The South is My Country

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Claimed territory.

The South is My Country (O Sul é o Meu País in Portuguese) is a separatist movement that claims the independence of Brazil's South Region, formed by the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.


Training course for leaders in Brusque, SC.

The movement arose during the Second Separatist Congress celebrated in 1992 at Laguna, founded by Adílcio Cadorin, freemason and former mayor of the city. It was founded in 1993[1] and bases itself on the concept of self-determination of the peoples and does not constitute a political party, despite its founders being directly involved with politics. The movement is headquartered in Curitiba and the President is Celso Deucher.

Its defenders allege that the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul have particular and distinct characteristics from the rest of Brazil, and thus they claim the right to political, economic, social and cultural self-determination, basing on the expectation of self-sufficiency to direct better the resources of the state to attend to its regional peculiarities.


The movements's flag. Usually confused as the proposed flag for the new country. [2]

The official symbols of the movement includes three stars which represent Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

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  1. ^ JAMES BROOKEPublished: May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12). "Santa Cruz Journal; White Flight in Brazil? Secessionist Caldron Boils - New York Times". Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Contemporary Separatist Movements (Brazil)". Retrieved 2013-10-09. 

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