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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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April 5, 2007 1:03 PM

Masterful Coup Despite Finger-Wagging

The seizure of British sailors – and their surprising release – seemed to be Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s perfect publicity stunt. He caught the world’s attention, made them gasp and then suddenly offered a goodwill gesture, just before Christian Easter. The media has displayed his smiling photo with the happy British marines all over the world. The value of this image as a means to gain public appraisal is obvious. The whole episode is an undeniable master’s coup.

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April 14, 2007 6:50 PM

A Planetary Emergency – And Opportunity

The planet is now facing an emergency. According to scientists, the situation is terrible – and at the same time presents a new opportunity for humankind. We face a decision with only one right choice: to save our Earth.

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April 18, 2007 12:12 PM

Don't Excuse Brazil's Deforestation

The Brazilian government is wrong in its climate change diplomacy. It has been supporting the idea that developing countries have no obligation to put a cap on greenhouse gases emissions. China and India take the same position. Their point is that the gasses accumulated in the Earth’s atmosphere today were generated by industrialized countries since the first Industrial Revolution and, therefore, rich countries have to assume responsibility for them.

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April 25, 2007 9:52 AM

New Energy at the Ballot Box

What kind of decline are you talking about? France is showing strong commitment to the democratic process, and that process is bearing fruit. This first round of voting has been characterized by many novelties: both winners are from a new generation of politicians, voter turnout was very high, the ultra-right was defeated, a competitive woman made it to the runoff vote, and there was strong support for the centrist candidate. It seems that France is engaged a process of renewing its political elite, rather than doomed to decline.

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