Happy Independence Day, Brazil

Happy Independence Day, Brazil

Brazil celebrates its 191st independence day on Sept. 7, 2013.

Published September 7, 2013

On Sept. 7, 1822, Brazil gained independence, ending 322 years of Portuguese rule.

Today, South America's most influential nation celebrates 191 years of independence in the wake of recent waves of massive anti-government protests.

The vibrant country boasts one of the world's biggest democracies, and arguably the most devout soccer culture in the world.

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Written by Patrice Peck

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