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US approved the nomination of Bolsonaro's son as next Brazilian ambassador in Washington

Saturday, August 10th 2019 - 07:37 UTC
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the United States has approved the nomination of his son Eduardo as ambassador to Washington. Read full article

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  • Terence Hill

    “Who Will Invade Brazil to Save the Amazon?”, Asks U.S. Magazine Foreign Policy
    For Harvard professor Stephen M. Walt, “it's only a matter of time” before the international community intervenes in the largest tropical forest in the world. And since Brazil isn’t a true great power, threatening it with either economic sanctions or even the use of force might be feasible.
    Researcher Stephen M. Walt, of Harvard University, points out that 60 percent of the Amazon basin belongs to Brazil and states that President Bolsonaro’s policies have put at risk the largest tropical forest in the world, responsible for much of the planet’s carbon absorption.
    A further point raised is how world leaders, from the European Union (EU) to the United Nations (UN), have prioritized the fight against environmental degradation in recent years.
    The question, therefore, is how far would the international community be willing to go in order to prevent, halt, or reverse actions that might cause immense and irreparable harm to the environment on which all humans depend?” writes the author, arguing that, in the near future, even military action could be acceptable in this context.
    https://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/brazil/who-will-invade-brazil-to-save-the-amazon-asks-u-s-magazine-foreign-policy/

    Aug 10th, 2019 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Terence Hill

    REF: Q: How far would the Int'l. Community is willing to go in order to prevent, halt, or reverse actions that might cause immense & irreparable harm to the environment in which all humans depend?

    A: The Environment-Issue & Pollution-Issue are not new at all and go hand-in-hand!

    The so-called professionals, experts, scientists, the Nobel Laureates, UNO, etc, etc have failed miserably + have proven themselves as totally ineffective + inefficient in forcing - obliging - the countries to take care of the worsening climatic conditions & pollution [air, water, sound].

    So the Honorable Researcher can expect nothing more than the blah-blah-blah to continue to go on & on & on.
    https://www.otempo.com.br/image/contentid/policy:1.2219107:1565138799/CHARGE%20O%20TEMPO.JPG?f=3x2&q=0.6&w=620&$p$f$q$w=904c3fd

    Aug 10th, 2019 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    (STF) justice Luiz Fux granted a preliminary injunction ordering the conservation of the messages seized by the hackers arrested in Operation Spoofing, on July 23rd, another justice of the Court, Alexandre de Moraes, requisitioned on Thursday night, August 1st, the complete material seized by the Federal Police (PF).
    “Given the news reports pointing to evidence of illegal investigation against justices of this court [STF], may a request be sent to the 10th Federal Criminal Court of Brasília for a complete copy of the investigation and of all seized material in the operation,” instructed Moraes. The inquiry was also extended for 180 days.
    Last week, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sérgio Moro, head of the Federal Police and himself hacked, advised some officials who had also been affected by the cell phone hacking that messages, “obtained illicitly,” would be destroyed.
    The announcement triggered several reactions from jurists and even STF justices, who considered that it would never be up to a minister to decide on the disposal of this material. It would only be up to the courts to assess the fate of material seized in the police operation, which could become evidence in a criminal trial.
    Fux granted a petition from the PDT Party to forbid the disposal of messages. The decision still needs to go through a Federal Supreme Court plenary vote, with all eleven justices.
    “There is a well-founded concern that the dispersal of evidence may thwart the efficiency of judicial performance, in contradiction to the fundamental principles of the Constitution, such as the rule of law and legal certainty. In addition, the establishment of this Court’s full conviction as to the lawfulness of the means for obtaining such evidence requires the proper assessment of its entire set,” wrote the magistrate.
    https://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/brazil/politics-brazil/supreme-court-justice-demands-hacked-messages-to-be-delivered-within-48-hours/

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Wise decision for an ambassador to the USA which supports Bolsonaro and keeping Lula rotting in prison. (He was the worst anti-environment criminal leader in Latin America.)

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B04cUOFg3uD/

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Wise decision for an ambassador to the USA” Says one who is as wise as Bolsonaro, unfortunately there's a sizeable portion of informed opinion in Brazil that thinks otherwise.
    “Brazil prosecutors move to ban Bolsonaro's son from ambassador job
    The public prosecutor's office filed an injunction on Monday asking a federal court to rule on the experience needed for anyone to serve as a diplomat.
    Opposition lawmakers have also asked the Supreme Court to block the appointment, calling it nepotism.
    It comes days after Mr Bolsonaro said US President Donald Trump had approved the appointment of his son, Eduardo.
    However, the nomination still requires approval from Brazil's Senate.
    According to Brazilian magazine Epoca, prosecutors asked a court in Brasilia to rule on the ”merits and services“ required for any non-diplomats serving as ambassadors.
    The prosecutors added that there would be ”danger of harm if a person is nominated without adequate preparation”.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49323411

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Blatant nepotism, oranges, phantom employees, threatening journalists with jail, encouraging deforestation and then firing the head of the monitoring agency for reporting it, declaring a despicable criminal as a national hero, and in between tweeting about golden showers and telling a journalist to poo less often... I never thought I'd see Brazilians nostalgic for the days when '7x1' was the biggest national shame.

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @DemonTree

    REF: Blatant nepotism, oranges, phantom employees, threatening journalists with jail, encouraging deforestation and then firing the head of the monitoring agency for reporting it, declaring a despicable criminal as a national hero, and in between tweeting about golden showers and telling a journalist to poo less often

    THAT's progress! If the majority admires & worships the government and if you don't; something is wrong with YOU!

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Brazil’s military may have put foot wrong in marching with Bolsonaro
    Rather than exercising a moderating tutelage, the generals have instead been serially humiliated by the president and his sons, who have been egged on in doing so by the former astrologer Olavo de Carvalho, who serves as their ideological guru.
    Victims include a high-profile trio at the heart of the administration – vice-president Hamilton Mourão, former army chief Eduardo Villas Bôas and the one-time head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, Augusto Heleno. All have suffered online abuse and attacks ranging from accusations of stupidity to insinuations of treason by Carvalho and the Bolsonaro sons, which the president has pointedly refused to repudiate.
    When former three-star general Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, a hero of the UN peace enforcement mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was summarily dismissed from his ministerial post not long after being called a “starched shit” by Carvalho, he did not hold back. In an interview he described the Bolsonaros’ way of doing business as having resulted in “a shit show”.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/brazil-s-military-may-have-put-foot-wrong-in-marching-with-bolsonaro-1.3987478

    Aug 16th, 2019 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    What do you expect if you elect a bunch of liars and con-men to run a country? Conspiracy theories sound exciting on youtube, but reality is gonna catch up with you sooner or later.

    Aug 16th, 2019 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @DemonTree

    For them, reality simply doesn't EXIST! Why else do you think that the country is in an eternal mess?

    Aug 17th, 2019 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    15 People Killed in Five Days of Rio de Janeiro Police Operations
    Margareth Teixeira, 17, was headed to church with her one-year-old son on her lap when both were hit. The shooting occurred during a military police operation in the Forty-Eight slum in Bangu, in western Rio de Janeiro
    Margareth was shot ten times and arrived dead at the same hospital, according to the Municipal Health Department.
    https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2019/08/15-people-killed-in-five-days-of-rio-de-janeiro-police-operations.shtml

    Aug 18th, 2019 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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