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Brazil's memory destroyed in a massive fire at the National Museum in Rio

Monday, September 3rd 2018 - 09:18 UTC
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A massive fire on Sunday raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    Damn, that's really sad. All that history lost. :(

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Nobody knows so far what REALLY resulted into the tragedy.

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    A sadly missed opportunity to garnish some of those bountiful carwash funds to protect and preserve a national icon!

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Assuming that it was an accident [caused by negligence?]. Of course, NOBODY really is responsible!

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    The government who underfunded it for years is responsible, they should have had better fire prevention and working hydrants.

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @DT:

    That is the obvious answer. But which government [which regime, which political party, which president] will willingly own the responsibility AND admit the negligence?

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    None of them would, but it's obvious this is a long standing problem so it's the fault of all the governments, not just one of them.

    Sep 03rd, 2018 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Instead of spending money NOW [for renovation and obviously for the corrupt to benefit from the expenditure] the masses should insist on maintaining the “shell” of what was a museum - as a CONSTANT REMINDER [of the type of politicians Brazil has].
    http://www.sindextrema.com.br/v2014/wp-content/uploads/CHARGE-BRASIL1.jpg

    Sep 04th, 2018 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Braz has lots of $$$$$$$$$$$'s for sports.

    Pyro is a great way of covering your tracks.

    There's no knowing what the commies had previously looted for their own personal gain.

    More looolooo please!

    Lol.

    Sep 04th, 2018 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
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    @chronic

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-04/politics-cost-brazil-its-national-museum

    Sep 05th, 2018 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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