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The Brasils

 

 

Brazil was colonised in the 1500s by the Portuguese, and became a major centre of sugar cane production. African slaves were transported across the Atlantic to work the plantations, and their descendents form a large part of the modern Bahia population.

Sugar Cane Plantation
Creative Commons AttributionSugar Cane Plantation - Credit: 91RS, Flickr