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Obama and an Unmistakable Absence

February 4, 2009 // Estadao - Brazil - Portuguese

The global financial crisis was discussed at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland without the participation of a crucial player, the President of the United States.

Brazilian Ethanol May Enter American Market

January 28, 2009 // Folha - Brazil - Portuguese

Brazilian ethanol may enter the American market during Barack Obama’s administration, since he has already shown himself sympathetic to environmental causes. With that, the United States may become a sponsor of renewable energy sources. Among his campaign promises were an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, [Read more]

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]
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