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Peixoto, Floriano

(Encyclopedia)Peixoto, Floriano flōrēäˈnō pāshōˈtō [key], 1842–95, Brazilian marshal and statesman, president of Brazil (1891–94). He took part in the establishment of the republic and was chosen vice ...

Fonseca, Manuel Deodoro da

(Encyclopedia)Fonseca, Manuel Deodoro da mänwĕlˈ dēo͝oᵺôˈro͝o dä fo͝onsĕˈkə [key], 1827–92, first president of Brazil (1891). A leader of the discontented militarists who helped overturn the empire...

Florianópolis

(Encyclopedia)Florianópolis flo͝orēənôˈpo͝olēs [key], city, capital of Santa Catarina state, SE Brazil, on Santa Catarina ...

Santa Catarina

(Encyclopedia)Santa Catarina sänˈtə kətərēˈnə [key], state (1996 pop. 4,865,090), 37,060 sq mi (95,985 sq km), S Brazil. The capital is Florianópolis. ...

Lispector, Clarice

(Encyclopedia)Lispector, Clarice klârˈĭs lēspĕkˈtər [key], 1920–77, Brazilian author, b. i...

Brazil

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Brazil brəzĭlˈ , Port. Brasil, officially Federative Republic of Brazil, republic (2...

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