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Façade of the building that now houses the headquarters of the National Archives of Brazil. Engraving by Pierre-Emile Levasseur, in “Le Brésil”, Paris, 1899. National Archives of Brazil. Maria Beatriz Nascimento Library, Rare books collection. #IndependenceForLife #Bicentennial
The National Archives of Brazil protect the country’s documentary heritage. It is responsible for the archives management system, preserving, technically processing, and granting public access to thousands of documents anywhere in the world through the Internet.
The National Archives, created in 1838 as the Public Archives of the Empire of Brazil, is guardian of the Documents and Archives Management System of the federal public administration, and houses documents from the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary state branches.
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When considering major issues such as global climate and environment, we find it very important to establish solid facts regarding Brazil’s track record and strong sustainable development credentials.
Firstly, 60% of Brazilian vegetation is primeval; it is now as it has been since time immemorial, and as it was in the time of the European settlers. These well-established figures are acknowledged by the World Bank, OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Brazil also has some of the strictest environmental laws in the world, which allows for the protection of the Amazon and the other diverse biomes of our country. For this reason, Brazilian farmers can never touch 20% of their own lands, or even up to 80% in forested areas.
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I was looking through boxes on my attic and found one filled with old newspapers my dad had collected including an @starsandstripes from 1973 marking the end of the Vietnam War. Image
My dad was in basic training in Arizona in 1963 so I have the Arizona Daily Star on the day Kennedy was killed. The paper ran an “editorial” — on the front page, above the fold — speculating there were three shooters. ImageImage
Culture wars on Page One of the NYT in 1965. ImageImage
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