Posts Tagged ‘Embraer’

Air Force suspends Embraer contract pending investigation…

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

… because the AF is “not satisfied with the quality of the documentation supporting the award decision.”

Ben Howe posts,
Brazilian Government Pouting About Need for Transparency in Procurement Process

As Rep. Mike Pompeo alluded to when it happened, this is not something that the Air Force would do simply to bow to political pressure:


The action is highly unusual, Rep. Mike Pompeo said in a conference call.

“That’s no small undertaking,” Pompeo said. “It’s a contractual process. They have now undone that contract. The Air Force does not do that lightly.”


I’ve said from the beginning of the saga that the reasons for Hawker-Beechcraft’s bid disqualification could be perfectly legitimate. But normally when someone is disqualified (as opposed to simply losing the bid) they are given a reason. Hawker was not and for me that raised an eyebrow. That eyebrow continued to be raised as I looked into Embraer and its cozy relationship (as in ownership stake) with the Brazilian government and the Brazilian government’s cozy relationship (as in, nuclear assistance) with that bastion of peace and understanding, Iran.

Read the whole thing.

The Embraer contract is a disgrace.

Embraer: Where the manufacturing jobs are going

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

According to Bloomberg News, Obama’s State of the Union address will embrace manufacturing.

You can be sure he will not bring up the 1,200 high-skill manufacturing jobs that will go to Brazil’s Embraer, to which Obama is outsourcing national security:

Yes, the Embraer that is under investigation by the SEC for corruption.

That Embraer.

After giving Brazil a billion-dollar contract, Brazil stiffed Obama on an oil deal.


The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Argentine Leader Is Told Thyroid Was Cancer-Free

The justice system in Bolivia
Rough justice
The wrong way to reform the courts

Odd Coincidence: Soros-Affiliated Brazilian Company Looks to Win Major DOD Contract Over U.S. Competition

Dallas teen missing since 2010 was mistakenly deported

Cuban political prisoner Ernesto Borges starts hunger strike to demand medical care

2011, That Year So Remote

Castro dictatorship unleashes another wave of repression

Haitians in Brazil

Jamaica’s election
Go, sista
Sodom and Mrs Simpson Miller

Iran seeking to expand influence in Latin America

Iran in Mexico and the Caribbean: Building a Strategic Trampoline towards the US

Press censorship makes a comeback in Latin America

In Mexico, 12,000 killed in drug violence in 2011

Mexicans confront racism with white, black doll video via GoV.

Suspended Mexican soccer goalie detained in kidnap

On Extraditions and Colombian-Panamanian Ties

Van der Sloot Trial Begins Friday in Peru

Court temporarily bars construction along Puerto Rican coastal strip

Venezuela will not recognize World Bank ruling in Exxon case
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that his country would not recognize any ruling by a World Bank tribunal in a multibillion-dollar arbitration case with Exxon Mobil Corp.

Chavez at our Lady of Coromoto: an essay on the grotesque, part 1
Chavez at our Lady of Coromoto: an essay on moral turpitude, part 2

ExxonMobil Versus PDVSA: Arbitration and Numbers, and What the ExxonMobil Versus PDVSA Decision Means For The Country’s Bonds

Appointments Unsettle State of Venezuelan Politics

Venezuelan General Consul in Miami declared persona non grata by State Dept.

The week’s posts,
Ahmadinejad is in Venezuela
Jakadrien Turner: Deported Texas Teen Returns to U.S. …from Colombia
The Grand Warlock predicts O will lose
Mexican cartels and the border traffic
Another day, another rumor about Fidel’s death