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luís Carlos Prestes was born in January 1898 and died in March 1990.
During his long life he participated in significant moments in Brazilian history,
and of the left in particular. In the 1920s, he was one of the leaders of the move-
ment which spread throughout Brazil in opposition to the administration of
Artur Bernardes and to way the republication regime was organized. In the
1930s he spent a long period in the Soviet Union, where he definitely adhered
to communism and prepared the way to joining the Brazilian Communist