Brazilian Days 361
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Death of poet and composer Cacaso.
Chess world title for Brazilian chess player Mequinho
Creation of Departamento de Imprensa e Propaganda (DIP; Press and Propaganda Department).
The department, created by Getúlio Vargas, was installed in order to censure communications during the Estado Novo (1937-1945).
Speculator Naji Nahas condemned to pay a R$ 10,2 billion fine.
Born in the Lebanon, Naji moved to Brazil in 1969, with 50 million dollars for investments in various businesses. In 1989, he almost provoked a crash of the stock exchange in Rio de Janeiro in 1989. He was found guilty for irregular actions in the financial market.
Ten babies died within 25 days at Centro de Neonatologia do Hospital Geral in Fortaleza.
The babies died because of the lack of medical specialists, equipment and hygienic materials.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2014
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