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Almir Godoy
(29 years old, Distance Learning, Margarida Maria Alves School, in Calmon, Santa Catarina.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST São Paulo


The colonization and recolonization of Brazil
(On the right, occupying a position on the eastern coast, standing by a caravel, is a Portuguese colonizer, whipping an Indian. On the right, taking up the westward position occupied by the United States in relation to Brazil, one reads the wordplay "Quem USA o Brasil não o ama" ("whoever USES Brazil does not love it). As the acronym for the United States and the verb "to use" read the same in Portuguese, the suggestion is that the United States are using and recolonizing Brazil.)

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November 2002

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Children's drawings
Presented in 3 national contests. The Brazil we want: their life projects arising from the experience of dispossession and of a contingent life; Brazil, how old are you?: their revision of official historiography. Happy Birthday, MST: the impact of the Movement on their lives.
Else R P Vieira

See also: Drawings of the Landless Children: History under Revision

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