Samuel Bakion's Blog (4)

General Zinni on the 'Situation in the Middle East'

Unfortunately, I cannot attend. But, I would have enjoyed hearing his perspective (I always do). He is extremely engaging and above all, his detailed and descriptive storytelling is beyond interesting and the way he speaks is very personal.



Added by Samuel Bakion on January 9, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Brazil: Policemen trained on conflict resolution - Then go into Favelas

Although this was written in 2011, this is still a big step for Brasil. The national police have a history of being violent and overbearing. This is interesting! I'm wondering how this complimented the Pacification of the Favelas (UPP).…


Added by Samuel Bakion on October 24, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

U.S. and Brazil resolve cotton trade fight

By Larry Dreiling

The U.S. and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to U.S. cotton growers.

The agreement announced Oct. 1 resolves a bitter trade fight that had strained relations between the two countries since 2002, when Brazil brought a case against the U.S. charging that the U.S. cotton subsidies were a violation of global trade rules. The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in Brazil’s favor, and the U.S. had been forced to…


Added by Samuel Bakion on October 22, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

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