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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Porto Alegre!

Photo: National Geographic


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, 239 years old on March 26, 2011.

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  1. What I wouldn't give to fly down for the celebrations!


  2. Do come, Raulito! It's a wet celebration, though... It's been raining.


  3. Mauro, Happy-B-day to the place you call home.! I can see why you love it so much. So many influences, so many cultures. Living there must be a feast for the soul, if you choose it to be. Have fun!

  4. It is, Kyle. My soul? It rejoices in the fact that Porto Alegre IS (Its) home. Thank you.

  5. Congratulations on your hometown history and birthday celebration. What a rich and diverse place to be. Looks wonderful and exciting. I'm glad that you can celebrate and that you really enjoy where you are.
    Happy Birthday!

  6. Thank you, Stan. Most of the celebrations are outdoor activities. And they have been rained on, unluckily.


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