The Confederacy is still celebrated by descendants of the thousands of Southerners that fled to São Paulo after the Civil War.
As Confederate monuments are coming down in the Southern United States, even further south, in South America, the Confederacy lives on in a different way.
Every year, the Festa Confederada (Confederate Party) is held in Santa Barbara d’Oeste, north of São Paulo, to commemorate the Confederate ancestry of the approximately 10,000 to 20,000 Southerners who fled the U.S. for Brazil after the Civil War, establishing a colony that became known as Americana.
Known as “Confederados,” they immigrated to Brazil between 1865 and 1885 rather than live under the influence of the Northern states or risk prosecution for treason. The Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II, hoping to boost the country’s cotton production, sweetened the deal by offering cheap land and a consistent way of life: Brazil was the largest importer of slaves in the Western Hemisphere and did not abolish slavery until 1888, the last country in the Americas to do so.
Over the generations, the ex-pats intermarried, became intermixed in the culture, and spread all throughout Brazil, while retaining some of the cultural traditions from the early United States. Portuguese is the dominant language at the Festa Confederada, but the festivities include traditional Southern dress—including hoop skirts and Confederate uniforms—food, music, and dancing on a floor decorated with the Confederate flag.
The celebrations that take place each year at the Campo Cemetery, a.k.a “the Cemetery of the Americans” (originally founded because non-Catholic Confederados could not be buried in Brazil’s cemeteries) celebrate this heritage. However, especially in today’s political climate, the racial implications of celebrating the Confederate South can’t be ignored. Some festival attendees don’t realize that the Confederate flag is a symbol of slavery and racism in much of the United States, while others hold that it signifies very different things in Brazil.
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Exposure to Radon Causes Lung Cancer In Non-smokers and Smokers Alike
Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis, between 11 and 15 percent of those afflicted will live beyond five years, depending upon demographic factors. In many cases lung cancer can be prevented.
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Things You Should Do To Prepare For The Imminent Economic Collapse & Stock Market CRASH!
Today, millions of Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another big stock market crash and Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. The sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes. Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wall-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that when the economic collapse happen. Experts predict that the stock market crash will happen in this year and the economic collapse 2017 is inevitable.
When the economic collapse and stock market crash occurs, it will happen quickly. No one will predict it. That's because the signs of the economic collapse are difficult to see.
For example, the U.S. economic collapse and stock market crash happened on September 17, 2008. That's the day panicked investors withdrew a record $140 billion from money market accounts. That's where businesses keep the cash to fund day-to-day operations. If withdrawals had gone on for even a week, the entire economy would have halted.
If the economy collapses, you will not have access to credit.
Banks will close. That means high demand, and low supply, of food, gas and other necessities. If the economic collapse affects local governments and utilities, then water and electricity will no longer be available…
The Economic Doomsday is here. The second financial bubble is going to soon burst, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. The Federal Reserve has set up the American economy for financial collapse for printing trillions of dollars back in 2008 and 2009.
The Federal Reserve’s policies of printing trillions of dollars back in ’08-09 have locked into place a serious financial crisis at some point in our future. Going so far as to intimate the financial collapse and market crash will occur at least some time in the next two years, “It’s unavoidable, and even Donald Trump can’t stop it.
Top economists predict that within the next 18-24 months, the imminent economic collapse will happen. The Federal Reserve has set up the American economy for financial collapse and market crash for printing trillions of dollars back in 2008 and 2009.
The Federal Reserve’s policies of printing trillions of dollars back in ’08-09 have locked into place a serious financial crisis….
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