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Like most countries through world history, Brazil is modernizing though the intensive mining of its natural resources. The United States did this. Russia/USSR did this. Australia, Canada, etc. Britain and France did so through mining the resources of their Asian and African colonies. China is doing it today. When developing world leaders criticize developed world […]

US-Brazil Collaboration

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On August 17, 2009
This falls more in Randy and Mr. Trend’s bailiwick, but is worth reading pending their commentary: President Richard M. Nixon discussed with Brazil’s president a cooperative effort to overthrow the government of Salvador Allende of Chile, according to recently declassified documents that reveal deep collaboration between the United States and Brazil in trying to root […]

Beats a Rusty A-4…

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On August 11, 2009

The Brazilians may finally be getting some decent aircraft for the Sao Paulo: The Government of Brazil has requested proposals from several foreign suppliers, including the United States, to provide t

Brazilian Military Blogging

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On December 22, 2008
I think we can all agree that the progressive blogosphere has been pathetically remiss in the field of analysis of Brazilian military restructuring. Mr. Trend gets us off to a good start here: However, I find Lula’s efforts to actually enforce military conscription for everybody to be quite a fascinating aspect. Although the military is […]

Brazil’s Nuclear Agenda

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On August 1, 2008

Mr. Trend talks a bit about the resumption of the Brazilian (civilian) nuclear power program: The power plant was originally decreed in the 1970s as part of the military dictatorship’s demonstra

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Sunday Deposed Monarch Blogging: House Braganza

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On March 30, 2008
This is a guest post courtesy of Mr. Trend of Alterdestiny. Brazil’s House of Bragança (also spelled Braganza), which ruled Brazil from 1822 to 1889, was a unique experience in Latin America, as it was the only (non-indigenous) monarchy in the Americas. Formed when Dom Pedro I of Portugal declared independence and the establishment of […]
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