Brazil’s incomplete democratic transition

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In 1986, just a year after Brazil shed over two decades of military rule, the famed Império Serrano samba school in Rio de Janeiro brought a new song to the…

  • By Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho
  • The Washington Post

“Eu quero, a bem da verdade” (“I want, for the sake of the truth”) immediately enthralled the public, with lyrics that spoke to the basic desires of all Brazilians.

“Give me what’s mine / 20 years were taken from us,” rang the chorus, recalling all that the people had lost and endured under those repressive years.

This anthem captured the country’s newfound faith that democracy would deliver what they needed, whether it…

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