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Violence and Sex in the Work of Armando Bó and Isabel Sarli

"Director-producer-actor Armando Bó made films featuring nude appearances by the voluptuous star Isabel “Coca” Sarli that challenged the social constraints that were taking hold in a more restrictive and violent Argentina. ..." – By Victoria Ruétalo

War, Military Forces, and Society in Colonial Brazil

"The Portuguese arrived in Brazil in 1500. After a tentative exploration of the coastline and brief interactions with the Indians, they resumed their journey toward the Indian Ocean. Although the Portuguese immediately laid claim to the new American territory, Brazil remained a distant afterthought for the ruling house of the small European country, already committed to North Africa and Asia. ..." – By Miguel Dantas da Cruz

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