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Dia do Revendedor
(Sales representative, dealer) A very old profession. Centuries ago, sales representatives traveled from city to city, from farm to farm, to sell their merchandise. Even now there are traveling sales representatives, and representatives that possess their own company or store.
Dia Mundial do Refugiado
(Word Refugee Day). This day is introduced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 200. The day is chosen to coincide with the African Refugee Day. At present the UNHCR (United Nations Human Rights Commission) is focusing on more than twenty million refugees. Theme for 2012 is:
“Refugees have no choice. You do”.
“We must work together to mobilize the political will and leadership to prevent and end the conflicts that trigger refugee flows. […] Despite budget constraints everywhere, we must not turn away from those in need. Refugees leave because they have no choice. We must choose to help.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
REFUGEES AND THEIR DILEMMAS
|Pakistan: Misal Khan
|Sri Lanka: Lena
Installation of the Presidente do Conselho de Ministros
(President of the Council of Ministers ), by decree, at the time of the Brazilian Empire. The first President was Manuel Alves Branco, who later was nominated as Viscount of Caravelas (1797-1855). With the introduction of this council, Brazil became a parliamentary empire.
Nomination of Luiz Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias (1803-1880) as Marquis.
Alves was nominated as Baron in 1841, then as Marquis in 1852, and finally as Duke in 1869. The duke, duque in Portuguese, has played significant roles in the Brazilian military history. In addition, the duke was politically active. He was Presidente do Conselho de Ministros (see above) for three times, and was a senator. His birthday, on August 25, is the Day of the Brazilian Soldier. His place of birth, Fazenda da Tuquam, Vila de Porto de Estrela, now is called Duque de Caxias, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015