By Gabriel Araújo
The uprising of the enslaved population, 231 years old, frightened the Brazilian elites, who feared a similar uprising in the empire.
In the cauldron of the Independence of Brazil, almost 200 years ago, a battalion of browns put the elite of a revolutionary Recife on alert.
On July 22, 1824, the following stanza was heard in the capital of the province of Pernambuco: "Which I imitate Christopher / That Haitian immortal, / Hey! Imitate his people, / O my sovereign people!"
The context was the Confederation of Ecuador, which tried to establish in the Northeast an independent republic from . . .