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Dia da Língua Nacional
(Languages in Brazil). In Brazil, Portuguese is the official language. According to Art. 13 of the Brazilian Constitution:
“A língua portuguesa é o idioma oficial da República Federativa do Brasil”.
However, recent research has registered 180 indigenous and 30 migrant-based languages in Brazil. On 9 December 2010, the Inventário Nacional da Diversidade Linguística (National Inventory of Linguistic Diversity) was installed, with the intention to preserve these languages.
Dia Mundial para o Desenvolvimento Cultural
( World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development). In 2001, The Declaration of Cultural Diversity was adopted by the UNESCO; this was followed by the adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2002, in its resolution 57/249. 21 May was declared Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
Theme for 2013:
Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion
Dia da Cachaça
(Cachaça, MG). Cachaça is fermented and distilled must made from sugar cane. The national cachaça day is on 13 September.
Dia da Planta Medicinal
(Medicinal Plant, CE).
Death of Brazilian journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda (1914-1977)
As a law student, he sympathized with communism, but in 1940 he had transformed himself into a anti-communist. Carlos started his political career in 1947; from 1950 he started his fierce opposition against Getúlio Vargas. In 1954, he survived a murder attempt. It is assumed that one of Vargas’ bodyguards had given order to this attempt. This was the sparkle for a political crisis, which resulted in Vargas’ suicide. Carlos also opposed Kubitschek’s government. In 1960, he was elected governor of the state of Guanabara, where he was praised for his efforts to deal with some chronic problems. Initially, Carlos was supporting the military coup; however, when the military refused to give up power, he opposed against them. Carlos eventually was stripped off his rights to be politically active. He suddenly died in 1977. Since 2009, his great-nephew is major of the city of Belo Horizonte: Márcio Lacerda.
|Carlos Lacerda Parte 1
||Carlos Lacerda Parte 2
|Entrevista de Carlos Lacerda na White house
||Entrevista com Carlos Lacerda
|Atentado a Carlos Lacerda muda os rumos da História do Brasil
||Getúlio Vargas – A ligação entre o atentado a Carlos Lacerda e o Palácio do Catete
Arrival of Emperor D. Pedro II in Curitiba (PR)
Murder of padre Manuel Gomez Gonzalez and Adílio Daronch
Riots during strikes of the ferry boat service Rio-Niterói
Senate approved decree that implied censorship
UFO photographed in the Bahian countryside
The picture was taken by Antônio Jorge da Silva de Menezes at 11h25 in Bairro Liberdade, Salvador
Kidnapping of actress Vanessa Bueno
Vanessa was released on 24 May 2002.
Activation of the final two turbines of the Itaipu hydro-electric power plant
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom