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Scandalous statue of Theodore Roosevelt begins filming in New York

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Operations to remove the statue of former US President Theodore Roosevelt began on Thursday near New York’s famous Central Park following a scandal raised by African Americans and Native Americans.

The bronze statue of “Teddy” Roosevelt, president from 1901 to 1909, announced in June 2020, is now carved into the imposing dais where he “received” visitors at the entrance to the Natural History Museum for 80 years.

When asked by a journalist for the news agency France-Presse (AFP), a source at the museum said the work would “take months” without specifying a date for final removal.

The statue of Roosevelt, distantly related to one of his successors, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, depicts the former president on horseback, looking at a black man and walking Native American – a derogatory depiction of the Natural History Museum that some have asked to leave New York.

The June 2020 removal announcement came shortly after the death of George Floyd, an African American who was killed by police in Minneapolis, causing great shock to the United States due to latent racism.

At the same time, several other historical figures were targeted, such as former presidents Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson. Last September, Virginia removed a giant statue of Confederate General Robert Lee, a symbol of the country’s slave past.

If this “revolution” in American history seems legitimate to anyone, politicians and historians are worried about a race with no end in sight, which, in their words, “looks like the destruction of American culture.”

After dismantling, the Roosevelt statue will be housed on a long-term lease at the future Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota.

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This museum honoring the former US president, due to open in 2026, promises to re-contextualize what he calls a “problematic” goal after consultation with Native American and African American representatives.

Most recently, New York announced that the statue of Thomas Jefferson, the “Founding Father” of the United States, would be removed from the House of the Elect, as he owned hundreds of slaves on his Virginia plantations.

Along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt are among the four presidents whose faces are carved into the rock of South Dakota’s famous tourist Mount Rushmore.

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A cantora brasileira Elza Soares morreu esta quinta-feira, aos 91 anos, em sua casa, no Rio de Janeiro. A informação foi avançada pela agência de comunicação da artista.

“É com muita tristeza e pesar que informamos o falecimento da cantora e compositora Elza Soares, aos 91 anos, às 15:45 em sua casa, no Rio de Janeiro, por causas naturais”, foi partilhado na página oficial de Instagram da artista.

Elza Soares nasceu a 23 de junho de 1930, na favela de Moça Bonita, no seio de uma família muito pobre. A sua vida foi marcada pela luta e pela superação das dificuldades, tendo-se tornado numa inspiração para as mulheres negras do Brasil e do Mundo.

A artista, que “cantou até o fim”, costumava dizer que as suas dificuldades tinham feito como que já tivesse vivido várias vidas numa só, lembra o site brasileiro Veja.

Começou a sua carreira no samba, no final da década de 1950. Durante a sua carreira lançou 34 discos, em que além do género mais popular da cultura brasileira, também cantou outros ritmos como jazz, hip hop, e até mesmo música eletrónica. Mesmo aos 91 anos, Elza Soares editou músicas novas e tinha também um concerto marcado para o dia 3 de fevereiro na Casa Natura, em São Paulo.

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Cinco vezes mais contágios a nível global devido à variante Ómicron e mortes a aumentar | Coronavirus

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Mais de três milhões de casos diários de contágio pelo coronovírus, que provoca a covid-19, foram registados em média em todo o mundo entre 13 e 19 de Janeiro, número que aumentou mais de cinco vezes devido à variante Ómicron.

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Putin will ‘move’ into Ukraine because ‘he has to do something’, Biden predicts | Russia

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Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he believes Vladimir Putin will “push” into Ukraine because he “needs to do something” to test the United States and NATO. The US president promised a firm response in the event of Russian military aggression, but hinted that the alliance’s reaction could be different if Moscow decided on a “minor invasion” of Ukrainian territory.

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