Guide to Brazil

Brazil’s Independence from Portugal

Independence of Brazil painting by Pedro Americo Brazil's Independence from Portugal
Independence of Brazil. Painting by Pedro Americo
Independence of Brazil painting by Pedro Americo
Independence of Brazil. Painting by Pedro Americo

We were always an improbable country, and even during the year of our independence, there were reasons to believe that our country would never come into its own. Two-thirds of the population consisted of slaves, freed Africans, indigenous, and multi-ethnic peoples – groups that were wholly excluded from...

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