Brazil and Mexico probe claims US spied on presidents

Brazil and Mexico have both demanded an explanation from the US over claims that the NSA spied on their presidents. Internet data from Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff and Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto was intercepted, journalist Glenn Greenwald told Brazil’s TV Globo. Mr Greenwald obtained secret files from US whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Brazil said data interception… Read More Brazil and Mexico probe claims US spied on presidents

Pope in Brazil protected by generals and dollars

Activists in Brazil say they will also gather “to protest the 90 million dollars in public spending for the papal visit”. Some 10,000 police officers and more than 14,000 soldiers will be on duty during the pope’s visit, and six Brazilian military aircraft will provide transportation for the pontiff. The helicopters will let Francis avoid… Read More Pope in Brazil protected by generals and dollars

Brazil to make “homophobia” an punishable criminal act

A Brazilian Senate Judiciary Committee approved Friday a proposal to criminalize “homophobia”. According the current wording of the bill, any person who discriminates based on gender, identity or sexual orientation as well as regional origin will face criminal charges. Under current laws only those who discriminate against another person because of race, color, ethnicity, religion… Read More Brazil to make “homophobia” an punishable criminal act

Brazilian playing Judas hangs himself on stage

A Brazilian actor accidentally killed himself onstage while enacting the suicide of Judas in a Good Friday play, according to reports. Tiago Klimeck, 27, was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realized something was wrong, BBC reports. He was pronounced dead Sunday following more than two weeks in a coma. Mr Klimeck was left… Read More Brazilian playing Judas hangs himself on stage

PA Ambassador to Brazil: “Israel should disappear”

Alzeben Ibrahim told a group of university students that “Israel should disappear.” This remarks fell on Friday. Imagine the scandal if an Israeli diplomat said: “The Palestinian Authority should disappear.”  “And this is not the ambassador of Iran or President Ahmadinejad who is speaking.” Thus it was evident that he did not mean Israel must… Read More PA Ambassador to Brazil: “Israel should disappear”

Ecumenical march in Rio brands Christians as Fascists.

Catholics and Muslims march together in Rio in bid to curb the growth of Evangelical Christianity. Tens of thousands marched at the world famous Copacabana beach on Sunday in a protest against the persecution of Afro-Brazilian religious groups amid growing Christian evangelical influence. Afro-Brazilian religious leaders were joined by Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Protestants, Buddhists and… Read More Ecumenical march in Rio brands Christians as Fascists.

Latin America embracing ‘Palestine’

The Palestinian foreign ministry has announced that in the coming months, Chile and Paraguay will join the growing number of countries in Latin America recognizing a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador and Venezuela have all announced support for a Palestinian state in rapid succession in the last month. The… Read More Latin America embracing ‘Palestine’

Israel ‘saddened’ as Brazil recognizes Palestinian state

Israel on Saturday said it was disappointed by Brazil’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, saying it flew in the face of efforts to negotiate a peace deal. The decision was announced by outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a public letter addressed to Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas,… Read More Israel ‘saddened’ as Brazil recognizes Palestinian state

New Solomon’s Temple in Brazil puts status of Jesus in the shade

Huge replica planned for Sâo Paulo would be twice the height of the iconic statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro. One of the world’s largest and most controversial Pentecostal churches has been given permission to build a USD 200m replica of Solomon’s Temple in Brazil’s economic capital, São Paulo. The 10,000 capacity “mega-church”, which… Read More New Solomon’s Temple in Brazil puts status of Jesus in the shade

Turkey and Brazil cover up Iranian nuclear bomb production

Turkey will give Iran 1.200 KG of high end Uranium. In return the World will get nothing but empty words. Israel will soon have to act alone. Iran, Brazil and Turkey signed an agreement on Monday over a nuclear fuel swap designed to allay international concern over the Islamic Republic’s atomic ambitions and avert fresh… Read More Turkey and Brazil cover up Iranian nuclear bomb production