Talk:Juscelino Kubitschek

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the end of his presidency[edit]

Juscelino wasn't "kicked out of the office". He ended his presidential period and he was succeded by Janio Quadros my name is juscelino and I like this name. And when I listen this word I became so happy, and I would like to know more about his history, if you can lend same thing to me I will be totaly thank you-my address-(Rua Baroneza de Goitacazes n°98 apart 102 Barreto Niterói RJ Brasil)

Photo Caption?[edit]

I am almost completely sure that the woman shown with Kubitschek is not his wife Sarah (née Sarah Luiza Gomes de Lemos, 1909-1996). Here is a link to a photo of Juscelino and Sarah Kubitschek, taken in the late 1940s

And here is a link to a brief biographical sketch in Portuguese about Sarah Kubitschek

Since the woman in the photo used in the article seems to be in her 20s and the style of her dress is that of the early 1960s, I think that the woman is one of Kubitschek's daughters. I suspect that she is Márcia Kubitschek (1942-2000), who represented the Federal District (Brasília) in the Brazilian Congress from 1987 to 1991 and then was lieutenant governor (vice-governadora) of the Federal District from 1991 to 1994.

Diamantina 08:56, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)


It is widely known that Kubitschek was of Czech (and not Slovak) descent. His great-grandfather was Jan Nepomuk Kubíček, one of the first Czech immigrants in Brazil.

It is widely known in Brazil that he was from a gipsy czech family. It is cited in the Portuguese wiki. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Junfonseca (talkcontribs) 23:50, 9 September 2010 (UTC) Huh? What is the basis of this claim? Just sheer population growth of S.P.? Where is the research? Where is the statistically tested evidence?

We need references to be cited. This is the typical big-city hubris I read constantly all over Wikipedia and I am getting rather sick of it. Not everything is about big cities today and not everything in the world is shifting to big cities. And if you'd bother to do some research into concepts like Christaller's Central place theory, you'd understand how cities have developed over the past, oh ... 10 thousand years!

I suspect that this article -- like many others that seem to espouse life in the biggest cities in each country -- is written by somebody young. Someone under the age of 30.

One indication of this is, of course, the lack of knowledge about rigorous academic principles, evidenced by this person not having cited this claim about transfer of, uh, "clout", to S.P.! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Atikokan (talkcontribs) 05:21, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

They built this city on....[edit]

"Much of the investment in industry was funded by printing money"
Can anyone cite this, because this link says the they were able to afford to built Brasilia on the money the country made drung WWII selling rubber to the United States for the war effort. Santos89

Actually, this article quotes a single union leader who makes this claim. I have been unable to find other references to substantiate it. Do you know of any? Certainly a lot of money was made out of the rubber industry during WWII, but how much actually went into the Brazilian economy and how much went to Vargas and his cronies? Brazil had (and still has) some of the best politicians money can buy. American In Brazil (talk) 22:25, 30 May 2013 (UTC)


Content entirely aside (I am no expert on Kubitschek), the tone and lack of references are just not Wiki-appropriate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:19, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

I agree; the article needs additional citations. Surely there are numerous references in Portuguese and English about JK, a seminal figure in the modern history of Brazil. American In Brazil (talk) 04:19, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Golden Years section[edit]

This section is only tangentially related to the subject. First, it states generalizations about Brazil without a single reference source. Second, JK took office as President in 1956, whereas the section refers to progress throughout the 1950s. JK cannot be credited with national expansion before he took office. Certainly, JK cannot be credited with Brazil winning the World Cup in 1958 or the success of a Brazilian tennis star. Finally, much of it is ungrammatical (which is perhaps the easiest thing to fix). Unless someone has objections, I am going to remove it in the next week to 10 days or replace its broad claims with more specific references to JK's presidency. This is a WP article, gente. Let's all stick to the subject! American In Brazil (talk) 21:48, 30 May 2013 (UTC)