Daily Archives: 03/22/2014

GUYANA: Former Deputy Speaker Debbie Backer passes away

UPDATE: Books of condolence opened for Debbie Backer http://bit.ly/1dj1EGR

Debbie Backer passes away

Debbie Backer in her role as Deputy SpeakerStabroek News – March 21, 2014

The People’s National Congress Reform today announced the passing of longstanding executive member and former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Deborah Backer.

Backer had been ill in recent weeks and had to be flown abroad on several occasions for treatment.

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Black in Latin America – Brazil: A Racial Paradise?

Black in Latin America – Brazil: A Racial Paradise?

Uploaded on Jun 23, 2011 – In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the façade of Carnival to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy.

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Brazil – Slavery and struggle for racial equality – 2 videos

August 2, 2013 – 10:27 am – Guyanese Online Blog

Here are two video documentaries on Brazil Brazil – An Inconvenient History – BBC This  is a documentary of Slavery in Brazil abolished on May 11, 1888,. the last country to officially abolish this practice  in the Americas.  Brazil,in 400 years,imported over four million slaves, mostly from Angola, its colony in South West Africa.   Brazil in Black […]

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