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  1. says

    >Why haven’t we all moved to Brazil?

    Hmmm… Maybe these stats will tell the story…

    Rio de Janeiro’s Security Secretariat reported that state police killed 593 persons during the first 8 months of the year, a 25 percent decline from last year’s figure; however, unofficial reports estimated that approximately 3,000 police killings occurred during the year.

    The Sao Paulo State Secretariat for Public Security reported that Sao Paulo police (civil and military) killed 322 civilians in the first 8 months of the year compared with 868 civilians during 2003; off-duty policemen were responsible for 54 of the killings. The Ombudsman’s Office of the state police of Sao Paulo received 165 complaints of killings committed by police between January and September.

    Death squads with links to law enforcement officials carried out many of the killings, in some cases with police participation. According to U.N. Special Rapporteur Jahangir, “many high-ranking officials” acknowledged that “many death squads had ties with state police.” The National Human Rights Secretary stated that death squads operated in 15 states. Credible, locally-based human rights groups reported the existence of organized death squads linked to police forces that targeted suspected criminals and persons considered “undesirable”–such as street children–in almost every state.

    The National Movement for Human Rights reported that police and prison guards were responsible for nearly 80 percent of the reported cases of torture and that most victims were young, poor, Afro-Brazilian men from less-developed regions. For the period October 2001 to June 2003, it reported an average of 150 cases per month, a rate that reportedly did not change significantly during the year.

    Severe overcrowding in prisons and police detention centers was prevalent. According to the Ministry of Justice, between January and June, there were 331,547 prisoners in a system designed to hold 108,953.

    At year’s end, 115 senior judges were under investigation nationwide on a variety of charges.

    There continued to be numerous credible reports of state police officials’ involvement in intimidation and killing of witnesses involved in testifying against police officials.

    Trafficking in children for the purpose of prostitution was a serious problem. CECRIA found that the typical sex trafficking victims were darker-skinned women between 15 and 27 years of age, but researchers also noted the presence of adolescent boys as victims, some of whom worked as transvestites. Persons who fell prey to trafficking schemes typically came from low-income families and usually had not finished high school. Traffickers often lured victims with promises of lucrative work as dancers or models in Europe; beauty contest winners were cited as common targets. Most women who were trafficked internationally were older than 18, but younger victims were also trafficked with falsified documents.

    According to the Ministry of Health, there were approximately 180 killings of homosexuals during the year.

    ….. Other than that, I think you’d enjoy living in Brazil. Did I mention the beaches are fantastic?

  2. says

    Ok, i´m from Brazil. I live here…
    Bruno is great! Yes…
    And about all those things… Violence, trafic…We have problems, yes. BUT, our country is very large and we dont have all this everywhere! Brazil is not only Rio, Sao Paulo and “fantastic beaches”…
    It´s sad… A lot of people having a wrong image from here!

  3. RICHARD says

    OH MY GOD BRUNO IS SO HOT,WHY CANT WE IN THE UK HAVE HOT SOAP STARS LIKE THIS.ALL WE HAVE ARE THE LIKES OF SHANE RICHIE,THE FAT MITCHELL BROTHERS,AND A FEW WANNABE BOY BANDERS.THE LACK OF HOT TALENT ON UK TV IS DEVASTATING! THANK GOD FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD!!

  4. says

    This Jay Croce is a loser! He may be an old ugly fat queer that’s why he’s jeaulous of Bruno!!! What one thing has to do with other here? Get a life mate! If u are from USA I’ll laugh coz USA is as violent as Brazil if not more. In my first visit to NYC I have been assaulted (badly beaten + belongs stolen)That’s I call a safe city! Thander (from London)

  5. says

    KATE BUSH is God! (read the reviews on her new album, she’s well loved here in UK) and you for sure is a fan of crap country american music for sure… ARGHH!!! Get Lost George Bush’s follower!

  6. Jay Croce says

    Thando, you’re a muck savage. You’re a gutless, sherry-drinking, thieving, layabout wanker. Who are you to be slagging President Bush? It’s not like there aren’t plenty of cute hoors in London you can whinge about. I’d like to see you stand for election, and we’ll count the number of bogtrotters that come out to support you. Your entire constituency would likely consist of 12 corner boys, 6 buskers (including an Ethopian bagpipe player), 8 bean flickers, 19 Romanian beggers, and a krusty holding some bailing twine tied to a raggedy dog telling fortunes.

    Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
    Brendan Behan

    P.S. Only a bleedin’ pisshead would pay 4 euros for a pint o plain.

  7. HisHolynessDPope says

    As a time traveler my prediction is that although they’ll kiss very passionately the entire scene will be cut as the TV station has no balls!

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  9. MARIA says

    Mr Croce, I am so sorry for you!You must be a sad person who knows nothing about what it means to be Brazilian . May I ask you Please never come to my Wonderful Country!
    Keep your straight-minded views and cold-hearted behaviour far from our friendly people, that know how “TO SHARE”, that know how to help others with love and kindness,with no prejudice. Although all the Social Problems we live our lives with a deep happiness,and , a part from Carnival Party, we are not used to wear ‘masques’. Go to Iraq, there is much hotter than Brazil!

  10. suéli says

    oi amor e ser amada.
    ser feliz com quem tanto amor.
    ser feliz um dia com quem amor.

    meu ex namorado que está maranda em coqueiral e do meu o ai e que está em salvador e do meu namorado que amor.
    com meu amor.bruno gagliasso!!!

  11. suéli says

    oi bruno gagliasso,namorado ok!
    nada acontece por acaso, muito menos no natal!!!
    você foi uma boa menina?

  12. suéli says

    oi amor e ser amada.
    ser feliz com quem tanto amor.
    ser feliz um dia com quem amor.

    meu ex namorado que está maranda em coqueiral e do meu o ai e que está em salvador e do meu namorado que amor.
    com meu amor.bruno gagliasso!!!

  13. says

    he has a sexy body
    he has a sexy lips
    he has sexy eyes
    we are watching in baku-azerbaijan his latest Caminhas das Indias
    HE LOOKS LIKE BIG ADULT BABY THERE
    UFF
    WISH HIM IN MY BED