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President of Brazil

The President of Brazil, officially the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil or simply the President of the Republic, is both the head of state and the head of government of Brazil. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the Brazilian Armed Forces. The presidential system was established in 1889, upon the proclamation of the republic in a military coup d'état against Emperor Pedro II. Since then, Brazil has had six constitutions, three dictatorships, and three democratic periods. During the democratic periods, voting has always been compulsory. The Constitution of Brazil, along with several constitutional amendments, establishes the requirements, powers, and responsibilities of the president, their term of office and the method of election.

Eurico Gaspar Dutra president of Brazil from 1946 to 1951

Eurico Gaspar Dutra was a Brazilian military leader and politician who served as 16th President of Brazil from 1946 to 1951. He was the first President of the Second Brazilian Republic which immediately followed the Vargas Regime.

Vice President of Brazil

The Vice President of Brazil, officially the Vice President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, or simply the Vice President of the Republic is the second-highest ranking government official in the executive branch of the Government of Brazil, preceded only by the president. The Vice President's primary role is to replace the president on the event of his or her death, resignation, or impeachment, and to temporarily take over the presidential powers and duties while the President is abroad, or otherwise temporarily unable to carry out his or her duties. The Vice President is elected jointly with the president as his or her running mate.


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Monteiro Lobato, died 4 July
Brazil at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Brazil competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. 70 competitors, 59 men and 11 women, took part in 41 events in 11 sports. A Brazilian medal was won for the first time since the country's debut at the 1920 Summer Olympics, with a bronze by the basketball team.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Paiçandu Municipality in South, Brazil

Paiçandu is a city in the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. Paiçandu was founded in 1948, and emancipated on 19 November 1960. Its population was 39,291 (2015) and its area is 171.4 km².

Arts and culture


Livio Abramo was a Brazilian-born Paraguayan sketcher, engraver, and aquarellist.


Folias Cariocas is a 1948 Brazilian musical comedy film directed by Manoel Jorge and Hélio Thys. It stars Lauro Borges, Dercy Gonçalves and Silva Filho.

Dercy Gonçalves Brazilian comedian

Dercy Gonçalves, stage name of Dolores Gonçalves Costa, was a Brazilian comedian. She stood 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m) tall. In her 80-year-long career, Dercy Gonçalves worked in the theater, revues, film, radio and television, becoming famous by her humorous use of vulgar language. In 1991, at the age of 83, she caused controversy by exposing her breasts while parading with a Samba school in Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval.

Poeira de Estrelas is a 1948 Brazilian musical comedy film directed by Moacyr Fenelon. It stars Lourdinha Bittencourt and Emilinha Borba.


January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year.

José Alexandre Scheinkman is a Brazilian-American economist, currently the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics at Columbia University and the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University. He spent much of his career at the University of Chicago, where he served as department chair immediately prior to his departure for Princeton. Prior to immigrating to the United States to study for his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester, he grew up and was educated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is best known for his work in mathematical economics and finance, oligopoly theory and the social economics of cities and crime; he also help spur the development of work at the intersection of economics, finance and physics. Scheinkman also famously pioneered the now-ubiquitous application of academic financial theory to practical risk management of fixed incomes during a leave he took as Vice President in the Financial Strategies Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. during the late 1980s.

February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year.


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Choro music genre

Choro, also popularly called chorinho, is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre which originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. Despite its name, the music often has a fast and happy rhythm. It is characterized by virtuosity, improvisation and subtle modulations, and is full of syncopation and counterpoint. Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music. The serenaders who play choros are known as chorões.

Dorival Caymmi Brazilian singer, songwriter, actor, and painter

Dorival Caymmi was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actor, and painter active for more than 70 years beginning in 1933. He contributed to the birth of Brazil's bossa nova movement, and several of his samba pieces, such as "Samba da Minha Terra," "Doralice" and "Saudade da Bahia," have become staples of música popular brasileira. Equally notable are his ballads celebrating the fishermen and women of Bahia, including "Promessa de Pescador," "O Que É Que a Baiana Tem?", and "Milagre." Caymmi composed about 100 songs in his lifetime, and many of his works are now considered to be Brazilian classics. Both Brazilian and non-Brazilian musicians have covered his songs.

Cacilda Campos Borges Barbosa was a Brazilian pianist, conductor and composer. She was one of the pioneers of electronic music in Brazil.

Caio Fernando Loureiro de Abreu, best known as Caio Fernando Abreu, is one of the most influential and original Brazilian writers of the 1970s and 1980s. Caio F., as he habitually signed his letters, was born in Santiago do Boqueirão in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in 1948, and died in Porto Alegre in 1996.

Luiz Carlos Saroli, known as Caio Júnior or Caio Jr., was a Brazilian football forward and manager.

Emilinha Borba Brazilian musician

Emilinha Borba was a Brazilian singer and actress. She was named "Rainha do Rádio", "Queen of the Radio" in 1953. Borba endured for 30 years as a popular Brazilian radio singer and was noted for rumbas and sambas.

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Abreu (surname) Surname list

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Oscar Lorenzo Fernández Brazilian composer

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<i>Maids</i> (film) 2001 film by Fernando Meirelles

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Jaime Ovalle or Jayme Ovalle was a Brazilian composer and poet.

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Luz del Fuego feminist, naturist, ballerina, striptease artist

Luz del Fuego was a Brazilian feminist, ballerina, naturist, and striptease artist who performed with live snakes. Comfortable with nudity, she wrapped pythons wrapped around her body and became famous in her time.

Lourdinha Bittencourt was a Brazilian actress and singer who took part in the musical ensemble Trio de Ouro from 1952 to 1957, replacing the lead singer Dalva de Oliveira. She also appeared in telenovelas such as Rosa Rebelde (1969), Véu de Noiva (1969), Irmãos Coragem, (1970), Selva de Pedra (1972), Fogo Sobre Terra (1974), and in films such as Poeira de Estrelas (1948), É Proibido Sonhar (1944) and Obrigado, Doutor (1948). She died in 1979 of a stroke.


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