Every presidential election has elements of circumstance, given by conjecture or substance and related to the great problems of a country, and there are distinct ways of dealing with them. There are moments when the elements of substance predominate. It was the case of Franklin Roosevelts election in 1932, in the [Read more]
WASHINGTON On yet another black Monday, the global markets collapse
A shoe store has a recession special in Washington: buy one get one free.
This time, they seem to be contaminated by a Freudian death pulse, where the meltdown feeds back on itself with bad news in the non-financial economy. It is the [Read more]
Suddenly, as in a vindictive turn-around of a cheap movie, capitalism has become the rotten egg. There is a crime and there are suspects. It came from not having regulations, they claim.
I completely agree with the idea that market regulation is necessary (truth be told, even Bush has begun to realize that there is no [Read more]
Only really low expectations, or the extemporaneous regret of her most fervent critics, could have led to the consensus that Palin didnt do so badly in her debate with Biden.
Should the Planalto Palace* be looking towards the U.S. presidential candidates in the hopes of starting to propose partnerships for 2009-2012?
The Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told this blog, in New York, that Brasilia is making a point of staying far away from this dispute. Lula is the president, they are [Read more]
Before anything else, a lesson (I dont know the author) to illustrate the current financial crisis in the USA:
"Mr. Bill has a bar and decides that he wants to sell cachaça* on credit to his loyal customers, all of whom are drunks, and almost all of whom are unemployed.
Because he decides to sell on credit, he can [Read more]
The intervention in major real estate financing businesses by the U.S. Federal Government announced at the beginning of the month is a necessary, but probably not sufficient step toward overcoming the international crisis, according to a Brazilian Central Bank analysis.
This information comes from a report from the [Read more]
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said in an interview with TV Brasil that he supports the decision by President Evo Morales to expel the United States Ambassador, Philip Goldberg, from Bolivia. If it is true that the US Ambassador met with Evo Morales opposition, Evo was correct to make him leave. [Read more]
The United States Secret Service is investigating two letters sent last week to democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, according to the Associated Press.
The authorities are trying to discover the nature and extent of the threats, according to agent Douglas Zloto, who is in charge of the organization's [Read more]
Attack a woman like Palin, and the result is to turn her into a victim of machismo, sexism, prejudice, etc. Turn your back on her, and you will emerge with a beautiful bite on your behind.