The Empress Teresa Cristina and the origin of the Coxinha

The Empress Teresa Cristina and the origin of the Coxinha

Emperor Dom Pedro II and Empress Dona Teresa Cristina were simple individuals, averse to any kind of luxury, and palace meals were characterized by frugality. The Emperor’s favorite dish, always present in every meal, was soups, especially a succulent chicken broth. It seems that this preference was some kind of genetic inheritance, as his great-grandmother, Queen Dona Maria I of Portugal, was also a lover of chicken broth, just as his grandfather, King Dom João VI, delighted in roasted chicken thighs.

The Empress Teresa Cristina and the origin of the Coxinha

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The best quotes from Joaquim Nabuco

The best quotes from Joaquim Nabuco

Joaquim Aurélio Barreto Nabuco de Araújo was born on August 19, 1849, in Recife, Brazil. He was an important Brazilian politician, diplomat, writer, and abolitionist. From a young age, Nabuco showed interest and skill in literature and social issues. Nabuco was educated at home by private tutors and later studied law at the Faculty of Law in Recife. During his college years, he came into contact with abolitionist ideas, which sparked his passion for the fight against slavery.

The best quotes from Joaquim Nabuco

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How many states are there in Brazil today?

How many states are there in Brazil today?

Brazil, a vast and diverse country, is known for its territorial expanse and rich cultural variety. One of the administrative divisions of the country is the states, which play a crucial role in regional governance. Currently, Brazil is composed of 26 states and the Federal District, totaling 27 federative units. Each state has its own political and administrative autonomy, with governors elected by the people and their own legislative and executive powers.

How many states are there in Brazil today?
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Review: Why I Still Remain a Monarchist, by Joaquim Nabuco

Review: Why I Still Remain a Monarchist, by Joaquim Nabuco

The book “Why I Still Remain a Monarchist” by Joaquim Nabuco is a work that explores the personal and historical reasons of the author for maintaining his monarchical position in a republican context. Published in 1913, the book, which was originally released as a letter to the Diário do Comércio, presents arguments based on tradition, political stability, and the characteristics of the monarchical system that Brazil experienced before the military coup of 1889.

Review: Why I Still Remain a Monarchist, by Joaquim Nabuco
Why I Still Remain a Monarchist, by Joaquim Nabuco

 

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Dom João hits the mark with his stance on the Luiz Gama Prize

Dom João hits the mark with his stance on the Luiz Gama Prize

It is no secret to anyone the case of revocation of the Princess Isabel Order of Merit by the Ministry of Human Rights, which is seen by Dom João de Orleans e Bragança, the great-grandson of Princess Isabel, as “another revengeful primacy” of recent governments. The Order, created by former president Jair Bolsonaro in December of last year, has now been revoked by the Lula government, which has instituted the Luiz Gama Human Rights Prize in its place.

Dom João hits the mark with his stance on the Luiz Gama Prize

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The best quotes from Machado de Assis

The best quotes from Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis was one of the most renowned and influential Brazilian writers. Born on June 21, 1839, in Rio de Janeiro, he is considered one of the greatest masters of Portuguese-language literature. His works span various genres, including novels, short stories, poems, chronicles, and plays.

Throughout his life, Machado de Assis witnessed significant transformations in Brazil, from the end of the Empire to the Republic, and his work reflects this transition. His writings are marked by a profound psychological analysis of the characters and insightful social criticism, as well as a unique literary style characterized by irony and subtlety.

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The final moments of Emperor Dom Pedro II

The final moments of Emperor Dom Pedro II

On November 24, 1891, Pedro II made an entry in his diary, stating, “Deodoro has been concluded,” referring to the news of the resignation of the man who helped orchestrate the coup for the republic in Brazil. Following this entry, Pedro II embarked on a lengthy carriage ride along the Seine River, despite the day’s significantly low temperature. Upon returning to Hotel Bedford, where Dom Pedro II was staying, he began to feel chilled during the evening, and in the subsequent days, his illness progressed into pneumonia, deteriorating his condition rapidly.

The final moments of Emperor Dom Pedro II

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