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  • Brazil police recommend corruption charges against ex-president Lula: official

    08/26/2016 1:35:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/16 | AFP
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Police on Friday recommended corruption charges against Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at state oil company Petrobras. The recommendation, which must now be considered by prosecutors before becoming formal charges, was made in a filing seen by AFP. A judge would still have to decide whether to accept the charges. The development comes as Lula's successor and protege Dilma Rousseff fights an impeachment trial in the Senate. Lula, who founded the Workers' Party and was president between 2003-2010 before helping Rousseff get elected,...
  • Brazil's Lula to stand trial for obstruction of justice: court

    07/29/2016 7:18:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/16 | Reuters
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday. Lula was previously under investigation in various jurisdictions in a sprawling corruption probe focused on state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) but is now officially a defendant. The case dates to last November, when former Senator Delcidio do Amaral and Andre Esteves, the founder and former CEO of BTG Pactual, were arrested for allegedly trying to stop a...
  • Brazil tumbles like 'House of Cards' in crisis

    03/19/2016 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 March 2016 | Daniel Gallas
    The plot to Brazil's political crisis has become so complicated that even makers of political drama 'House of Cards' joke they are now following events. There is even an online quiz where one has to guess: did it happen in Brazil or in House of Cards, or both? But this is no laughing matter in Brazil. This is the country's toughest political crisis since the early 1990s, when its first democratically-elected President in the modern era, Fernando Collor, was removed from power. On Wednesday night the crisis took a bizarre turn, as a judge revealed phone conversations between President Dilma...
  • Protesters storm Brazilian capital after bugged phone call goes public.....

    03/17/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | Updated: 08:08 EST, 17 March 2016 | By Matt Hunter
    Rest of title: ...which reveals President gave senior government position to her predecessor so he could avoid arrest over corruption President Rousseff appointed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff She is battling impeachment attempt, recession and oil corruption scandal Judge heading oil probe orders phone call between pair to be made public Call seems to confirm Lula's job spared him possible arrest for corruption Protests have erupted in Brazil's capital after a recorded phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and her once-popular predecessor was released, suggesting that she appointed him to her cabinet to spare him...
  • Lula, the Ugliest Face of “the Brazilian Way of Doing Things”

    03/15/2016 5:26:51 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 7 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula, the Ugliest Face of “the Brazilian Way of Doing Things” By Julio Severo Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is, with his socialist Workers’ Party, facing a multitude of scandals of corruption. The acts of corruption were measures to get certain results, especially financial, in spite of the laws. This is the heart of the “jeitinho brasileiro,” which is a process used to reach something desired in spite of contrary determinations (laws, orders, rules etc.). Brazilians face a confusing and inefficient bureaucracy, which affects everybody: rich and poor. The rich use their huge power and influence...
  • Obama Strengthens George Soros' Oil Interests In Brazil

    03/21/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    check ^ | 3/18/11 | Dr B
    Obama left his lush golf get-aways and NAACP basketball sprees to depart for a Brazilian vacation. ... Obama abandoned the victims of genocide in Libya to help America's oil opposition. Why? Out with Western oil, in with Russian and Brazilian oil. Is it just coincidence that George Soros sold his Western oil stock and bought stock in Russia and Brazilian oil companies, about three months ago ? ... Last March, Soros invested in airport screeners. How did he know to do that? Insider info!
  • What is really behind WikiLeaks?

    12/20/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    What is really behind WikiLeaks? If WikiLeaks equals free speech, then why do those defending it want UN to impose censorship on the internet? By Julio Severo Out of curiosity, it was great to learn about the US embassies' cables, and it would also be very interesting to see the Brazilian ambassies cables. Sadly, there was still no a leak from such secret communications of Brazil. Excepting some exotic facts, did WikiLeaks reveal really sensitive information? In one of the leaks on critical installations for the US security, there is a mention of an Australian factory that produces antivenom. Can...
  • Brazilian President Lula acknowledges “Palestinian” State

    12/06/2010 11:12:22 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian President Lula acknowledges “Palestinian” State Without imposing on them any condition on gay “rights” By Julio Severo Lula announced that he decided officially to acknowledge a “Palestinian State. That acknowledgment happened on November 3, 2010. The Brazilian megalomaniac likes to be in the center of the attentions. And if the whole world is looking to the Middle East, because of the afflictions of Israel, then Lula wants a piece of the spotlight. He is determined to spend his last days in the Brazilian presidency drawing the attention from everybody, even if it means that he needs to make a...
  • 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...
  • Lula’s foolishness is joke in Israel

    06/14/2010 6:55:34 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula’s foolishness is joke in Israel  By Julio Severo  In Brazil, when we look at Lula, we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. If his foolishness, which competes with the vast territorial size of Brazil, didn’t produce such devastating results, we would only laugh at a great and arrogant blunderer.  However, his messes have been producing results. To protect the Iranian nuclear program, Lula made a deal between Brazil, Iran and Turkey. See here: That program is entirely in the man’s hands that says openly that he wants to sweep Israel from the face of the earth.  How...
  • Brazil, North Korea: Brothers in trade (nuclear and missile connection?)

    06/13/2010 8:17:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 06/03/10 | Bertil Lintner
    Brazil, North Korea: Brothers in trade By Bertil Lintner BANGKOK - For more than a decade, the world around North Korea has been shrinking. In the wake of its missile and nuclear tests and recent accusations that it torpedoed a South Korean naval vessel, the list of internationally imposed sanctions and trade restrictions aimed at isolating the reclusive state has grown ever longer. But the North Koreans, who have been in a state of war for more than half a century, have often found ingenious ways around those restrictions and added pressures from the United States, Japan and other countries,...
  • Lula Says 'Disappointed' in Obama, Criticizes Supposed 'Mistakes'

    05/23/2010 7:25:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 987+ views
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | Sunday, May 23, 2010
    Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva is "disappointed" in his US colleague, President Barack Obama, according to a Sao Paulo newspaper. SNIP According to the article, Lula says that Obama says one thing and does another, generally through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and acts by pleasing conservatives and looking towards 2012. According to Brazil, the main points within the agreement with Iran were asked for by Obama through a letter to Lula at the beginning of the month. Obama is "no longer the president open to dialogue with Latin America," said Lula.
  • Obama's Love For 'PROGRESSIVE' Lula

    04/12/2010 5:11:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies · 492+ views ^ | April 12, 2010 | Biggirl
    U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010. Obama opened a 47-nation summit dedicated to keeping nuclear arms from terrorists and planned to seek momentum in his push for a new round of sanctions on Iran.
  • Lula humiliates Israel

    03/17/2010 10:59:16 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies · 354+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula humiliates Israel  Brazilian president refuses to lay down flowers on the grave of the founder of the modern State of Israel  By Julio Severo  I wonder what would happen if, in visit to Brazil, an Israeli government official declared in the Brazilian Congress gaffes humiliating Brazil.  Israelis would not be capable of that discourtesy. They are so polite and civilized that they allowed Lula, as a demonstration of affection for the Brazilian people that represents a large portion of the tourists visiting Israel, to make his speech in the Parliament of Israel.  No retribution for the affection. Lula took...
  • Brazilian President to Visit Iran in May

    03/16/2010 3:00:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 258+ views
    SNIPPET: "It was recently reported that Brazil has offered to conduct the Iranian nuclear deal on its soil."
  • Lula, the meddler

    03/15/2010 11:52:12 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula, the meddler  Cuba, Israel and the forsaken black  By Julio Severo  No, the Fidel Castro dictatorship has never considered Lula a meddler. In fact, in his recent visit to Cuba, Brazilian president Lula preferred not to defend a black that, after years of unjustified prison and torture, also died from a hunger strike. Lula had no pity and mercy on him. After all, he was guilty of a horrible crime: to disagree with the Cuban communist paradise. Have you already seen crime worse than that?  Additionally, it was a mistake — in Lula’s modest opinion — for the man...
  • Brazil rebuffs US, says it will go own way on Iran

    03/03/2010 12:40:34 PM PST · by central_va · 17 replies · 593+ views
    Yahoo News AP ^ | 2 hrs 4 mins ago | By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
    BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil vowed Wednesday not to "bow down" to gathering international pressure to impose new economic penalties on Iran over its nuclear program if further negotiations might be fruitful. With visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton standing beside him, Brazil's foreign minister said his country is concerned about Iran's nuclear intentions. But Foreign Minister Celso Amorim (SELL-so ah-more-EEM) says Brazil will make its own decision on Iran.
  • Inhumane rights

    01/15/2010 6:00:21 AM PST · by juliosevero · 179+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Inhumane rights Inhumane decree misleads Brazilian people with oppressive and dictatorial measures By Julio Severo Very in the Soviet style, Lula, president of Brazil, has shown all of his red claws, from his feet and hands. His presidential decree of “human rights” (Decreto 7037, issued on 21/12/2009, also known as “3º Plano Nacional de Direitos Humanos” [Third Human Rights National Plan]), allegedly crafted with the approval and consensus from the people, violates major rights of the Brazilian citizens, giving to evil the covering of “human rights” and stripping most of the population from their legitimate rights. For those that do...
  • (Brazil President) Lula’s Diplomatic Embarrassment in Honduras

    11/30/2009 12:19:24 PM PST · by big black dog · 4 replies · 550+ views
    One of the big losers from yesterday’s successful election in Honduras has been Brazil’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who demonstrated that under his presidency, Brazil is not ready to play a positive leadership role in the hemisphere. Not only did Lula seem to be complicit in smuggling deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya into the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa—an irresponsible move that risked the possibility of major confrontations and bloodshed in that country—but he stubbornly refuses to recognize yesterday’s election as legitimate. Lula’s grandstanding has nothing to do with a supposed commitment to democracy, of course. After all he...
  • Brazil Loses Face in Honduras Political Fiasco

    11/09/2009 2:29:09 PM PST · by La Lydia · 3 replies · 487+ views
    Newsweek ^ | November 9, 2009 | Mac Margolis
    It's not clear who will be running Honduras from now on, but the clear loser in the nation's protracted political crisis is Brazil. Ever since the June ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Brazil has been working to restore him to power. Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva denounced the "coup makers" at the U.N. in September, just before Zelaya sneaked back into Honduras and took refuge at the Brazilian Embassy. But by allowing Zelaya to use his diplomatic shield to broadcast radio messages from the embassy, Brazil ended up looking like a biased broker--which only worsened tensions by...

    11/03/2009 1:23:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 2,706+ views - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | November 3, 2009 | Toby Westerman
    SNIPPET: "Lula and Chavez have established a "strategic relationship," and recently agreed upon a joint Brazilian-Venezuelan oil venture worth billions of dollars. Lula and Chavez have joined with Daniel Ortega, the returned Nicaraguan Marxist dictator, to form an anti-U.S. Latin American military alliance - all with Russian assistance - funded by the region's abundant oil reserves. Brazil is engaged in its own arms build-up and Lula is determined that Brazil will become at least a first-rate regional power. Unfortunately, Lula is establishing Brazil as an anti-American military power by aligning with nations hostile or potentially hostile to the U.S. Lula...
  • Olavo de Carvalho explains Lula and the Sao Paulo Forum

    10/22/2009 10:58:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies · 325+ views
    Alek Boyd Blogspot ^ | October 22nd, 2009 | Alek Boyd
    Recent events in Honduras demonstrate, clearer than any other problematic political situation in Latin America, the moral fickleness of the so called international community and the media. For that country’s independent and sovereign institutions, read the Supreme Court, the Attorney General’s Office and Congress, ruled, unanimously in the case of Congress, in favor of removing Manuel Zelaya from power, owing to his violations to Honduras constitution. This crucial fact notwithstanding, we have seen universal condemnation of the new administration of Honduras. It comes relentless from all quarters, from all locations, from across parties, it is an issue that has exemplified,...
  • Brazil accuses Chávez of orchestrating Zelaya's return to Honduras

    09/25/2009 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 16 replies · 919+ views
    (English-language translation) Sao Paulo - High-level officials with the Brazilian government are accusing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez of "orchestrating" the plan for the return of deposed Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya, who is sheltered at the Brazilian Embassy, the local press reports. Advisors to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the Foreign Ministry interviewed by Sao Paulo newspaper O Estado pointed out that the "infrastructure, the logistics, and the advice to specifically seek the Brazilian Embassy" for Zelaya's clandestine return were prepared by Chávez. Zelaya's unexpected bursting into Brazil's diplomatic legation has caused an unprecedented and hard-to-resolve conflict, since...
  • Eerie Calm in Honduran Capital as Crisis Builds

    09/23/2009 5:24:36 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 39 replies · 860+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2009 | ELISABETH MALKIN and MARC LACEY
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Although only a couple of miles from each other, the two men who claim to be the president of Honduras passed another day without meeting on Wednesday as residents of this capital city used a break in a curfew to store up supplies and hunker down for what could be an extended political standoff. “We need to sit down face to face,” Manuel Zelaya, the deposed leader, said in a telephone interview from the Brazilian Embassy, where he has been holed up since slipping back into the country from exile on Monday. He complained of harassment of...
  • Brazil's risky role in Honduras crisis may backfire

    09/23/2009 12:01:52 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 23 replies · 866+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2009 | Raymond Colitt
    BRASILIA - Brazil may not have invited ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya to take refuge in its embassy there, but opening its door to him is a high-risk bet that could harm its regional leadership ambitions. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's decision to grant Zelaya refuge at short notice at its embassy in Tegucigalpa has thrust Brazil to the center of the crisis, giving it a chance to take a high-profile role in efforts to end the stand-off. The risk, though, is that Brazil gets drawn into a messy power dispute in the Central American nation that is far...
  • Honduras' capital is militarized

    09/23/2009 7:25:02 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 24 replies · 973+ views (Spanish-language article) ^ | September 22, 2009 | CNN en Español/AP
    <p>TEGUCIGALPA (AP) — The de facto government of Honduras extended the curfew until Wednesday at 6:00 AM after dispersing with gas and nightsticks hundreds of supporters of deposed President Manuel Zelaya, who remains at the Brazilian Embassy.</p> <p>A defiant Zelaya stated from the diplomatic compound that, for him, the motto is "restitution or death, which is an allegorical phrase that has been used since the French Revolution....we are ready for anything: for risk, for sacrifice."</p>
  • The great Brazilian miracle

    08/20/2009 7:55:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies · 360+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The great Brazilian miracle Phenomenal resistance by a poor Christian minority in Brazil hinders the advance of several threats from the gay agenda subsidized by the Lula administration By Julio SeveroBarack Obama, the would-be Antichrist, barely became US president and he has already been advancing anti-“homophobia” bills.For years, Lula, the socialist president of Brazil, has been trying to advance such bills in Brazil, with the assistance of many homosexual groups that receive training and grants from powerful US organizations, but he is stumbling in difficulties because of a very small opposition. Why is Obama, in so a short time, being...
  • Russia, China, Brazil Push for New Global Currency

    07/07/2009 4:02:30 PM PDT · by FromLori · 12 replies · 415+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/7/09
    hina, Russia and Brazil will use this week's G8 summit in Italy to push their view that the world needs to start seeking a new global reserve currency as an alternative to the dollar, officials said on Tuesday. As leaders of the Group of Eight rich nations and the major developing powers traveled to Italy for a three-day summit starting on Wednesday, it seemed unlikely the currency debate would get a specific mention in summit documents. But both G8 member Russia and emerging power Brazil -- which like China and India is a member of the "G5" that joins the...
  • The cost of the high popularity of Lula

    06/29/2009 3:30:23 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 244+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The cost of the high popularity of Lula Notwithstanding his anti-life and anti-family policies, huge state investments in propaganda ensure popularity for Lula Julio SeveroBrazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported, “Approval ratings for Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva rose from 78% on March to 80% on June, according to data from the CNI/Ibope polls released June 9. The percentage of respondents considering the Lula administration very good or good also improved: it went up from 64% to 68%. The rates of those disapproving the Lula administration fell from 19% to 16%”.Certainly, the respondents were not asked...
  • World amazed by unprecedented address by President Lula at the UN Human Rights Council

    06/17/2009 8:57:34 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies · 543+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    World amazed by unprecedented address by President Lula at the UN Human Rights Council International community welcomes Brazilian president tackling important ethical issues in a fair way Julio SeveroBrazilian President Lula da Silva delivered an important address at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, on 15 June 2009, where he affirmed that the protection and promotion of human rights have been a central part of his administration.In his speech, he used as example the case of the Cuban athletes that requested asylum in Brazil in 2007. Given that they were innocent citizens suffering oppression from a communist government internationally...
  • Iran, hatred of Jews and the schizophrenic Lula administration

    05/06/2009 9:47:19 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 349+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Iran, hatred of Jews and the schizophrenic Lula administration Brazilian representatives at the UN condemn evangelicals, but do not Hitler’s successor By Julio SeveroOn 20 April 2009, dozens of Western representatives walked out during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s address at the UN-sponsored Durban II conference against racism in Geneva. Even to Westerners, used to tolerating all kinds of prejudice against Israel, the address of the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the conference was too much. As usual, he accused Israel of racism and other attributes.In addition to denying the Holocaust — with about six-million Jews murdered by Nazism —, Ahmadinejad...
  • Brazilian Ministry of [in]Justice of the Lula administration wants strict control on Internet

    04/18/2009 7:56:54 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Ministry of [in]Justice of the Lula administration wants strict control on Internet Julio SeveroTruth should be shown so that people may know what is happening.However, in Brazil major television networks refuse flatly to defend truth, covering up important information about the moral, financial and ethical corruption of the most corrupt government in the history of Brazil.By coincidence, this government is socialist.Over the media the Lula administration has a nice and attractive ”censorship”: when a TV network is well-behaved, state companies are nice with it, making big investments in sponsorship of TV shows.It is very easy to keep the “independent”...
  • Obama Says Most Popular Title Belongs to Lula ( Pres. Bigot from Brazil )

    04/04/2009 4:59:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 634+ views
    AP ^ | 4/3/2009 | staff
    <p>LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama — wildly popular the world over — says he isn't the globe's most admired politician. He says that title belongs to Brazil's president.</p> <p>During a lunch at the Group of 20 summit in London, Obama shook hands with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and said: "This is my man, right here. I love this guy."</p>
  • Julio Severo away from Brazil

    03/31/2009 4:58:05 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 249+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Julio Severo away from Brazil Open letter to the friends of Blog Julio Severo Dear FriendsI have arrived at a new place, being now away from Brazil and away from friends. It was not an easy decision. In fact, it was the only alternative. Because of a 2006 complaint from the Associação da Parada do Orgulho Gay de São Paulo (Gay Pride Parade Association of São Paulo), federal prosecutors have been looking for my location. The complaint is “homophobia”.Actually, there is no anti-“homophobia” law in Brazil. Even so, federal prosecutors have recently summoned one of my friends to reveal my...
  • Gays, persecution and lies: the eternal soap opera

    03/29/2009 6:30:42 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 421+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gays, persecution and lies: the eternal soap opera By alleging “persecution” in the pro-sodomy Brazil, Brazilian gay requests asylum in the pro-sodomy US By Julio SeveroAguinaldo Silva, a writer of soap operas for the Brazilian TV Globo Network, invented in his soap opera “Duas Caras” scenarios where evangelicals are violent, irrational and dangerous against gays. And homosexuals are portrayed as innocent little angels…Faced with this kind of scenarios, any nation would be supposed to grant asylum to the “victims”. The big problem is that the real victims of the soap operas of Aguinaldo Silva — and of TV Globo —...
  • Brazil's Lula raps 'white' crisis

    03/29/2009 12:49:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 650+ views ^ | 27 March 2009 | Gary Duffy
    Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said the world's poor people should not be forced to pay for the global financial crisis. President Lula said white, blue-eyed people - not Indians, nor black, nor poor people - had created and spread the crisis throughout the world.
  • A president Hell asked for

    03/29/2009 4:21:26 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies · 627+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    A president Hell asked for By Julio SeveroIt is not hard to know what a devil wishes. When in his Nazi obsession Hitler began to persecute Jews, the signs were clear. When Hitler began to meddle in the freedom of faithful Christians and persecute them, the signs were clear.Similarly, when in his communist obsession Stalin began to slaughter Ukrainians, who perished by millions, the signs were clear. When Stalin began to destroy the freedom of Christians, the signs were clear.It would be a horrendous crime not to condemn Hitler and Nazi or Stalin and communism. It would also, in any...
  • Blue Eyed Greed? (mega-barf)

    03/29/2009 4:47:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 1,362+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    “This crisis was caused by the irrational behavior of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing,” charged the brown-eyed, bearded socialist president [Lula of Brazil]. As the brown-eyed Brown grew a whiter shade of pale, Lula hammered the obvious point that the poor of the world were suffering in the global crash because of the misdeeds of the rich. “I do not know any black or indigenous bankers,” said Lula. He also told CNN he would press this theme at the G-20 meeting in London this week....
  • Brazilian President Says Credit Crisis Caused by 'White People With Blue Eyes'

    03/27/2009 10:09:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies · 2,787+ views
    SKY NEWS ^ | March 27, 2009 | NA
    Brazil's President, while meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Thursday, said the global financial crisis was caused by "white people with blue eyes." Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvamade made the comments after talks with Brown to try to forge a global consensus on how to save the worldwide economy. During a press conference, da Silva, a socialist who told Brown poor countries should not have to suffer because of the mistakes of the rich, suddenly pointed his finger at Brown and said, "This is a crisis that was caused by white people with blue eyes. And before the crisis,...
  • “Study” in the Brazilian newspaper O Globo: 99% Brazilians do not accept homosexuality

    02/18/2009 3:36:57 PM PST · by juliosevero · 4 replies · 556+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | 18 February 2009 | Julio Severo
    According to a report in the O Globo newspaper of February 7, 2009, “Only 1% Brazilians above the age of16 years do not discriminate against homosexuals”. What does this “study” mean? That only 1% Brazilians do not kill homosexuals? That only 1% Brazilians do not assault homosexuals? Since the term “discrimination” is often interpreted to mean words and views against homosexuality, what are the implications of that “study”? The “study” was led by the Brazilian socialist foundations Perseu Abramo and Rosa Luxemburgo, which polled how many Brazilians do not accept homosexuality. Perseu Abramo Foundation has connections to the Workers’ Party,...
  • Lula Loses As Brazil Financial Tax Nixed

    12/13/2007 7:56:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 53+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/13/7 | ALAN CLENDENNING, AP Business Writer
    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's Senate on Thursday refused to renew a financial transaction tax that fills the government's coffers, handing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a political defeat that could threaten his social programs for the poor. The vote held before dawn after months of contentious debate fell four votes shy of the 60 percent majority needed to extend the tax until 2011, meaning Silva's administration stands to lose about $22 billion in revenue per year. The money is used to fund programs ranging from health care to the president's famed anti-hunger program aimed at lifting Brazilians...
  • Interviews Brazil's Pro-Life Evangelist Julio Severo - Part II

    08/29/2007 6:23:13 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 168+ views ^ | August 29, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Interviews Brazil's Pro-Life Evangelist Julio Severo - Part II Pro-abort and homosexual movement tactics, the disaster of Luiz Lula, homosexual activism in Brazil, persecution of Severo, a prayer book By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman See Part I at SAO PAULO, August 29, 2007 ( What are the tactics used by the pro-abortion and homosexual movements in Brazil? Julio Severo: They are undermining rights linked to family and sexuality. There are pervasive propaganda efforts showing that women are vulnerable and need state protection. Then they are trained for empowerment, to understand that the ideal life is to enter the...
  • Interview with, Brazil's "most discriminated against and persecuted" Pro-Life Activist

    08/28/2007 7:18:13 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 244+ views ^ | August 28, 2007 | Steve Jalsevac and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Interview with, Brazil's "most discriminated against and persecuted" Pro-Life Activist Julio Severo reveals details of lengthy struggle against attempts of UN and US organizations to corrupt Brazil society By Steve Jalsevac and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SAO PAULO, August 28, 2007 ( --'s Matthew Cullinan Hoffman recently had the opportunity to extensively interview Julio Severo, to ask him about the situation in Brazil, and the challenges he faces as a pro-life and pro-family activist increasingly under fire by anti-life forces in his country. Severo was recently described by the Brazilian philosopher and political commentator Olavo de Carvalho as "the most...
  • Brazil Government Will Use Taxpayer Dollars for Sex Change Operations

    08/23/2007 11:37:12 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 182+ views ^ | August 22, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Brazil Government Will Use Taxpayer Dollars for Sex Change Operations By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRASILIA, August 22, 2007 ( -- The Brazilian Ministry of Health has announced that the government will begin to provide free sex-change operations the public, in compliance with a government initiated court order. The decision, rendered by Brazil's Fourth Regional Federal Court, decreed that sex-change operations are a "right" covered by Brazil's constitution, which guarantees "health care" to all citizens. The approval of free sex change operations was largely a staged event by the socialist administration of Luiz Lula, who has been Brazil's president since 2003....
  • 20,000 Brazilians Protest Attempted Expansion of Abortion

    08/23/2007 11:29:12 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 196+ views
    August 21, 2007 ^ | August 21, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    20,000 Brazilians Protest Attempted Expansion of Abortion By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRASILIA, August 21, 2007 ( - Tens of thousands of people from fifteen Brazilian states marched through Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, to protest proposed legislation to permit more abortion, last Wednesday. The event was organized by "Brazil Without Abortion", an organization supported by several national organizations, including the Brazilian National Bishops' Conference, the Brazilian Spiritual Federation, the Council of Evangelical Churches, and the leadership of other religious groups.   Appearing with the marchers were several notable Brazilians, including current and former members of the Brazilian Congress, and religious leaders...
  • CAPTION Lula and the President

    03/11/2007 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Clemenza · 9 replies · 687+ views
    El Carebobeno ^ | 3/10/07 | El Periodico
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  • Bearing Right In Brazil

    10/03/2006 6:33:49 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 642+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3 Oct 2006 | Staff
    Latin America: Sunday's surprising gains by the right in Brazil's election are a sign the region's great wave of leftism is peaking. Global forces are trumping the allure of greater government. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Latin America's election results this year show a shift away from the left — not toward it. It began in earnest when Peruvian and Mexican voters defied forecasts to elect center-right leaders in June and July who vowed to respect free markets. But Brazil's election Sunday, where center-right challenger Geraldo Alckmin forced a runoff in the presidential race on Oct. 29, is especially significant. Although...
  • (LIVE THREAD) Brazil votes in presidential poll

    10/01/2006 4:19:46 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 9 replies · 699+ views
    BBC News ^ | Sunday, 1 October 2006
    Millions of Brazilians are voting in presidential elections with Luis Inacio Lula da Silva seeking a second term. Lula, as the president is known, is seeking the 50% of votes needed to win outright victory in the first round. But his lead in opinion polls narrowed ahead of the vote, amid allegations of corruption and dirty tricks involving his Workers' Party. His main rival is Geraldo Alckmin, the centre-left, business-friendly former governor of Sao Paulo state. Since Lula, the first left-winger to hold the country's highest office in 50 years, was elected in a landslide victory in 2001, his welfare...
  • Cardoso accuses Lula of leading "a republic of scoundrels"

    09/03/2006 8:24:54 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 3 September 2006 | Staff
    Sao Paulo, Sep 3 (EFE).- Brazilian former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso accused the country's current leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, of presiding over "a republic of scoundrels" in an editorial published Sunday in the Sao Paulo daily O Estado. The piece was in keeping with Cardoso's strenuous campaign to prevent Lula's reelection in the Oct. 1 vote, despite the fact that all the opinion polls taken to date say the president's triumph is a certainty. "How is it possible that in the face of so much moral disaster people can vote to consolidate a presidential situation whose sins are...
  • Brazilian diplomacy denies alleged Lula’s admissions (Toilet Talk alert)

    09/01/2006 2:35:23 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 307+ views
    MercoPress (Uruguay) ^ | 1 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    Brazilian ambassador in Chile described as mere “fantasy” alleged statements by President Lula da Silva particularly offensive towards Chile, Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and former Uruguayan president Jorge Batlle. “I can assure you it is all mere fantasy”, said Ambassador Mario Vilalva in Santiago adding that “I can back my words because I happened to be at the official dinner at the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo”, when the alleged incident took place. In a book released this week titled “Travels with the President” two Brazilian journalists, Eduardo Scolese and Leonencio Nossa wrote that President Lula in the Embassy in Tokyo...