26 Oct 2017

Do NOT come to Rio

I'm writing it down, just to give you one advice:

DO NOT COME TO RIO, in Brazil.

Why?

That's simple: Violence!
Too many shootings and too many victims are suffering for lack of security! Since the beginning of this year (2017) 111 police officers have died while fighting bandits. Yes, one hundred eleven officers have died so far, apart from several victims, including foreigners tourists. 

I bet the travel agency you buy tickets from, does not tell you about that, so, as I'm living here in Brazil, I feel myself compelled to tell you this sad true. It's your life at risk; do not waste it.

Poor laws and with the Brazilian Human Rights Watchdog protecting bandits, it's up to you to get out of your country to come to one land where ordinary people do not live in peace.

All Brazil is enduring such a difficult time concerning violence, but in Rio de Janeiro, although all that natural beauty, is totally hostage of criminality.

Take it as an valuable advice.

Peace.

In the center, Col. Luiz Gustavo "Teixeira", who died today 26/10/2017 hit by 17 bullets, after an intense shooting in a busy street in the center of Rio

28 May 2017

Trump pushes prime minister Dusko Markovic aside to be in front of a group leaders

It's just appalling how Mr. Trump behaves as if he thinks he's is "the man"!

Have a look at this link: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/trump-pushes-prime-minister-nato-summit/index.html

It's ridiculous - and funny.
What a regrettable behaviour for a President!

19 May 2017

Turkish President Erdogan watches a brawl in Washington DC

While visiting the US this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched his security servicemen beating up protesters outside the country’s embassy in Washington, DC. The Turkish embassy claimed that the protesters were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" -- a terrorist group -- and had assembled without permission (as if protesters should have requested permission to the embassy, and not to American authorities).

The Turkish President Erdogan watching protesters clashing with his
security servicemen, in Washington DC

The protesters "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President," the embassy said in a statement released late Wednesday.

The Republican Sen. John McCain, called for the Turkish ambassador to be expelled of the US. "We should throw the Turkish ambassador out of the country, we should identify those people that performed these unlawful acts of beating people up and they should be charged”. In the mean time, "were briefly detained during the altercations and subsequently released" and returned to Turkey with Erdogan.

An official of the State Department confirmed that two members of Erdogan's security service "were briefly detained during the altercations and subsequently released" and returned to Turkey with Erdogan.

Despite McCain’s comment, probably nothing will happen to the Turkish Ambassador or to the security servicemen who took part in the brawl.  Mr. Erdogan knows the US needs Turkish bases to operate its Air Force in that region and, after receiving as much power as one dictator could get, he has more power in his hands than his American counterpart; even in the US.

18 May 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer under investigation

Brazilian President Michel Temer gave his blessing to an attempt to pay a potential witness to remain
Senator Aécio Neves and President Michel Temer
silent in the country's biggest-ever federal probe, according to plea bargain testimony by the powerful owners of JBS industries.

Temer's office on Wednesday acknowledged he had met in March with the businessman, Chairman Joesley Batista of meat giant JBS SA, but denied any part in alleged efforts to keep jailed former House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from testifying.

Senator Aécio Neves is also appointed by the whistle blowers, as one of the members of the “gang" who received millions of dollars in cash, to approve of laws to benefit JBS.

The “Polícia Federal” (the Brazilian FBI), has arrested Aecio's sister Andrea Neves today as a member of this political extortion group.

In reason of this, investors dumped Brazilian assets in home and foreign markets after the news broke out, as it shows the federal probe "Operation Car Wash", which has sent several high level businessmen/businesswoman and politicians to jail, is still in progress without no end in sight.

The good of all this, is that Brazil has been cleaning up its political image before the world. For the first time in history, this Operation has sent the powerful lords of politics and from the business market, to serve long time in jail.

16 May 2017

Donald Trump, a bumbling President

For sure, everyone knows him: he tweets a lot, says things a self-contained President would never do, shares things a true leader would never share (with Russia, for example), speaks a lot about any one including  some respected international leaders and still thinks his ideas are better to the US than any other American mind. Well, that’s the President of The United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump.

Perhaps his advisers team in the government has headache everyday when realise that their Boss' fingers and mouth run faster than his ears. It’s funny to think about it… It ought to be some advisers following President Trump on Tweeter only to see what he’s thinking about (at that exactly moment, of course, because he changes mind really quickly) - and so, prepare a sort of defense whether to the media news or to Congress and Senate. Perhaps, even Republicans have no clue what’s next move of this unpredictable President.

President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov shaking hands in the White House (11 May 2017)
As if it’s not enough, It’s confirmed Mr. Trump shared confidential information about the Islamic State with the  Russians. “As President I wanted to share with Russia . . . which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety,” Trump said today (16 May 2017) in two postings to his Twitter account. It only adds fuel to the flame as he fired Director of the FBI James B. Comey exactly because he was investigating the role of Russia on, indirectly, helping Trump to be elected.

It looks like - again - Mr. Trump doesn’t have even a small idea about his responsibilities and duties as a leader of this powerful country. Not only Russia is mocking at him, but nowadays all the world is deriding this bumbling President.

I bet some one in the US will start thinking about his impeachment…

Let’s see his next embarrassing move.