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Obama and the “Era of Responsibility”

January 26, 2009 // Folha Online - Brazil - Portuguese

Shortly after arriving to the United States in 1969, Cristopher Hammer, now 66 years old, gained the nickname "black Jew.” It was like this that Native Americans referred to recently arrived black immigrants like him. “Jew” was a prejudiced way for North Americans to say that Cristopher and other immigrants [Read more]

Israel X Hamas: Obama Uses Empty Rhetoric

January 15, 2009 // Terra Magazine - Brazil - Portuguese

It was necessary that more than 600 civil deaths at Gaza, at least 40 of them at a UN school, and an important local university destroyed, to make the President-elect, Barack Obama, break his silence about the conflict there, where the Israeli government, against the Supreme Court in that country, continues to block [Read more]

The New Wave Of the Crisis

January 13, 2009 // Folha - Brazil - Portuguese

In the last three months of 2008 the U.S. economy was violently hit by the credit crunch and the liquidity crisis between banks and companies. Now a new wave is forming on the horizon. Whether as a preventive measure or because of a lack of liquidity, banks and companies are cutting off credit to clients more and more [Read more]

Wall Qaeda

December 22, 2008 // Estadão - Brazil - Portuguese

Bin Laden, had he been a financial genius, would not have been able to conceive a more perfidious and insidious plan to bring the U.S. and the world to its knees.

Setbacks, Yes, But No Recession in Brazil

December 11, 2008 // Gazeta Mercantil - Brazil - Portuguese

Only with the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and the renovation of Congress, giving a wide majority to the Democrats, can assistance from the government salvage the industry—and there are those who expect it to do so.

Detroit: the Ruins of an Automobile Empire

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

"The World capital of auto industry", it's written on all cars identification licensed in Detroit. It's a mistake. I mean: out of date. Detroit is not it anymore. Its three automakers - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - lost the empire. They have less than a half (46%) of market share in the United States. [Read more]

Obama Rescues the "American Soul"

November 6, 2008 // Estadão - Brazil - Portuguese

Barack Obama's election electrified the world but it's not yet possible to know the reason. It's kind of a transcendental pleasure of knowing that Bush is gone and of seeing him substituted with a man who is not from his party, that is new in politics, black, liberal, young, and the complete antithesis of the last [Read more]
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