I like Brazil and I like the Brazilians. Everything is an excuse for a party.
I’m glad that they won their independence from Portugal. The war for freedom is a little known one. Robert Harvey‘s book, Liberators: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence is an excellent read.
I’m also looking forward to the publication of David Gaughran’s new novel A Storm Hits Valparaíso any time soon. This is about Argentina but the whole liberation movement was a generative movement of the New World against the Old.