|Leader||President of Brazil|
|Interest of||Lincoln Gordon|
|Member of||G-20, UN|
|Subpage||•Brazil/1964 coup d'état|
•Brazil/Minister for Health
|Very large and not particularly populous country which has made a priority of biofuels.|
For the 1985 dystopian film entitled Brazil, see Brazil (film).
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Sabotage of space program
Since the 1980s, Brazil has been working on the construction of a national rocket capable of putting satellites into orbit. In 1997, the first prototype of the Satellite Launch Vehicle (VLS-1) was tested. It exploded a few seconds after takeoff. In 1999, another test and another explosion. On the third attempt, on August 22, 2003, there was no time for the countdown to begin. The rocket exploded three days before launch, when it was being prepared at the Alcântara base. The third explosion killed 21 highly specialized technicians and engineers, setting the Brazilian program back 10 years.
The Air Force command investigated and concluded that the accident was caused by an electrical failure. The problem is that the official report didn't convince everyone.
The Alcântara base is considered the best spaceport in the world in geographic location. As it is close to the equator, it saves up to 30% of rocket fuel. As the United States owns most of the lucrative commercial satellite launch market, they tried in 2001 to reach an agreement to “rent” the Brazilian base for their launches, but was shelved as a violation of national sovereignty. According to the treaty, Brazil would cede areas of Alcântara for the exclusive use of the USA without allowing any access by Brazilians.
Less than a week after the explosion in Alcântara, the sabotage thesis was highlighted by the journalist Cláudio Humberto. On August 27, Ronaldo Schlichting, a space race researcher and weapons expert, was asked for his opinion. The article said: "Schlichting suggests bullet from a Barret .50 rifle, which reaches 3 kilometers, as a possible 'rocket object impact'." The next day, another article referenced to sabotage, this time in the words of a professor at the Aeronautics Technological Center. “Scientist Edison Bittencourt denies 'spontaneous ignition' in one of the four engines of the rocket that exploded in Alcântara. He suggests an electromagnetic wave fired from space or from a small device, inserted into the motor and controlled from a distance”, wrote the columnist.
Diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks revealed that the United States has long tried to hinder the Brazilian program. One of the telegrams, dated 2009, tells that the US government pressured Ukrainian authorities to block the development of the joint Brazil-Ukraine project for the deployment of the Cyclone-4 rocket launch pad – made in Ukraine – at Alcântara. The US message was clear. The mission in Brasilia should communicate to the Ukrainian ambassador, Volodymyr Lakomov, that the US “does not want” any transfer of space technology to Brazil.
Groups Headquartered Here
|Central Bank of Brazil||31 December 1964||Brazil's central bank.|
|Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo||1908||One of the largest and most prestigious universities of Brazil.|
|University of Brasília||1962||Since 1962 UnB has played an important role both nationally and regionally in terms of teaching and research excellence|
|University of São Paulo||1934||The largest Brazilian public university and the country's most prestigious educational institution|
|World Social Forum|
Citizens of Brazil on Wikispooks
|Ernesto Araújo||15 May 1967||Brazilian Foreign Affairs minister, "COVID conspiracy theorist"|
|Jair Bolsonaro||21 March 1955||President of Brazil who publicly refused a COVID-19 jab and suggested that the virus may have been intentionally created and released.|
|Luciana Borio||CFR, Biodefense expert, named to Biden's Covid Task force, also on the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security/Working Group on Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccines|
|Ilona Szabó de Carvalho||31 May 1978||Brazilian activist showered with attention and funding from "global leaders".|
|Pepe Escobar||1954||Highly recommended independent geopolitical journalist.|
|Ilan Goldfajn||12 March 1966||Installed as central bank governor by the Michel Temer government.|
|Antonio Sanchez de Larragoiti||14 September 1900||Brazilian visitor to a 1970 meeting of Le Cercle|
|Ronaldo Lemos||25 March 1976||Brazilian academic. Pro open internet, except when corporations like Facebook are doing the censorship. WEF Young Global Leader 2015,|
|Paulo Malhães||17 April 1938||25 April 2014||Admitted torturing and murdering dissidents|
|Luiz Henrique Mandetta||30 November 1964||Brazilian Health minister sacked after criticising the COVID-19 Lockdown|
|Inês Etienne Romeu||18 December 1942||27 April 2015||She is believed to have been the only captive to survive detention in a Brazilian torture centre known as the Casa da Morta, "the house of death"|
|Edmond Safra||6 August 1932||3 December 1999||Billionaire banker who died in a suspicious fire in Monaco|
|Lily Safra||30 December 1934||Widow of Edmond Safra|
|Pedro Moreira Salles||20 October 1959||Banker and heir to one of the biggest fortunes in Brazil. WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1998.|
|José Graziano da Silva|
|Achim Steiner||17 May 1961|
|Getúlio Vargas||19 April 1882||24 August 1954||President of Brazil who shot himself in 1954.|
|Document:Venezuela critics are just Blairites having a kick at Jeremy Corbyn||Interview||7 August 2017||George Galloway|
|For nineteen years the United States government and its secret agents have been trying to overthrow the Venezuela political process. Why might that be? Well, there are many reasons but the biggest among them has the smallest name: OIL.|