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  • Ukrainians Build One of the Biggest Churches in Brazil

    06/13/2017 7:26:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    On June 4, the rite of consecration of the Holy Trinity Church for the Ukrainian community was held in the Brazilian municipality of Sao Jose dos Pinhais (Parana), Marcelino settlement. Local Ukrainians have been striving to do this for almost a century. Built next to the old church, the Church of the Holy Trinity represents a traditional Ukrainian architecture of temples. This building, according to SvitUA which cites Gazeta DO Povo, is one of the largest churches in Brazil. The area of the temple is about 740 square meters, its height is 32 meters. The premises of the temple can...
  • Snowden is turning into a liability for Putin

    09/19/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | by Leonid Bershidsky
    BERLIN – Edward Snowden is increasingly unhappy with the situation in Russia, where he has lived for more than three years. President Vladimir Putin once welcomed the National Security Agency contractor for his propaganda value, but he may be wondering if it’s all been worth it. Snowden arrived in Moscow in June 2013. That was almost a year before the Crimea annexation, and Russia could still try to sell itself to radical leftists who admired Snowden as the lesser evil, compared with the Big Brother United States. Putin talked a lot about Snowden, showing obvious delight for thumbing his nose...
  • Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? (Petrobras in Brazil)

    06/05/2017 10:51:36 PM PDT · by texas booster · 24 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jonathan Watts
    On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport to meet the midnight flight from London. His mission was simple. A former executive of Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras, was on the plane. Ishii was to arrest him as soon as he set foot in Brazil and take him for questioning by detectives. No big deal, the veteran cop thought as he ticked off the hours in the shabby Terminal One lounge. This was just one of many anti-bribery operations he had worked on. Usually they made a few headlines, then faded away,...
  • The American Confederacy Is Still Alive In A Small Brazilian City Called Americana

    05/07/2017 11:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-7-2017 | Melia Robinson
    When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions. Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books. But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture. In 2015, Vice's Mimi Dwyer attended the festival and revealed what life is like in the city called Americana. Each year, the small Brazilian city of Americana throws...
  • Brazilian Submarines Equipped with New Torpedoes

    05/04/2017 6:53:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Diálogo ^ | 05/03/2017 | Andréa Barretto
    The Brazilian Navy (MB, per its Portuguese acronym) is planning an exercise to test its MK-48 torpedoes, a new weapon being installed in the national fleet’s five submarines. This training is meant to let service members in the Submarine Force Command observe the system in operation, and the torpedo in use. “The last launch was successfully done in October 2016, from the Tupi (S-30) submarine. It was done in the final phase of certification testing for the combat system. That exercise took place in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro,” stated Rear Admiral Oscar Moreira da Silva Filho, commander of...
  • VIDEO: Protesters Run Over By Speeding Car

    05/03/2017 6:30:39 AM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    DCStatesman ^ | 5/3/17 (?) | No Atributon
    A new video has come to light showing a ghastly incident where protesters were run over by an angry driver. It is hard to watch but it shows how desperate some people are getting. And perhaps a lesson that you should not protest on a highway. The driver is seen slowly pulling forward when the crowd swarms the car and refuses to let him go by. Then the driver backs up and floors it. It is unclear where the video took place. It looks like it may have been in Brazil. You are seeing these types of incidents all over...
  • Welcoming the Caliphate to Brazil

    04/21/2017 7:47:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and José Atento
    The following article about Brazil’s new open-borders law was published last night at Vlad Tepes. New immigration law opens Brazil’s borders to drug trafficking and the Islamic Caliphate. This article deals with the situation of the Islamization of Brazil in light of the new Law of Immigration, approved by the country’s Senate and sent for presidential signing. It highlights steps that have been taken to increase the nonexistent Islamic presence in Brazil into become an influential power. To understand the situation one needs to understand the deterioration of the political landscape of the country, which is briefly discussed in the...
  • Brazil’s political class is in crisis as over 100 are investigated for corruption

    04/12/2017 10:36:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04/12/2017 | Maria Lopes
    Brazil’s Supreme Court has authorized an investigation of over 100 top politicians, implicating an entire swath of the country’s governing elite in a corruption probe that has tarnished the political system and threatened to derail the nation’s economic recovery. Nearly a third of the president’s cabinet, the heads of both chambers of Congress, two dozen senators and 42 representatives will be investigated for corruption, money laundering and fraud, according to a list released late Tuesday by a Supreme Court justice presiding over the cases. Five former presidents were also implicated. The list was the subject of rumors and leaks for...
  • Brazil's submarines program navigates turbulent waters

    04/11/2017 5:29:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Apr 2017
    Itaguaí, Brazil: In a vast hangar, Brazilian technicians work on the enormous cylindrical hulls of two submarines, but in a country buffeted by economic crisis and corruption the vessels already face stormy waters. The hangar at a naval facility in Itaguai, south of Rio de Janeiro, is 125 feet (38 meters) tall, an impressive structure where the future submarines, lying in separate sections, are being equipped before eventual assembly. In all, five submarines are planned, one of them nuclear-powered, with the first scheduled for launching in July 2018. The bid to transform Brazil's small submarine fleet was won by French...
  • Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

    04/11/2017 3:24:06 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 30 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | April,5, 2017 | Cleuci de Oliveira
    ...Late last year Fernando received news he had dreaded for months: he and 23 of his classmates had been kicked out of college. The headline run by weekly magazine CartaCapital — “White Students Expelled from University for Defrauding Affirmative Action System”. But the headline clashes with how Fernando sees himself. He identifies as "pardo", or brown: a mixed-race person with black ancestry. For Brazil’s black activists, however, the breach of the country’s unofficial color-blindness has also been accompanied by suspicion over race fraud: people taking advantage of affirmative action policies never meant for them in the first place. “These spots...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio just SEVEN MONTHS after the [tr]

    03/19/2017 5:21:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    A drained pool filled with mud, crumbled roads and overgrown plots of grass. These eerie images aren't from a post-apocalyptic movie, they are photographs of several Olympic venues in Rio - just seven months after the games finished. Despite promises from the organisers that the billion-dollar site would be used to benefit Brazil's citizens, it remains deserted and dilapidated. The country remains in a deep economic and political crisis following the games and critics believe the money spent on the games could have been better spent on developing infrastructure in the country. 
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • What Will The Next Epidemic Be? 101 Dead In Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil

    03/10/2017 9:33:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09 March 2017 | Janice Williams
    Doctors are worried Brazil’s yellow fever outbreak could be as devastating an epidemic as the Zika virus, the New England Journal of Medicine reported. More than 100 people have already died from the virus, which is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Initially, doctors weren’t concerned the few instances of yellow fever would turn into an outbreak because the majority of the cases, which were first reported in December, were among people living away from heavily populated urban cities and closer to Brazil’s jungles. However, the number of people contracting the virus is rising sharply, the report said.
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • The horrific moment a transsexual woman is dragged from her home and beaten....

    03/07/2017 11:32:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 121 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 7, 2017 | Hannah Al-Othman For MailOline
    FULL TITLE: The horrific moment a transsexual woman is dragged from her home and beaten to death in the street in a sickening attack in Brazil A transgender woman was brutally beaten to death by a group of thugs who dragged her from her home and attacked her in a sickening transphobic attack. Dandara dos Santos, 42, was dragged from her home into the street and kicked, punched, and hit with shoes and a plank of wood in front of residents in Fortaleza, Ceara state, Brazil. Harrowing footage of the attack shows Dandara begging the savage attackers to spare her...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Rio’s Olympic Park is already an $800 million ghost town

    02/23/2017 12:20:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Vice News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Clare Richardson
    The behemoth sports stadiums on the sprawling grounds of Rio’s Olympic Park were built to impress international visitors for the 2016 Summer Games. Today, they are eerily deserted. The space reopened as a public recreation area in January, but aside from the occasional security guard, there is hardly a human in sight at the 2.5 billion real ($800 million), 300-acre complex.
  • BRAZIL'S SEXY CARNIVAL PUTS PENTECOSTAL MAYOR IN TIGHT SPOT

    02/23/2017 10:50:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2017 | Peter Prengamamn
    While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city. The former gospel singer and missionary, a high-profile member of one of Brazil's most powerful evangelical churches, captured 59 percent of the vote and took office Jan. 1. But less than two months into his four-year term, Crivella's promises are about to be tested by Carnival, Rio's annual weeklong party often marked by heavy drinking and drug use, wild sex and round-the-clock dancing.
  • ANTIMEDIA.ORG: Billions Wasted: Brazilian 2016 Olympics Structures Lay in Ruins

    02/22/2017 3:30:18 AM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    http://theantimedia.org/billions-wasted-olympics-brazil-ruins/ ^ | February 21, 2017 at 11:11 am Written by Alice Salles
    The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil cost Brazilian taxpayers $4.6 billion, conservative estimates show. But once related expenses covered by the Brazilian government are factored in, the overall costs hit the $12 billion mark, which equates to about 0.72 percent of Brazil’s national budget. Prior to the Olympics, however, the Brazilian government had already spent BR$39.5 billion on infrastructure, or about $12 billion. Stadiums and urban projects designed to ensure the country was ready for the sports event were built, but aside from the events scheduled for 2014 and 2016, there seemed to be little to no demand for such...