Mês: abril 2019

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Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 22 UCRÂNIA : SETE PARADOXOS DA ELEIÇÃO PRESIDENCIAL : 1. O comediante Vladimir ou Volodymyr Zelensky ganhou com enorme maioria de votos, não tanto por ele mesmo, mas contra Poroshenko; 2. Houve poucas fraudes na eleição, mas também não houve oposições verdadeiras; 3. Zelensky ganhou em todas as regiões do país, mas o país continua profundamente dividido; 4. A eleição expressou a independência da Ucrânia, mas sob o estrito gerenciamento de agências de inteligência usamericanas; 5. A Ucrânia expressou amplo apoio a Zelensky, sem que ele expressasse qualquer coisa de essencial; 6. Todos os candidatos, inclusive Zelensky, declararam-se contra a Rússia, mas a Rússia também saiu vitoriosa, dada a derrota desastrosa de Poroshenko; 7. Por fora, o voto foi emocional, por dentro, foi racional (Sergei Markov)… Um detalhe interessante é que canadenses, em especial a ministra das relações exteriores Christia Freeland, perdem a eleição na Ucrânia (detalhes com John Helmer). E se houve perda para o Canadá, houve perda também para FUKUS….   USAMÉRICA : SANÇÕES À RÚSSIA : Um caso particular. O governo usamericano proibiu a venda de turbinas Pratt &Whitney para travar a produção do avião de carreira MC-21, da Rússia. Os russos se viram obrigados, então, a produzir as turbinas, o que eles já sabiam muito bem como fazer para seus poderosos caças militares. Agora o MC-21 está...

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Governo Bolsonaro, Mercosul, BRICS, OCDE

Pode o Brasil com mais acordos bilaterais impactar o seu futuro no BRICS e no Mercosul?   Sputnik Brasil 18/abril/2019   “O Mercosul não será prioridade”, declarou o economista Paulo Guedes, indicado pelo então recém-eleito presidente Jair Bolsonaro em 2018, horas após 57 milhões de eleitores terem escolhido o ex-capitão do Exército para o cargo. Foi a primeira grande manifestação que sentenciava: a era do multilateralismo no Brasil está em xeque. A indicação do diplomata Ernesto Araújo para comandar o Ministério de Relações Exteriores, dias depois, só aprofundou o entendimento de que o país se afastaria da sua tradição que sempre favoreceu leis e acordos internacionais – boa parte deles debatidos em arenas como a ONU e a Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC) – e o princípio da não-ingerência. No lugar, o novo governo prometeu buscar, tanto no âmbito comercial quanto ideológico, as parcerias bilaterais com nações que tenham interesses alinhados aos do Brasil. A corrida atrás do tempo perdido se justifica: entre 1991 e 2013, Brasília só conseguiu firmar três acordos bilaterais. Nos últimos seis anos, o cenário pouco evoluiu. O período é o mesmo de existência do Mercosul, bloco regional que visa dar mais força aos países-membros – Brasil, Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai e Venezuela (este último suspenso) –, porém tal caráter multilateral, seja por disputas comerciais internas ou por aspectos políticos e ideológicos, trouxe mais danos do que...

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Second BRI Forum, In Beijing

Xi takes a conciliatory tone at Belt & Road Forum   Jeff Pao Apr. 26, 2019   China will ensure the sustainability of its Belt and Road projects commercially and financially to improve the livelihoods of people in neighboring countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping assured the crowd in his opening speech at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday. Xi claimed China would introduce well-recognized rules and standards in its Belt and Road projects to ensure they are of high-standard, beneficial to people and sustainable. “We will make sure that corporates follow international rules and standards during construction, operation, merchandise and tender and respect laws and regulations in different countries,” Xi said. Belt and Road projects should commit to a people-centered approach, targeted at eliminating poverty, creating jobs and improving people’s livelihood, he said in the forum, which was attended by 37 world leaders and 5,000 other representatives from 150 countries. “We welcome financial institutions from different countries to jointly invest and finance for Belt and Road projects, encourage cooperation in third-party markets and achieve mutual benefits through the participation of multi-parties,” he said. Xi’s speech was seen as a response to criticism from the United States, which participated in the first Belt and Road Forum two years ago but declined to send any high-level officials to this summit. In early April, a US State Department spokesman raised “concerns about...

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Second BRI Forum, in New York

US China hawks grieve in their era of discontent   Christopher Scott Apr. 25, 2019   As world leaders descended on Beijing to consult on building out much-needed infrastructure around the globe, a group of Trump administration allies and some of the United States’ biggest China critics gathered at the St Regis Hotel in New York to air their grievances on the current state of affairs. The meeting of the revived Committee on the Present Danger, an effort borrowing its name from a Cold War-era organization, saw a curious mixture – at times from the same speaker – of alarmist rhetoric and confidence that China was doomed to fail of its own flaws. Largely absent from the event was a call for the US to form a grand strategy to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The global infrastructure investment push is being showcased in Beijing during three days of events, contrasting the atmosphere of rivalry on display in New York with one of cooperation. ‘Smashmouth’ “China’s not the rising power. We’re not the declining power,” contended Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist in the Trump administration. “It’s the Westphalian system that works. It’s freedom that works. What better example do you need than Hong Kong and Taiwan and what the Chinese Americans have done in the United States of America,” he continued.   To prove this,...

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Second BRI Forum

How Western ‘Reports’ Are Smearing China   Andre Vltchek Apr. 25, 2019   The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has already been reshaping the world, fundamentally. Previously at the mercy of the Western imperialist powers, their armies, propaganda apparatuses and brutal financial institutions; Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia have suddenly discovered that they have alternatives and choices. For various parts of the world, decades and centuries of stagnation and humiliation under colonialist and post-colonialist regimes have begun to come to an end. Entire nations have been freeing themselves, realizing their great hidden potential. All this because of BRI; because of China as well as its close ally, Russia. Entire huge railroad projects in East Africa as well as in the once devastated Laos (devastated by the insanely brutal Western carpet-bombing campaigns, which are still called a “Secret War”) are now connecting continents. Along the railway lines, schools are growing, and so are medical facilities, community learning centers and cultural institutions.   The BRI is not only about the economy, not only about infrastructure and development, it also about the well-being of the people, about the culture, health and knowledge. It is aiming at connecting people of different races, life philosophies, and beliefs. And the rulers in the West are horrified. Nothing outrages them more than the prospect of losing absolute control over the world. For them,...

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