Bush Arrives to Protests in Sao Paulo; Uruguay Gets Ready

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Brazilian photoblogger Tatiana Cardeal was more prepared with her lens than São Paulo's Military Police Force was for the protests against US President George Bush's visit. The photograph's caption:

São Paulo's Military Police Force yesterday, who decide to explode gas bombs in a crowd of almost 10.000 people at the World March of Women and anti Bush protest, causing panic and hurting people, because a few “punks” and protesters, not more than 15 young, tryied to close the avenue lying down in front of some cars and provoking disturbs.

Lots and lots of blog posts on Bush's visit to Latin America. Colin Brayton provides some useful translations from local bloggers and Indymedia. Erwin Cifuentes has compiled a list of various links in “Dubya south of the border – U.S. prez arrives in Brazil to start tour.” Journalism professor Marc Cooper puts down some of his typically polished commentary. Leftside rattles off with some lightly less-polished analysis, including an incredible photograph of a slum in front of the Hilton hotel where U.S. President Bush is now staying. Made in Brazil takes a break from bikinis to mention the arrest of 25-year-old model Janaína Bueno who, according to Brazzil Mag, “ended up being charged with indecent exposure after a suspicious policeman ordered her to show what was under the big green-yellow flag and found very little.”

We can also be sure that Jose Murilo Junior's weekly batch of translations from Portuguese-speaking bloggers tomorrow will include first-hand accounts and analysis of the protests and the outcome of Bush's visit. We can also be sure that Uruguayan police are working overtime.


  • Yeah, what to say. All I can say is that it would be great to amalgamate South America, North America and Central America and give the whole lot a new name ONE AMERICA. Than one could build a “Pole To Pole Highway” from Alaska to Antarctica, as it is one landmass all of it. And we could all drive that long road with biofuel from Brazil with a brand new SAAB from Sweden. It would also be the biggest nation on Earth facing both West and East like the Great Wall, but over the whole Globe. Yeah I think China would be green of anger.
    And if you look closely you can see that most are christians and the men in all governments are using ties. Do what I have told you now and open all the borders and shut-up! Here we go!
    Mr. One America.

  • […] diverse reaction from the local blogosphere. The protests and demonstrations on Paulista Avenue [reported by David Sasaki] were initially the most emphasised aspects of the coverage, but as we will see below, other […]

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