Three graphics that explain Portuguese colonialism

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Image based on a photograph by Bruno Martins (via Unsplash) This article by Ruth Correia was first published on The Interruptor in Portuguese on May 28, 2021. An English translation has been republished here under a content partnership agreement and has been edited for length and clarity. Colonialism and imperialism are complex political structures that presuppose domination over other peoples and territories. In the case of European colonialism, which naturally includes the Portuguese, the belief in cultural supremacy over the native population was also explicit. The Portuguese occupation of …

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