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President Lula announces today that Brazil won't extradite Cesare Battisti to Italy.
Brazilians are complaining about the bias of the major weekly news conservative magazine Veja, from Grupo Abril ('mente' means lies). Veja lies and deliberately distorts news reports and sometimes they even fabricate reports without backing it with any empirical evidence, only anecdotal ones (ie: their last edition stated that they had an audio tape to back up their accusations, but until now no video/audio tape has come into public). So Paulo state, under the government of the right-wing conservative party PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party) for 24 years, keeps public contracts with the magazine that transferred to its parent holding, Grupo Abril, a total of US$ 20.414.395,60. These contracts are under the investigation of the State Prosecution Office in a claim made by Ivan Valente of the PSOL (Socialism and Freedom Party).
The Brazilian 2010 National High School Examination, known by its Portuguese language acronym ENEM, was canceled. It has been its effects suspended by a decision from Federal Court this Monday (Nov, 8/2010). The Court decision has effects only on the Saturday(Nov, 6/2010) tests.
Means '13 on them'. Promoted by supporters of Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate of Brazil. 13 is her number.
IDH (indice de Desenvolvimento Humano) stands for HDI (Human Development Index). It is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" . Brazil ranks 73th in the ranking of 169 nations reported by UN HDI Listing. (Nov,5/2010).
Political debate between candidates for presidents of Brazil, which occurs in the TV Band. http://bandnewstv.band.com.br/conteudo.asp?ID=370791.
October 27 is the birthday of Brazil's President Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva. After eight years as president and 83% approval in his government, Lula celebrates 65 years old. The tag was created by Dilma Rousseff, who runs for president of Brazil for Lula's party (Worker's Party), to congratulate the President Lula.
"Ministro Gilmar Mendes" is an Associate Justice (judge-minister) member of Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (aka STF Supremo Tribunal Federal).