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  • Hugo Chavez en Route to Brazilian Hospital with Complications? (to treat radiation burns)

    04/05/2012 10:58:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 5, 2010 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Brazilian media is reporting that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will make an emergency trip to Brazil after allegedly suffering intestinal burns during his radiation treatment in Cuba. Chávez, who in June of last year revealed that Cuban doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his abdominal region, has been going back-and-forth from the island nation for treatment. The Associated Press reported earlier on Thursday that the Venezuelan leader had returned to his country on Wednesday night from radiation treatment in Cuba. "So far, fortunately there hasn't been any adverse reaction to the treatment," Chavez said Wednesday, according to The...
  • Brazil tax cuts, credits throw lifeline to industry

    04/03/2012 12:42:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2012 | By Alonso Soto and Luciana Otoni
    Brazil's government unveiled a new package of tax cuts, low-cost credits and other relief for ailing industries on Tuesday, seeking to resurrect a once-booming economy struggling to regain momentum. The measures were announced the same day that fresh data showed signs of life in Brazilian industry after a prolonged slump. Analysts, though, cautioned that the latest policies fail to tackle the overall tax burdens, heavy bureaucracy and lack of investment that have long held back Brazil. The government said it will cut payroll taxes to spur hiring in sectors as varied as textiles and plastics to the automotive industry. The...
  • Brazil, India and the Global Fighter Market

    04/02/2012 11:21:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Second Line of Defense ^ | 04/03/2012 | Robbin Laird
    Brazil, India and the Global Fighter Market by Robbin Laird 2012 is perhaps a turning point year in the global fighter market. India’s downselect of the Rafale and the possible selection by Brazil of the same aircraft could have some game changing qualities. First, if this were to occur, this would mean that the US is down in the fighter market to global support of already sold legacy aircraft, FMS sales of legacy aircraft and the F-35. And the way Inside the Beltway has been supporting the F-35, the program could become globally challenged. The President has made it clear...
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: ‘the Gambinos on steroids’ (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    It’s hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more — including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the “Gambinos on steroids.” The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • Brazil and India discussing military accord based on the French Rafale fighter jet

    03/29/2012 5:38:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Merco Press ^ | March 27th 2012
    Brazil and India discussing military accord based on the French Rafale fighter jet President Dilma Rousseff plans to use her New Delhi visit later this week to sound out Indian leaders on the French Rafale fighter jet, which she is considering buying to beef up Brazil's air force. On Wednesday/Thursday Rousseff is to attend the New Delhi summit of the BRICS (Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa) nations aiming to discuss increased cooperation among the five emerging powers, including the establishment of their own development bank. The next day Rousseff will begin a state visit in India, and officials...
  • Embraer sells Super Tucanos to three African countries

    03/29/2012 5:02:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defence Web, South Africa ^ | 29 March 2012 | Guy Martin
    Embraer sells Super Tucanos to three African countries Embraer has sold its Super Tucano light attack/trainer aircraft to Burkina Faso, Angola and Mauritania in deals worth a combined US$180 million, the Brazilian manufacturer announced yesterday. The Burkina Faso Air Force has already received three Super Tucanos, which were spotted at Guararapes International Airport in Recife, Brazil, on September 7 last year during their delivery flight. They are currently being used for border patrol missions. The Super Tucanos are a major boost to Burkina Faso’s small air arm, whose only other combat aircraft are two Mi-35s acquired from Russia in 2005....
  • ...Brazilian driver went nuts! Biker left clinging from windscreen after he kicks woman's car

    03/27/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 30 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3-26-12 | Suzannah Hills
    A motorcyclist was left clinging on to a car windscreen after an angry driver rammed into him in a shocking road rage attack in Brazil. The whole episode was captured on camera by a member of the public and has now been posted on You Tube. Video footage shows a woman driver ploughing her silver four-wheel-drive straight into him before crashing her car following an altercation at traffic lights. It appears that the rider had angered the driver by kicking her vehicle and arguing with her after he tried to squeeze through a gap while stopped at a traffic light...
  • Your Peace comes from the fruit of your Obedience !

    03/20/2012 4:32:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-20-12 | Jedediah
    My solace in you is derived from obedience that even in this small act you receive a great blessing ((( ("ME" ) )))"Jesus" So as you listen , follow and obey, We truly are one for you walk in my steps and I light the pathway before you ! Now come and remain well within my voice for I AM ALL of your provision in just this simple thing ! Joshua 5:6-12 New International Version (NIV) 6 The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt...
  • AllOut wants anti-“homophobia” bill passed in Brazil

    03/19/2012 9:34:11 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    AllOut wants anti-“homophobia” bill passed in Brazil Brazilian gay website, in partnership with AllOut, denounces opponents of gay dictatorship in Brazil By Julio Severo Socialist parties of Brazil want PLC 122, the main anti-“homophobia” bill in the Brazilian Congress, and other homosexualist laws passed. But what right does AllOut, a US-based homosexualist group, have to press Brazil to copy homosexualist legislations from the US and Europe? Months ago, AllOut, which brags of having about 900,000 backers, launched a campaign to press PayPal to shut down my account. The campaign was successful, leading PayPal to close my account — showing that...
  • Prince Harry in Brazil: I can't find love, says royal

    03/15/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 14, 2012
    <p>Prince Harry has admitted he sometimes wishes he was "normal" and suggested his royal role can put women off.</p> <p>The prince spoke at the end of his 10-day tour to the Caribbean and Brazil, which included duties as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.</p>
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.
  • Brazil in the headlines for its growing buying power

    03/13/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil in the headlines for its growing buying power By Julio Severo In 2008, I met an American that told us that we (my wife, me and our children) would be living among the nations. Well, we have being living among the nations since 2009! He also told us that 2008 was the last year for America. He told that God was removing his special blessing from America, and that He was in search for another nation — perhaps Brazil. I had no doubts about America, because Christians can see that America has been in massive sins. But a special...
  • Brazil's new consumer class flocks to US to buy

    03/12/2012 5:04:01 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 2 replies
    WRCBtv.com ^ | March 11, 2012 | GISELA SALOMON and JENNY BARCHFIELD
    According to the latest statistics, Brazilians spent $5.9 billion in the U.S. in 2010 in a tsunami of cash that's shifting American immigration practices and boosting economies in hard-hit parts of the U.S. that remain in the doldrums. President Barack Obama recently ordered the State Department to speed up the visa application process for tourists coming from Brazil, China and other nations with newly flush consumers. After suffering decades of hyperinflation, Brazil has ridden high commodity prices along with some of the world's biggest offshore oil discoveries to expand its economy, lift millions out of poverty and multiply the ranks...
  • Theology of Integral Mission

    03/07/2012 3:33:04 PM PST · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Theology of Integral Mission Can the Gospel be used as a mere platform for an ideology? “Theology of Integral Mission is a [Brazilian] Protestant variation of the Liberation Theology”. — Ariovaldo Ramos, in the Marxist magazine Diplomatique. Ramos is a former president of World Vision in Brazil. By Julio Severo Note: This is a message by me to Brazilian evangelicals, because Theology of Integral Mission is by far the most serious problem in the Brazilian churches, making them prey to political opportunists, and because the dominant political ideology in Brazil, in churches and society, is socialist. I hope that this...
  • An Open Letter to General Schwartz on the Light Air Support Aircraft

    03/05/2012 1:20:15 PM PST · by DefenseMatters · 13 replies
    Second Line of Defense ^ | 03/05/12 | Ed Timperlake
    An Open Letter to General Schwartz on the Light Air Support Aircraft by Ed Timperlake Please do not validate that the AT-6 was compliant when submitted for LAS Solicitation FA8615-10-R-6088” by allowing your investigators to focus exclusively on the end-game selection paperwork. “There will be hell to pay” USAF Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz was recently quoted about possible results depending on what the “investigation” of the “smoking hole” debacle of trying to deliver a combat aircraft to the Afghan war effort. This is more tough talk from a General who previously told industry: “Don’t blow smoke up my...
  • Brazil Declares New Currency War on US and Europe

    03/04/2012 6:03:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In hope-against-hope scenario, countries with balance-of-trade surpluses struggle to maintain it. Put Japan, Germany, Brazil, and China in that group. In that group, Japan is losing the Balance of Trade Battle. Japan’s trade deficit widened to a record level in January, as falling exports combined with surging imports of energy. Imports rose 9.8 per cent from a year earlier, while exports were down 9.3 per cent, resulting in a record monthly deficit of Y1.48tn ($19bn). Last year Japan’s trade balance fell into an annual deficit for the first time since 1980, driven by subdued global demand and soaring fossil fuel...
  • U.S. jet contract decision "surprised" Brazil government

    03/01/2012 6:40:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 8+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 1, 2012 | Jeb Blount and Guillermo Parra-Bernal
    U.S. jet contract decision "surprised" Brazil government RIO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision by the United States to cancel a $355 million defense aircraft contract with Brazilian planemaker Embraer (EMBR3.SA) has surprised the government of Brazil which had hoped for the development of a bilateral defense program, Brazil's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. The ministry said in a statement that the government was "surprised" with the cancellation "especially with the way that it happened and the timing." The U.S. Air Force earlier this week called off the purchase of 20 Embraer's Super Tucano jets due to problems...
  • Brazilian Marxist Bishop Killed by Adopted Son

    03/01/2012 1:54:06 PM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    <p>The Anglican bishop for Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco was killed along with his wife by their son.</p> <p>Edward Robinson Cavalcanti, 68, and his 64-year-old wife Miriam were stabbed to death on Sunday, March 26, in their home in the city of Olinda.</p>
  • Brazillian Moundbuilders

    02/29/2012 6:19:40 AM PST · by Renfield · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Frontiers of Anthropology ^ | 2-26-2012 | Dale Drinnon
    ...The statement I made that the ethnic groups of all the types at the Upper Cave does not mean they are adjacent on the chart: instead I was drawing attemtion to the fact that skull "B" of the robust series is one such out of the ethnic groups represented at the Upper cave Choukoudian, the (male) Capelinha skull separted out of the bottom row at right represents another group, represented by a (female) Upper Cave skull (The "Melanesian" one) and one of the CroMagnon-mixes is closest to the Upper Cave male skull (The skull C here is just a bit...
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • Abortion games between Brazil and UN

    02/23/2012 6:46:41 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Abortion games between Brazil and UN By Julio Severo Last week the Dilma Rousseff administration was pressed by CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) about an alleged number of 200,000 deaths of women each year because of illegal abortion in Brazil. The Brazilian representatives showed no willingness to question this patently inflated number. Official data from the Brazilian government show that 146 women, whose pregnancy ended in abortion, died in 1996. In 2004, 156 women died. Where did CEDAW get the extravagant figure of 200,000 deaths? From Brazilian feminist NGOs funded largely by US pro-abortion institutions as...
  • Pemex's woes may clear way for Brazil to help

    04/02/2008 11:28:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies · 47+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 1, 2008 | THOMAS BLACK and ANDRES R. MARTINEZ
    Mexico's leader sees potential in progress of Petrobras Guillermo Najera, a 42-year-old machine operator at Mexican state-controlled oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, gets paid to do nothing all day. Pemex management can't fire the union worker or transfer him from the ammonia plant in Ciudad Camargo, where he still shows up for work even though the plant stopped production in 2002. "We don't have anything else to do except keep our areas clean," Najera says as he and dozens of other idle workers enter the gates of the plant for the 7 a.m. shift. "I want to go back to work."...
  • Is Romney's Wife the devil's advocate

    02/17/2012 4:12:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 26 replies
    How Can someones wife of a man that believe Jesus and satan are equals expect the Catholic and Christians to support them ? That woyuld be heracy and for us to give up all we live and believe in ! Satan has no place in the white house or any where else and our job is to displace satan and take back the land he has stolen from us NOT give to him !!!!!!!!!!
  • Peru may buy 10 Embraer Super Tucanos -Brazil

    02/17/2012 5:09:52 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Alonso Soto
    Peru may buy 10 Embraer Super Tucanos -Brazil * Deal with Embraer could be worth $150 mln * Peru also interested in Embraer's KC-390 planes * Brazil, Peru want to boost border security BRASILIA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Peru is considering buying ten Super Tucano light attack aircraft from Brazil's Embraer as it works with Brazil to bolster surveillance along their jungle border, Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim said on Tuesday. Amorim said the Peruvian military is also interested in Embraer's KC-390 military transport plane and the armoured land vehicle Guarani, a Brazilian army project that is expected to start...
  • Brazil "very likely" to choose French fighter - sources

    02/13/2012 7:13:21 PM PST · by cold start · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 Feb 2012
    Brazil is "very likely" to choose France's Rafale fighter jet to refurbish its air force, government sources say, a decision that would award one of the emerging-market world's most coveted defense contracts to a jet whose future was in doubt only two weeks ago. President Dilma Rousseff and her top advisers believe that Dassault Aviation's (AVMD.PA) bid to sell at least 36 Rafales offers the best terms among the three finalists, the sources told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The other two bidders in the competition are U.S.-based Boeing (BA.N) with its F-18 Super Hornet and Sweden's Saab (SAABb.ST) with...
  • Brazil "very likely" to choose French fighter jet: sources

    02/12/2012 7:22:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 12, 2012 | Brian Winter
    Brazil "very likely" to choose French fighter jet: sources SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil is "very likely" to choose France's Rafale fighter jet to refurbish its air force, government sources say, a decision that would award one of the emerging-market world's most coveted defense contracts to a jet whose future was in doubt only two weeks ago. President Dilma Rousseff and her top advisers believe that Dassault Aviation's (AVMD.PA) bid to sell at least 36 Rafales offers the best terms among the three finalists, the sources told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The other two bidders are Boeing's (BA.N) F-18...
  • PayPal implicated in criminal activity

    02/07/2012 7:24:56 AM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    PayPal implicated in criminal activity By Julio Severo WND, which I consider the best conservative newssite in the world, ran an explosive headline yesterday: PayPal implicated in bank fraud. Who could imagine: PayPal, which moved to exterminate my account, has now become the focus of a money-laundering scandal. Don Hank, the owner of Laigle’s Forum, had this to say about the WND headline: “Now link this story with the way PayPal heavy-handedly refused service to Julio Severo because his web site opposes gay marriage, and you can see how radical social agendas and their implementation are actually a symptom of a...
  • Church pleads for help after tragedy (Illegals)

    02/01/2012 10:44:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/31/2012 | Alexis Stevens
    In a hospital bed hundreds of miles from her home, 15-year-old Lidiane Carmo learned Tuesday that she was the only member of her immediate family to survive a horrific crash she doesn't remember. And in the midst of tragedy, her church congregation is suddenly faced with an issue with possibly serious ramifications: Lidiane is not in the country legally, a church official confirmed. On Sunday, Lidiane was traveling in a van with her parents, older sister, uncle and uncle's girlfriend when they were involved in a multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-75 near Gainesville. The Carmo family was among 15 members...
  • Obama’s $2 billion to Brazil ends up helping send oil to China

    01/27/2012 2:02:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/27/12 | Bruce McQuain
    Remember this? The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-I’m Bank says it has not decided...
  • $2 billion US dollars to Brazil, but the oil will go to China

    01/27/2012 5:58:43 AM PST · by safetysign · 19 replies
    Quando ^ | 01/26/2012 | Bruce McQuain
    Remember this? The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-I’m Bank says it has not decided...
  • Brazilian government wants pregnant women monitored

    01/25/2012 11:15:12 AM PST · by juliosevero · 10 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian government wants pregnant women monitored By Julio Severo and Zenóbio Fonseca, law professor and legislative consultant Brazilian public and private healthcare institutions will be forced, by compulsory norm, to identify and register all pregnant women in Brazil, according to the National System of Register, Surveillance and Follow-up of Pregnant Women for Maternal Mortality Prevention, established by the administration of Socialist President Dilma Rousseff in its Provisory Measure no. 557/11 in 26/12/11. A provisory measure is a legal act in Brazil through which the President of Brazil can enact laws without approval by the National Congress. At first glance, the...
  • Destroying America by Denying Access to Energy

    01/22/2012 7:07:36 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/22/2012 | Alan Caruba
    It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world’s greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior as they do everything in their power to restrict access and drive energy producers out of business. It is common sense that a nation that cannot produce sufficient electricity to turn on its lights and power its manufacturing sector will be destroyed if current Obama administration regulations and actions continue. Our vital transportation sector and all others that utilize petroleum-based products will...
  • Obama outsources defense jobs to Brazil

    01/21/2012 11:59:44 PM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2012 | Fox News
    Video.
  • Brazil Stiffs Obama on Oil Deal, Exposing President's Incompetence

    01/21/2012 3:26:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/21/12 | Mark Whittington
    COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama has suffered the second embarrassment over oil imports within the space of a week. Brazil, whose offshore deposits of oil were sought by the Obama administration, has signed contracts with China for the product. According to the Washington Times, Brazilian offshore crude may number about 38 billion barrels. Obama went to Brazil last month to put in a bid for the oil, offering loans and other support to develop the oil in an "environmentally responsible matter," The Hill reported at the time. Republicans criticized that initiative, pointing out Obama has placed roadblocks in the way...
  • China gets jump on U.S. for Brazil’s oil

    01/20/2012 9:09:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2012 | Kelly Hearn
    Off the coast of Rio de Janeiro — below a mile of water and two miles of shifting rock, sand and salt — is an ultradeep sea of oil that could turn Brazil into the world’s fourth-largest oil producer, behind Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States. .................................................... The United States wants it, but China is getting it. Less than a month after President Obama visited Brazil in March to make a pitch for oil, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was off to Beijing to sign oil contracts with two huge state-owned Chinese companies.
  • Job Killer: Obama Admin Hands Big Air Force Contract to Brazil (video)

    01/19/2012 3:40:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 3+ views
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1/19/12 | fox news
    Fox does a piece on how the bid for this defense contract went to a Brazilian company.
  • Brazil's Embraer eyes NATO buyers for Super Tucano

    01/18/2012 11:41:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | Jan 16, 2012 | Brad Haynes and Carolina Marcondes
    Brazil's Embraer eyes NATO buyers for Super Tucano Mon, Jan 16 2012 By Brad Haynes and Carolina Marcondes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer expects to sell its Super Tucano light attack aircraft to more NATO nations after clinching an order from the United States that lifted the company into the upper echelons of global defense contractors, a top executive told Reuters. "When you're selling to the most demanding client on the planet ... that's a showcase," Luiz Carlos Aguiar, the head of Embraer's Defense and Security unit, said in an interview. "It naturally opens the door to the NATO...
  • Once Hidden by Forest, Carvings in Land Attest to Amazon’s Lost World

    01/16/2012 9:06:28 AM PST · by Theoria · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Jan 2012 | SIMON ROMERO
    Edmar Araújo still remembers the awe. As he cleared trees on his family’s land decades ago near Rio Branco, an outpost in the far western reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, a series of deep earthen avenues carved into the soil came into focus. “These lines were too perfect not to have been made by man,” said Mr. Araújo, a 62-year-old cattleman. “The only explanation I had was that they must have been trenches for the war against the Bolivians.” But these were no foxholes, at least not for any conflict waged here at the dawn of the 20th century. According...
  • Vale's megaship sails to China and into the record books

    01/08/2012 9:23:20 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/8/2012 | Emma Rowley
    Longer than the Eiffel Tower, wide as a football pitch and with the capacity for more than 11,000 trucks, the first of a record-breaking fleet of giant ships has completed its maiden voyage to China. Onboard the Berge Everest was around 350,000 tonnes of iron ore, according to industry sources, enough to make the steel for more than three Golden Gate bridges. After unloading its cargo at the port of Dalian, the vessel has started its journey home to Brazil, it emerged last week. The ship's arrival was momentous, because of both its scale and the scale of the gamble...
  • BAE Systems in £133m deal to provide Brazilian navy with 3 ocean patrol ships

    01/02/2012 8:52:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    This is Money ^ | 2nd January 2012
    BAE Systems in £133m deal to provide Brazilian navy with 3 ocean patrol ships By Daily Mail Reporter BAE Systems has signed a £133million deal to provide the Brazilian navy with three ocean patrol ships – and hopes to follow it up with further orders. The defence giant said the first of the three 90m vessels would be delivered in 2012 and could open the floodgates to future orders. ‘It positions us really well as a partner to Brazil,’ said BAE’s commercial director Nigel Stewart. ‘This is very much the start of a partnership, a gateway to something for the...
  • Birth rate plummets in Brazil

    01/01/2012 1:00:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 29, 2011 | Juan Forero
    BATAN, Brazil — Priscila da Silva once asked her grandmother why she had 12 children, and the answer was simple: “Because I wanted to.” These days, Silva, like many women in Brazil and the rest of Latin America, has other plans. At 24, she thinks about having one child, if that. “The situation today is different, and raising a child is difficult,” said Silva, slicing tomatoes at a restaurant that she founded with four other women, only one of whom has planned a family of any size. “This is another time, and it’s not the same.” Fertility rates have dropped...
  • Brazil overtakes UK as sixth-largest economy

    12/26/2011 11:17:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 25 December 2011 | Phillip Inman
    Brazil's economy is now bigger than the UK's, say economists, booming on the back of exports to China. Brazil has overtaken the UK to become the world's sixth-largest economy, according to a team of economists. The banking crash of 2008 and the subsequent recession has relegated the UK to seventh place in 2011, behind South America's largest economy, which has boomed on the back of exports to China and the far east. Russia and India are expected to benefit from a surge in growth over the next 10 years and push the UK into eighth place. Like most economies, India...
  • Brazil overtakes UK as world's sixth-largest economy

    12/26/2011 1:20:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/26/2011 | Phillip Inman
    Brazil has overtaken the UK to become the world's sixth-largest economy, according to a team of economists. The banking crash of 2008 and the subsequent recession has relegated the UK to seventh place in 2011, behind South America's largest economy, which has boomed on the back of exports to China and the far east. Russia and India are expected to benefit from a surge in growth over the next 10 years and push the UK into eighth place. Like most economies, India is struggling with high inflation and slowing growth, but its highly educated workforce and skills in growth areas...
  • IN THIS SEASON OF LIGHTS LET MY LIGHT SHINE IN YOU !

    12/24/2011 11:47:50 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-24-11 | Jedediah
    You are my children of light , you are my children of light , you are my children of light , and in this season of lights , let MY Light shine through you , for MY SEASON NEVER ENDS ! Truly this is a season of lights , but we are to be lights for Christ Jesus in an open season and heaven for him ! Isaiah 60 The Gentiles Bless Zion 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,...
  • Brazilians, the Real Spenders

    12/21/2011 8:52:31 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2011 | JOHN LYONS and PAULO TREVISANI
    Items in the U.S. cost half what they do in Brazil, due to taxes, inflation and the real. Above, a Macy's crowd. Ana Ligia Paladino traveled 5,000 miles from her home in southernmost Brazil last month to jostle for Black Friday bargains at Macy's in New York City. Waiting in line by 5 a.m., she soon notched her first buys in a planned 10-day shopping spree. "It was a bagunça!" she recalled, using a Brazilian expression that means both mess and mayhem to describe the scene. Brazilian shoppers are taking the U.S. by storm this holiday season, a welcome boost...
  • Walter Williams: China Is Not The Source Of Our Jobs Problem

    12/21/2011 6:27:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies · 1+ views
    IBD ^ | 12/21/2011 | Prof. Walter Williams
    Republicans and Democrats, liberals as well as conservatives, have bought into anti-Chinese trade demagoguery. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that tariffs against China are a "key part of our 'Make It in America' agenda." During his 2010 campaign, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called his Tea Party-backed Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, "a foreign worker's best friend." In a recent news conference, President Obama gave his support to the anti-China campaign, declaring that China "has been very aggressive in gaming the trading system to its advantage," adding that "we can and should take action against countries that are keeping...
  • Associated Press defends Umbanda as an “Afro-Brazilian religion under threat”

    12/12/2011 5:58:36 AM PST · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Associated Press defends Umbanda as an “Afro-Brazilian religion under threat” By Julio Severo Lying in a pentagram is Rosa Cardoso, a woman that has practiced the Afro-Brazilian religion of Umbanda most her life and, according to the Associated Press (AP), has been “hiding her faith from the rest of the world”. Umbanda house of worship “Century-old Afro-Brazilian religion under threat”, the AP report by Juliana Barbassa, makes no mention of animal sacrifices, a practice not uncommon in the Afro-Brazilian religions. And, because her article obviously intended to portray Umbanda in a positive light as a threatened, poor religion, this omission...
  • France pushes Syria meeting at divided UN council

    12/10/2011 4:31:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Reuters India ^ | Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Louis Charbonneau
    The U.N. Security Council agreed on Friday to France's request for a briefing on Syria's rights crackdown from the U.N. human rights chief, overcoming resistance from Russia, China and Brazil, Western envoys said. Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, president of the Security Council this month, said Navi Pillay's closed-door briefing would probably take place on Monday. He dismissed suggestions from Western envoys that Russia had opposed the briefing, although he acknowledged Moscow and others had reservations. "We expressed a position, a concern, which also some other members of the Security Council had ... that there is a division of labor,"...
  • France is in the running for two aircraft carriers in Brazil (French article)

    12/06/2011 5:25:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Le Point, France ^ | 06/12/2011 | Jean Guisnel
    France is in the running for two aircraft carriers in Brazil Brazil would continue to modernize its armed with the acquisition of two conventional aircraft carriers. Paris is a candidate and sees an opportunity for the Rafale. It is a vessel type CATOBAR that France could sell in Brazil. © Thalès / DCN © Thales / DCN Government services and the French manufacturer DCNS, domestic manufacturer of military ships, followed with great attention intentions in Brazilian aircraft carrier. At this point, this country has only one ship of this type, São Paulo, former French Foch. Although refurbished, it is a...
  • New Americas Group Includes Cuba, Not U.S; China Cheers

    12/05/2011 7:04:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 4 December 2011 | Alex Newman
    Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean governments gathered in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday and Saturday to forge a new regional organization that includes representatives from every country in the Western Hemisphere except the United States and Canada. According to socialist rulers backing the new scheme, it is aimed at providing a counterweight to U.S. “imperialism” in the region while promoting “integration.” The communist regime ruling mainland China celebrated the news and vowed to support the group. The budding 33-member alliance — dubbed CELAC, the Spanish initials for “Community of Latin American and Caribbean States” — is reportedly the brainchild of...