Brazil News and Views

And What Problems Would Those Be?

One final Brazil story for the day. An amazing story of a Brazilian rode from Brazil to the US on his motorcycle (!) in the belief that Obama could solve his patent problem. Unbelievable. clipped from www.washingtonpost.com Paulo Roberto Vieira stumbled into the Brazilian consulate on L Street NW bedraggled, nearly broke and at the…

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Back to the Shack

Because of the intense popularity of William P. Young’s book The Shack here in Brazil I recently published an evaluation of it on my Portuguese-language blog. This generated some interest, so I made a pdf version of it which is available for download here. If you have any Portuguese-speaking friends who are reading the book,…

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Brazil, US Face Off Over Honduras

clipped from news.yahoo.com Honduras’ disputed presidential election is likely to set Washington against emerging Latin American power Brazil over whether to recognize the winner of a vote promoted by the leaders of a June coup. Brazil, which is increasingly flexing its muscles as its economy becomes more powerful, refuses to recognize the vote. “Brazil will…

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Don’t Try This At Home

Going through some archived pictures on my laptop I came across these taken by my Mom while she visited here two years ago. This is actually a fairly common sight here. Back when I had a pickup I would often look in my rear view mirror to find a cyclist hanging on to the tailgate….

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Thanksgiving at the “Whizz”

This morning I was invited by the owners of a local English school–called “Whizz”–to give a talk on Thanksgiving. Of course this is a great opportunity to talk about the faith of the Pilgrims, which just happens to be our faith as well. Yours Truly with the owners and staff of Whizz English School There…

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God’s Sense of Humor

This little piece of trivia seems like a good Thanksgiving post. clipped from www.time.com In 1942, London’s Westminster Abbey held Thanksgiving services for U.S. troops stationed in England. More than 3,500 soldiers filled the church’s pews to sing America, the Beautiful and The Star-Spangled Banner — the first time in the church’s 900-year history that…

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How Effective is Appeasement?

This week Brazil received and official visit from Iranian president dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Brazil’s president Lula tried his hardest to rationalize his reception of a brutal anti-semitic tyrant into this country. The ever-observant Riogringa has some very lucid commentary about this which you should read. As for me, I will leave you with the following…