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Belo Horizonte in 1949

March 16, 2011 rescharf 0

The capital of the state of Minas Gerais, unlike the many colonial sites that represent the best of Brazilian Baroque, was planned in the late […]

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Presidents in stamps

January 12, 2011 rescharf 2

Any philatelist can tell you that there is much more to stamps than meets the eye. This week Correios (the state-owned company responsible for the […]

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Electoral circus

September 28, 2010 rescharf 4

  Cacareco, a rhinoceros adopted by the São Paulo zoo, was elected city councilor in 1958 with amazing 100,000 votes. Thirty years later, chimpanzee Macaco […]