O Pasquim is the name of a Brazilian periodical which was the first and most important to resist against the Brazilian military dictatorship. The idea for the periodical began in 1968 after a meeting of cartoonist Jaguar with journalists Tarso de Castro and Sérgio Cabral (senior; he is the father of the current politician Sérgio Cabral (Jr.)).They were looking for an alternative to substitute Sergio Porto's (who had just died) tabloid A carapuça. The name was Jaguar's idea, inspired in the Italian folk-tale character Pasquino, who, according to the legend, used to write and tell stories in a major public square.
O Pasquim was established in 1969. The first edition was published on June 26, 1969. From an initial circulation of twenty thousand copies, the periodical jumped to two hundred thousand copies in the mid-1970s. The paper ceased publication in 1991.
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