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The Vaccine Revolt of 1904, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"The renowned Brazilian poet Olavo Bilac, referring to the “damn week” that lasted the Vaccine Revolt, claimed that it should “dive into the great abyss where everything falls, into the unfathomable abyss of time, where there is oblivion for all”1. In the opposite direction of the poet’s appeal, historical investigation of the Vaccine Revolt starts with rescuing from oblivion the main events of that “damn week”. ..." – By Henrique Cukierman

Brazil on the Atlantic Sugar Trade in the 17th Century

"Although in the first half of the century Brazil was the Western main sugar production center and the Low Countries the main distribution hub, Portuguese ports channeled this traffic, and the Atlantic Islands supplied wine to Brazil, the Brazilian main import good at least in terms of volume. ..." – By Daniel Strum

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