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A Zona Franca de Manaus e o capitalismo no Brasil

THE INTEGRATION to the nation and the threats of internationalization are constant issues in the history of the Amazon. The Amazon Operation and the implantation of the Manaus Free Zone, one of its most important parts, raised those expectations but also some worries. In this article the historical conditions in which the Amazon Operation as well as the Manaus Free Zone were conceived are analysed, as well as some of the ways through which local political and intellectual leaders understood them. We propose that these processes should be comprehended in reference to the change of the project of national capitalism to other of associated capitalism, what might help the understanding of contemporary situations.

Amazon; Amazon operation; Manaus Free Zone; capitalist development


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