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  • Latin America's anger grows over China's economic clout

    06/06/2024 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Deutsche Weil ^ | 7th June 2024 | To bias Kaufer
    Brazil imposes tariffs on Chinese imports Brazil is now fighting back against cheap Chinese imports by imposing a 20% tax. This affects goods valued under $50 (€46) which are bought via international shopping websites. According to Brazilian media, Chinese online retail platform AliExpress was "surprised" by the decision, as the tax would primarily hit the poorest and discourage foreign investment in the country. In the textile industry, considerable anger has been directed at Chinese suppliers, because conglomerates such as Shein, which don't produce their goods under the same conditions and general framework as small Brazilian firms, are pushing thousands of...
  • Far-right Christians blame Madonna’s ‘satanic’ concert for floods in southern Brazil

    05/15/2024 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 13, 2024 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil (RNS) — Conservative Christians are accusing the pop star Madonna, who gave a free concert on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach May 4, of including satanic rituals in the show, with catastrophic consequences for Brazil. The concert, the last stop on Madonna’s The Celebration Tour, drew more than 1.6 million Brazilians and fans from neighboring countries and was aired in its entirety on Rede Globo, the national TV network. Besides a diverse cast and some sexual play that LGBTQ+ Brazilians and other minorities said spotlighted their communities, the show projected images of Brazilian human rights icons, including...
  • Soros And US Government Behind Conspiracy Theories And Attacks On “Twitter Files Brazil”

    05/15/2024 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Twotone
    Public.Substack. ^ | May 14, 2024 | David Agape
    An extremist imperialist global conspiracy aimed at misleading the public and undermining democracy was behind the April 3, 2024 publication of the “Twitter Files Brazil,” say leading Brazilian journalists, researchers, and social media influencers. Intercept Brasil claimed that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, which had produced a report on censorship in Brazil, inspired by the Twitter Files Brazil, was defending neo-Nazi groups in order to attack Supreme Court Justice, Alexandre de Moraes. NetLab, a research laboratory based at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro on April 24th claimed in a report that X owner Elon Musk had used “bots,”...
  • Scientists discover ancient HERPES in 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bones found in a Russian cave... and they want to bring virus back to life

    05/14/2024 9:24:55 AM PDT · by algore · 44 replies
    The oldest human viruses, including herpes, have been uncovered in 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bones - and experts could soon recreate them. Researchers at Brazil's Federal University of São Paulo identified remnants of the herpesviruses, which causes cold sores, the sexually transmitted papillomavirus and adenovirus, also known as the common cold, in two male Neanderthals' DNA found in a Russian cave. Previous theories suggested that Neanderthals may have gone extinct because of viruses and the latest study may be the first to provide evidence for this idea. Now, the team hopes to synthesize the viruses and infect human cells in a lab...
  • 'Kidney salesman' preyed on the poor

    07/26/2009 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 938+ views ^ | 07.24.09 | LINDY WASHBURN
    Levy Izhak Rosenbaum claimed to be in the business of buying and selling real estate, but he really bought and sold human kidneys for transplant, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday. The 58-year-old Brooklyn man was accused of trafficking in human organs, after a sting by an undercover FBI agent who agreed to pay $160,000 for a kidney from a live Israeli donor for her sick New Jersey "uncle." Investigators said Rosenbaum bragged about doing "quite a lot" of transplants over the last 10 years. "I am what you call a matchmaker," the complaint said the man, also known...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 5/3/2024 Newsdump Friday*Palestinian Doctor Dies In Israeli Custody*Warning Over British Weapons Use By Ukraine*World Court Warns Over Pro-Israel Intimidation*China Blamed For Russian Success On Ukraine Battlefield

    05/03/2024 7:30:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/3/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Explosions tonight in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv... At least 39 dead in flooding in southern Brazil... A Palestinian doctor dying in Israel custody... A Hamas delegation in Cairo this weekend holding talks with Egypt, the United States and Qatar... Police in Canada arresting members of an alleged hit squad tasked with killing Sikh nationalist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.... Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas and his wife Imelda accused of bribery... Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joining House Speaker Mike Johnson with an invite for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu... The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warning British...
  • Stellantis Hiring Engineers in Low-Wage Brazil, India, Mexico After Laying Off 400 American Engineers

    05/02/2024 1:03:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/02/2024 | JOHN BINDER
    Multinational automaker Stellantis is making a big hiring push for low-wage engineers in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Morocco after laying off 400 Americans in its engineering, software, and technology departments in March. On March 22, Stellantis executives announced that 400 salaried engineering and software employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, would be laid off to cut costs. An industry insider told Automotive News that Stellantis is making gradual layoffs in the United States to avoid WARN Act disclosures. Following layoffs of its American employees, Stellantis executives are looking to hire engineers for a fraction of the cost by hiring in Brazil,...
  • Washington Post Portrays Twitter-Hating Brazilian Judge as Disinformation Hero

    04/21/2024 7:09:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 21, 2024 | P.J. Gladnick
    Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes is enraged that X (which will forever still be known as Twitter) allows the free flow of information because he labels some of it "disinformation" which he cannot tolerate. Therefore de Moraes has demanded that Twitter remove a number of accounts.In the old obedient days of Twitter when the management treated "disinformation" (which is mostly information contrary to liberal views) to be one of the great sins of our world, they would have immediately acceded to the request. However the new owner, Elon Musk, refused to take down the accounts which should make...
  • VIDEO: Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Demanded Musk Comply With Censorship Order

    04/21/2024 10:16:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Rumble ^ | April 21, 2024 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOIf you combined Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg and CORRUPT Judge Juan Merchan into one person you could come up with the highly evil Brazilian Chrome Dome Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes who has been attempting to force Elon Musk take down Twitter accounts of Brazilian journalists who dare to criticize that government. Unfortunately for the Chrome Dome Justice, Musk is NOT complying and the backlash in Brazil threatens to not only cut off the power of that tyrant but is also turning him into an object of well-deserved worldwide mockery.
  • New footage shows woman who used dead uncle to ‘sign’ bank loan arriving by taxi — with driver helping move the body

    04/19/2024 1:18:04 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/24 | Snejana Farberov
    It should have been a dead giveaway. The Brazilian woman who took her dead uncle into a bank to sign a loan in her name arrived there by taxi — with video even showing the driver helping her move the corpse from his car. Érika de Souza Vieira Nunes was arrested Tuesday after taking the body of her 68-year-old uncle, Paulo Roberto Braga, into a bank and then moving his hand to sign a key document to get her a $3,400 loan. Newly emerged video now shows Nunes — who reportedly told cops that she didn’t know her uncle...
  • Putin's Plan to Displace US Dollar Failing Spectacularly

    04/16/2024 2:08:38 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 16, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted last August that a drop in the importance of the U.S. dollar was "irreversible"—but there appears to be no sign that the global economy is turning its back on the greenback. "The U.S. Dollar was used in 48% of international payment transactions last year, the highest level in more than a decade. But Brics...," it said next to the graph, which showed the euro making 23.2 percent of transactions and the Chinese yuan way behind at 3.47 percent. "BRICS countries would like their currencies to be used in world trade, but each has a major...
  • Journalist Michael Shellenberger: Brazil’s Spiral into CCP-Like Tyranny Should Scare Americans

    04/13/2024 8:16:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/13/2024 | Catherine Salgado
    As Brazil rapidly descends into authoritarianism, courting the favor of the world’s worst dictatorship (Chinese Communists), meanwhile, journalist Michael Shellenberger warns Americans that we, too, are heading down Brazil’s path. From allegedly aiming to criminalize “lying” to threatening to arrest those who exposed the country’s increasingly tyrannical judiciary, Brazil’s government under President Lula is trying to turn itself into a perfect Orwellian dystopia. That’s exactly why Shellenberger, who wrote the Twitter Files that exposed the corruption, is so concerned. Brazil might be more rapid in crushing rights and freedoms, but the US government is also blatantly violating rights while pandering...
  • Iranian Rial Loses 30% of its Value Overnight

    04/12/2024 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/12/2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    In the midst of all its other woes, the Islamic Republic of Iran has just suffered the worst economic collapse of its existence: the Iranian rial has lost 30% of its value overnight.
  • Elon Musk says Brazil has gone full authoritarian threatening X with fines and arrests!

    04/11/2024 12:38:56 AM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    X ^ | April 11 | Elon Musk
    @alx ELON MUSK: “They have threatened to cut off 𝕏 entirely from Brazil, they’ve also threatened to arrest our employees, and they have applied a $20,000 a day fine… This is judicial authority going far beyond judicial authority to executive authority”
  • Musk defies Brazilian Supreme Court justice's demand to censor 'X' and secretly ban people he doesn't like

    04/08/2024 5:51:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Apr, 2024 | Monica Showalter
    Some stunning courage from Musk in standing up to, undermining, and even mocking Brazil's pettiest tyrant judge. Given all the cowardice we see, it was a thing of beauty seeing someone standing up to the sleazy little tyrants who want to shut down free speech. Which is what we see from Elon Musk, who literally vowed to defy a Brazilian Supreme Court Chief Justice's demand that he secretly ban certain prominent Brazilians from his site 'X,' formerly known as Twitter, or face criminal charges. According to the Associated Press: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice...
  • Brazil is moving to regulate X after Elon Musk refused to comply with their anti-free speech demands

    04/07/2024 3:39:25 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 29 replies
    Brazil is moving to regulate X after Elon Musk refused to comply with their anti-free speech demands. Brazil Attorney-General Jorge Messias is lashing out after Musk refused to bend the knee. “We cannot live in a society in which billionaires domiciled abroad have control of social networks and put themselves in a position to violate the rule of law, failing to comply with court orders and threatening our authorities.” “It is urgent to regulate social networks.”
  • New Twitter Files show how Brazil's deep state interfered in the 2022 presidential election (from Shellenberger)

    04/05/2024 5:22:39 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews. Com ^ | 4/5/2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    The ‘Twitter Files Brazil’ reveal how Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes led a ‘sweeping crackdown on free speech’ and targeted conservative voices in the lead-up to the presidential election. (LifeSiteNews) — Internal information from Twitter has shown how the deep state in Brazil pressured the platform to censor content and interfered in the 2022 presidential election. Journalist and author Michael Shellenberger released the “Twitter Files Brazil,” which show “a sweeping crackdown on free speech led by a Supreme Court justice named Alexandre de Moraes.” Online censorship has been a known issue in Brazil for a while. According to...
  • Disturbing video shows revenge-seeking son shoot dad’s accused killer six times, pistol-whip him in courtroom

    04/05/2024 12:03:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Disturbing video shows the moment a revenge-seeking son guns down his father’s accused killer in the middle of a courtroom. Cristiano Alves Terto, 27, was seen unloading six shots into Francisco Cleidivaldo Mariano De Moura, 38, during a jury session for his father’s murder trial in São José do Belmonte, Brazil, according to CNN Brasil. Footage from inside the courtroom depicts Terto bolting toward the front with a .38-caliber revolver pointed directly at De Moura — who is sitting only steps away from a juror and an attorney — and firing at least two shots while charging him. Video The...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/29/2024 Newsdump Friday Russia Says Terrorists Fled Towards Kiev, Israeli War Effort Expanding Against Lebanon And Syria, US Public Opinion Opposes Israeli Fight With Hamas, Foreign Troops At Paris Olympics

    03/29/2024 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/29/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    The Brazilian Supreme Court denying a request from former President Jair Bolsonaro... In southern Russia three foreign nationals detained accused of planning a terrorist attack... The Indian Navy rescuing 23 Pakistani nationals from Somali pirates... Russian Aerospace Forces attacked a terrorist base in Syria's Homs Region... The US is sending more bombs and F-35 fighter jets to Israel... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorizing Israel's foreign and domestic spy chiefs to resume hostage talks... In Rockford, Illinois Christian Soto...suspect in series of stabbing attacks, speaking of "laced" marijuana... The Moscow terrorists were headed for Kiev Ukraine's capital city... A 16-year...
  • Brazil Charges Jair Bolsonaro’s Youngest Son with Money Laundering

    03/21/2024 7:58:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The Brazilian newspaper O Globo revealed on Wednesday that prosecutors in the country are pursuing charges of money laundering and fraud against 25-year-old Jair Renan Bolsonaro, the youngest son of the nation’s eponymous ex-president. An attorney for the younger Bolsonaro appeared to confirm the charges in remarks to the Globo-affiliated G1 news outlet, objecting that the improper leaking of the details of the case to the media was “very detrimental to the defense, due process, the presumption of innocence and, thus, the image of those who have the right to defend themselves.” The Brazilian newspaper Estadao independently confirmed the criminal...