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Brazil 101: The Wright Brothers vs. Santos Dumont – The Great “Who Invented the Airplane” Controversy — Best of Brazil Blog

If you are an American reading this, it is a matter of settled truth that the airplane was invented by the brothers William and Orville Wright. If, however, you are a Brazilian, the chances are that you have never heard … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Olympian Task: Cleaning Junkyard Airports Before the Games – WSJ.com

A decaying Douglas C-47 in Tabatinga BRASÍLIA—Getting Brazil’s overcrowded airports ready to play host to soccer’s 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games has run into an unexpected obstacle: airplane cemeteries on the tarmac. At airfields from the muggy … Continue reading

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