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O Primeiro Comando da Capital

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Spiegel have a guy in Rio looks like, Jens Glüsing; writes well but he is indulging in egregious bourgeois hand-wringing over the events on São Paulo, to curry friends in the American Right I presume. He says, "An entire continent is slipping backwards in time.", and "Latin America's often decrepit democracies are easy prey." What puling drivel! Nonsense!

Spiegel: Violence in Latin America, The Mafia's Shadow Kingdom (Archive - Translation Coming Soon), discussion.

This is becoming the standard rhetoric of the Right; blame the shift to the left for EVERYTHING man!

The recent 'war' in São Paulo was a skirmish; the gangs have already lost the war, Spiegel needs to hear from Brasilians on this:

E-mail Coordinates: Spiegel - Feedback, Spiegel Letters, Spiegel - Jens Glüsing.

Sorry, I don't know how to code e-mail links with multiple addresses or cc's yet, but you can right-click on the links and Cut&Paste the addresses if you like, and I would appreciate a copy here as well if you are willing.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Lula has offered to send in the troops.

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarClick to Enlarge / Click para AumentarThe guys on the roof of the Penitenciária de Junqueirópolis prison are the bad guys, the banditos - only in Brasil do criminals fly banners saying "Peace, Justice, Liberty", and "Down with Oppression". They have a manifesto too, a 'platform'; PCC stands for Primeiro Comando da Capital (First Command of the Capital, São Paulo being the capital of the state) but can also stand for Partido do Crime ([political] Party of Crime).

Keep in mind that São Paulo is a city of 20 million, among the very largest cities on the planet.

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarClick to Enlarge / Click para AumentarTheir leader, Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, o 'Marcola', aka 'Playboy', was recently declared by a Brasilian court NOT to be the PCC leader; at first I thought the article must be a spoof but it looks like the real thing - I am working on translating the several articles below. I began this post when I thought that the reports in the Washington Post and Globe and Mail seemed sketchy and inconsistent - things do seem to get lost in translation - when I went back and re-read I saw that they were by the same guy at different times.

The biggest daily in Brasil, O Estado de S.Paulo, is naturally the best place to get news - their website is understandably slow today. Jornal do Brasil, a liberal Rio paper used to have an excellent website - this has changed for the worse in my opinion, see for yourself: JB Online, I couldn't find much there on the situation in São Paulo beyond the obvious that everyone is scared shitless.

These articles from the São Paulo paper are about half trnslated now:
Josmar Jozino - A ameaça terrorista.
PCC queima ônibus e ameaça economia. Mortos chegam a 77.
Bruno Paes Manso - Silêncio foi estratégico para PCC.
Justiça decidiu que Marcola não é líder do PCC.

Globe: Brazilian gang continues assault on police.
Washington Post: Gang Targets Brazilian Police.

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Posted maio 21, 2006 9:25 PM by Blogger Monalisa Casa-1 /  

Se precisar de alguma ajuda na tradução... é só falar!

Posted maio 21, 2006 11:34 PM by Blogger David Wilson /  

obrigado mas como falar? não tenho vista para seu blog não