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Brazil (orthographic projection).svg
Flag of Brazil.svg
LocationSouth America
LeaderPresident of Brazil
Typenation state
Interest ofLincoln Gordon
Member ofG-20, UN
SubpageBrazil/1964 coup d'état
Brazil/Minister for Health
Brazil/President
Brazil/Vice President
Very large and not particularly populous country which has made a priority of biofuels.

For the 1985 dystopian film entitled Brazil, see Brazil (film).

Brazil is the largest nation state in South America. In 2013, it was #10 in the world in terms of military expenditure.[1]

2016 Olympics

On 21 July 2016, Brazil arrested 10 people "suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State".[2]

Brazil "plans to deploy about 85,000 soldiers, police and other security personnel during the Rio Games, more than twice as many in place for the London Olympics in 2012."[2]

COVID-19

Full article: COVID-19

In September 2021, Pfizer has been accused of holding Brazil “to ransom” over demands to shield itself from possible vaccine side-effect lawsuits.[3]

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.[4]

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.[4]

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.[4] According to the treaty, Brazil would cede areas of Alcântara for the exclusive use of the USA without allowing any access by Brazilians.

The Brazilian military also carried out a survey on foreigners registered in hotels in São Luis. Around 20 Americans were staying in Alcântara that week, something unusual in the small town.[4]

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.[4]

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.[5]


 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Central Bank of Brazil
Pontifical Catholic University of São PauloOne of the largest and most prestigious universities of Brazil.
University of BrasíliaSince 1962 UnB has played an important role both nationally and regionally in terms of teaching and research excellence
University of São Paulo
World Social Forum

 

Citizens of Brazil on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Ernesto Araújo15 May 1967Brazilian Foreign Affairs minister, "COVID conspiracy theorist"
Jair Bolsonaro21 March 1955President of Brazil who publicly refused a COVID-19 vaccine and suggested that the virus may have been intentionally created and released.
Luciana BorioCFR, Biodefense expert, named to Biden's Covid Task force
Ilona Szabó de Carvalho31 May 1978Brazilian activist showered with attention and funding from "global leaders".
Pepe Escobar1954Highly recommended independent geopolitical journalist.
Ilan Goldfajn12 March 1966Installed as central bank governor by the Michel Temer government.
Antonio Sanchez de Larragoiti14 September 1900Brazilian visitor to a 1970 meeting of Le Cercle
Paulo Malhães17 April 193825 April 2014Admitted torturing and murdering dissidents
Luiz Henrique Mandetta30 November 1964Brazilian Health minister sacked after criticising the COVID-19 Lockdown
Inês Etienne Romeu18 December 194227 April 2015She 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 Safra6 August 19323 December 1999Billionaire banker who died in a suspicious fire in Monaco
José Graziano da Silva
Achim Steiner17 May 1961
Getúlio Vargas19 April 188224 August 1954President of Brazil who shot himself in 1954.

 

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