26 March 2012

BRASIL : Rio Comes To Grips With Unsavory...Slavery Past.


      In Rio's harbor area...archaeologists are uncovering remains of the infamous Valongo wharf...once epicenter of the world's busiest slave trading port.
      Perhaps 1 million Africans passed into slavery there...a fact that many Brasilians have conveniently glossed over.
     "Brasil never came to terms with this part of its history," says an archaeologist. "The people who landed here were never able to tell their stories."