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Brazil’s Economic Debacle

This is what The Economist magazine did not say in its simplistic and reductionist report. In one of many interviews, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer said that a person must “know the weeds, to have lived in them”. Grazer meant that a person wouldn’t want to get involved in something which he had not enough knowledge about. Even though Grazer was explaining his view as to how to become a delegator, ...Read full article...

The Brazilian Economy has Yet to Bottom Out

The Brazilian economy is like a rotting corpse. Everyone knows it is dead and everyone can smell its decomposing remains from far away. The only reason why the economy in Brazil has not totally imploded is due to the same reason other large economies in the western world have not collapsed. Governments have been resourcing to perpetual indebtedness and out of control money printing to cope with the weakening ...Read full article...

The Pentagon is a notorious sinkhole of waste, fraud and abuse

Remember earlier reports about $7,600 coffee makers, $640 toilet seats, $436 dollar hammers and numerous other US military items, including hugely overpriced weapons systems, some for ones never used or don’t work. The Pentagon is a notorious sinkhole of waste, fraud and abuse. Trillions of dollars are unaccounted for. Oversight is entirely lacking. America’s war machine does what it pleases. Since 1996, the Defense Department was never held accountable ...Read full article...

Corrupt Politicians in Brazil Exempt Themselves from Corruption

Congressional Commission exonerates Lula and Dilma in Petrobras corruption case. oday the mafia that governs Brazil woke up laughing out loud at the people who thought the country still had a future. The mafia cannot stop laughing at the people who thought that the politicians of the Worker’s Party (PT) and the PMDB would do justice in the Petrobras scandal. According to the report of the congressional commission, there ...Read full article...

Rousseff’s Government still breaking Accounting Laws

The government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has committed and continues to commit “serious irregularities” in the management of public accounts, said Friday the prosecutor in charge of investigating government wrongdoings with public funds. The member of the Public Accounts Ministry, Julio Marcelo de Oliveira, detected manoeuvres by the government during the last fiscal year to manipulate its standing. These practices have been found to be illegal by the ...Read full article...

Impeachment knocks on Dilma Rousseff’s door

Brazilian legislators decide Dilma Rousseff’s political future. The signs of corruption in the Rousseff administration are undeniable. Federal police and national prosecutors have found enough proof to open investigations against corporate leaders, politicians, congressmen and even the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. So, why not a full investigation on Dilma Rousseff’s actions regarding her administration’s accounting practices? Brazil has, for the moment, more questions than answers, but ...Read full article...

Police Shootings have also become Routine

Why aren’t police shootings being blamed on cops being armed? Why is no one calling for disarming cops? In his comment on the mass shootings at the Oregon community college, President Obama said: “This has become routine.” So have police shootings of unarmed and unresisting Americans. So have numerous other undesirable and deplorable happenings, such as the foreclosure on the homes of millions of Americans, while the “banks too big ...Read full article...

Dilma’s reelection campaign may have been financed by money diverted from Petrobras

The Minister of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Brazil,Gilmar Mendes,seems to have detected signs that the reelection campaign of President Dilma Rousseff received money diverted from Petrobras. Should this fact be confirmed, it could start criminal proceedings that may in fact result in the Dilma’s removal from the presidency. “I consider it essential to inform the competent authorities about the evidence of illegal electoral practicesand crimesthat may be ...Read full article...

Insouciance Rules The West

Europe is being overrun by refugees from Washington’s, and Israel’s, hegemonic policies in the Middle East and North Africa that are resulting in the slaughter of massive numbers of civilians. The inflows are so heavy that European governments are squabbling among themselves about who is to take the refugees. Hungary is considering constructing a fence, like the US and Israel, to keep out the undesirables. Everywhere in the Western ...Read full article...

Brazil wants Dilma and Lula behind bars

Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo saw the largest protests in the country. Thousands of people protested Sunday against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the Workers Party (PT) in at least nine states and the capital, Brasilia, in events organized by groups advocating the removal or resignation of the president and/or a military intervention. They were numerous posters and banners with the slogan “Get out Dilma” and “Get ...Read full article...

Brazil warming up for a new March against Rousseff

Millions of people are scheduled to protest President Dilma Rousseff all over the country today. Dilma’s popularity has fallen to a mere 8% amid the growing political and economic crisis. The demonstrations called for this Sunday will be the third since Rousseff started her second term to which she was re-elected in October 2014. In the seven and a half months since the start of her new term, support ...Read full article...

Support for Dilma Rousseff plunges to historical low

Despite low support for her government Rousseff remains defiant: “I am strong and can stand attacks and injustices”. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is one step closer to the precipice. The political crisis that threatens her government is advancing rapidly since taking office for a second time in January and now, besides maneuvering strategies to neutralize her political enemies that are challenging her mandate, she has to face ...Read full article...

Brazilian Political Corruption rooted at the Core

The fraudulent house of cards is being shaken with scandal after scandal. While Luíz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva stealthly rents out private jets to travel to Italy, his co-horts are captured and imprisoned for money laundering, bribery and other forms of corruption. Last week we reported how the Brazilian Federal Police had arrested former minister José Dirceu. He was one of the most influential men in the government of ...Read full article...

Brazilian Corruption has Metastasized all over

Even former president Lula da Silva will be investigated for peddling influence in favor of the construction company Odebrecht. PORTO ALEGRE – Corruption in the government of Brazil is endemic, it is like a cancer that has metastasized all over the public and private sectors. This analysis is not our opinion, but that of Brazilian prosecutor Athayde Ribeiro Costa, one of the leaders of the anti-corruption operation known as ...Read full article...

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing there is one

The main problem humanity faces today is not climate change, war, poverty, inequality or corruption, but the fact that those issues are not openly recognized as problems that need to be addressed and solved. Many people do recognize that corruption is rooted into politics, for example, but not everyone agrees that corruption is such a problem that it is necessary to get together to find and solution to it. ...Read full article...
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