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20 Anos das Diretas Já!

20 Years of Direct Now!

Statues of president Tancredo Neves, deputy Ulysses Guimarães and senator Teotônio Vilela in commemoration of the 20 years of the movement "Direct Now!" (a civil unrest movement which, in 1984, demanded direct presidential elections in Brazil)
Leo Santana

Belo Horizonte /  20 Anos das Diretas Já!   Belo Horizonte /  20 Anos das Diretas Já!


Three bronze statues of Tancredo Neves, Ulysses Guimarães and Teotônio Vilela, two of them waving to the public, the third holds a book in his hands, on which the text "20 anos diretas" - tancredo neves - teotônio vilela - ulisses guimarães - 2004".

Belo Horizonte - Diretas Já!
Tancredo de Almeida Neves
São João del Rey, MG 1910 - São Paulo 1985
Brazilian politician, lawyer, and entrepreneur; Minister of Justice and Interior Minister, 1953-54, Prime Minister, 1961-62, Finance Minister in 1962, and Governor of Minas Gerais, 1983-84. Elected as President of Brazil in 1985, but died before he took office (Wikipedia).

Belo Horizonte - Diretas Já!
Ulysses Silveira Guimarães
Itirapina, SP, 1916 - Angra do Reis, RJ, 1992
Brazilian politician and lawyer who played an important role in opposing the military dictatorship in Brazil (Wikipedia).

Belo Horizonte - Diretas Já!
Teotônio Brandão Vilela
Viçosa, Alagoas 1917 - Maceió, Alagoas 1983
Brazilian politician, vice-governor of Alagoas, 1961-66, senator for Alagoas 1967-82 (Wikipedia).


(all three statues) leo santana 2004


Sources & Information


  • Guimarães, Ulysses Silveira
  • Neves, Tancredo de Almeida
  • Politician/Statesman
  • President
  • Santana, Leo
  • Stand-by-me statue
  • Statue (three men)
  • Vilela, Teotônio Brandão
  • Location (S 19°55'54" - W 43°57'1")

    Item Code: brmg023; Photograph: 7 July 2017
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