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The National Congress building in Brasilia (DF). Brasilia replaced Rio de Janeiro as federal capital and administrative center in 1960, fulfilling President Juscelino Kubitsheck's idea of opening the interior of the country to developoment. Today the metropolitan area of Brasilia has a population close to 1.6 mil lion, as various satellite cities around it have mushroomed with the large inflow of rural migrants in search of employment.Edíficio do Congresso Nacional em Brasília (DF). Brasília substituiu o Rio de Janeiro como capital federal e centro administrativo em 1960, concretizando assim, o desejo do entllo Presidente JuscelinKubitsheck de abrir as portas do interior do país para o desenvolvimento.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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