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URUGUAY, Paulino Jose Soares e Souza (oo-roo-gah'-ee), Viscount de, Brazilian statesman, born in Paris, France, in 1807; died in Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 15 July, 1866. He was educated at the University of Coimbra, studied law in the Academy of Sao Paulo, Brazil, entered the magistracy in 1831, was a member, and afterward president, of the provincial assembly of Rio Janeiro, after the promulgation of the additional act to the constitution. He was a member of the Brazilian parliament in 1836-'49, entered the cabinet on 23 May, 1840, as minister of justice, and held the same office in 1841-'3, prepared the law of 3 December, 1841, which reformed the criminal procedure of the empire, was secretary of foreign relations in 1843-'4, and became a senator, 21 March, 1849. On 8 October of the same year he succeeded Marquis de Olinda as secretary of foreign relations. He negotiated in 1851 the treaty of alliance between Uruguay, Entre-Rids, and Brazil, and treaties of commerce with Uruguay, Peru, and the Argentine Republic, and resigning, 6 September, 1853, was appointed on 8 September a councillor of state, and created Viscount of Uruguay and a grandee of the first class, 2 December, 1854. He went to Paris in the following year as minister to settle the difficult question of the frontier between Brazil and French Guiana, returning in 1858 to Brazil. He wrote "Ensaios sobre o Dirieto administrativo " (2 vols., Rio Janeiro, 1862) and "Estudos praticos sobre o administracgo das provincias do Brazil" (2 vols., 1866).
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