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  • PREMIUMDiscourse: Brasilia constructed for sovereignty, equal development

    first_imgLog in with your social account Google Linkedin Forgot Password ? Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herecenter_img There are many things a country can do to maintain its sovereignty. For Brazil, it was to build a new capital city in 1960 about 1,000 kilometers northwest of Rio de Janeiro, which had been the capital for centuries. The Jakarta Post’s Apriza Pinandita talked with Brazilian Ambassador to Indonesia Rubem Antonio Correa Barbosa about the country’s experience relocating the capital. Below are excerpts from the interview: Facebook Question: What was the reason behind the move?Answer: Brazil has a long coastline and, historically, most of the population is settled along the shores. It was important that we should occupy the interior of the country — the western part where it was very much uninhabited. The whole idea was that if we could establish a capital in the very center of the country, it could work as a sort of engine to move, demographically, Brazilians toward occu… discourse Brazil Indonesia bilateral-cooperation capital-city-relocationlast_img read more

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