Revolts, wars, conflicts and social movements in Brazil

Wars and conflicts occur worldwide as a result of confrontation subject to interests between two or more distinct groups of more or less organized individuals. In general, the causes of these clashes are complex, the result of an increasingly cultural, historical, political, ethnic or religious process, and they usually occur because of invasion and occupation of territories or issues involving wealth and boundary delimitation.
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Legends and Myths

Legend is a fanciful narrative transmitted by oral tradition through the ages. Fantastic and / or fictional, legends combine real and historical facts with unrealistic facts that are merely the product of human imagination. With well-defined examples in every country of the world, legends often provide plausible, and to some extent acceptable, explanations for things that have no proven scientific explanations, such as mysterious or supernatural events.
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Duke of Caxias

Military of Rio de Janeiro (1803-1880). He headed the Brazilian forces in the Paraguayan War and received from the emperor Dom Pedro II the greatest title of nobility given to a Brazilian. Luís Alves de Lima e Silva (25/8 / 1803-7 / 5/1880) is born in Vila do Porto da Estrela, in a military family. He is declared a cadet at 5 years old.
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The Arab Spring

& Ldquo; We rebel against the English; and against the French… We rebelled against those who colonized our lands and tried to enslave us… We repelled the red revolution many times, and continued our white revolutions for many years… And for that we endured so much suffering, we endured so many losses, we sacrificed so many lives. … But: When we finally gained our freedom, we began to sanctify the borders they instituted after dividing our lands… And we forgot that those borders were the "solitary confinement" and the "house arrest" they imposed on us!
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