Forgotten History: Drunken Irish and German Riots, Two Centuries Ago, in Rio de Janeiro
In June 1828, during a little-remembered episode of Brazilian history, Irish and German mercenaries brought chaos to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, burning down many buildings and causing several hundred casualties.
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