The building of Brasilia

Fifty years ago the newly-built city of Brasilia was inaugurated.

It was to be the capital of Brazil - built on an empty plain hundreds of kilometres inland - it was a futuristic vision in concrete and steel.

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10 minutes

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Wed 21 Apr 2010 22:50 GMT

Soviet History

Collapse of the Soviet Union

From the Hungarian uprising to the break-up of the Soviet Union

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

The Witness Podcast

The Witness Podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

African History Collection

Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa