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Latin America’s Controversial Statues: Will They Fall?

June 18, 2020

Wires and guards have been deployed in São Paulo - to protect a statue Borba Gato is considered one of Brazil’s more prominent bandeirantes, who were marauders that expanded the borders of colonial Brazil hunting and enslaving indigenous people Borba Gato represents “an enslaver, a kidnapper, who killed indigenous peoples and brought more enslavement to the province of São Paulo,” said Keila Grinberg, a history professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro “In Brazil, we don’t confront our past And that is what made it possible for us to pay homage to slave...

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