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  • Brazil's Bolsonaro chooses the Chicago Boys for a Trump-sized economic boom

    10/19/2018 10:35:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Like President Trump, Brazil's likely new president, Jair Bolsonaro, is openly embracing free-market economics – the hardcore Chicago Boys kind that was last seen transforming Chile into a first-world country. The real stuff. I'm going to argue that that's big, really big – not only because Brazil is a leftist sump of longtime culturally embedded socialism and dependency - but because hardcore free-market economics, the kind that turned Chile from a Venezuela-style hell-hole into a true first-world economy in a mere decade or two, has long been a dirty word in Latin America. Bolsonaro doesn't care. That is a demonstration...
  • Brazil Presidential Race may Bring Reforms of Restrictive Gun Law

    10/11/2018 4:12:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Popular presidential candidate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, narrowly missed winning with a first-round election. In Brazil, there are multiple parties. The top two candidates have a run-off election for the presidency. If one candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, there is no run-off. Jair Bolsonaro won the first round in a crowded field. With 46%, he almost won outright. The next nearest contender received 29%. From ft.com: Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro won a resounding victory in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election, raising the prospect of a return of the far-right in a country...
  • Brazilian Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (Barf alert)

    10/10/2018 9:03:06 AM PDT · by grasshopper2 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 7, 2018 | Last Week Tonight
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsZ3p9gOkpY&t=8s [bad language alert] Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively [deleted] their democracy.
  • Bolsonaro woos Brazil voters with simple recipe for ending violence

    10/09/2018 11:46:06 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 18 replies
    France24.com ^ | 08 October 2018 | © 2018 AFP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Jair Bolsonaro topped the poll in the first round of Brazil's presidential elections, having seduced tens of millions of voters with simple -- though radical -- solutions to eradicating violence in one of the world's deadliest countries. For many, Bolsonaro has the answer to the question that has preoccupied them for years -- how to lower the crime rate in a country with more than seven murders an hour? "Give guns to good people," the former paratrooper insisted during campaign meetings.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 10/8/2018

    10/08/2018 4:59:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The man dubbed the "far-right candidate" had a very strong first round finish in Brazil's presidential election..... Two Israelis were killed and a third injured in a terrorist attack in the West Bank Sunday morning at an industrial park...... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met from North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un for more than three hours Sunday..... The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an accident involving a stretch limousine in upstate New York that killed 20 people..... The Turkish regime believes that Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered when he visited the Istanbul consulate of Saudi Arabia last...
  • Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

    10/07/2018 6:30:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 7, 2018 | Tom Phillips and Dom Phillips
    The far-right Brazilian populist Jair Bolsonaro has secured a resounding victory in the first-round of his country’s presidential election, but fallen just short of the majority required to avoid a second-round run-off. After a campaign as improbable and electrifying as any Brazilian telenovela – although infinitely more consequential for the future of one of the world’s largest and most diverse democracies – Bolsonaro secured 46.93% of votes - with 94% of all votes counted. second-placed candidate, the leftist Workers’ party Fernando Haddad, won 28% of the vote, according to Brazil’s superior electoral court, the TSE. Behind him came the Democratic...
  • The understandable rise of Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro

    10/06/2018 7:34:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    He shocks many Western liberals, and some of his rhetoric on women and gays is certainly extreme. Still, Jair Bolsonaro's rise in the Brazilian polls isn't hard to understand. Because he is focused on three issues that now carry outsized concern in most Brazilian minds: reducing crime, countering corruption, and boosting the economy. Correspondingly, the simplest issue in Bolsonaro's favor is that which was in Donald Trump's favor in 2016: popular anger over a sense of wasted potential. It's an easy case to make in Brazil today. That nation has vast natural resources, a comparatively well-educated population, but also pathetic...
  • Round one in Brazil on Sunday; They Could Use Their Own Donald Trump

    10/05/2018 7:50:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2018 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Brazilians will vote for president on Sunday.  It will likely go to a second round, but center-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is getting some good news, according to this report from Forbes: Bolsonaro fever has hit Brazil, that is for sure.  Depending on how you look at it, the fever is either something that requires Tamiflu and plenty of sleep, or the kind of fever associated with a major sporting event or Carnaval in Rio. Bolsonaro was all over the front pages of the Estado and Folha de Sao Paulo newspapers on Wednesday.  Below the fold, meanwhile, a survey by the pollsters at Datafolha shows...
  • More than 50 transgender candidates running for office in Brazil

    10/04/2018 12:16:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 4, 2018 | by Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO - Barbara Aires, who was assigned male at birth, says she spent much of her childhood on the streets, because her father — a military man from the conservative state of Minas Gerais — refused to accept her gender identity. By her late teenage years, Aires was taking hormones to transition to a woman and, because she couldn't find other employment, working as a prostitute - the fate of many transgender people who are shunned by much of Brazilian society. Today, Aires is running to be a state representative in Rio de Janeiro, aiming to help other...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Wednesday 10/3/2018

    10/03/2018 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump was on the stump for Republican candidates in Mississippi last night...... Trump said that a vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith is a vote for him, but many in the crowd at the rally wore red T-shirts saying "Trump Voters for Chris McDaniel" in support of the conservative state senator..... President Trump also made a comment about Saudi Arabia at the Mississippi rally...... Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has said that the United States can blockade Russian energy production to prevent its export..... And the United States Ambassador to NATO, former Republican Senator from Texas, Kay Bailey Hutchison, says that a...
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...
  • What doesn't stab you to death only makes you stronger

    09/10/2018 6:51:58 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    Takimag ^ | 9/10/18 | Jim Goad
    Last Thursday in the southeastern Brazilian city of Juiz de Fora, Jair Bolsonaro—variously described as “the most misogynistic, hateful elected official in the democratic world” and maybe even “the world’s most repulsive politician”—was nearly stabbed to death while crowd-surfing through a mostly adoring mob. Bolsonaro, who has been called “The Trump of the Tropics,” has been riding atop Brazil’s presidential polls all summer. Then again, Bolsonaro’s chief rival, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Workers’ Party, would be outpolling him if he weren’t currently in prison on a 12-year corruption bid. Please share this article...
  • 700-piece Egyptian collection at Brazil's National Museum destroyed: Initial report

    09/10/2018 6:26:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Thursday, September 6th, 2018 | unattributed
    "The fire spread to all the sections of the museum and destroyed all its content and destroyed the hall of Pharaonic artefacts, which contained 700 pieces," said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities on Thursday. He cited Egypt's foreign ministry, which is following up on the matter with Egyptian consular and embassy officials in Brazil. The Egyptian artifacts included collectibles of Brazilian Emperor Pedro I, founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil, which he purchased in the 19th century from antiquities merchants. It also featured five mummies, one of which was kept in a sarcophagus...
  • Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

    09/07/2018 8:13:19 AM PDT · by Boomer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/6/2018 | Gabriel Stargardter, Brad Brooks
    JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) - The leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally on Thursday, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into further disarray. -snip- The Federal Police said in a statement that it had officers escorting Bolsonaro at the time of the knife attack and the “aggressor” was caught in the act. It said the circumstances were being investigated. Local police in Juiz de Fora confirmed to Reuters that the suspect, Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, 40, was in custody and that he...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Friday

    09/07/2018 5:00:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel supported opposition military forces in Syria. That story's been published by "Foreign Policy" magazine.... At a February news conference President Trump said that the only reason the United States was in Syria was because of Islamic State.... But the US envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey now says the United States is in Syria because of Islamic State and because of Iranian presence..... Russian Aerospace Forces (Air Force) launched at least seven airstikes in the northern region where the Syrian government offensive is expected..... A key meeting is underway today in Tehran, Iran. Its a summit between the leaders of...
  • Brazil's Biggest Meteorite Survives Museum-Destroying Fire

    09/04/2018 12:43:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 4, 2018 12:42pm ET | Hanneke Weitering,
    After a catastrophic fire blazed through the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday (Sept. 2), destroying many of the institution's 20 million artifacts, the museum's meteorites were some of the few relics left standing. Among the space rocks that survived the blaze is the Bendegó meteorite, which is the largest meteorite ever found on Brazilian soil. The iron-nickel meteorite is one of about a dozen meteorites housed at the museum. … Officials have not yet been able to tally the damages, as investigators have been instructed to hold off on their work until engineers declare the building safe to enter,...
  • Fire at Brazil’s National Museum Threatens Hundreds of Years of History

    09/03/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2018 | Ernesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington
    RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday night, ravaging the stately, 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro and threatening the years of history encapsulated inside.Aerial video posted by the television station Globo showed roaring flames and billowing smoke overtaking the large museum. Windows on multiple floors across the museum displayed a burning orange color, and the glow of the fire lit up the dark night sky.The destruction to the building was significant, and it is unclear whether any historical artifacts had been saved. The museum housed a collection of more than 20 million...
  • Massive fire tears through Rio's 200-year old National Museum

    09/02/2018 9:27:25 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    Reuters | 02-03-2018 | staff
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A massive fire raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building, once a palace for emperors that had fallen into disrepair, was an “incalculable loss for Brazil,” President Michel Temer said in a statement. “Two hundred years of work, research and knowledge were lost.” There was no word of the possible cause late on Sunday, nor if there were casualties or the exact extent of damage. Firefighters in Rio...
  • Fire breaks out at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio

    09/02/2018 5:45:30 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    BNO News ^ | September 2, 2018
    A massive fire has broken out at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, engulfing the entire building, just months after the museum marked its 200th anniversary. The incident began on early Sunday afternoon when a fire erupted in the three-story building. Footage broadcast on Brazilian TV showed that the fire had spread throughout all floors of the building. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured, but the fire broke out when the museum was closed.
  • Argentina's central bank hikes rates to 60% as the currency collapses

    08/30/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/30/2018 | Sam Meredith
    Investors are increasingly concerned Latin America's third-largest economy could soon default as it struggles to repay heavy government borrowing. The peso is down more than 45 percent against the greenback this year, exacerbating pre-existing fears over the country's weakening economy and inflation running at 25.4 percent this year. "I know that these tumultuous situations generate anxiety among many of you ... I understand this, and I want you to know I am making all decisions necessary to protect you," Macri said. Argentina is struggling to cope with yet another financial crisis. Investors are increasingly concerned Latin America's third-largest economy could...