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Miriam Leitao

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog, www.miriamleitao.com, hosted at Globo online at www.oglobo.com.br. She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005. Close.

Miriam Leitao

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. more »

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January 2007 Archives



January 5, 2007 7:01 PM

We'll Protect Earth

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - In Brazil even the past is uncertain. So I'll predict the world's future. I believe in 2007 we'll finally address global warming.

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January 9, 2007 10:55 AM

Fight for Principles

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dear Mr. Ban-Ki-moon

I do not want to be impolite, but after my congratulations and best wishes for your tenure, I feel compelled to say upfront that you are not doing very well in your new job. I know, you have just begun, but let us look on what you have already done so far.

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January 14, 2007 10:28 AM

With Luck, A New Vietnam

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The best-case scenario for Iraq is to become Vietnam today: united and fast-growing with thorough market-oriented reforms. Unfortunately, the more likely scenario is that in 10 years Iraq will be split into regions controlled by rival groups embroiled in irrational violence that will ruin their lives, resources, and their future.

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January 22, 2007 2:46 PM

This Can't Last Long

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Unfortunately, Brazil's politics and economics are both bad. The economy isn't growing. The world economy has expanded at 5% a year over the past two years, but Brazil's GDP has grown at only 2.5%. This week, President Lula will attempt to do something about this through subsidies, more public spending and tax cuts. But economic analysts remain skeptical.

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January 28, 2007 12:35 PM

Legalizing Brazil's One Million Prostitutes

In the early 70s, a young Brazilian journalist named Fernando Gabeira joined a radical group to fight a military dictatorship. The most famous act of this group was the kidnapping of the American ambassador in Brazil, Charles Burke Elbrick. They successfully exchanged him for 13 prisoners who being tortured in military prisons.

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