In the then year of 1889, November 15, the Presidential Federative Republic was born. This event was marked by the figure of Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca as the protagonist of the proclamation, becoming the first President of the Brazilian Republic, from 1889 to 1891, during a provisional government.
This important historical moment in Brazil gave rise to the first Constitution, whose function was to establish in the country the republican regime, following the presidential government. Thanks to the 1891 document, it was established that all Brazilians are equal before the law, that nobody could be forced to do something or to do otherwise than by virtue of the law, besides freedom of religious worship, participation in associations, freedom of the press , expression and exercise of any profession, among others. Subsequently, approved by the National Constituent Assembly on September 22, 1988 and promulgated on October 5, 1988, the Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil of 1988 replaced that of 1891 and is the current fundamental and supreme law of the country.
For us the IIN, nothing more essential than the emancipation of the Brazilian people. There is nothing else we cherish. At our juncture, we value independence, because our whole struggle is based on this: being able to help and ensure to young people and children, at the margins of society, their freedom: guaranteeing equal opportunities for all.