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Prepare For Spectacular Political Campaign

June 5, 2008 // O Globo - Brazil - Portuguese

Barack Obama may appear to be young for a candidate to the United States’ Presidency, but the person that writes an autobiography at 33, as he did, seems to have sufficient maturity. “Dreams of My Father” is a rather expressive document of a man who had spent the greater part of his adolescence in the attempt of [Read more]

Obama Makes History and Hillary Makes A Great Speech

June 4, 2008 // O Globo - Brazil - Portuguese

The United States is making history at this moment in choosing, for the first time, a black man as the official candidate of the Democratic party. Barack Obama entered the campaign against a frank favorite and turned the tables within months of intense dispute in an overwhelming and emotional campaign which filled [Read more]

Obama vs. McCain: A Shower of Money

June 4, 2008 // Folha de São Paulo - Brazil - Portuguese

If no one is capable of betting on who will be the future North American president, one thing is for sure: the campaign will most certainly not come cheap. On the contrary, it is a factory of money, on the one hand, and a bottomless pit on the other. A battle is being waged between the "experience" of the Republican [Read more]

Obama Still Needs To Show Who He Is

May 15, 2008 // O Globo - Brazil - Portuguese

Obama Still Needs To Show Who He Is Mauren Dowd, perhaps the harshest of American political columnists, invented a way for Barack Obama to punish Hillary Clinton for everything that she said about him during the internal arguments among Democrats. “Just nominate her as vice-president,” Dowd suggested in the “New [Read more]

McCain’s Speech Breaks from Bush’s Neoconservatism

April 9, 2008 // O Globo - Brazil - Portuguese

Judge for yourselves if fierce critics of American foreign policy over the last several decades (that is, aside from the tenure of George W. Bush) would endorse the following paragraph: “It has been the strategy of the United States to lean on the shoulders of dictators in order to guarantee both order and [Read more]

Meeting With Condoleeza Rice in Bahia, Brazil

April 2, 2008 // O Globo - Brazil - Portuguese

Condoleeza Rice says that she has wanted to come to Bahia for a long time. “Personal reasons”, she confirmed, with a smile that many describe as sweet, and so it is. She never seems to lose that highly academic and professorial air of wanting to be present to her students. This way, in general, that she defends [Read more]

History Will Judge the War in Iraq Severely

March 22, 2008 // O Globo - Brazil - Portuguese

The confidence of President George W. Bush about a positive judgment, in 20 years, of the war in Iraq is understandable. It is a commonly accepted fact that the contemporaneousness of an event does not necessarily permit one to understand the magnitude and consequences of what has happened. Do you want two good [Read more]
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