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Brazil’s Independence Day will be a purely Portuguese-speaking affair

The Itamaraty Palace, headquarters of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, informed that by directive of President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian diplomacy has only sent invitations to the heads of state of the Portuguese-speaking countries for the grand national celebration on September 7, the occasion of the bicentennial of Brazil's independence.

Itamaraty sources specified that only the heads of state of Portugal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, and East Timor had received invitations . . .

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