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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 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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March 10, 2007 12:01 PM

Hope and Prejudice

Brazil is acquainted with all the sides of migrant issues. Immigrants from all over the world built this country. They arrived here in waves: Portuguese, African slaves, Italians, Germans, Poles, Arabs, Jews, and Japanese. Armenians, Koreans, and Turks and many others came in smaller waves. Today, Brazil has immigrants and emigrants. There are Bolivians living here illegally; there are Brazilians living illegally in the United States and Europe.

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March 17, 2008 10:02 AM

State Dept. Out of Touch On China

The U.S. State Department has chosen the worst time to tell us such a foolish thing that China is no longer a human rights offender. PostGlobal asks us whether the State Department is right to say that. Obviously it is not. Look at what is happening right now in Tibet. The violence with which Chinese authorities are repressing the Tibetan movement for freedom and autonomy is completely unacceptable. If someone thinks it is a normal reaction against a separatist movement, look at what is happening in China itself. The Chinese have no freedom to express any disagreement against the communist regime, neither in the press nor in the blogosphere.

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