Browsing All Posts filed under »BRAZIL«

Brazilian Farmers Push Law to Weaken Environmental Protection of the Rain Forest

May 27, 2011


Brazil and Indonesia have the most rain forest of any countries on the globe.  However, commercial farming is threatening to further reduce their size and put the planet at risk.  A law revising the protection of the Amazon is being drafted by the Brazilian government. Among the proposed changes that worried environmentalists were plans to: […]

Brazil President Talks Tough Against The US Led Bombing of Libya

April 3, 2011


No one pays attention to history anymore – largely because it is not taught or taught well in schools.  Case in point:  The press had the American people convinced that the new President of Brazil (most US students won’t know where it is) would be more of a centrist than her predecessor, Lula, and that […]

OBama to Rio – Needs to Deftly Handle New President And Spectre of Lula

March 19, 2011


The commander in chief would not miss out on a trip to Rio de Janiero. However it is possible that, aside from cozying up to the current President, Dilma Rousseff,  either the President or a member of his entourage will meet with former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva or “Lula” as he is styled.  […]

Protecting Uncontacted Jungle Tribes – SamHenry Joins the Effort

February 4, 2011


Here is one of  the beautiful videos that give us insight into the lives of an undiscovered tribe in the  jungle near the Peru-Brazil border. They are threatened by logging.  The only way to save them was to film them and thus expose them to the unknown actions of others. There will, of course, be […]

Trade Wars Predicted by Brazil

January 10, 2011


Brazil’s finance minister has warned that the current currency manipulation would assuredly end in a trade war: Guido Mantega … told the Financial Times that Brazil was preparing new measures to prevent further appreciation of its currency, the real, and would raise the issue of exchange-rate manipulation at the World Trade Organisation and other global […]

Brazil Election Could Be Close for Lula’s Successor

October 2, 2010


It is hard to conceive of Brazil without Lula (Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva) at its head.  Here is the complete election report from Al Jazerra (English): Brazil Set To Pick Lula’s Successor Brazilians are preparing to go to the polls to pick a successor to the hugely popular Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, the […]

Brazil’s Amazing New Anti-Corruption Law

September 7, 2010


Once again Brazil is in the forefront of political action, this time domestic. [South America’s largest Democracy] is taking huge strides to wash away corruption in politics with a groundbreaking new law referred to as Ficha Limpa – which means ‘clean slate’ in English. The law would permanently bar anybody from running for any political […]