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After Two Years in Power Brazil President Gets an A in Economy, Politics and Foreign Policy PDF Print E-mail
2012 - July 2012
Written by Arthur Ituassu   
Monday, 30 July 2012 15:23

President Dilma Rousseff"Nobody will want you. You will be deformed", the 22-year-old prisoner was told in January 1970 by a jailer - maybe "Dr. Medeiros", maybe "Joaquim" - working for Brazil's then military regime. The young woman's name was Dilma Rousseff.

Thirty-one years later, in 2001, she told a human-rights commission (in a statement released in full only in June 2012) that she had been held in prison for three years in three different cities, and during that time faced all kinds of torture, including numerous physical beatings, electric-shocks and even a fake firing-squad.

She could never have believed then that one day she would be Brazil's president.

Dilma Rousseff entered the Palácio do Planalto in Brasília in January 2011, following her election victory in October 2010. The president's success in her first two years in office, reflected in the fact that more than 75% of Brazilians think she is doing a good job, has many aspects.

For example, she has never used her suffering for political gain; she is a woman head of state in a country marked by a very "macho" culture; she created Brazil's first "truth commission", to review crimes committed by the state during the dictatorship of 1964-85.

But the most important ingredient is that Dilma Rousseff has confronted three major, serious challenges with hard work and honesty.

The Three Tests

The first is the global economic crisis since 2008. Brazil's response has been to boost domestic consumption, a remedy that seems to have reached a turning-point with a possible growth figure of under 3% in 2012.

Some in the Brazilian press argue that Dilma Rousseff's government is unable to deal with the problem, and the president acknowledges the need for action. But she also rightly insists that economic growth is not everything, but just one issue (if a vital one) on the political agenda.

She has reiterated that a country should also be judged by its ability to protect and educate its children, take care of the elderly and eliminate poverty.

By making these her priorities and pursuing them through various social programs, Dilma has in effect demanded that Brazil's official political culture end its practice of judging administrations by their economic performance alone.

This is a positive step, for it highlights the historic inability of the Brazilian state (reflecting the influence of Brazilian capitalism on the country's politics) to provide public goods - such as basic education, healthcare, justice and public security - to its citizens.

But even in the economic field, Rousseff's government has fulfilled her promise to reduce Brazil's interest-rates, with the central-bank's rate falling from more than 12% per year in 2011 to the current 8% (the lowest level since 1996).

More than that, the president has pressed the public financial institutions to use lower rates in the market, thus forcing private banks to do the same.

The result is a financial revolution. For the first time in decades Brazilians are able to use banks and other financial institutions with reasonable rates; now, TV news programs report on how to borrow responsibly.

The second challenge is one inherited from her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (and more distantly from former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso): the need to avoid the trap of making spurious political alliances in order to govern.

Here too, Dilma's firm leadership - for example, in quickly dismissing seven ministers involved in political and corruption scandals in the first year of her presidency - has consolidated her authority and popularity.

But her steadiness will be tested in coming months, when Brazil's federal high court will judge the notorious mensalão - the prolonged corruption scandal that unfolded under Lula's government, when prominent figures in the ruling Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party), including Lula's chief-of-staff José Dirceu, were accused of distributing money to small parties in exchange for political support.

Until now, Dilma has behaved with dignity and restraint, leaving the issue entirely in the hands of Brazilian justice.

The third challenge is Brazilian foreign policy, where Rousseff's government has been attacked from both the right and the left. The right claims that the "Rio+20" agreement on climate change was empty, and that Brazil's policy over Paraguay's "presidential coup" was subordinated to Buenos Aires and Caracas.

The left claims that the president doesn't care about foreign policy, has no patience with the idiosyncrasies of Itamaraty (the political bureaucracy behind Brazil's foreign policy), and has lost the guiding path built by Lula and ex-foreign minister Celso Amorim, who (so the argument goes) articulated a more authentic and autonomous political strategy for the country in the international arena.

In fact, the agreement reached at the Rio+20 was a near-miracle, while Brazil's position on the overthrow of Fernando Lugo in Asuncion showed that Brazilian leadership in the region is being linked to a new democratic discourse.

In this terrain, Dilma Rousseff has continued to pose the longstanding Brazilian question about the current methods of global governance, as well as corrected some flawed stances on human rights.

Here too, her thinking is clear: it is better to fight poverty and abuse from the inside than to play power-politics outside.

Besides all that, the president has had to deal with the political moods of her predecessor and mentor. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served two terms from 2002-09, has more than once impolitely suggested that he could run again in 2014, when Dilma herself would be in a good position to reach for a second term.

For handling this test and the others with honesty, sincerity, hard work, good social programs and an impressive political conscience, Dilma Rousseff has already achieved much as Brazil's first woman president. Oxalá she can keep going that way.

Arthur Ituassu is professor of international relations at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can read more from him at his website: www.ituassu.com.br. This article appeared originally in Open Democracy - www.opendemocracy.net.



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written by Exadios, July 31, 2012
I remember the Brazil of the 1970s very well. Dilma (and Lula) is my hero. Well done Dilma!
Dilma Rousseff is doing a very good job as President of Brazil...
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, July 31, 2012

Ricardo: Dilma Rousseff is doing a very good job as President of Brazil...

Good article by professor Arthur Ituassu, and I agree with him that Dilma Rousseff has been doing a good job, since she became president of Brazil.

I am also a nationalist, and I agree with president Rousseff's policy of concentrating most of her efforts in lifting all the boats inside Brazil. I want to see a Brazil with a very large middle-class, well educated, in good health, and with a very high standard of living.

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This article is a joke.
written by Luiz, August 01, 2012

But even in the economic field, Rousseff's government has fulfilled her promise to reduce Brazil's interest-rates, with the central-bank's rate falling from more than 12% per year in 2011 to the current 8% (the lowest level since 1996).

More than that, the president has pressed the public financial institutions to use lower rates in the market, thus forcing private banks to do the same.

The result is a financial revolution. For the first time in decades Brazilians are able to use banks and other financial institutions with reasonable rates; now, TV news programs report on how to borrow responsibly.



Brasilia, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Credit-card interest rates in Brazil climbed above 300 percent last month, a media report said.

Brazilian rates are many times higher than those in other Latin American countries such as Peru, where the median rate is 55 percent; Chile, 54.24 percent; Argentina, 50 percent; and Colombia, 29.23 percent, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday, citing a report from the Proteste consumer association.

The Brazilian central bank's benchmark interest rate has declined steadily in 2012 and now stands at 8 percent, yet rates on credit cards have climbed inexorably from the January median of 237.9 percent, according to the report.

"There is no economic explanation for this," one of the report's authors, economist Hessia Costilla, told o Estado.

Proteste analyzed the rates Brazil's 13 largest banks charge on credit card debt.
Reply to Luiz
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 01, 2012

Ricardo: Luiz, the Brazilian central bank's benchmark Selic interest rate should be around 7 percent by early 2013, and the Brazilian banks should reduce accordingly their rates on credit cards.

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written by asp, August 01, 2012
im really glad they passed quotas for black brazilians to enter universities under her administration, because the white brazilians arnt giving up space for black brazilians for anything

you go traveling to airports, and most all the passengers are phenotype white....there is a huge phenotype black brazi, where are they in the elite power structures and institutions ?

good for dilma
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written by Gringodingo, August 01, 2012
The country is still a cesspool of corruption and incompetence, the only thing changing is that Brazilians are getting more and more in dept.The bubble will pop, and the nation will plummet back deeper into the s**tters.

Country of the future, and always will be.
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written by Gringodingo, August 01, 2012
And look at this fluff site, one of the biggest cases in Brazil's juridic history starts tomorrow and there is scant coverage here. pathetic, just glowing praise about the PT's newest darling, and they don't even mention the scandal rocking her party... a typical fluff piece.

Actually, most Brazilians don't have a freaking clue about anything in their country. As long as they have their football, beer and samba, they think they'll be ok. Now that more and more are paying for everything on credit, and that credit burden is burgeoning, they will be in for a rude awakening soon.

Oh well, you can lead a nation to the world's stage, but you can't make it think.
nowhere to be found
written by Simpleton, August 01, 2012
"there is a huge phenotype black brazi, where are they in the elite power structures and institutions" - Asp, you will find no one that can reasonably explain or defend the situation you point out. Among the incredibly inteligent folks of phenotype black that I have met there, those with superior education and or other credentials just won't even consider joining up and working their way through the crook crock. Brasileiras of phenotype black that don't have the education nor credentials, well, that would be and always has been my preference for a live-in domestic whenever I'm there alone or have an extra quarto. Trust Whitey? Where, why?
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written by João da Silva, August 01, 2012

And look at this fluff site, one of the biggest cases in Brazil's juridic history starts tomorrow and there is scant coverage here


My bet is all those involved would be acquitted and pardoned.smilies/cheesy.gif

pathetic, just glowing praise about the PT's newest darling, and they don't even mention the scandal rocking her party


Sorry for correcting you. She is not from PT, but....but....but....PDT. Despite that, I think she is a technocrat and doesn't play partisan politics. IMHO, she has been doing a good job against all odds.smilies/smiley.gif

Now that more and more are paying for everything on credit, and that credit burden is burgeoning, they will be in for a rude awakening soon.


I ain't contesting your statement regarding the "credit burden" and "rude awakening", though the phrases sound ominous!smilies/smiley.gif

Oh well, you can lead a nation to the world's stage, but you can't make it think.


Spot on. Probably Prez Dilma also shares our view.smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gif
more lies and frauds by brazil
written by usa the envy of the world, August 04, 2012
this midget dwarf of a president who has a prison record and a resume with socialism/marxism all over it is a joke in the world ..brazil is declining faster then a brazilian national running over the mexican border into the usa in the middle of the night ....dips**t rouseff and her mentor "no finger" lulu dasilva presided over a brazil that has vomited its criminals and theives to the usa while turning a blind eye to the criminal orgs in minas gerais that traffick,smuggle, brazilians out of brazil for a fee
Dilma's course: Steady, calm, concentrated on stability, social balance.
written by jan z. volens, August 05, 2012
Lula used his overt "foreign" initiatives to put Brazil on the map as an "independent" - not an adversary of the U.S. or NATO - but "independent". Dilma has nothing to gain by adding to that position - Brazil is now "independent" geopolitically. There is not need nor advantage to carry this posture beyond the bound set by Lula. In the contrary, in contrast to Lula who never was a "radical" whose history could be used against him by the "West" (USA+NATO"Partners): Thus Lula "got slack" and was accepted as bouncy labor organizer. George Bush adored Lula- because Lula reminded George Bush of the Mexican-Americans who worked for him in his flopped oil venture in West Texas. But Dilma was a "radical" in her youth (who has not been a radical at that age and time ?) - and the "West" (USA+NATO"Partners") could smear her with that history. Thus, Dilma continues the "independent" geopolitical position established by Lula - without expanding the dimension or making waves. Instead, Dilma increased the program for "dissuasive" capacity by devoting funds to the long range nuclear-powered submarine program (AMAZONIA AZUL TECNOLOGICA DE DEFESA). Dilma continues to build the BRICS forum with Russia-China-India-South Africa - towards a "multipolar world" (read: Not dominated by the USA). China is now the biggest commercial partner of Brazil. Long range MERCORUS, UNASUR, CELAC - will increase the "independence" of Brazil and the other nations in South America, and even to a degree the other nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lula und Dilma are the beginning of a generational project towards an "independent" Brazil in an "independent" South America.
Reply to USA the envy of the world
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 05, 2012

Economic Collapse In The Weeks Ahead – August 4, 2012
http://youtu.be/lTuE9oUBl24


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Gerald Celente - ABC Australia - August 1, 2012
http://youtu.be/L_BDWVpmfL8


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Max Keiser: Bilderberg & Mainstream media with Alex Jones – August 4, 2012
http://youtu.be/WcMq4cPd6nw

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Reply to USA the envy of the world
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 05, 2012

Ricardo: There's no reason to bring the money back to the United States; with a very mature economy, a fast growing ageing population, a banking system based on the “Ponzi scheme” model, an economic system that the best ideas that is capable to create are empty shells such as Zynga, Groupon, Facebook, and so on....

Today, the United States has a pathetic economic system which it tries very hard to sell around the world as if it was the best economic system ever made.

Charlie Rose Show interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin – August 2, 2012

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12491

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facts
written by usa the envy of the world, August 05, 2012
the united states of america is the richest most powerfull country in the history of the world .the us dollar is the worlds main reserve currency. the united states surpasses the world in technology,invention,patents,and industrial might..the usa has military installations in 143 countries in the world .the usa has the worlds most powerfull modern military the world has ever seen..no country in the world could ever survive a attack on it by the united states of america.. any questions ??.i didn,t think so ..
Reply to USA the envy of the world
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 05, 2012

Ricardo: I understand why you think like that, I also have seen the same movies that you saw:

First Blood (1982)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083944/


Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089880/


Rambo III (198smilies/cool.gif
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095956/


Rambo IV (200smilies/cool.gif
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462499/


That is the make believe world of Hollywood.


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Here is a reality check - now let's go back to the real world:


When the United States lost the Vietnam War

The Saddest Day: 30 April 1975 (The Fall of Saigon)

http://youtu.be/mcQoQDkhbYw


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Reply to Ricardo Amaral
written by Luiz, August 05, 2012
Hello Ricardo,

This article, http://www.marketwatch.com/sto...012-07-12, does address your point.

But this excerpt makes it a little difficult to reconcile:
According to Serasa Experian, the average person with loans arrears is overdue on four loans, and 60% of overdue debtors owe more than 100% of their monthly income.


I would be very interested in your thoughts of how low rates have to go to rectify this most looming disaster for Brasilian debtors.
Also where would credit card rates go if the Selic rate went to 7%...still in the 200's???

Thank you.


DIRMA SABI LHE DAR COM TUDU
written by Wanessinya, August 05, 2012
a dirma tá mandanu muintu bein
amu éla
Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, August 05, 2012

Hi Ricardo,

Luiz said:

I would be very interested in your thoughts of how low rates have to go to rectify this most looming disaster for Brasilian debtors.
Also where would credit card rates go if the Selic rate went to 7%...still in the 200's??


I am also interested in knowing your line of thoughts. My feeling is that BC could lower the Selic rate as much as it wants, but the banks are not going to lower their credit card rates. Remember, all our banks issue MasterCard & VISA Credit (and debit) cards. They also charge absurd "annual fees"

I tend to agree with Luiz when he mentioned about the "looming disaster" for the Brasilian debtors. Hope the "Plano Collor" is not going to be reenacted again.smilies/sad.gif
Reply to ASP
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

ASP - Here is a great jazz group:

Brian Culbertson- Get It On
http://youtu.be/9vWEa-ydr7A


Brian Culbertson- Back in the Day & So Good
http://youtu.be/DCopcNpzc60


Enjoy it!!!!!!!!!
Here is a lesson in international Blackmail...
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

Here is how it is done:

Israel is going to attack Iran right before the US presidential election....
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=71

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Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, MasterCard & VISA credit cards also charge a very high interest rate and they charge all kinds of fees that they can get away with here in the old USA.

I don't use any credit card myself, and have not used a single credit card for many years.

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Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, if MasterCard & VISA credit cards decided to lower the interest rates that they charge to their customers in Brazil - the new rates it would apply only for new charges and they still would charge the old high rates for the old debts.

Basically, if you have an outstanding debt with these thieves, then you have become one of their slaves for life.

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Reply to Ederson and Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

Ricardo: Both of you will find interesting the ongoing discussion between myself and a friend of mine from Facebook as follows:

Cenário econômico preocupante
by Gustavo Tamm Brandão on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 12:22am ·


O Banco Central não irá aumentar os juros (ou não muito), o que seria necessário para conter a inflação. O governo argumenta que um aumento dos juros iria prejudicar o crescimento. Argumenta ainda que "o importante é que a inflação esteja em linha descendente", todavia o ângulo dessa linha está se alongando cada vez mais, haja vista que o alcance das metas foi novamente adiado para 2013. Com uma inflação presente, os assalariados reivindicarão correções cada vez maiores e o círculo vicioso provocará muitos problemas. Nada pior que um governo capaz de tudo para manter-se no poder

http://www.facebook.com/notes/...4104583117



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Gustavo Tamm Brandão: ‎Ricardo C. Amaral, quem viver verá. Lembro que os aumentos salariais serão repassados aos preços, alimentando a espiral inflacionária.

July 29, 2011 at 1:41am


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Ricardo: At the end of July of last year a friend of mine from Facebook posted the above info and asked me my opinion about that subject, and here is a copy of the ongoing discussion:


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Ricardo C. Amaral: Today the real must be overvalued against the game that the United States has been playing with the US dollar and China with the yuan.

In my opinion, the time is now for Finance Minister Guido Mantega to announce what I have been suggesting since last year: a 40 percent devaluation of the real, and adopt a fixed rate currency system for the real pegged to a basket of currencies including the US dollar and the Chinese yuan to anchor the real against the US dollar and the yuan – and keep the new currency system until the market conditions change and at that time the Brazilian central bank would make the necessary adjustments.

The only reason I can think that he is not doing that is because the financial markets in Brazil must be in the pocket of Wall Street.

July 29, 2011 at 1:53am


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Gustavo Tamm Brandão: O câmbio hoje se desvalorizou, após algumas medidas do governo. Todavia caiu em todo o mundo, como exemplo, a desvalorização brasileira foi praticamente igual à inglesa, portanto não temos como saber se houve eficácia do governo ou apenas um efeito mundial.

July 29, 2011 at 1:55am


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Ricardo C. Amaral: A devaluation of 40 percent of the real it would break that cycle of “Hot Money” going to Brazil to chase the high interest rates that they can get in Brazil.

And the “Hot Money” is creating various economic bubbles in Brazil resulting in higher inflation.

July 29, 2011 at 1:57am


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Gustavo Tamm Brandão: Há vozes acusando um enfraquecimento da indústria em função do câmbio.

July 29, 2011 at 2:01am


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Ricardo C. Amaral: Gustavo, if Guido Mantega does not follow this strategy then the real will continue appreciating against the US dollar and the yuan with catastrophic consequences for the Brazilian economy.

But regarding the currency manipulation of the United States and China the country that is being screwed in a big way is: Brazil.

In the last 2 years the real appreciated 45 percent against the US and Chinese currency - resulting in a loss of 100,000 manufacturing jobs in Brazil in 2009 and another 60,000 manufacturing jobs in 2010. And things are not getting any better for Brazil in 2011.

This foreign exchange policy of the Brazilian government is creating a major problem for the Brazilian economy, because is increasing the cost of doing business in Brazil and products made in Brazil is becoming very expensive, and they are also putting the tourism industry out of business in Brazil. Brazil is becoming a very expensive place for people from other countries to go for vacation.

I am aware that some major Brazilian corporations have been borrowing large amounts of money in the United States to take advantage of the lower interest rate than they can borrow in Brazil.

I also remember that over the years in similar circumstance major Brazilian corporations used the same strategy in the past only to be caught by surprise when the Brazilian currency devalued against the US dollar and in no time made these corporations financially insolvent because of these loans in US dollar.

July 29, 2011 at 2:20am

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Reply to Ederson and Joao da Silva - Part 2 of 2
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

Part 2 of 2

The discussion continues about one year later:


Gustavo Tamm Brandão: Veja Ricardo C. Amaral, está fazendo um ano que tivemos essa conversa. Um forte abraço ao amigo.

August 14, 2012 at 4:36pm


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Ricardo C. Amaral:

Historical exchange rate (BRL:USD)

29 Jul 2011: 1.5491

31 Jul 2012: 2.0573

Gustavo, in the last 12 months the Brazilian Real decreased in value versus the US dollar by 33 percent.

When the Brazilian Real was trading around 1:55 to US$ 1 – I had been calling for a Brazilian Real devaluation between 35 to 40 percent versus the Us dollar and also versus the Chinese yuan – after one year we are almost there.

I also had been calling for a Central Bank cut in the Selic rate all the way down to around 7 percent to drive economic activity up inside Brazil and at the same time to drive the “Hot Money” out of the Brazilian economy.

We are almost at the point that I thought the Brazilian Real and the Selic rate should be – but there's one problem, in the last 12 months the economic situation deteriorated drastically in Euroland, and also in China, India, and so on.... - we are in an economic race to the bottom.

The Euroland economy is imploding faster than most people realized, and we have also a major economic slowdown in China and India, and the combination of all this massive global economic decline it will have a negative affect in the Brazilian economy.

In another words, I am not sure if the 33 percent devaluation of the Brazilian Real that we had so far versus the US dollar and the Chinese yuan it is enough to protect the manufacturing base of Brazilian industry and also the tourism industry in Brazil.

We are in a race to the bottom , and Brazil has to keep pace with the currency manipulation by the US Federal Reserve (their series of QE program – artificial manipulation and intervention in the financial market) – and also with the games played by the Chinese government regarding the Chinese yuan.

August 14, 2012 at 9:01pm


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Gustavo Tamm Brandão: Obrigado Ricardo, é sempre um prazer ler as suas matérias e comentários. Nos próximos meses pretendo visitar os USA, passando por Miami, Washington e NY. Conforme combinamos tempos atrás, um cafezinho em solo americano será por sua conta. Recentemente, estive com a sua prima Graziela Ribeiro de Andrada em BH e ela está muito bem após o acidente, graças a Deus. Um forte abraço.

August 15, 2012 at 9:06am


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Ricardo C. Amaral: Sera um prazer, me avise das datas de quando vc vai estar em NY.

Um forte abraco para vc tambem.

August 15, 2012 at 2:02pm

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Reply to Ederson and Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 16, 2012

Ricardo: By the way, I agree 100 percent with the US$ 66 billion economic stimulus plan that president Dilma Rousseff anounced yesterday to invest in needed infrastructure in Brazil.

Congratulations to President Dilma Rousseff and also to Guido Mantega for making the right decisions to help develop the Brazilian economy for the long term.

Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here is a lecture by one of the smartest economists that we have today from any place around the world:
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 17, 2012

Ricardo: Here is a lecture by one of the smartest economists that we have today from any place around the world: Satyajit Das

Satyajit Das - The end of Ponzi prosperity – Auckland – August 16, 2012
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...number=104

All I can say is that his seminar was excellent, and worth the time of watching the entire presentation.


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written by asp, August 17, 2012
ric, im in the beautiful state of bahia now , just one of the fantastic places in your country to visit, on business, so, i cant check out those youtubes yet, but, thanks
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written by asp, August 18, 2012
also, im very surprised how expensive the hookers are here, for such a poverty stricken place
“The Sudden Death of Ernst Young” - August 20, 2012
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 20, 2012

Ricardo: You can read about “The Sudden Death of Ernst Young” at:
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...did=247806

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Regarding "Ernst Young" one of the "Big Four" global accounting firms...
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

SouthAmerica: Arthur Andersen once one of the "Big Five" accounting firms among PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst Young, and KPMG died a sudden death during the Enron fiasco.

Now it looks like that another one of the world's leading accounting organizations one of the "Big Four" – this time Ernst Young also will die a quick death.

Common sense tells me that only fools would trust the Ernst Young's audited information, since they are as good as garbage.

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written by asp, August 20, 2012
ok, the bitch talking about the hookers isnt me
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written by asp, August 20, 2012
the bitch should have been talking about my foibles with trannys, which are very very inexpensive in bahia
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written by asp, August 20, 2012
that last message wasnt me, what the f**k are foibles
Here is what means to vote for a Romney/Ryan Presidential ticket in 2012
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 22, 2012

Ricardo: If you vote for the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan Presidential ticket in 2012, then this is what you want to fix the problem with the American senior citizens population in the United States.

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=11

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All the Arabs in the Middle East are uniting with the Iranians and they are ready to go against Israel for the final kill.
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 23, 2012

Ricardo: All the Arabs in the Middle East are uniting with the Iranians and they are ready to go against Israel for the final kill.

Israel is all talk and no action, but it would be nice to see the final showdown between Israel and the Arab world.

Now it's Syria and tomorrow will be Saudi Arabia – August 20, 2012
http://youtu.be/_x7UGBxPCuw


The President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just met with the leaders of Saudi Arabia at Mecca in Saudi Arabia to come to an understanding and an agreement between the Arabs and Persians.

Arabian politicians understand that if they play to the flute of the West completely, if they comply with all the wishes of their Western partners, that it will take them to the brink of a tragedy.


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Alex Jones w/Gerald Celente: amerika Will Go To War Again Soon – August 19, 2012
http://youtu.be/jXILeLW745U


Gerald Celente says the entire system has become one big fraud, and amerika is going to go to war again soon.

The first World War of the new Millennium is spinning out of control in the Middle East – Israel lost the short war that they had against Hezbollah in Lebanon a few years ago, it is crazy that Israel thinks that they can start a war against Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah without having their ass kicked again....

Israel is planning a 30 days war against Iran.....

Hah, hah, hah....



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The “Prophecies of Nostradamus” say that he has indicated that a “Third World War” would start in the Middle East sometime around our time.
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 23, 2012

Ricardo: As Gerald Celente mentioned on the above video that World War III is ready to explode: All the Arabs in the Middle East are uniting with the Iranians and they are ready to go against Israel for the final kill.

Israel is all talk and no action, but it would be nice to see the final showdown between Israel and the Arab/Persian world.

If I remember correctly the “Prophecies of Nostradamus” say that he has indicated that a “Third World War” would start in the Middle East sometime around our time.

The part of “Nostradamus Prophecies” that I don't like it – is the part that say that when the “Third World War” is underway a nuclear warhead would land in New York City destroying that entire city.

When they made a movie for television about the “Nostradamus Prophecies” - the second movie of that series – I did not like the final scene of that movie when they show a nuclear warhead landing in New York City and you see New York City being destroyed and turning into a mushroom cloud.

I live in the area, and my family and friends also live in the area that it would be turned into ashes.

This it would be a very bad outcome for all of us...

http://youtu.be/8PbZnZy1qr8

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Now that Israel it will be completely annihilated by the Arabs and Persians...
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 23, 2012

Ricardo: Here is an interesting situation:

Now that Israel it will be completely annihilated by the Arabs and Persians – I wonder what kind of effect that will have in the religious people around the world.

I guess most people would realize almost overnight, and they would accept the demise of Israel as an act of God...

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Israel and World War III
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 23, 2012

Ricardo: Ederson, and Joao da Silva

You guys probably will enjoy reading some of the information on my latest blogger - It is a kind of summary of what we have been discussing here on Brazzil magazine for many years as follows:

Israel and World War III
http://israelandworldwariii.blogspot.com/

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Here is an interesting situation:
written by Liberty, August 24, 2012

Now that Israel it will be completely annihilated by the Arabs and Persians – I wonder what kind of effect that will have in the religious people around the world.

I guess most people would realize almost overnight, and they would accept the demise of Israel as an act of God...


Given your scenario, it is probably a good idea for Israel to launch a massive pre-emptive strike with nuclear weapons against the Arabs and Persians to prevent annihilation.

I guess most people would realize almost overnight, and they would accept the demise of Sharia Law/Muslim Brotherhood/Taliban/Supreme Mullah as an act of God...

Reply to Liberty
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 24, 2012

Ricardo: You missed the point - "I guess most people would realize almost overnight, and they would accept the demise of Israel as an act of God..."

It does not matter if Israel incinerates the entire Middle East on its way to its demise - any way you look at - you can't win against an act of God...

If it's God's will about the demise of Israel, then have a ball incinerating that entire part of the world on your way out.

Go out with a big bang....like this:

http://youtu.be/8PbZnZy1qr8

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Correction
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 24, 2012

If it's God's will about the demise of Israel, if it makes you feel better, then have a ball incinerating that entire part of the world on your way out.

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Reply to Liberty - Here is a sound and effective strategy for you guys to follow in Israel.....
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 24, 2012

Ricardo: If it makes you feel better, then start by dropping a few of these “thermonuclear warheads” at places such as Gaza, the West Bank – and also around the border of Israel with Lebanon where the Hezbollah fighters are located. (Remember Israel lost the war against Hezbollah just a few years ago, and that it would be a way to win this time around.)

And don't forget to drop a few of these “thermonuclear warheads” also all across the Israeli border with Egypt – that would teach a lesson to all these people and at the same time it would make you happy.

Show to the world and also to all these people how tough you are...


Israel is alleged to possess thermonuclear weapons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...estruction

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Reply to Liberty
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 24, 2012

Ricardo: The “Prophecies of Nostradamus” say that a “Third World War” would start in the Middle East by the third “Anti-Christ” sometime around our time - The first two “Anti-Christs” Nostradamus predicted were Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler.

Based on his actions regarding bombing and killing of the Palestinians, sending death squads to assassinate people in other countries, and so on... - today it is obvious to the entire world that the third and final “Anti-Christ” that Nostradamus predicted it is the neurotic, lunatic and warmongering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu.

The third “Anti-Christ's” destiny is made clear by Nostradamus – unlike the first two, he is the first to die in a war he initiates...by a rocket falling out of the skies.

In a world already under a lot of stress and at the edge of the abyss related to the collapsing international social, economic and financial systems – the “First Great Depression of the New Millennium” that is underway - the last thing we need today is that a bunch of lunatics who are running Israel to make things even worse to everybody around the world by starting “World War III” just to make sure that another “Prophecy of Nostradamus” materializes and come to pass.

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Excellent analysis by Pepe Escobar about the collapse of the Middle East.
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 25, 2012

Ricardo: Excellent analysis by Pepe Escobar about the collapse of the Middle East.

Corbett Report Radio 201 -- Around the World with Pepe Escobar – August 22, 2012
http://youtu.be/xZSv4gB0_LY


Originally aired on AUG 22, 2012

Tonight we talk to Pepe Escobar, roving correspondent for ATimes.com, about the flashpoints in the middle east and North Africa. We discuss the latest round of Iran war hysteria, the Israeli position in the region, the Turkish role in the Syrian war, and the latest moves of newly-elected Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi.


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Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy - “Israel is going to attack Iran before the US presidential elections...”
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 26, 2012

Ricardo: Enjoy the discussions that are going on regarding this subject at:

Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
“Israel is going to attack Iran before the US presidential elections...”
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=63


If these fools and lunatics in Israel really start the war against Iran - that it will be a catastrophe for the entire world - that will be the event that sparks and starts World War III.


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Finally Americans can vote in favor for a thermonuclear war against Russia/China....
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 27, 2012

Ricardo: Americans can vote for the Romney/Ryan Presidential ticket in 2012 – and that case they would be able to enjoy their first thermonuclear war against Russia/China.

It will get hot and cozy around here....

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=11

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Regarding the coming thermonuclear war against Russia/China....
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 27, 2012

Ricardo: Vote for the Romney/Ryan Presidential ticket in 2012 – and enjoy your first thermonuclear war against Russia/China.

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=11


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The Real News Network – August 23, 2012
Romney and Ryan: Right Wing Billionaires Think it's Time to Take the Gloves Off

http://youtu.be/5oPQqAJoOcE


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Paul Craig Roberts - by Stephen Lendman - August 23, 2012
http://youtu.be/W2emJ6-w8A0


By Stephen Lendman - Host of Progressive News Hour

The Progressive Radio News Hour is a cutting-edge program featuring distinguished guests daily discussing major world and national issues in depth.

Paul Craig Roberts Roberts was former Assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan, a Wall Street Journal Associate Editor, and holder of numerous academic appointments, including at Georgetown University's Center for Strategic and International Studies. He now prominently criticizes destructive, repressive state policies, harming people everywhere. Major world and national issues ...

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We need to do everything we can to prevent the coming ThermoNuclear War between the USA/Israel vs. Russia/China.
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 28, 2012

Ricardo: We need to do everything we can to prevent the coming ThermoNuclear War between the USA/Israel vs. Russia/China.

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=12

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I understand that neurotic, and warmongering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu is also a raving lunatic, but by trying to assassinate an American General he has crossed the "red line".
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 28, 2012

Ricardo: I understand that neurotic, and warmongering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu is also a raving lunatic, but by trying to assassinate an American General he has crossed the "red line". You can read about it at the following website:

Israel is "barking on the wrong tree"

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=30

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French President Francois Hollande is saying that it is "O.K." for these people to start riots and a new revolution in France
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 29, 2012

Ricardo: here is a very interesting story about how easy it is today to overthrow the government of a country - I guess this applies to all the countries around the world.

Syria proxy war: 'Back to good old colonial games' – August 28, 2012
http://youtu.be/wtTKAep0Ti0


Paris has made its latest move in the political gambit over the Syrian crisis. French President Francois Hollande has called on Syria's opposition to form a provisional government, saying France won't hesitate to recognise it. Our correspondent Tesa Arcilla reports on what this means for the conflict.


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In a Nutshell: The message that French President Francois Hollande is sending to the world is that remember the 2005 riots in France when France exploded with riots of African Muslim immigrants.

As of 2008, the French national institute of statistics INSEE estimated that 11.8 million foreign-born immigrants and their direct descendants (born in France) lived in France representing 19% of the country's population.

These foreign-born immigrants came from about 20% of Algerian origin, 15% Moroccan or Tunisia origin, 8% Turkey origin, and the balance came from sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mauritania), and also from other European countries.

French President Francois Hollande is saying that it is "O.K." for these people to start riots and a new revolution in France, and create a new government organized by these revolutionaries – to make it legitimate all you need is for a few African countries to recognize the new group of revolutionaries as the new legitimate government of France.

What these immigrants are waiting for in France to start a new French Revolution?

According to French President Francois Hollande there's nothing wrong with that.

The French love a good revolution – here we go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, August 30, 2012

Ricardo: Lots of information about the "Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy" at this website:

Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...enumber=65

August 30, 2012

SouthAmerica: Regarding the Non-Aligned Movement with the 120 member states and 17 observer countries that is underway in Tehran. Iran.

Pepe Escobar noted that Western coverage of the event is absolutely disproportionate to its importance, ranging “from pathetic to absurd.”

All the BRIC countries were in attendance of this major international meeting - The Non-Aligned Movement with the 120 member states and 17 observer countries and organizations is the second major world body next to the United Nations. This organization can have an effective and crucial role to play. Russia representative was invited as a special guest.

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New Vietnam in South America
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, September 03, 2012

Ricardo: The United States is in the process of starting another Vietnam, but this time around in South America.

We have discussed a lot over the years at Brazzil magazine the subject of other countries trying to take control of the natural resources of Brazil in one way or another.

On this blog I am consolidating some of the information that I had posted on various locations on the web, but they cover about the same subject matter.

Over 3 years ago I started the discussion on Brazzil magazine about how the United States will turn South America into another Vietnam - It's just a matter of time.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Vietnam in South America
http://newvietnaminsouthameric...erica.html

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