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Brazil's Press Freedom Is Threatened from All Sides: Gangs, Army and Courts PDF Print E-mail
2012 - November 2012
Written by Joel Jaeger   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 14:56

Freedom of press In Latin America's largest country, journalists, legislators, courts, street gangs, and political factions are waging a back-and-forth war over the status of the freedom of the press. Brazil has experienced a recent spate of threats and violence against journalists, including the slaying of seven journalists in the first half of 2012 alone.[1]

In terms of the freedom of the press, one human rights organization places Brazil 91st of 197 countries in the world, and 21st of 35 countries in the Americas.[2]

While Brazil is not yet the worst setting for the independent press, current trends suggest that its press freedoms will be increasingly challenged in the months and years to come.

Brazilian journalists are facing disheartening violence and censorship from a variety of sources. Some of these attacks are gang-related, such as on August 30, when drug traffickers fired at a TV news van in an effort to assert their dominance over a neighborhood in Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.[3]

Other violations against the free press have come from the army. Last year, military units ordered reporters to stop filming as they cracked down on delinquency in the impoverished favelas surrounding Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the upcoming World Cup and Olympics.[4]

In many cases, censorship is politically motivated. For example, in the run-up to Brazil's municipal elections on October 8 and 28, reporters investigating political corruption have been frequently threatened with physical violence. On September 4 and 5, supporters of a mayoral candidate bought and destroyed every single newspaper that accused the candidate of buying votes.[5]

Soon after, on September 13, a radio station known to be opposed to an incumbent mayor was bombed in the middle of the night, effectively taking the station off of the air.[6] In a disturbing scene on September 24, the speaker at a mayoral campaign rally incited a mob to savagely kick and beat a reporter from Record News.[7]

When Dilma Rousseff was elected as President in 2010, she promised that her government would guarantee freedom of expression in Brazil. This assurance did not carry much weight at the time given her party's frequent attacks on media personnel during the campaign.

The Worker's Party (PT), including Rousseff's predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, repeatedly accused the media of acting as an opposition force by bringing forth false corruption scandals at strategic moments.

In her acceptance speech, Rousseff said "I don't deny that sometimes [the media] spread things that left me sad... But we are lovers of freedom."[8] President Rousseff, like a number of her predecessors, has done little to combat violence against journalists.

A key indicator of Rousseff's skepticism toward protection of the press was Brazil's initial objection to the U.N. Inter-Agency Plan of Action for the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in March, 2012.[9] Thankfully, the Brazilian government changed its position and supported the plan after loud protests by local and international press freedom groups, but its priorities still remain questionable.

An analysis of key court cases in Brazil reveals an inconsistency between the Supreme Court's theoretical support of press freedom and its tolerance of censorship in individual cases.

Brazil's 1988 Constitution supposedly protects the freedom of the press, with reasonable caveats regarding libel, slander, and privacy.[10] For the most part, the Supreme Court has faithfully upheld the Constitution.

In 2009, it repealed a 1967 Press Law which had allowed censorship, and in 2010, it reversed a 1999 law which had criminalized the mockery of politicians during election periods.[11]

However, while these rulings are commendable, they have not changed the general acceptance of censorship within the court system as a whole. Lower courts and electoral tribunals have continued to rule against journalists in defamation suits in order to prevent them from publishing critical reports.

In a prominent 2009 case, the Federal District Court of Justice in Brasília prohibited a daily newspaper from publishing a story that uncovered a corruption scandal involving the son of former President José Sarney.[12] Every time an election season rolls around, a new series of defamation cases wind their way through the courts as a way to bury scandalous journalist accounts.

Within the last few years, the Internet has become a new arena for the censorship debate. In early September, the website "Jornal Oeste" was forbidden from publishing articles about an election in Cáceres because the Election Court considered it to be biased; additionally, a blogger preaching popular checks on public administration claimed that the mayor of Curitiba filed a lawsuit against his website in an attempt to shut it down.[13]

According to a recent report by Google, it received 194 Content Removal Requests from the Brazilian government in the second half of 2011, among the highest number of requests per country in the world.[14]

Legislation regulating online content in Brazil has never been passed, but two bills are in discussion: one that infringes upon Internet freedom and one that promotes it. First, Bill 84/99, sponsored by Representative Eduardo Azeredo, would criminalize common Internet activities such as file-sharing, peer-to-peer communications, and the fair use of copyrighted works.[15]

Critics are worried that the government would use the new law to restrict Internet openness and to censor outspoken political commentators. The proposed law has been circulating in the Brazilian legislature for the past several years, but it has thankfully not yet been approved.

In a democracy, a civil code defining an Internet bill of rights should precede a criminal code like Bill 84/99. Some legislators have realized this and wish to protect, rather than restrict, the Internet news media. A proposed Internet civil code, known as the Marco Civil da Internet, was written in a collaborative effort between lawmakers, academic scholars, civil society groups, and Internet users.[16]

According to Global Voices Advocacy, a free speech group, the Marco Civil "establishes a clear set of rights and responsibilities for users, sets strong net neutrality principles, and shields Internet intermediaries from liability for illegal content posted by users."[17]

A strong civil code would ensure the protection of freedom of expression and the press for Brazil's Internet. However, the passage of the Marco Civil is not a guarantee. Brazil's Congress was supposed to vote on the civil code on September 19, but it has postponed its decision for the third time since June.[18]

In 2009, the Supreme Court of Brazil overturned a law that required all journalists to have a journalism degree, a ruling consistent with the tenets of the American Convention on Human Rights.[19] However, supporters of the law are attempting to circumvent the Supreme Court by passing a constitutional amendment that reinstates the journalism degree requirement.

The Senate approved the amendment on August 7, and it is now being considered by the Chamber of Deputies, with the potential to be sent back to the Senate if it is reworded.[20]

The imposition of the degree requirement is interpreted as an attack on the free press by The Inter American Press Association.[21] The degree requirement could serve to further homogenize the news by systematically cutting out all reporters who are outside of the monolithic media structure.

Despite these dangers, there is significant support for the degree requirement, even among journalists. In fact, Brazil's National Federation of Journalists is one of its biggest advocates.[22] They feel that limiting the press corps to professional journalists will ensure a higher quality of news coverage.

Of course, it's not surprising that already-established journalists want to protect their positions by ensuring that everyone must go through the same training that they did. The Senate's 60 to 4 approval leads one to believe that an amendment will eventually pass. If it does, it could be a major setback for the openness and variance of Brazilian journalism.

The recent increase in acts of censorship of and violence against journalists in Brazil underscores a disturbing trend of government apathy.

While Brazilian journalists are being threatened, beaten, and even killed, Brazil's leaders offer their condolences but do little to rectify the problem, sometimes even contributing to it.

In more than 70 percent of the murders of journalists in Brazil in the past 20 years, the killer walked away without a jail sentence.[23]

This troubling level of impunity could lead to self-censorship by frightened reporters, and demonstrates just how little has been done to protect journalists.

Brazil's press is still relatively free, especially compared to some of its neighbors, but Brazilian supporters of press freedom should definitely begin sounding the alarm.

Notes

[1] Mazotte, Natalia. "Brazil among most dangerous countries for journalists during first half of 2012, research shows." August 13, 2012. http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/00-11054-brazil-among-most-dangerous-countries-journalists-during-first-half-2012-research-show.

[2] Karlekar, Karin and Jennifer Dunham. "Press Freedom in 2011: Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East."   Freedom House. 2012.http://www.freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/FOTP%202012%20Booklet.pdf.

[3] Fraga, Isabela. "Gunmen fire on TV news van in Brazil." Journalism in the Americas Blog. Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: The University of Texas at Austin. September 4, 2012. http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/00-11282-gunmen-fire-tv-news-van-brazil.

[4] "Favela Reporters Censored by Army, Wave of Attacks on Regional Journalists." Reporters Without Borders. October 19, 2011. http://en.rsf.org/brazil-favela-reporters-censored-by-army-19-10-2011,41238.html.

[5] Fraga, Isabela. "Newspaper editions accusing Brazilian mayoral candidate of vote buying vanish from newsstands." Journalism in the Americas Blog. Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: The University of Texas at Austin. http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/00-11391-newspaper-editions-accusing-brazilian-mayoral-candidate-vote-buying-vanish-newsstands.

[6] "Attack on Radio Station a Worrying Development in Run-up to Local Elections." Reporters Without Borders. September 17, 2012. http://en.rsf.org/brazil-attack-on-radio-station-a-worrying-17-09-2012,43395.html.

[7] "Em Estreito, Jornalista é Agredido Durante Comício da Candidata Verbena Macedo." Tocnoticias. September 24, 2012. http://www.tocnoticias.com.br/ler_noticia.php?idnoticia=2471.

[8] "Greenslade, Roy. "Press Freedom Pledge by Brazil's New President." Greenslade Blog. The Guardian. November 2, 2010. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/nov/02/press-freedom-dilma-rousseff.

[9] Witchel, Elisabeth. "Brazil, Pakistan, India Fail Test on Journalism Murders." Committee to Protect Journalists. April 17, 2012. http://cpj.org/blog/2012/04/brazil-pakistan-india-fail-impunity-journalist-murders.php.

[10] Constitution of Brazil. October 5, 1988. http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4c4820bf2.html.

[11] "Brazil: Supreme Court Strikes Down Press Law. Article 19. May 5, 2009. http://www.article19.org/data/files/pdfs/press/brazil-supreme-court-strikes-down-press-law.pdf.

"Freedom of the Press: Brazil." Freedom House. 2011. Accessed October 1, 2012. http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/2011/brazil.

[12] "World Report 2012: Brazil." Human Rights Watch. http://www.hrw.org/world-report-2012/world-report-2012-brazil.

[13] Mazotte, Natalia. "Judicial censorship of journalists and bloggers on the rise in Brazil as municipal elections approach." September 9, 2012. Journalism in the Americas Blog. Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: The University of Texas at Austin. http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/00-11301-zd-trans-judicial-censorship-journalists-and-bloggers-rise-brazil-municipal-elections-.

[14] "Google Transparency Report: Brazil." Google. Accessed October 1, 2012. http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/government/BR/?p=2011-12.

[15] Biddle, Ellery. "Brazil: Cybercrime Law Could Restrict Fundamental Rights, Internet Openness." Global Voices Advocacy. Global Voices Online. November 8, 2011.http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2011/11/08/brazil-cybercrime-law-could-restrict-fundamental-rights-internet-openness/.

[16] Biddle, Ellery. "Brazil: Congress to vote on 'Bill of Rights' for Internet Users." Global Voices Advocacy. Global Voices Online. August 3, 2012. http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2012/08/03/brazil-congress-to-vote-on-bill-of-rights-for-internet-users/.

[17] Ibid.

[18] Moreira, Sara. "Brazil: Internet Bill of Rights Vote Postponed Again." Global Voices English. Global Voices Online. September 19, 2012. http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/09/19/brazil-marcocivil-internet-bill-rights-vote-postponed/.

[19] Correa, Felipe. "Should Journalists Need a Diploma?" Free Speech Debate. August 12, 2012. http://freespeechdebate.com/en/case/should-journalists-need-a-diploma/.

[20]  Lemos, Iara. "Senado aprova exigência de diploma para jornalistas." G1 Política. August 7, 2012.

http://g1.globo.com/politica/noticia/2012/08/senado-aprova-exigencia-de-diploma-para-jornalistas.html.

[21] "IAPA hails repeal of university degree requirement in Brazil, welcomes Mexico Supreme Court decision to overturn special safeguards for public officials." Inter American Press Association.

http://www.ifex.org/brazil/2009/06/22/successes_for_journalists/.

[22] Mazotte, Natalia. "Constitutional amendment to require degree to practice journalism moves forward in Brazil after Senate vote." Journalism in the Americas Blog. Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: The University of Texas at Austin. http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/00-11005-constitutional-amendment-require-degree-practice-journalism-moves-forward-brazil-after.

[23] "Brazil." Committee to Protect Journalists. Accessed October 1, 2012. http://cpj.org/americas/brazil/.

Joel Jaeger is a research associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) - www.coha.org. The organization is a think tank established in 1975 to discuss and promote inter-American relationship. Email: coha@coha.org.



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Hillary Clinton went to Israel for one more chapter of "Operation Clueless"...
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 20, 2012

Ricardo: Here is an important lesson for the Chinese:

Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=e7247c0435cb7cbba32d67d093e241b5&threadid=72712

November 20, 2012

SouthAmerica: Hillary Clinton went to Israel for one more chapter of "Operation Clueless".

Since the lunatic Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu could not start a war against Iran then he decided to slaughter the Palestinians in Gaza – and I wonder how many billions of US dollars the lunatic Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu will be able to blackmail the United States this time around in exchange to stop the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

In Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry condemned Israel's ongoing assault on Gaza.

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying was speaking to reporters as the Israeli military pounded the strip for a sixth day.

China condemns Israeli attack on Gaza – November 19, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTs5M9kLCXY

So far Israel killed 100 Palestinians and more than 1,000 ended up in the hospital with burns and broken bones.

The Palestinians killed only 3 Israelis.


China as the up coming superpower can save a lot of trouble in the coming years by staying away from Israel and the Israelis.

China should not allow the Israelis to create a cancer in China such as the “Zionist - Jewish Lobby” in the United States.


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Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 20, 2012

Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...adid=72712

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Hillary Clinton went to Israel for one more chapter of "Operation Clueless"... and ... Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy
written by Ricardo "Call Me Dick" Andrada, November 20, 2012

Hey...Dick Amaral,

What does your blathering excrement regarding Hillary, China's worthless condemnation, Gaza, etc. have to do with this particular article?:

"Brazil's Press Freedom Is Threatened from All Sides: Gangs, Army and Courts"



Ricardo "Call Me Dick" Andrada
written by .., November 20, 2012

Hey...Dick Amaral,

What does your blathering excrement regarding Hillary, China's worthless condemnation, Gaza, etc. have to do with this particular article?


Esteemed Mr. Andrada, it is an honor to be regaled by such true royaltysmilies/smiley.gif.

But...but...but...distinguished fellow bloggers like ch.c, Simpleton, GringoDingo, Captnamerica, Rickey, etc; will certainly take exception to your most aggressive and confrontational style.smilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

Gaza? Hillary?
written by Wilson, November 21, 2012
I feel like there is a war going on right here in Florianopolis.
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written by João da Silva, November 21, 2012

But...but...but...distinguished fellow bloggers like ch.c, Simpleton, GringoDingo, Captnamerica, Rickey, etc; will certainly take exception to your most aggressive and confrontational style.


What about ASP & me? How come our names were not included among the distinguished , but...but...but... bunda mole fellow bloggers like Simpleton, Late. ch.c,etc;smilies/angry.gif
Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 21, 2012

Ricardo: I wonder who is the funding source behind (COHA), and I would take with a grain of salt their articles and their agenda regarding South America including Brazil.

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs. (COHA)
1250 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 1C
Washington, D.C. 20036, USA
Tel. (202) 223-4975
Fax (202) 223-4979

Here is a recent article by the same author of the above article.

The Long Road to Arms Trade Transparency in Latin America
BY Joel Jaeger, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Posted on November 7, 2012

http://www.coha.org/the-long-r...n-america/

If the countries of Latin America wish to promote peace in the region, they must keep a vigilant eye on arms control. A simple and effective way to build trust and confidence between nations is to promote transparency in the arms trade.

...The Arms Trade Treaty
If the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is agreed upon next year, it could be the next step toward a global arms trade transparency system.

...The region’s current decline in arms transfers should be looked upon as a positive trend, but it needs to be consolidated by opening the arms trade up to as much transparency as possible. Supporters of peace should consider the ATT with a cautious optimism.


*****


By the way Joao, I find amusing when these people get so desperate and they don't have anything else to say that is worth reading then they attack your name and the name of your family.

I love when these clowns do that it make me laugh.

Hah, Hah, Hah....

You people are pathetic....hah, hah, hah.....


Here is what created that pathetic overreaction:

China as the up coming superpower can save a lot of trouble in the coming years by staying away from Israel and the Israelis.

China should not allow the Israelis to create a cancer in China such as the “Zionist - Jewish Lobby” in the United States.


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blather
written by Simpleton, November 21, 2012
blather blather, oh how we wish ricky could be branded a journalist and thus be targeted and surreptitiously censored.

João da Silva the second, I must protest, it is not your right to try to enroll asp in the bunda mole club along with your humble self. If he chooses to fling excretement as his first line of defense over what has been happening in SC, more power to him.
Ricardo Amaral
written by .., November 21, 2012


China as the up coming superpower can save a lot of trouble in the coming years by staying away from Israel and the Israelis.

China should not allow the Israelis to create a cancer in China such as the “Zionist - Jewish Lobby” in the United States.


Sorry Ricardo, your anti-semitic rants and tacit approval of Hamas using their parents, wives, and children as human shields clearly juxtaposes your precious PRC running over protesters with tanks in Tienanmen Square not too long ago.

But...but...but...one of our esteemed bunda mole fellow bloggers, Simpleton, has made a great case for branding you a legitimate journalist.smilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 22, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, when you said: " precious PRC running over protesters with tanks in Tienanmen Square not too long ago."

You must have confused me with someone else, because I never made any comments about Tienanmen Square anywhere on my articles or posting on the web.

Go back and check the blogger that made such a comment and you will find out that it was someone else and not me.

Besides this strategy of calling people anti-semitic to keep people from commenting on the atrocities that Israel inflict in the Palestinians in Gaza it does not work anymore - and I am agnostic and I don't care which religion people follow it.

But I can see a genocide happening as it has been the case of the Palestinians who live in Gaza, and so the rest of the world also are aware of the criminal acts of war that Israel is inflicting against the people in Gaza.

If you want to call me anti anything then call me "anti-Zionists).

I hope you know the difference between being Jewish and being a ZIONIST.

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Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 22, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, check these anti-semitic people, and what they are saying about Israel:

http://youtu.be/-Ga0s936ldU


*****


http://youtu.be/o4UpBi1p50c

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Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 22, 2012

Joao, when you said: " precious PRC running over protesters with tanks in Tienanmen Square not too long ago."


Ricardo, I did not write any of the comment on PRC & the latest conflict in the M.East. I merely wanted to know why ASP and I were not included among the distinguished bunda mole fellow bloggers.smilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

You may agree that when you are in the middle of a different kind of war, you tend to forget the wars far away. Unfortunately ASP, I and several of us are in the situation and I think he has described it objectively and at full length in another thread.

I also have to agree with the question posed by "Dick Andrada" (Fake name??) who said "what has it got to do with this article"?

COHA writers might talk about "Brasil's Press freedom being threatened from all sides"? But...but...but... my question: Do they know that young Brasilians no longer depend on Rede Globo or other TV networks to get their news or waste their time watching the stupid novelas?.

As for me, I don't watch the novelas, read the tabloid newspapers, etc; but get the news from different sources. I am more involved in solving the problems of our community.smilies/angry.gif
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written by Double-Dot, November 23, 2012

Ricardo, I did not write any of the comment on PRC & the latest conflict in the M.East.


Of course ya did...ah enjoy watchin you deny your own comments.

God bless America

Ricardo Amaral
written by .., November 23, 2012

Besides this strategy of calling people anti-semitic to keep people from commenting on the atrocities that Israel inflict in the Palestinians in Gaza it does not work anymore


Dearest Ricardo...if the Palestinians disarm, there would be peace. If the Israelis disarm, there would be a bloodbath. smilies/angry.gif

But...but...but...our community problems here in SC could use your most erudite voice...assuming your on the right side.smilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

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written by João da Silva, November 23, 2012

Of course ya did...ah enjoy watchin you deny your own comments.


And ah enjoy hearing ya insisting that I did.smilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

God bless Brasil
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written by Double-Dot, November 23, 2012

But...but...but...our community problems here in SC could use your most erudite voice...assuming your on the right side.


Ah think there aren't any community problems in South Carolina and SC doesn't need any consultant from NJ to solve our nonexistent community problems. smilies/angry.gif

God bless America
@ ..,
written by peter king, November 23, 2012
'Dearest Ricardo...if the Palestinians disarm, there would be peace. If the Israelis disarm, there would be a bloodbath'

In that case it would be a good idea for the israelis to disarm.......smilies/cool.gif
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written by asp, November 23, 2012
joao, they found us out, that we live in south carolina...ill tell you, just the last two days, until the weather turns, i have had the privalege to humbly admire some really fine south carolina booty...and i mean some south carolina booty wrapped up in the most sexy of south carolina bikinis...i mean, i just didnt know those south carolina women had such bubble booties, and, pear shaped, and just plain fall into the gap south carolina booty....

god damnit i want to run away when it is winter, go anywhere in the world but south carolina...but, when the weather turns and the water gets turquois and the sky really deep blue, when that south carolina booty starts wagging in front of my nose, i dont want to be anywhere else in the world than south carolina
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written by asp, November 23, 2012
...of course the tourists will ruin it here in south carolina, joao...but, now is the best time , before the regular , fat, belchy farty tourists arrive, blocking my site lines...the ones that look more like me (hey , there is only so much room for ugly on my beach, and i take up that space, f**k im here year round so the rest of these ugly mother f**kers have to get in line)

site lines, joao, site lines, site lines
Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 23, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, as I wrote above “I wonder who is the funding source behind (COHA), and I would take with a grain of salt their articles and their agenda regarding South America including Brazil.”

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is located in Washington, D.C. And I wonder which companies, groups, and government is behind this organization. As the other article by the same author “The Long Road to Arms Trade Transparency in Latin America” is asking for transparency – I would like to see transparency about who is funding the “The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA).”

Anyway, who's reading the information and articles published on the “The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)” web site?

There are two major groups that account for 62 % of the total number of readers of that web site: United States 32 % of readers, India 30 %, and 38 % the rest of the world.

I have no idea why India accounts for 30 % of the readers of COHA.

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)
1250 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 1C
Washington, D.C. 20036, USA

Tel. (202) 223-4975
Fax (202) 223-4979

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is a Washington, D.C. "non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized in monitoring Latin American and Canadian relations and its effect on the region, and it was founded in 1975 by Larry Birns.

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) specializes in influencing the media. (COHA) serve as a vehicle “to manipulate the sophisticated political and academic communities.” Working with a large number of unpaid research associates (undergraduate and graduate interns) and a small core of professional research fellows the COHA's staff spends a great deal of time gathering information to write and publish research memoranda that may later be published around the world by the international media.

Larry Birns has been the director of COHA since its founding in 1975. A former defense researcher and strategist and member of the Institute for Strategic Studies in London, and a member of Oxford's All Souls College, he was a senior grade public affairs officer for the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile during the Allende government. Birns taught and lectured for 15 years in the fields of Latin American studies, comparative government, and international law at a number of U.S. and British colleges and universities.


*****


By the way, a Folha de Sao Paulo published the following article today:

Folha de Sao Paulo – November 23, 2012

“Morte de jornalistas no mundo chega ao nível mais alto em 15 anos”

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/m...anos.shtml

O Instituto Internacional de Imprensa (IPI, em inglês) informou nesta sexta-feira que 119 jornalistas morreram desde janeiro em todo o mundo no exercício de seu trabalho. Este é o número mais alto desde 1997, quando começou o levantamento.

...Na América Latina, o líder é o México, com sete das 22 registradas no subcontinente.

O Brasil está em segundo, com quatro jornalistas mortos. O número não conta o assassinato de Eduardo Ribeiro de Carvalho, diretor de um site de notícias em Campo Grande (MS), morto na quarta (21).

Além de Carvalho, foram mortos no país o radialista goiano Valério Luiz de Oliveira, em 6 de julho, o maranhense Décio Sá, em 12 de junho, o paranaense Divino Aparecido Carvalho, em 24 de março, e Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues, morto em Ponta Porã (MS) em 13 de fevereiro.


*****


Joao, I understand what you are saying when you wrote: “Do they know that young Brasilians no longer depend on Rede Globo or other TV networks to get their news or waste their time watching the stupid novelas?”

Here in the United States also the mainstream media is becoming completely obsolete, and irrelevant – the new generation don't watch the old television channels and they don't read the major newspapers that used to monopolize the communication process until a few years ago. The new generation are connected to the web and to the new forms of communication.

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Regarding the current Palestinian genocide inflicted by Israel in Gaza...
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 24, 2012

BBC - November 22nd 2012
Owen jones BBC Question Time (Gaza)

http://youtu.be/VO-22uJG9xk

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asp
written by João da Silva, November 24, 2012

joao, they found us out, that we live in south carolina..


Though I did not write the comment on South Carolina, you aroused my curiosity, ASP!

Who are "they"? Hezbollah, Hamas, Mossad, CIA, KGB. Gestapo, Taliban, MI.6, DINA, ABIN,etc; (sorry I forgot to include French Sureté!)?????????

I am standing by to receive further clarifications from ya, AS(A)P.smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gif
Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 24, 2012

Larry Birns has been the director of COHA since its founding in 1975. A former defense researcher and strategist and member of the Institute for Strategic Studies in London, and a member of Oxford's All Souls College, he was a senior grade public affairs officer for the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile during the Allende government. Birns taught and lectured for 15 years in the fields of Latin American studies, comparative government, and international law at a number of U.S. and British colleges and universities.


A Brit the director of an institution that is based in D.C to "promote" Inter-American "relationship"? I wonder what our distinguished and erudite fellow Yank bloggers like Dr.McCray, Simpleton & ASP have to say about it. smilies/wink.gif

Here in the United States also the mainstream media is becoming completely obsolete, and irrelevant – the new generation don't watch the old television channels and they don't read the major newspapers that used to monopolize the communication process until a few years ago. The new generation are connected to the web and to the new forms of communication.


In this aspect, Prez Dilma's government is trying to do a good job (in spite of the fierce opposition from the "Caudilhos") to popularize the use of "new forms of communication". I think the Internet connection rates should be brought down considerably so that the poor kids can have access to diversified sources of information. We have the resources to accomplish it and the government seems to have "political will" to do it.
Americans are More Interested in Twinkies than Israel and Gaza
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 24, 2012

Americans are More Interested in Twinkies than Israel and Gaza
http://theintelhub.com/2012/11...-and-gaza/


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Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 24, 2012

Here is an interesting link for you read:

http://www.estadao.com.br/noti...4609,0.htm

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written by asp, November 24, 2012
joao, after you mentioned sc, double dot figured us out:

"Ah think there aren't any community problems in South Carolina and SC doesn't need any consultant from NJ to solve our nonexistent community problems.

God bless America "

what can i say....we are busted...here in south carolina with all that south carolina booty....of course joao, i know you dont ever go to the beach to see south carolina booty... you go about once a year...in black socks and shorts....ahhhhh

Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 24, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, otimo artigo; eles tem que limpar o governo dessa gente corrupta.

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Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 25, 2012

eles tem que limpar o governo dessa gente corrupta.


Totalmente concordo contigo. Parabéns à Dª.Dilma.smilies/smiley.gif
Reply to Joao da Silva and Ederson
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 25, 2012

Ricardo: I just posted some interesting information about Richard D. Wolff and his four-part seminar about economics at the following web site:

Differences between capitalist and other class structures

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...did=253680

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Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 25, 2012

I just posted some interesting information about Richard D. Wolff and his four-part seminar about economics at the following web site:


I went through the website and Dr.Dick Wolff is absolutely boring. President Xi Jinping would do a big favor to the "Western World", by recruiting him as the Minister of Labor for his country and paying him the prevailing wages for his ministers.smilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

BTW, I had enough of this "Marxian Economics". Full of crocodile tears like the ones shed by Marta & Eduardo (Suplicy).smilies/angry.gif
Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 25, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, the seminar about Marxian economics by Dr. Richard Wolff was very interesting.

I learned a lot about this subject from watching his seminar.

I got a degree in economics from an American university, but the teachers never mentioned much about Marxian economics - I don't think most of them were exposed to Marxian economics other than very few highlights that they usually cover the entire material in one class.

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damn straight
written by Simpleton, November 26, 2012
Kind sir and scholar Ricardo, although you yourself never kenned the underlying realities and their after effects, many generations of americans and immigrants that came before you were, by one means or another, imbued with a supreme detest for marxism, communism and socialism. Okay to study, a total nother matter to promote - your educational experiences were obviously very substandard but I would naturally tend to blame the student not the institution. What exactly do you think Barrak is bringing on? Biblical history is interesting at times. You know what they say at times, history tends to repeat. VIVA JAEL!
Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 26, 2012

Joao, the seminar about Marxian economics by Dr. Richard Wolff was very interesting.


Here is an interesting link to read. It is titled "China attacks Brasil for proposing a debate on currency exchange rate"!!

http://blogs.estadao.com.br/ja...-o-cambio/

There seems to be a protest by the "International Community" against the efforts of our government to protect our local industries (regardless of whether they are national or multinational).smilies/angry.gif
Reply to Simpleton
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 26, 2012

Ricardo: Simpleton, I would recommend that you watch at least Session 1 of Richard Wolff's seminar - "Intro to Marxian Economics" Session 1 - Richard D Wolff – (Part 1 to 6).

Even though I have an economics degree, Marxian Economics was not a subject that my teachers in college, and graduate school covered in detail - they covered only the usual very short summary regarding this subject.

And if you bothered to watch session 1 of Richard Wolff's seminar then you would have learned that most economists in the US are ignorant about “Marxian Economics" because they just cover this subject in a very superficial way in most US universities - check on his lecture what Richard Wolff say about the long-term “Taboo” that we have about studying Marxian Economics in the United States universities.

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...did=253680

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Reality check for the United States
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 27, 2012

Ricardo: Joao and Ederson, this is a real reality check for the United States regarding the new world of the 21st century:

“It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world's population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States.

President Barack Obama attended the summit to sell a US-based Trans-Pacific Partnership excluding China. He didn't. The American led-partnership became a party to which no-one came.”

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...genumber=3

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Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 27, 2012

Even though I have an economics degree, Marxian Economics was not a subject that my teachers in college, and graduate school covered in detail - they covered only the usual very short summary regarding this subject.


Ricardo, I do not have any degree from any American University (never stepped into one either), but..but..but.. I don't understand why the Yanks didn't have the balls to teach the American kids basic "Marxian Economics" until this fella Dick Wolfe demonstrated immense courage to go deeply into this area.

Do you think it is because of the post war2 witch hunting by great American heroes like Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, etc;?

Never mind. Suddenly this gentleman Dick Wolf starts promoting "Marxian Economics", PBO goes to "sell a US-based Trans-Pacific Partnership excluding China" and he gets snubbed.smilies/shocked.gif It is all strange to me, Ricardo.smilies/sad.gif

Hope our current President doesn't get involved in such "selling efforts", though her predecessor was supposedly an authority on "Marxian Economics" (self taught, of course). smilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gif
Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 29, 2012

Part 1 of 3

Ricardo: Joao, you asked me: "Do you think it is because of the post war2 witch hunting by great American heroes like Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, etc;?"

No, that was not the reason why Americans were so scared of "Marxian Economics".

An attempted coup d'etat censored out of our history books, courtesy of corporate America, but not supported by the military, and in a nation that was suffering from the ravages of the Great Depression,
many Americans were beginning to lose their faith in American institutions -- as evidenced by the growth of American Nazi and Communist movements during the 1930s.

If Smedley Darlington Butler, retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General had gone along with the attempted coup d'etat in 1934 then the United States probably would have been an ally of Hitler and Mussolini during World War II.

The Communist movement in the United States during the 1930's – I guess – was the reason behind why Americans were so scared of "Marxian Economics". By that time Americans associated "Marxian Economics" with the Russian revolution and communism.

But is you had the opportunity to watch at least Session 1 of Richard Wolff's seminar - "Intro to Marxian Economics" and also the “The Call for a New Capitalism with Professor Richard D. Wolff at BSEC – Part 1 and 2” - then you would know that "Marxian Economics" was a critique of the capitalist economics literature of Karl Marx times.

Americans like to rewrite and sanitize history to delete parts of history that they want people to forget, or to making things better in the past than they really were.

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Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 29, 2012

Part 2 of 3

The Fascist Plot to Overthrow FDR
http://youtu.be/hTdx6vEUtIA

In 1933, Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler was approached by wealthy industrialists and bankers who were plotting to create a fascist veterans' organization called the "American Liberty League" and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Butler as leader of that organization. In 1934 Butler testified to the McCormack--Dickstein Congressional committee on these claims. In the opinion of the committee, these allegations were credible. One of the purported plotters, Gerald MacGuire, vehemently denied any such plot. In their report, the Congressional committee stated that it was able to confirm Butler's statements other than the proposal from MacGuire which it considered more or less confirmed by MacGuire's European reports. No one was prosecuted.

Marine Corps Maj.-Gen. Smedley Butler was approached by a wealthy and secretive group of industrialists and bankers, including Prescott Bush the current President's grandfather, who asked him to command a 500,000 strong rogue army of veterans that would help stage a coup to topple then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

In 1936, William Dodd, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in which he stated, "A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime.... A prominent executive of one of the largest corporations, told me point blank that he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism into America if President Roosevelt continued his progressive policies. Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there. Propagandists for fascist groups try to dismiss the fascist scare. We should be aware of the symptoms. When industrialists ignore laws designed for social and economic progress they will seek recourse to a fascist state when the institutions of our government compel them to comply with the provisions."

The proven record of Prescott Bush's involvement in financing the Nazi war machine dovetails with the fact that he was part of a criminal cabal that actively sought to impose a fascist coup in America.

President George Walker Bush's grandfather (Prescott Bush) and great grandfather (George Herbert Walker) were among Wall Street's ultra-right wing elite. Before WWII, they were among the key players who coordinated the flow of investments from American multimillionaires into Germany. They profited by helping to coordinate the American financing behind Hitler's rise to power. During the war, they even profited from companies that armed the Nazi war machine and used slave labour at Auschwitz. Then, after the war, Prescott Bush was instrumental in helping to launder Nazi loot for Fritz Thyssen, who was one Hitler's earliest and richest industrialist backers.

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Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 29, 2012

Part 3 of 3

An American Coup d'État?
http://whatreallyhappened.com/...=coup.html

...A curious footnote to American history suggests that, except for the personal integrity of a remarkable American general, a coup d'état intended to remove President Franklin D. Roosevelt from office in 1934 might have plunged America into civil war.

...Butler is best remembered today for his oft-quoted statement in the socialist newspaper Common Sense in 1935:

I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras "right" for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.... Looking back on it, I felt I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents.

In War Is A Racket, Butler argued for a powerful navy, but one prohibited from traveling more than 200 miles from the U.S. coastline. Military aircraft could travel no more than 500 miles from the U.S. coast, and the army would be prohibited from leaving the United States. Butler also proposed that all workers in defense industries, from the lowest laborer to the highest executive, be limited to "$30 a month, the same wage as the lads in the trenches get." He also proposed that a declaration of war should be passed by a plebiscite in which only those subject to conscription would be eligible to vote.

...Butler testified that bond trader Gerald MacGuire had approached him in the summer of 1933. MacGuire claimed to represent wealthy Wall Street broker Grayson Murphy, Singer sewing machine heir Robert Sterling Clark, and other unnamed men of wealth. They asked Butler to speak publicly on behalf of the gold standard, recently abandoned by President Roosevelt. MacGuire's rationale for why Butler should ally himself with the gold standard cause was that the veterans of World War I were due a bonus in 1945. As MacGuire told Butler, "We want to see the soldiers' bonus paid in gold. We do not want the soldier to have rubber money or paper money."

It appears that the plotters underestimated Butler's intelligence and character. When this explanation failed to persuade Butler, MacGuire and Clark offered him money, abandoning any pretense of civic-mindness. Butler's sense of honor prevented him from speaking in favor of any policy for mercenary reasons.

...But in a nation that was suffering from the ravages of the Great Depression, another model exists for what might have happened: the Spanish Civil War. The divisions over religion in America were not as dramatic as those that ripped apart Spanish society. But many Americans were beginning to lose their faith in American institutions -- as evidenced by the growth of American Nazi and Communist movements during the 1930s. It is frightening to think of what might have happened if a general as capable as Butler had become the man on a white horse.

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Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, November 29, 2012

Very interesting posts of yours regarding the coup that was proposed by the "gentes importantes" to depose FDR. I did not know this story (I wonder if our distinguished fellow bloggers like Simp, ASP, McCray, etc; know the history). Gen.Butler sounds like a great guy unlike Gen.Petraeus who confessed that he "screwed it up right royally.smilies/shocked.gif

From your posts, I could make out that Gen.Butler was not a Royalist, whereas Gen.Petraeus sounds like one! I wouldn't blame for being one for he is a Dutch. Isn't he?smilies/sad.gif

But...but..but...I would like to invite our erudite and scholarly Yank bloggers to comment on the coup in 1933.smilies/sad.gif
VÃO TOMAR NO FULECO!
written by Adriana Mina, November 30, 2012
What can you expect from a country who names its Soccer World Cup mascot: FULECO (meaning: ass, or anus)?
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written by asp, November 30, 2012
joao, yes , i heard of it....actualy for the first time down here on our good old channal 4....among their constant barrage of anti american drek, occaisionaly, they show some good docus

i mean this is a channal that will run the most anti american s**t you can imagine and then run a pro castro docu that is made by the cuban government...a propaganda film for castro...it would be like running a political election promo from the republican party about george bush in his first election...talk about bulls**t

but, i did see an american docu that showed general butler and his speech. for sure america is dirty...these money people were using the american army to carve out their nitches in central america the caribean and the philipines etc....the same way there were russian communist spies in brazil in the 30's and a communist revolt with its defeat and torture of the communists...the more s**t changes the more it stays the same...you dont think there arnt some clandistine uber rich americans plotting to overthrow obama now?
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written by asp, November 30, 2012
my point being, the whole world is f**king dirty...

lets face it , the nazi's tried to destroy the usa, the soviet union tried to destroy the usa...hell , i remember doing "duck and cover" exercises in our school in the 50's, duck under the desk, to practice how to survive a nuclear blast,and then watch news reports of kruschov banging his shoes on the table at the un saying "ve vill bury you"...and now the sob's of the fundimental terrorist islamic bitches tried to destroy our economy, and bush said hell no only we americans have the right to destroy our economy and went and did it..

so the f**king world is dirty as s**t, im glad my country prevailed all these threats....it just might not survive george bush's bulls**t
This nasty cancer is also spreading into Brazil
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 30, 2012

Ricardo: There's a vicious and virulent cancer that is destroying the economic system of many countries around the world, and today that nasty cancer is also spreading into Brazil.

If Brazilians don't get rid of this nasty cancer, eventually this virulent cancer will destroy the Brazilian economy as it has been doing on everything that this cancer touches.


November 29, 2012

SouthAmerica: This video is about a cancer epidemic that is destroying the United States, Europe, and this nasty cancer is also spreading into Brazil.

This cancer epidemic is going to destroy the entire world.


The Big Picture – November 28, 2012

Is Goldman Sachs Licking their Chops at Global Takeover?

http://youtu.be/dZJSnO7WEX8


As economies across the globe all into turmoil - and millions struggle to survive - the banksters at Goldman Sachs are licking their chops. I'll explain how the Wall Street giant may be taking over the planet.

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This nasty cancer is also spreading into Brazil
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, November 30, 2012

Ricardo: There's a vicious and virulent cancer that is destroying the economic system of many countries around the world, and today that nasty cancer is also spreading into Brazil.

If Brazilians don't get rid of this nasty cancer, eventually this virulent cancer will destroy the Brazilian economy as it has been doing on everything that this cancer touches.


November 29, 2012

SouthAmerica: This video is about a cancer epidemic that is destroying the United States, Europe, and this nasty cancer is also spreading into Brazil.

This cancer epidemic is going to destroy the entire world.


The Big Picture – November 28, 2012

Is Goldman Sachs Licking their Chops at Global Takeover?

http://youtu.be/dZJSnO7WEX8


As economies across the globe all into turmoil - and millions struggle to survive - the banksters at Goldman Sachs are licking their chops. I'll explain how the Wall Street giant may be taking over the planet.

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asp
written by João da Silva, November 30, 2012

joao, yes , i heard of it....actualy for the first time down here on our good old channal 4....among their constant barrage of anti american drek, occaisionaly, they show some good docus


In solidarity with my American friends (including your good self), I don't watch that Channel, ASP! For that matter, I don't watch the TV that much and I have already mentioned it in one of my posts to Rickey. The TV doesnt attend to the expectations of brilliant self taught peasant scholars like us who are in pursuit of truth and pure knowledge. Especially the TVs in our respective countries, which are very similar IMHO. Until a few years ago, I used to enjoy watching "Globo Rural" & I no longer do it!

BTW, this morning I ran into an old friend of mine (old enough to be my dad!) who voiced similar complaints about our TV. Although he is in his mid 80's, he has high speed Internet connection and accesses all sort of "alternate media". His only grouse is that in his young days they didn't give importance to learning a second language (Read English) and if he they had done it, he could now be a "better informed person". smilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif

How is the crowd at your beach?smilies/wink.gif

Cheers to Butler & all the good people who constantly fight the "dirty world". Our war against this world is never ending. But...but..but... we shall fight them in the Space, Air, Land & Sea smilies/sad.gif
Congratulations to Finance Minister Guido Mantega for a job well done.
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, December 01, 2012

Ricardo: In my opinion, Guido Mantega, Brazil’s Finance Minister is doing a superb job in guiding the Brazilian economy during this period of major “Currency Wars” and artificial interest rate set by the Federal Reserve and its QE 1, QE2, QE3, QE infinity program to manipulate interest rate and the value of the US dollar.

The problem is not in Brazil, if anything Finance Minister Guido Mantega is doing all the right moves to protect the Brazilian economy and position the Brazilian economy with sound economic policies for the long term.

Congratulations to Finance Minister Guido Mantega for a job well done.

The last 2 ½ years I have been calling for a devaluation of the real versus the US dollar first of 40 percent then 30 percent, but it was always to bring the value of the real at R$ 2 to the US$ 1 dollar.
Now we have reached that level, but Finance Minister Guido Mantega still should continue to target the value of the real according to what is happening to the euro, the US dollar, and the Chinese yuan.

Financial Times (UK) - November 30, 2012
“Traders retreat as Brasilia calls the shots on the real”
By Samantha Pearson


http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...number=109

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written by asp, December 01, 2012
well joao, the last week when there was sun, "my beach" was in heaven...you know, in 2006, there was a tremendous influx of the most beautiful women on our lovely town, they made it the moda, mostly women came to impress each other...then the dogs found out and in 2007 it was like the reenactment of d day with platoons of men coming in...by land, sea and air...then that other place became moda and it thinned out a little but you can have days that imitate 2006 and it is truly heaven on earth and my cure for all the bad feelings i might have ...god some of these wonderful women wear just the most incredible bikinis...for sure not the chinese ones...meu deus,female bunda is a wonderful wonderful thing and all men should have a chance to gaze on various womens bundas in sensual settings that dont mean sex
asp
written by João da Silva, December 01, 2012

well joao, the last week when there was sun, "my beach" was in heaven...you know, in 2006, there was a tremendous influx of the most beautiful women on our lovely town, they made it the moda, mostly women came to impress each other...


YOU DID NOT WRITE THIS COMMENT, BECAUSE IT IS NOT COLORFUL AND THERE ARE NO SPELLING MISTAKES.smilies/shocked.gif

THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO COMMENT, PLEASE USE THE PASSWORD FOR THE MAYA MONTH.smilies/cool.gif
Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, December 01, 2012

Ricardo: In my opinion, Guido Mantega, Brazil’s Finance Minister is doing a superb job in guiding the Brazilian economy during this period of major “Currency Wars


That's because Mantega is a pure technocrat and a selected , but...but...but..not an elected official.smilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif
Agora sim o Brasil vai ganhar a Copa do Mundo de 2014
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, December 02, 2012

Ricardo: Finally, Brazil has a real soccer coach that knows what he is doing. Brazil have the players to win the World Cup of 2014, the only piece that was missing was a coach such as Felipe Scolari - the best coach we have in Brazil today.

Now, I can see Brazil winning the World Cup of 2014.

http://www.parana-online.com.b...O+NOVO+TE
CNICO+DA+SELECAO


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Reply to Joao da Silva
written by Ricardo C. Amaral, December 02, 2012

Ricardo: Joao, did you read? the article published by the Financial Times about the Brazilian economy that I posted at:

Central Banks and the US Dollar
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/...number=109


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On Saturday December 1, 2012 the Financial Times (UK) had a front page article "Brazil's hopes of return to high growth hit as economy shows signs of stalling"

Then they quoted an economist from "Goldman Sachs the Pillage People" regarding what he thinks is wrong with the Brazilian economy.

These guys are complaining that Brazilian policy is making hard for the "Hot Money" to go to Brazil and make a fast buck.

Everything is falling apart Euroland, the Asian economies slow down, the US economy still is in a coma and Wall Street and the financial system needs the massive market intervention, games that the Fed has been playing with its QE....programs and money printing from thin air.

Ben Bernanke and the Fed are destroying the long term health of its insurance companies with this policy of keeping interest rates artificially low close to zero percent - and they are destroying the personal net worth of senior citizens, since interest rates are so low that many seniors are living out of their principal and many senior citizens are afraid that they are going to run out of resources before they die.

There is so much crap going on here in the United States, and also in Europe than is not even funny - and these guys have the balls to criticize Guido Mantega - the one person who is fighting against the non-sense coming out of the US Federal Reserve and also from the European Central Bank.

If anything Brazil should avoid doing any type of business with "Goldman Sachs the Pillage People" and their network of thieves.

Today, "Goldman Sachs the Pillage People" and their network of thieves, control Greece, Italy, the European Central Bank, the US Federal Reserve and Treasury, and their latest conquest is the Bank of England.
It seems to me that the "Goldman Sachs the Pillage People" Mafia family and their network of thieves are trying to take over the world one country at the time.

And you can bet that these crooks also want to set Brazil for a fall for them to pillage everything in sight.

You have to be a JACKASS and an idiot to do any type of business with these crooks.

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written by asp, December 02, 2012
joao, you know only i could have that much detailed truth about my little village...


gees, ric, i totaly agree with your point about the new coach... its funny , neymar is gaing huge celibrity status without even winning one copa

romario had to do it the hard way, he had to earn it...
fistoterapia
written by Simpleton, December 02, 2012
Joao, the sclerosis evident in asp's usually colorful and spelling mistake laden commentary that you found to be absent above is easily explained. The one sunny day last week allowed him to get out for his fistoterapia and the "placebo" effect of seeing things as they "should" be out by his cabana produced all manner of elevated brain chemicals thus curing what usually ails him. That or the smoke shack got a thorough fumigation, quite possibly with some fine looking company. But .. but .. but .., were there any candidates for the pre-season beach ball cleaning position? Golden Sacks Village People are always dreaming of ways to take advantage of "opportunities".
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written by asp, December 03, 2012
"The one sunny day last week allowed him to get out for his fistoterapia and the "placebo" effect of seeing things as they "should" be out by his cabana produced all manner of elevated brain chemicals thus curing what usually ails him"

gees simps, that is almost on the money, except its not a placebo effect, its for real...this is the cure that western science wont tell you..steeped in pious stiff stifling relgious dogmas , and false "sexual objectification' psycho political activist mumbo jumbo, that wont let the real things that could releive our stress and frustration at 21st century rat race be focused on...thank god i chucked all that s**t and found the real cures for life stress out here...

sorry, but ive got a fine looking staff on hand to clean my balls
Ricardo Amaral
written by João da Silva, December 03, 2012

Today, "Goldman Sachs the Pillage People" and their network of thieves, control Greece, Italy, the European Central Bank, the US Federal Reserve and Treasury, and their latest conquest is the Bank of England.
It seems to me that the "Goldman Sachs the Pillage People" Mafia family and their network of thieves are trying to take over the world one country at the time.


Here is an interesting link for you to read, Ricardo. Goldmann & Sacks are quite optimistic about the BRICS, the folks in Morgan & Stanley seem to be quite pessimistic.smilies/shocked.gif

http://economia.uol.com.br/ult...diano.jhtm

I never heard of Morgan & Stanley until recently.smilies/sad.gif
asp
written by João da Silva, December 03, 2012

sorry, but ive got a fine looking staff on hand to clean my balls


Could you please lend me your staff to perform the same task on mine?smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/wink.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/grin.gif
Think they call that LaCross
written by Simpleton, December 04, 2012
Why the aids request? Some unclean beach has dirtied your balls while they were out being played with? What's your real gooooool imposter Joao? We know the real Joao is not an eskimo and would never implicitly allude to a desire to "laugh" with asp's "staff". A true patriot such as he would never consider raising such a flag up his pole. Although the real Joao is a People from the Village, he is only an honorary member of the Golden Sacked club. Any bronzing in the sun he does is while out tending to the low lying grapes or avoiding falling into the furrow of his own vineyard.

Chimo!
Simpleton
written by João da Silva, December 05, 2012

Think they call that LaCross


Don't think, be sure.smilies/smiley.gif

For a lowly peasant from WI, you are indeed a well informed fella. smilies/cool.gif

Chimo to ya too.smilies/wink.gif
é dificil o trabalho da emprença.
written by maria silvaneide bezerra dos santos sousa., December 14, 2012
Boa noite sou maria silvaneide bezerra dos santos sousa,nasce aos 19/02/1978 na cidade de Iracema e a quase 17 anos moro em flores Russas ce,ru:joão antônio,nu:2257,cep:62903-000,fone 8896031788.o q tenho a dizer q sou conhecida por muitos como a muilher precosse e q talvez possa ir para o livro dos recordes.pois a minha primeira mestruação veio aos 9 anos,aos 12 perde a vigindade,aos 14 casei gravida e fui mãe,aos 17 anos precisei fazer um perinio e aos 20 precisei fazer casária e ligação.sim,o q eu quero dizer é q até mexmo para isso ser comunicado a imprença eu vejo muitos combates.imagine voc~es q trabalham com todo tipo de comunicação.uma boa noite amém.
no CE, seu pai precisava de uma pistola ou um chicote, uma pena não ajuda
written by Simpleton, December 17, 2012
os diferentes níveis de comunicação passou no comentário sobre este site, de longe, ultrapassar o que a imprensa ou livros de recordes jamais poderia gravar

João, você é um cavalheiro bem experiente velho qualificada e bem viajado. Será que você se encontrar com Jon em ou perto de Bradford e ter uma mesa cheia de camarão frito, vieiras, "francês" batatas fritas jogados fora no estilo familiar na papel de cera que coberto cima da mesa na frente de você enquanto você sorveram alguns "cold ones" e encharcou a generosidade do mar com vinagre de malte? Comecei a me perguntar como é que você poderia saber / entender a saudação "Chimo!". Eu pensei que talvez eu estava apenas lhe dando uma lição de casa, então fui e pesquisei a palavra no google. OMG! Eu não podia acreditar o que eu li para o significado calão! Especialmente depois de ler a história biográfica sobre Maria de seus primeiros anos

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