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Bolsonaro nominates expert in US affairs as Brazil's next foreign minister

Thursday, November 15th 2018 - 08:57 UTC
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Araujo said his mission would be to ensure that the historic moment that Brazil is going through with Bolsonaro's election is reflected in its foreign policy Araujo said his mission would be to ensure that the historic moment that Brazil is going through with Bolsonaro's election is reflected in its foreign policy
The future minister said it would be “an effective policy, based on national interest, a policy of an active, happy, prosperous Brazil.” The future minister said it would be “an effective policy, based on national interest, a policy of an active, happy, prosperous Brazil.”

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday named as foreign minister a career diplomat who currently heads the ministry's United States and Canada department. Ernesto Araujo, 51, was an early supporter of the far-right leader, and courted controversy when he referred to members of the left-wing opposition as “terrorists.”

His was the eighth ministerial appointment Bolsonaro has made since winning the presidential election at the end of last month. “External politics must be a part of the regeneration Brazil is now going through,” said Bolsonaro on Twitter.

He described Araujo as “a brilliant intellectual” and pointed to his 29 years of experience as a diplomat.

Speaking to reporters alongside the president-elect in Brasilia, Araujo said his mission would be “to ensure that this historic and incredible moment that Brazil is going through with Bolsonaro's election is reflected” in its foreign policy.

He said it would be “an effective policy, based on national interest, a policy of an active, happy, prosperous Brazil.”

Prior to Bolsonaro's election, Araujo wrote widely of his support for the far-right candidate and even branded his Workers Party opponents as “terrorists,” according to Brazilian press reports.

The appointment comes just a day after Bolsonaro named former military general Fernando Azevedo e Silva as his defense minister. He had already appointed his ministers of justice, finance, agriculture, science and technology, institutional security and his chief of staff.

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    @imoyaro

    It is sad, yes of course. But who cares? Besides, it's seen as the Auto-Control of the population! And one of the MAIN causes is described below:

    The system works - SYSTEMATICALLY - as follows:

    FIRST, there is an impressive & a grand “Project” [well publicized but badly planned + ridiculously overpriced + unprofessionally executed PLUS no priority at all!]

    - For The Project; capital is required [borrowed from the Govt. Banks, Int'l. Banks, Loan-Schemes, IMF, etc]

    - Then there a perfectly justifiable delay in The Project

    - Then there is over-spending [also perfectly justified]

    - Then more finance is “absolutely necessary” to complete The Project [many remain partially or never completed or they keep making enormous losses]

    - Then there are additional loans sanctioned generously at absurdly high interest-rates

    - Then there is NO Capital to repay the debts

    - Also, there is NO Capital to repay even the interests

    - Then there is more loan “absolutely necessary” to Repay the Interests - on account of which, there are either further hikes in the already high taxes/duties, lesser budgets are sanctioned for the Vitally Essential Public Services; on account of which many companies fail to operate, etc. [which in other words, mean: further lowering down of the Standard of Living + The Quality of Life of the masses + Rise in the % of Unemployment]

    Sounds “familiar”?
    Mind Boggling - isn't it?
    Hence The OBVIOUS Question:
    Will ALL these King's Men STOP the Vicious Circle?
    http://imguol.com/blogs/89/files/2015/10/juros23.jpg

    Nov 17th, 2018 - 11:32 am +2
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    REF: “an effective policy, based on national interest, a policy of an active, happy, prosperous Brazil”

    A policy of an active, happy, prosperous USA maybe?

    Nov 15th, 2018 - 12:02 pm +1
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    @Brasileiro

    VERY useful article:
    https://www.minhavida.com.br/familia/noticias/34070-carinho-dos-pais-na-infancia-pode-ser-chave-para-saude-mental-quando-adulto

    Nov 17th, 2018 - 02:00 pm +1
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