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Sunday, October 4, 2009

The History of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. From Cattle Rustlers to Heroes

Timeline: The Pampas. The early inhabitants of South America. Portuguese and Spanish Colonization. Cattle rustling. The French Revolution. Positivism of Auguste Comte. Massive European immigration: Portuguese from the Azores, Germans, Poles, Italians, Jews and African slaves. Julio de Castilhos. War heroes. Order and Progress. RS. Porto Alegre.

The song lyrics and the translation? Ok. I'll see what I can do.

Horse Rider With Boleadoras
The quintessential gaúcho image
National Geographic

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