Brazil: Why (and how) do we still have to talk about 13 May?

Brazil: Why (and how) do we still have to talk about 13 May?

For 300 years, the Negroes of the African continent were subjugated and enslaved in various parts of the world, including Brazil. It was three centuries of dehumanisation of millions of people. Today, 134 years afterwards its legal abolition in Brazilian territory, slavery does not hide its profound marks which, unfortunately, the ruling classes turn their backs on as if they were “minor problems”.

Dehumanised by slavery, men, women and children built the wealth of much of the world we know, under the merciless scourge of the whip and so many other forms of violence derived from this condition which, most…

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