By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Military parades are scheduled in several cities throughout Brazil, as the country celebrates the 193rd anniversary of the proclamation of its independence from Portugal. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff took part in the parade in Brasília, along with her cabinet ministers and other dignitaries.
The parade in Rio de Janeiro began at 9:15 AM, at Avenida Presidente Vargas, and was attended by 4,000 people, with 3,000 soldiers, five hundred civilians and five hundred students. They passed the main podium, mounted in front of the Palacio Duque . . .