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Dia Nacional do Doador Voluntário de Sangue
(Brazilian Blood Donor Day). This day was introduced per decree 53,988, issued by president Castello Branco, on 30 June 1964. The World Donor Day is on 14 June, as established by the World Health Organization in 2004. Less than two percent of the Brazilian population is a voluntary blood donor, well below the 3-4 percent goal of the World Health Organization. About 87 percent of the 3.6 million blood units donated annually in Brazil, is from volunteers.
|Campanha do Dia Nacional dos Doadores Voluntários de Sangue
||Vídeo de sensibilização para doação de sangue – Fundação Pró-Sangue
Dia Internacional para a Eliminação da Violência contra a Mulher
(International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women). The day refers to the assassination of three of the four Mirabal Sisters, political activists known as Las Mariposas, in the Dominican Republic in 1960, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. The sisters and the driver were ambushed by Trujillo’s henchmen and clubbed to death. Their vehicle was run off the mountain to look like an accident. On 20 December 1993 the General Assembly, by resolution 48/104, adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day also marks the start of the 16-day period of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. The color orange symbolizes this initiative.
MIRABAL SISTERS AND
|Vejaciones y Asesinatos Dictadura de Trujillo
||Documental Las Mariposas: Las Hermanas Mirabal
|Las Hermanas Mirabal
||The Story of the Mirabal Sisters
|International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 november)
||Dia Internacional para a Eliminação da Violência contra a Mulher 2014
Start of the Dutch invasion of Maranhão, as ordered by Maurício de Nassau.
Juscelino Kubitschek put forward as presidential candidate.
During a meeting of the Diretório Nacional, the Partido Social-Democata (PSD: Social Democratic Party) decided to put forward Juscelino Kubitschek as presidential candidate.
Declaration – per decree – of State of Siege by Nereu Ramos.
Ramos was president of the Senate, who succeeded former president of the Chamber of Deputees, Carlos Coimbra Luz as president of Brazil. Ramos was president of Brazil until the installation of Juscelino Kubitschek in 1956. The state of siege was then lifted.
The Fourth Salão do Automóvel commemorated the milestone of one million cars produced in Brazil.
Approval of cremation
The Câmara dos Deputados (Chamber of Deputees) authorized the cremation of corpses for those who explicitly expressed this wish.
Discovery of an oil field in bacia (basin) of Campos, near the state of Rio de Janeiro, by Petrobrás.
Darcy Alves Pereira, murderer of union leader Chico Mendes, arrested after having having been on the run for more than three years.
|A história de Chico Mendes Documentário
||Chico Mendes and the Fight to Save the Amazon Rainforest
A prosecutor denounced eleven officers of the São Paulo Civil Police for torture and constraints.
The police officers were involved in the Bodega Bar case, in which a student and a dentist were murdered. The eleven policemen were accused of torture and constraints of eleven men and a security guard.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2014
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