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From the center to independence, and back

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São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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“Independence or death!”

Known as “The cry of Ipiranga”, the exclamation, by Dom Pedro I, is what is considered the moment Brazil became effectively independent, in 1822, exactly 200 years ago, this year.

From the center of São Paulo, I walk a circular route to the place in which Dom Pedro I proclaimed independence, and back.
Like the three royal rulers who set foot on Brazilian soil, I return to where I started, traveling through today’s Brazil to reflect on its past.

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Netherlands / Iran / Brazil

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Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of a wide array of programming languages, both frontend and backend. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won ...

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