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As statues of slavers and historic figures of dubious morality are toppled around the world, many in Newfoundland and Labrador have been eyeing the statue of Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real.

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One of the most prominent statues in St. Erected inthe statue — according to a plaque at the site — not so much celebrates Corte-Real himself as recognizes the connection between the province and Portugal, Horny cougar Charleston their mutual fishing of the Grand Banks. The statue has been notorious for years. In contemporary s, Corte-Real was said to have abducted around 57 Indigenous people on his arrival in Newfoundland or Labrador to sell as slaves.

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However, according to York University professor Gilberto Fernandes, the history of Im still looking for Memphis Tennessee statue is even more controversial than critics suspect. While the story of Gaspar Corte-Real goes back tothe story of his statue is rooted in a more modern era, when Portugal was seeking influence and respect on the international stage.

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In the s, Portugal was still engaged with colonial wars in Africa and was under intense pressure from the United Nations because it was one of the last remaining European dictatorships. Can a man love you and not commit push of the propaganda wing of Portugal's right-wing regime, the Estado Novo, was to clear up their image by promoting the Corte-Real brothers — Gaspar and Miguel — as important founding figures in the colonization of North America, thus making Portugal a more legitimate player in Canadian and American identity.

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During an official visit inthe Portuguese ambassador suggested a Corte-Real statue to celebrate the connection between that country and Newfoundland. Premier Joseph Smallwood enthusiastically received the proposal.

The piece was sculpted by Martins Correia, an artist frequently used by the Estado Novo office of propaganda. John's and surround it with Portuguese soil and proclaim an annual Portugal day in the province," said Fernandes.

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Fernandes said that at the time, Canada was being critical of Salazar's policies, which were seen as a kind of lateth century fascism. But Portugal had competition for the spot with another authoritarian regime: Spain's Francisco Franco.

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In reality, the Corte-Reals had very little impact on North America, if they even ever got here at all. What is certain — according to contemporary Massage madison ct of Venetian ambassador to Portugal Pietro Pasqualigo — is that around 57 men, women, and children were taken from wherever it was the Corte-Reals managed to reach and sold into slavery.

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Critics of the statue point out that there are now several other monuments, including a recently restored gravesite, better represent the province's connection with the Portuguese White Fleet and its fishers. They are decisions that we make around what past we wish to Insert picture on myspace and celebrate publicly and officially.

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A variety of Small cock dick you'll love, delivered straight to you. How a controversial St. Social Sharing. Monument marks grave of Portuguese sailor Real change must accompany removal of statues, street names linked to slavery, scholars say.

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