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  • Ahead Of Brazil's Presidential Elections, Newcomer Silva Rises In Polls Against Rousseff

    08/31/2014 10:49:20 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news. With just over a month to go before the Oct. 5 vote, President Dilma Rousseff awoke to newspaper headlines Saturday announcing that Brazil's long-sputtering economy had officially entered recession for the first time in more than five years.
  • Protests break out in Brazil

    03/22/2014 4:57:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    AFP News ^ | March 22, 2014
    Demonstrators from both ends of Brazil's political spectrum clashed briefly Saturday in Rio, where leftists came to blows with a group commemorating 50 years since the military coup. More than 2,000 people meanwhile demonstrated in Sao Paulo, sending out a message to President Dilma Rousseff which read, "Dilma, listen, there will be fighting at the (World) Cup," and there were smaller protests in various other Brazilian cities. "Democracy doesn't exist in Brazil -- we don't have a majority but a slew of minorities, such as Indians and feminists, with Dilma in charge," activist Felipe Paulomo told AFP. "Our government is...
  • LatAm summit in Cuba focus on poverty, inequality

    01/26/2014 4:49:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2014 5:48 PM EST | Andrea Rodriguez
    Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean began arriving in Cuba on Sunday for a summit of a fledgling regional bloc that was conceived as a force for integration and a counterbalance to their most powerful neighbor, the United States. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC for its initials in Spanish, was formed in 2011 and comprises every nation in the Western Hemisphere except the U.S. and Canada. By Sunday, Presidents Cristina Fernandez of Argentina, Evo Morales of Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and several foreign ministers were already in Havana for the meeting. […]...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Brazilian Mourning: Brazilian President Enacts Abortion Law

    08/01/2013 6:00:39 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 5 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Mourning: Brazilian President Enacts Abortion Law By Julio Severo Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has just enacted a law protecting victims of sexual violence which was passed by stealth in the Brazilian Congress recently. There is no problem in laws protecting such victims. But, according to this law, any woman can get an abortion by alleging violence, and there is no need of medical and legal evidence. Dilma Rousseff The announcement today (August 1, 2013) of the presidential enactment was made by Minister Eleonora Menicucci, who explained that Brazilian women suffer a rape each 12 seconds and that the...
  • The Pope and Abortion in Brazil

    07/27/2013 11:58:11 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Pope and Abortion in Brazil Brazilian president is about to enact pro-abortion law, and the pope does not know about it By Julio Severo A bill protecting victims of sexual violence was passed by stealth in the Brazilian Congress recently. There is no problem in laws protecting such victims. But pro-abortion groups praised it because it will effectively legalize abortion in Brazil. It will enforce another law that says that to get an abortion is enough for a woman to say that she was a victim of rape. There is no need of medical and legal evidence. Any...
  • Brazil's Woes Are The Wages Of Socialism

    06/22/2013 6:05:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/22/2013
    The Hemisphere: Brazil's rulers have been taken aback by the millions of countrymen surging up against them, venting their fury. What we have here is a fresh example of why socialism fails. Up until now, a million Brazilians in the streets usually had something to do with a soccer match or, perhaps, a samba festival. This time, it wasn't about festivities. What started as a protest against a 9-cent fare hike on public transport fireballed into a gigantic public protest against political corruption, high taxes and lousy public services — and the government itself. Protesters stormed state legislatures and set...
  • Brazil, China to ink deal on trade in national currency

    03/21/2013 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Track9 · 11 replies
    AFP - Brazil hopes to sign a bilateral accord with China to promote trade in their national currencies at next week's BRICS summit of the world's five emerging powers, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said Thursday. The initiative was tentatively agreed last June with the signing of a memorandum of understanding after a meeting of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and then Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao during the UN summit on sustainable development in Rio. Pimentel said that at the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa on Monday and Tuesday "we plan to turn this memorandum into a final...
  • Brazil's 2014 election campaign gets off to early start

    02/23/2013 9:46:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile
    Reuters ^ | February 22, 2013 | Anthony Boadle
    Brazil's 2014 election season got off to an unusually early start this week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Celebrating his Workers' Party's 10th year in power, Lula laid to rest speculation that he would run again by anointing Rousseff as the party's best option to stay in power. The main opposition party PSDB went on the offensive and attacked the decade of Workers' Party (PT) rule for undoing its work in laying the basis for Brazil's financial stability under former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. "They...
  • Brazil court orders YouTube to remove anti-Islam film

    09/25/2012 10:53:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 26, 2012 | Anthony Boadle
    (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Tuesday banned an online anti-Islam movie that spawned violent protests across the Muslim world and gave YouTube 10 days to pull the film's trailer from its website. The decision by a state court in Sao Paulo, home to a large Middle Eastern immigrant community, came hours after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff criticized "Islamophobia" in Western countries in a speech at the United Nations. The lawsuit against the controversial film was brought by a Brazilian Muslim group, the National Islamic Union, against YouTube owner Google Inc for posting on the Internet a film it said...
  • Brazil president to receive “apologies” from political ally for “torture”

    05/18/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil president, a former Communist guerrilla, to receive “apologies” from political ally for “torture”By Julio Severo The Rio de Janeiro state government said Friday it will apologize to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the “human rights abuses” she suffered during the country’s 1961-1985 military administration. Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, a former Communist guerrilla Rousseff is a former Marxist guerrilla who spent three years in prison during the military administration and was allegedly tortured. She participated in the militant activities of Marxist organizations Colina and Val-Palmares. Dilma’s role in these militant organizations has been obscure, but she had been dubbed...
  • 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...
  • Following outcry, Brazilian president suspends homosexual indoctrination program in nation’s schools

    05/30/2011 4:07:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 27, 2011 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    BRAZIL, May 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has agreed to suspend a very explicit United Nations approved program designed to convince children and adolescents to accept homosexual behavior and transsexualism, following threats from Protestant and Catholic legislators to block new legislation in protest. The program, which was sponsored by by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and referred to as “Schools without Homophobia,” included an “anti-homophobia kit,” with videos showing a cartoon of a child masturbating while fantasizing about sex with a man, adolescents who enter into homosexual relationships, and a “transsexual” student who calls himself “Bianca.” In...
  • Brazil stares down the US on Libya

    04/02/2011 2:50:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Greg Grandin
    The bad blood started, or so the story went, when Lula refused to listen to the administration of George W. Bush and isolate Venezuela's populist leader, Hugo Chávez. Before long, Brasilia was opposing or, worse, offering alternatives to Washington's position on a growing number of issues: climate change, opposition to the 2009 coup in Honduras, Cuba, trade and tariffs. Lula declined to criticise Iran and opened up a separate negotiating channel, outside of Washington's influence and much to its annoyance, with Tehran to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions. The former Brazilian president also welcomed the president of the Palestinian National Authority,...
  • Energy Fantasyland

    03/24/2011 5:40:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Gas is well over $4 a gallon in most places in California -- and soaring elsewhere as well. But are such high energy prices good or bad? That should be a stupid question. Yet it is not when the Obama administration has stopped new domestic offshore oil exploration in many American waters, curbed oil leases in the West, and keeps oil-rich areas of Alaska exempt from drilling. Last week, President Obama went to Brazil and declared of that country's new offshore finds: "With the new oil finds off Brazil, President (Dilma) Rousseff has said that Brazil wants to be a...
  • Libya Attack Sours Obama-Rousseff Meeting

    03/21/2011 7:11:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    ipsnews.net ^ | Mar 21, 2011 | Fabíola Ortiz
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 21, 2011 (IPS) - The first black president of the United States visited the first woman president of Brazil: their meeting resulted in modest progress in bilateral relations, but a bitter taste could not be avoided over the announcement, in Brazil, of the U.S.-led air attack on Libya. On Saturday, Obama announced in Brasilia the launch of air strikes against the Libyan regime, in line with the Mar. 17 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which ordered Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to call a ceasefire against rebels demanding his resignation, and authorised the use of force...
  • Obama says US to be major purchaser of Brazilian oil

    03/20/2011 4:40:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 55 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/19/2011 | Robin Yapp
    Prices for Brent crude hit more than $117 last week as the civil war in Libya continued and are likely to rise further after the start of UN-backed action against Col Gaddafi's forces. Traders are also concerned about protests and tensions in a number of other oil-producing nations in the region. Mr Obama spoke of the US's desire to secure more of its oil from Brazil in future after talks with his counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia at the start of a two-day visit to Latin America's biggest country. "I have told her that the United States wants to...
  • Joint Statement by President Rousseff and President Obama (birds of a feather flock together)

    03/20/2011 3:27:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    White House ^ | March 20, 2011 | Press Release
    BRAZIL AND THE UNITED STATES AS GLOBAL PARTNERS Noting the interdependence among peace, security and development, President Rousseff and President Obama reaffirmed their desire to build a just and inclusive world order, which promotes democracy, human rights and social justice. ....They welcomed the strengthening of the collaboration on environment and climate change, including under the Common Agenda on Environment and the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Regarding Climate Change, and agreed to include in the Common Agenda a discussion on the concept of green economy. They agreed on the importance of a green economy in the context of sustainable development...
  • Bill Maher Ignorance Update: Obama Says U.S. To Be Major Buyer Of Brazilian Oil

    03/20/2011 10:20:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    News Busters ^ | 20 mar 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher in the middle of last year's crisis in the Gulf of Mexico wrongly stated on national television that Brazil had gotten off of oil 30 years ago. With great irony, President Obama announced Saturday that he wants America to become a major buyer of - wait for it! - Brazilian oil drilled offshore: Traders are also concerned about protests and tensions in a number of other oil-producing nations in the region. Mr Obama spoke of the US's desire to secure more of its oil from Brazil in future after talks with his counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia...
  • Obama's Brazil trip may influence possible F/A-18 Hornet deal

    03/20/2011 6:21:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    St. Louis Beacon ^ | 3.18.11 | Robert Koenig
    Obama's Brazil trip may influence possible F/A-18 Hornet deal By Robert Koenig, Beacon Washington correspondent Posted 4:24 pm, Fri., 3.18.11 WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama travels to Brazil this weekend, one of the many items on his agenda eventually could have an impact on thousands of aerospace workers in St. Louis. Aside from signing agreements on topics such as patents and scientific cooperation Obama and Brazil's president, Dilma Vana Rousseff, are expected to discuss opportunities for American companies in Brazil - and for Brazilian firms in this country. One of the U.S. companies with a potentially huge interest in...
  • Police repress protest against Obama visit with shots of rubber bullet

    03/19/2011 10:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    O Globo ^ | March 19, 2011 | Bruno Cassio
    RIO - Military police violently suppressed a demonstration against the arrival of U.S. President, Barack Obama, organized by members of social movements on the night of Friday, in downtown Rio. The protesters threw a Molotov cocktail at the door of the American Consulate, Avenida Presidente Wilson. The police responded with bullets borrracha shots. A radio reporter was CBN hit. Traffic was stopped on site. The demonstration was not authorized by military police nor City Hall, but still about 200 members of social movements and parties allied base of President Rousseff, including the PT and PDT PCdoB, were gathered in from...
  • Obama's potentially awkward Brazilian arrival (On vacation since 'day one')

    03/19/2011 8:52:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/19/11 | Ed Henry
    Obama's potentially awkward Brazilian arrivalBy Ed Henry, CNN Senior White House Correspondent March 19, 2011 9:28 a.m. EDT Brasilia, Brazil (CNN) -- Just hours after declaring at the White House that he has helped put together a "strong" coalition to launch military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi if necessary, President Obama arrived in a country that abstained from voting on the critical United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing force. Obama landed in Brazil on Saturday for a bilateral meeting at the grand Planalto Palace with President Dilma Vana Rousseff, the first female leader of Brazil, which was one of...
  • Sarkozy promises Brazil fighter jet technology

    03/12/2011 8:53:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 12, 2011 | Reese Ewing
    Sarkozy promises Brazil fighter jet technology 5:12pm EST * Dassault, Boeing and Saab bid for contract * Rousseff appears to be leaning to Boeing SAO PAULO, March 12 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy promised Brazil his government would support Dassault's proposed technology transfer of its new fighter jet as the company seeks an edge in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar Brazilian military contract. Brazil, which wants to rebuild and expand its dilapidated fleet of air force jets, has been considering offers from France's Dassault Aviation AVMC.PA, Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Sweden's Saab (SAABb.ST: Quote,...
  • UPDATE 1-Brazil seeks better terms in Boeing jet bid-source

    02/08/2011 7:58:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 8, 2011
    UPDATE 1-Brazil seeks better terms in Boeing jet bid-source Rousseff voices preference for Boeing in jets tender * Brazil seeks more guarantees on technology, better terms * Rousseff sees deal as way of bolstering ties with U.S. (Adds details, context) By Brian Winter SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has told visitors she believes Boeing's (BA.N) F-18 is the best jet among three finalists in a multi-billion dollar Air Force fighter tender, but she is still pressing for better terms on technology transfers that are critical to any deal. Rousseff raised the issue of the jet...
  • New delays stall Brazilian fighter contest

    02/02/2011 8:31:47 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Janes International ^ | 1/31/2011 | José Higuera
    Plans to procure a new advanced combat aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasileira - FAB), originally launched in the late 1990s, are facing a new delay, sources in Sao Paulo have confirmed to Jane's. The final decision on which platform will be chosen to fulfil the FAB's F-X2 competition for an initial batch of 36 fighters was supposed to have been made before President Luiz Inazio Lula da Silva left office at the end of 2010. However, with Lula out of office his successor, President Dilma Rousseff, wants to place the approximately USD5 billion programme on hold...
  • Russia to offer fifth-generation prototype fighter to Brazil?

    01/28/2011 12:11:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 28/01/2011 | Ilya Kramnik
    Russia to offer fifth-generation prototype fighter to Brazil? Su-35 fighter © RIA Novosti. Anton Denisov The global arms trade runs to billions of dollars, but few such deals attract as much media attention as Brazil's recent tender, for the purchase of 36 combat aircraft which includes an agreement on production of another 84 planes under license. Media interest in the tender grew after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was inaugurated on January 1, 2011, annulled the results of the previous tender. A modest beginning The core of the Brazilian Air Force consists of obsolete U.S. F-5 fighters made in the...
  • Reevaluation of Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Program Could Help Saab

    01/23/2011 4:38:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Update ^ | January 21, 2011 | Tamir Eshel
    Reevaluation of Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Program Could Help Saab January 21, 2011 tamir_eshel Brazilian new President Dilma Rousseff is apparently pushing back the decision on the acquisition of the new fighter aircraft for Brazil’s Air Force sometime to 2012. Local reports are citing reduced government expenditure as the reason for the delay. While the Rafale produced by France’s Dassault Aviation SA, was though to be the forerunner of Brazil’s FX-2 program, favored by former president Lola and the government the Swedish Gripen NG was though to be more affordable at 10 billion reals (US$6 billion) and having better export potential...
  • Rousseff "starting over" in Brazil jets tender

    01/17/2011 10:38:42 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/2011 | Brian Winter
    New Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to delay awarding a multi-billion dollar Air Force jet contract and reevaluate the finalists' bids, in a move that could signal a realignment of Brazil's strategic and defense alliances, sources with knowledge of the decision told Reuters. The surprise decision is a blow to France's Dassault, which as recently as last month looked like a lock to quickly win the deal, and puts its U.S.-based rival Boeing back in with a chance. Rousseff's predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, had while in office repeatedly expressed his preference for Dassault's bid to build at...
  • Royal Navy's Falklands ship turned away by Brazil

    01/10/2011 11:24:44 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 10 Jan 2011 | Robin Yapp
    Royal Navy's Falklands ship turned away by Brazil The Royal Navy's Falkland Islands protection ship has been turned away from docking in Rio de Janeiro in an indication that Brazil's new government could back Argentine claims to the islands. By Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo Despite continuing tensions with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, the Navy had until now enjoyed cordial relations with its Brazilian equivalent. But last week, within days of the former left-wing guerilla Dilma Rousseff succeeding Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Brazil's president, HMS Clyde was refused permission to stop in Rio. Miss Rousseff is due to...
  • Dilma: She fought her way to the top (Hillary & Chavez hook up & celebrate former Marxist guerrilla)

    01/02/2011 7:42:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Rediff ^ | 1/03/11
    Dilma: She fought her way to the topEx-revolutionary, cancer survivor, now a President Last updated on: January 3, 2011 08:26 IST A former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship has taken over as president of Latin America's biggest nation, a country in the midst of an economic and political rise. Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president on Sunday. The 63-year-old assumed the presidency in Brazil's Congress after a short motorcade ride under steady rain during which she waved to an estimated 70,000 well-wishers lining Brasilia's streets. She will lead a nation...
  • Chavez, Clinton chat at Brazil inauguration (picture, handshake and big smiles)

    01/02/2011 2:55:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    google ^ | 1/2/11 | afp
    BRASILIA — Despite a simmering diplomatic row, President Hugo Chavez and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were seen having a brief, friendly chat at the inauguration of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. The encounter Saturday came only three days after the United States revoked the visa of Venezuela's ambassador in Washington, in reprisal for Chavez's rejection of the US president's appointed ambassador to Caracas. A Brazilian official who witnessed the encounter told AFP, "It looked like a social conversation, both were smiling," and Chavez later confirmed the amiable tenor of their conversation in an interview with Venezuelan state television. "Mrs...
  • Chavez, Clinton briefly meet in Brazil (to watch former Marxist guerrilla sworn in as president)

    01/02/2011 8:48:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Press TV ^ | 1/02/11
    Chavez, Clinton briefly meet in BrazilSun Jan 2, 2011 3:56PM Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have held a brief conversation at Brazil's presidential inauguration ceremony. "We greeted each other. (Clinton), I think, was entering the room. She had a very spontaneous smile and I greeted her with the same effusiveness. ... It was a pleasant moment. We spoke about two or three specific things," Chavez told VTV. The two were in Brazil for the inauguration of Dilma Rousseff, the country's first female president, where they were seen shaking and chatting in a friendly encounter....
  • Former Marxist guerrilla sworn in as president of Brazil

    01/01/2011 10:42:45 AM PST · by americanophile · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/1/11 | Marcelo Soares and Chris Kraul
    ...former Marxist guerrilla Dilma Rousseff was sworn in Saturday as Brazil's first female president and faced two immediate tasks: keeping the booming economy on track and fleshing out Brazil's developing role on the world stage. Rousseff, 63, took office with big shoes to fill: those of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who leaves Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia with an 87% approval rating, the highest in recent history for a departing leader of South America's largest and most populous nation. The new president hopes to maintain the economic momentum that was the key to Lula's power and popularity while advancing...
  • Abbas to Lay Cornerstone for Palestinian Embassy in Brazil

    12/28/2010 9:23:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 12/29/10 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas will lay the cornerstone for an embassy in Brazil this week, PA representative Ibrahim al-Zeben told AFP on Tuesday. According to al-Zeben, Abbas will head the stone-laying ceremony on Friday. On Saturday he is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony for Brazil's new president, Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s recognition earlier this month of a Palestinian state was met with criticism by both Israel and the United States. The Israeli government expressed its “regret and disappointment” with the decision and pointed out that “recognition of a Palestinian state is a violation of the Interim Agreement signed between...
  • Gripen purchase by Brazil 'unlikely': analysts

    12/08/2010 7:51:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Gripen purchase by Brazil 'unlikely': analysts The likelihood that Brazil will purchase Swedish-made Saab Gripen fighter jets to modernise its air force diminished significantly following recent comments by the outgoing Brazilian president, analysts believe Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said late on Monday that he will not make a decision on a multi-billion-dollar jet fighter purchase before stepping down on January 1, state media reported. Lula told official television station TV Brasil that it would be up to the government of his successor, Dilma Rousseff, to decide the issue. "It's a very big debt, it's a long-term debt...
  • Brazil Postpones Decision On Jet Fighter Contract .

    12/07/2010 9:57:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/7/2010 | Matthew Cowley
    )--Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will leave the decision on a multi-billion dollar jet fighter contract to his successor, Dilma Rousseff, who will take over as president Jan. 1. Brazil is looking to buy 36 fighter jets as part of the modernization of its armed forces, a contract which is believed to be worth between $4 billion and $10 billion. The deal has been postponed several times and it now looks that it won't be finalized while Mr. da Silva is in power. Mr. da Silva has expressed a preference for buying the Rafale jets manufactured by France's...
  • Brazil close to deciding fighter jet buy: press

    12/06/2010 6:23:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Expatica.com ^ | 12/7/2010 | Expatica.com
    A decision by Brazil to buy 36 modern fighter jets was to take a step closer Monday when president-elect Dilma Rousseff was to ask current Defense Minister Nelson Jobim to stay on in her team to see the deal through, media reported. They were to formalize an agreement made during Rousseff's campaigning ahead of elections October 31 that Jobim would remain in his job for at least the next two years, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said. Brazil's defense ministry did not immediately respond to AFP's requests for confirmation of the information. Rousseff takes over as president from her...
  • Brazilian president threatens to review agreements with Vatican (over pro-abort would-be successor)

    10/08/2010 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/08/2010 | n/a
    This week, the personal secretary of Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva told high-ranking Church officials that if presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff continues to be called out for her stance on abortion, the country's accords with the Vatican will be reviewed. The Italian news agency ANSA reported that the president's secretary, Gilberto Carvalho, met with members of the National Bishops' Conference of Brazil and told them that the government may carry out a review of the accords that establish aid for Catholic schools and other programs.In recent weeks, the country's bishops have been vocal, reminding Catholics that they cannot support...
  • Rousseff faces runoff in Brazil election

    10/03/2010 5:43:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 10.03.10
    Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff placed a strong first in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, but a runoff looked inevitable after some voters were turned off at the last minute by a corruption scandal and her views on social issues
  • Searching for votes, Brazilian presidential candidate denies supporting abortion

    10/01/2010 2:42:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | October 1, 2010
    Dilma Rousseff Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct 1, 2010 / 01:14 pm (CNA).- Brazilian presidential candidate, Dilma Rousseff, met with Christian leaders on Wednesday this week and explained to them she is “against abortion.”  However, yesterday she clarified that her position on the issue has not changed and that she considers abortion to be an issue of “public health.” According to the Spanish daily El Pais, “With the Brazilian presidential elections just 36 hours away, the legalization of abortion has put the President Lula da Silva’s candidate in a bind.  Her changing opinion on abortion, which she firmly defended before,...
  • Brazil’s election: Dilma keeps her head above water

    09/24/2010 7:54:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    FT ^ | September 23, 2010 11:11pmby Vincent Bevins | Share
    Dilma Rousseff’s chances of winning a first-round outright majority in Brazil’s presidential election next weekend have taken a small hit after a scandal brought down her successor as President Lula’s chief of staff, but prospects are still looking quite difficult for her opponents.
  • Homeschooling: the only educational hope in a Marxist Brazil

    08/30/2010 8:56:42 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Homeschooling: the only educational hope in a Marxist Brazil By Julio Severo Marxist Dilma Rousseff, the favorite candidate of socialist Brazilian president Lula, is expect to win the next Brazilian presidential election and keep Brazil, and especially the school system, under rigid state control. Homeschooling is illegal in Brazil. In fact, it is a crime, since socialists were able, in the creation of the new Brazilian constitution in 1988, to introduce a constitutional provision ordering all children to attend a school facility. Hope for change is dim. Lula, who brags that he does not like reading, has made an education...
  • UPDATE 3-Brazil's Rousseff widens lead, may avert runoff

    08/27/2010 5:03:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    reuters ^ | 08.26.10
    Brazil ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff surged ahead of her main rival in his home state bastion, an opinion poll showed on Thursday, as she looked headed for a mandate-boosting outright win in the Oct. 3 election. The Datafolha survey showed Rousseff overtaking Jose Serra in Sao Paulo and in other southern states that had been thought to be competitive for the veteran opposition candidate.
  • Al Qaeda members hide in Brazil, raise money: report

    04/02/2011 4:47:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/2/11 | Raymond Colitt - Reuters
    BRASILIA (Reuters) – Al Qaeda operatives are in Brazil planning attacks, raising money and recruiting followers, a leading news magazine reported Saturday, renewing concerns about the nation serving as a hide-out for Islamic militants. Veja magazine, in its online edition, reported that at least 20 people affiliated with al Qaeda as well as the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Hamas and two other organizations have been hiding out in the South American country. The magazine said these operatives have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad. The magazine cited Brazilian police and U.S. government reports,...
  • Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop who Supported Communist Candidate in Brazil

    11/27/2010 3:05:28 PM PST · by 0beron · 14 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/27/2010 | Tancred
    Vatican Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Luiz Carlos Eccel (58) of Caçador in South Brazil. Portuguese media connect the resignation with the Bishop's support for the Pro-Abortion politician Dilma Rousseff, who was elected as President of Brazil
  • Rousseff is Brazil's first female president

    10/31/2010 7:12:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10.31.10
    Dilma Rousseff, a Marxist guerrilla turned button-down technocrat with expertise in everything from energy to high finance, comfortably won Brazil's presidency Sunday in a contest that demonstrated voter loyalty to the man who handpicked her for the job, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
  • Internet, abortion and religion affected Brazilian presidential elections

    10/05/2010 10:42:01 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil has long accepted far-left Lula da Silva as their beloved president. Relying on natural resources and help from our far-left White House resident, he has kept the Brazilian economy on course and enjoyed popularity. As you might expect, Brazil didn’t seem to mind that their most popular presidential candidate, Dilma Rousseff, is a communist and a terrorist. After all, history classes in Brazil don’t teach that communism killed off 100 million, so they simply aren’t aware of the death connection. (Of course, how many Americans are?). So the last thing you might expect of this country that tolerates Marxism...
  • Latest Polls Show Dilma Winning Brazil Presidency in the First Round

    08/19/2010 5:30:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Dilma Rousseff, from the Workers Party, seems to be opening a significant advantage over the other candidates in the race for the Brazilian presidency. On Tuesday, August 17, the Vox Populi Institute released a poll for TV Band and the web portal, iG, showing Dilma 16 percentage points ahead of her nearest rival, José Serra from the PSDB (Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy).