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The Story Of Geraldo Van Dre

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Geraldo Vandré’s 1968 melody Pra não dizer que não falei das Flores (“So they can’t say I didn’t sing about the flowers”) harks back to an era of flower power and brutal military rule, but it has been revived in a very modern battle for the political soul of the country. More than 100,000 demonstrators joined protests in dozens of cities on 31 March, a date chosen to mark the 52nd anniversary of the coup that deposed a democratically elected president and ushered in two decades of military rule. In Rio de Janeiro, tens of thousands of people packed the Largo da Carioca square in a carnival-esque atmosphere that mixed music and caipirinhas with defiant political rhetoric. On a stage, a variety of speakers returned again and again to the refrain
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