Now annoying people in Brazil, Chavez Calls Brazil’s Globo ‘Enemy of the People’
Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attacked Brazil’s Organizacoes Globo, the country’s largest media organization, during a speech in Rio de Janeiro, calling the group an “enemy of the people.”
Globo publishes Rio de Janeiro’s O Globo daily and operates Brazil’s largest television network. Chavez also said the company uses women reporters to manipulate its audience.
Earlier today, Chavez urged his Brazilian counterpart, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to expand state control of Latin America’s largest economy.
Lula’s presidential press office declined to comment on Chavez’s comments.
Chavez also criticized Time Warner Inc.’s CNN, saying it is ‘poisoned’ by U.S. interests.
Let’s hope Lula turned a deaf ear to that bit of advice.
Chavez defends Venezuelan model. No, not this model; he means the Venezuelan democratic model.
Eric Talks Turkey About Freedom, and beats Dinesh with a big stick. Dinesh had resoundedly earned that beating.
Blinding Us With Science:
the argument in the 21st century will be about humanity itself – and whether science is the source of human values.
The Graying of America: An Inconvenient Truth
Movie review: The Italian
A Place Where Hope Dies, and a Boy Who Escapes Maria says,
We saw this movie in it’s original version (“ITALIANEC”) and I agree with this reviewer. This is (undoubtedly) one of those powerful, emotional movies which you remember for a long time!
I’ll have to see it – the last movie Maria recommended was the excellent The Illusionist.
Via Larwyn, The Hybridization of America
This just in
Prince Charles canceled a traditional skiing holiday in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint, or maybe American Express didn’t get his credit card payment on time…
Fahsion Week, Tehran!