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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - You can really start getting environmentally persistent, and maybe slightly "eco-annoying", when you star adding "eco" prefixes to religions and cultural traditions.

So, last month, on November 20th, the Dia da Consciência Negra is celebrated here in Brazil, or the "Day of Black Awareness". This date was selected in honor of Zumbi dos Palmares, a slave who lead a revolt but was killed on this day in 1695 who became the original symbol of black resistance in Brazil.

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