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Numbers of the week: Black Consciousness Day

In this week's special edition, we're looking at racial issues around the country as Brazil observes Black Consciousness Day.

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. In this week’s special edition, we’re looking at racial issues around the country as Brazil observes Black Consciousness Day.

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November 20: Black Consciousness Day

Brazil celebrates Black Consciousness Day on November 20, the generally agreed date of death of Zumbi dos Palmares, a 17th-century slave-resistance leader and national icon who led the Quilombo dos Palmares, a community of runaway slaves...

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