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Letter to the Editor, by Tamara Ramos

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I am the daughter of a multicultural and contradictory country called Brazil. There are Spaniards, Africans, Portuguese, indigenous Indians and Italians in my genealogy. Among my facebook friends, there are there are English, Norwegians, Japanese, Korean, Swiss, Portuguese, Italians, Germans, Canadians, Americans, Africans, French and Italians, most of them born or now residents in Brazil. Immigration to Brazil began in 1530, only thirty years after the discovery of the country.

We have therefore been mongrels from the beginning of our history. The Brazilian population is a mix of many . . .

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