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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Jet Crash

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Brazil's stock market is reeling this morning as rumors and now news hit that Brazilian Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was on board a private jet that crashed in the city of Santos. Polls had put Mr. Campos head-to-head with Ms. Rousseff (but behind Ms. Silva).



The type of plane he was flying:


As Reuters reports,

A private jet carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed on Wednesday in the city of Santos, according to a source in Campos's political party.


The plane, a Cessna 560XL, lost contact with air traffic control as it was preparing to land, according to an Air Force statement. Television images showed smoke billowing from the crash site in a residential area of Santos.


A police official in Santos said there were "certainly" fatalities in the crash, but could not say how many or provide any additional information.


The party source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Campos' running mate, Marina Silva, was not on board the plane.

The crash site...


Campos' beliefs include:

He has pledged to expand social welfare programs introduced by rousseff’s predecessor Lula and scaling back government intervention in the economy.


Campos, born Aug. 10,1965, would propose a bill to grant the central bank full independence with fixed terms for its director, establish clear rules to regulate fuel and electricity prices, and seek to negotiate bilateral trade accords without the south american bloc Mercosur. Campos has also pledged to reduce red tape for businesses and citizens and cut by almost half the 39 federal ministries.


During his first six years as governor of the northeastern state of Pernambuco, homicide rates fell 39 per-cent and the economy grew 5.1 percent annually, faster than the national average of 3.7 percent.

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The Economist provides some color on Mr. Campos:

EDUARDO CAMPOS is both modern manager and old-fashioned political boss. As governor of the poor, north-eastern state of Pernambuco, he has attracted private investment, brought private managers into state hospitals, introduced elements of performance-based pay for teachers and made some schools operate a full eight-hour day, rather than the four-hour shifts common in Brazil.


He is also the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and had long been its presumptive candidate to challenge President Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party (PT) in a presidential poll next year. One thing he lacked was national name-recognition. That started to change on October 5th, when the PSB announced an alliance with Marina Silva, a popular environmental activist and, like Mr Campos, former minister in the cabinet of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Two days earlier the country’s highest electoral court had refused to register the Sustainability Network, a party being set up by Ms Silva, on the grounds that it had failed to submit the 492,000 supporting signatures that new parties must collect.


Rather than join one of a shoal of tiddler parties or withdraw from the fray, she unexpectedly plumped for the PSB, splashing her and Mr Campos's faces on the front pages of newspapers and covers of magazines. The decision about which of them will challenge Ms Rousseff will be made early next year. Polls put Ms Silva ahead of Mr Campos in a head-to-head contest with Ms Rousseff (who beats both of them). Would Mr Campos settle for the vice-presidency?

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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:42 | 5087434 himaroid
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Will there be an intermission today?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:43 | 5087440 Pladizow
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He must not have been friendly to US corporate interests!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:45 | 5087452 Say What Again
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Were there any Ukrainian rebels in the area?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:47 | 5087464 Latina Lover
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Better yet, were there any USSA top political officials that died?  Imagine the cheers from coast to coast.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:51 | 5087486 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Russian missle launchers ?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:04 | 5087559 Slave
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Obviously he pissed off the Tribe.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:17 | 5087626 Keyser
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If you haven't watched it, go to utube a search for "Confessions of an Economic Hitman"... Quite eye-opening as this sort of crap is SOP for the banksters or corptocracies... 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:30 | 5087702 Davalicious
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Non Jewish candidates should take care to travel only with an entourage of Rabbis.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:02 | 5087828 BaBaBouy
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PUTIN Must Have Been Involved !!!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:02 | 5087948 The Big Ching-aso
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Just a coinkydink. Don't be a conspiracy Brazil nut.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:36 | 5088642 Latina Lover
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I wish I could could say I care, but I really don't.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:50 | 5088340 JRobby
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SOP for centuries

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:50 | 5087487 linniepar
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I'm going to preliminary say this is no accident.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:52 | 5087496 power steering
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A NASCAR hothead at the stick

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:57 | 5087522 SHEEPFUKKER

Are we talking about a presidential candidate or the Brazilian soccer team that crashed and burned?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:24 | 5087669 Say What Again
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:54 | 5087505 roadhazard
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That is aways the knee jerk reaction on ZH.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:58 | 5087527 Grande Tetons
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Brazilian Waxed. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:10 | 5087595 booboo
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You mean Brazilian Whacked

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:14 | 5087616 Agent P
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I've done one to pictures of the other. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:06 | 5087569 Quus Ant
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My thought is always "who does this benefit?"

after a while themes may start to present themselves.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:47 | 5088690 Keyser
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Strictly a guess, but I woud wager that he was pro-BRICS... 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:07 | 5090437 StychoKiller
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Hmm I guess Brazil ran out of nailgunz... :>D

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:45 | 5087455 Winston Churchill
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Yep, we are way beyond economic hit men now.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:47 | 5087466 Groundhog Day
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Another US Jackel taking care of business as usual....move along nothing to see here...go to a baseball game, eat a hotdog, hamburger, and drink lots of soda and beer so your gut gets nice and big so you have all types of health issues, but don't worry their is a pill for that.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:49 | 5087483 DeadFred
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Just a friendly hint from me to all of you, if you ever become important stay away from planes.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:52 | 5087497 Say What Again
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Don't use cell phones. Have someone else make calls for you.

Don't use credit cards.  Pay for everything with cash.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:03 | 5087550 disabledvet
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Take the train. And make sure you own that too.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:50 | 5088706 Keyser
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Anyone ever seen the Will Smith film "Enemy of the State"?  There is no where to hide and no where to run unless you are completely off the grid... 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:08 | 5087578 e_goldstein
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lock all power tools up and throw away the key; oh, and drain your hot tub.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:04 | 5087836 gallistic
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Stack your wealth in things with intrinsic value and take frequent boat trips...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:06 | 5087841 BlindMonkey
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Avoid the Mercedes cars with the 'inferno' option.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:38 | 5088289 jackstraw001
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Never go into a building higher than 1-story.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:55 | 5087508 Winston Churchill
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I have news for you Fred.You don't need to be that important.

I had a senior partner at a big four accounting firm ,give me a telephone number

to resolve a business dispute the" old fashioned way".

I was almost tempted.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:53 | 5088354 JRobby
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"Big 4" !!!!!!!


And then there were 3.........................

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:56 | 5087520 Quus Ant
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And Mercedes.  They explode on impact.  If you're important enough go with something safer.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:51 | 5087485 Syrin
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I think it's another banker suicide.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:51 | 5087493 Mad Max
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The important thing is that no nailguns were harmed in the making of this news.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:43 | 5087443 Say What Again
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Another BULLISH piece of news

I estimate this will add 5 to 10 points to the SP500

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:01 | 5087542 Berspankme
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Fuckin putin

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:42 | 5087437 detached.amusement
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so how'd this guy feel about the BRICS competition to imf, I wonder...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:46 | 5087448 firstdivision
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Wonder what our market would do in the same senario?  Oh wait, it only goes up, my bad.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:46 | 5087461 CheapBastard
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smells fishy

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00 | 5087536 Dr. Engali
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You know my wife?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:42 | 5087752 SilverIsKing
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We all do.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:57 | 5087809 CheapBastard
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Tastes like chicken, right?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:07 | 5087566 oddjob
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Wherever there is a bad smell, the same maggots always appear.

In its statement Wednesday, the ministry wrote: “The Brazilian government considers as unacceptable the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine. We vigorously condemn the use of disproportionate force by Israel in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in an elevated number of civilians victims, including women and children.”

The statement mentioned neither Hamas nor any other offensive actions by Palestinians.

Israel also condemned the Brazilian statement.

“This is an unfortunate demonstration of why Brazil, an economic and cultural giant, remains a diplomatic dwarf,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told The Jerusalem Post. “The moral relativism behind this move makes Brazil an irrelevant diplomatic partner, one who creates problems rather than contributes to solutions.”

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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:10 | 5087597 CHX
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Rancid, like elciad.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:47 | 5087462 Franktastic
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whats with these plane crashes and people of influence? weird, i wonder why this happens.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:49 | 5087481 Iocosus
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Remember that Polish plane going down with the entire cabinet aboard?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:19 | 5087645 Freddie
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Two months ago - David Rockfeller's doctor son flew down from Maine to have dinner with his satanic father in NY.  His private plane crashed on take off when he left with him at the controls. That was surely a hit.  The old man is satan and this is probably the only child that wanted anything to do with him.

He is 92 or something.   You kill him - he does not care.  You kill his son and that hurts.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:21 | 5087893 Iocosus
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Soros is Satan's brother

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:48 | 5087467 Dr. Engali
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As accidental as a self-inflicted nail gun shot to the back of the head and stomach I'm sure.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:48 | 5087470 Rip van Wrinkle
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I suggest Rand Paul doesn't fly if he stands at the next election.... if there is one.


And the UK.....take notice, buddy.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:50 | 5087479 Dr. Engali
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Nigel survived once, they won't make that mistake a second time.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:50 | 5087489 IridiumRebel
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musta been anti-bankster

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:50 | 5087491 youngman
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How much CO2 is this going to save the many tons....that is what the Leftys should be talking about...1 less jet...and a few humans that are not increasing Global Warming...that is what Brazil wants to know

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:56 | 5087516 1stepcloser
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John Perkins didn't even get a chance to corrupt him... CIA jackals are working first these days?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:58 | 5087524 vyeung
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The missing link is:

Seems like he's a NWO puppet. The good guys needed to take him out of the picture.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:59 | 5087538 ziggy59
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Was he Wellstoned?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:04 | 5087558 Eyeroller
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Only if his memorial service is turned into a campaign rally.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:01 | 5087541 TabakLover
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Was he the anti-petrodollar candidate?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:02 | 5087551 Kirk2NCC1701
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If he was friendly with the de-Dollarization group, he was marked to Go. And a message is being sent to other S.Am. leaders.

TPTB have a replacement for him.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:05 | 5087563 Seasmoke
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The skies aren't so friendly any more. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:08 | 5087577 CHX
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Planely, breitbarted ?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:08 | 5087581 NOTaREALmerican
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The only thing good about private-jets is they increase the odds of killing off the smart-n-savvy sociopaths. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:08 | 5087584 NOZZLE
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If only, a bright rising star out of the most thoroughly corrupt state in America, a staggering loss, Chope died,  . . . . . the epitaph would have been as sweet as breast milk to my ears  (for those of you who have sampled that during sex you know what I'm talking about, for those of you who don't, you won't know until you try it) 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:43 | 5087763 Badabing
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Lol "as sweet as breast milk to my ears "
I taste the sound of it.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:54 | 5088357 LFMayor
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sweet milk is GOOD stuff brah, right there with you!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:08 | 5087585 SDRII
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grassroots electioneering: consolidate the vote


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:09 | 5087587 LawsofPhysics
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What is the Real doing?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:13 | 5087612 carbonmutant
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This isn't really going to be a problem unless Aécio Neves is no longer on the ticket...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:16 | 5087624 tony wilson
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this is not an israeli matter.

the knesset have no view on this act of rothschild satanism

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:24 | 5087664 vyeung
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anti-NWO guys just took out Rothschild dark horse.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:17 | 5087634 Quantum Nucleonics
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This article is a little unclear and inaccurate. Campos is the third place candidate.  He is a socialist and draws support from the same side of the political spectrum as Rousseff. Aecio Neves is the main opposition candidate.  Rousseff polls about 40%, Neves polls about 20%, and Campos is at 10%.  Campos death makes it more likely that Rousseff could get to 50% and avoid a runoff.  In a head to head runoff, Neves is behind by about 6 points.  He has no chance to win in the first round because of all the smaller party candidates.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:22 | 5087649 Son of Captain Nemo
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"Campos, born Aug. 10,1965, would propose a bill to grant the central bank full independence with fixed terms for its director, establish clear rules to regulate fuel and electricity prices, and seek to negotiate bilateral trade accords without the south american bloc Mercosur."

That smoking gun before his ill-timed fate certainly puts the "B" in BRIC!

By the way does anyone know the fate of John Brennan at Langley over the torture debacle and his lying before Congressional hearings?... Knowing President Lance Link I'm sure that if the Firm was involved and successful in rubbing Campos out -he'll get a reprieve for "torturing some folks"...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:50 | 5088041 lakecity55
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Gawd, I think "Lance Link" is better than my Bath House Barry moniker.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:22 | 5087656 Duc888
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Looks like he was "BRIC'd"


Watch for more of this...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:22 | 5087661 Oldrepublic
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This smells like the crash of Sen Paul Wellstone

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:44 | 5087766 smacker
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Apparently Campos's plane crashed when landing during heavy rain in Santos.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:15 | 5088848 Karaio
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Do not. 

Information he lunged. 

I know the area, I was born in Santos. 

Airport was Air Base helicopters and is in Guarujá-SP (married in that city).

If he lunged towards SO / NO and made curve at low altitude the left, passed over the dump. 

There are many vultures (black, larger than chicken) in the region. 

Witnesses said the turbine was on fire.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:01 | 5089376 smacker
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OK, thanks. I'm not sure why he would lunge anywhere, but I think you're saying he may have taken a hit from a vulture. That would probably bring down a Cessna.

I don't know that airport, but I've landed at GRU (SP) about 14 times in the past three years.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:09 | 5090006 Karaio
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Ok, also flying two or three times a year Goiania Guarulhos. 

SSW distance from Guarulhos to Santos Airport (regional) is 58 Km (qulômetros).

I believe that the press is not talking about vultures and garbage dumps afraid to just create panic in the international press. 

I'm honest, I'm afraid to get down with rain at Congonhas. The track is very short.

Flying is a necessary evil. 

My father always said: 

I'm not a "seaman" (sailing offshore) or "araújo" (walking on air) - no way to translate that pun. 


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:27 | 5090082 Karaio
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:32 | 5087718 JuliaS
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Just finished reading  "Confessions of an Economic Hitman". Apparently the book came with live illustrations.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:33 | 5087721 Sudden Debt
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White van...
White Jet...


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:24 | 5090062 Karaio
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Student Yes, I believe it is an accident. 

The Cessna was manufactured in 2010 or 2011, brand new. 

Certificate valid until 2015. 

All revisions made, seriously leasing. 


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:33 | 5087723 HUGE_Gamma
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this is bullish for brazil/ewz/pbr/vale/whatever.. because it consolidates support behind the other front runner Aecio

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:38 | 5087743 indio007
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3 of those buildings will fall down at any moment.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:43 | 5087759 smacker
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The BOVESPA may be reeling but the R$ rose sharply after the news:

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:51 | 5087787 lakecity55
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He should not have been flying over Ukraine.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:27 | 5087934 cornflakesdisease
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" . . . .  central bank independance."


Well, now we know why "the boys" killed him.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:45 | 5088011 Toyota echo
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He must have been Depressed?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:45 | 5088013 trulz4lulz
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Must be running out of nail guns in Brazil...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:11 | 5088163 kw2012
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Should not have been flying that rust bucket. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:52 | 5088352 LFMayor
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"It's too late, assholes.  All your imperial lies can't save him now.   Tell this to the people, when they ask where your leader went!  We the workers of the United Liberation Front, in the name of the workers, have struck a fatal blow against the racist police state."

Guess he should have sprung for the orange escape pod option instead of the velvet dingle ball window trim and the crown air freshener on the dash.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:32 | 5088479 ToNYC
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Torrijos, Roldos, Campos rhymes with the war drum beat.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:20 | 5088536 Toyota echo
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Didn't JFK want to put a leash on the Corrupt Banking System?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:44 | 5088679 Karaio
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I know the area, I was born in Santos. 

Airport Air Base was a helicopter until recently. 

In fact the airport is in Guarujá-SP. 

The plane was arriving from Rio de Janeiro, probably picked up the bedside the Southeast. 

Lunged, turned left and passed low over a rubbish dump where there are many vultures (birds that eat carrion - are larger than a chicken).

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:58 | 5089363 eXMachina
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Free and independent..

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:20 | 5090046 Karaio
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I will say something else to you: 

Lots of people are crying because of this accident. 

They say losing a plane and kill only one candidate is prejudice. 

The plane should be at full capacity of politicians. 


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:08 | 5090210 Karaio
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Aetius Neves is representative of the new world order, candidate of the banksters.

Dislikes Dilma but will know how international politics and, if another representative of the NWO take command of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso as neoliberal - and the scum of the PSDB party that are encrusted another twenty years in most industrialized state of Brazil (São Paulo), we are screwed. 

Goodbye BRICS. 

Viva IMF, will be a great Argentina. 

Statesmen as Lula, Putin, Dilma Rousseff, Getúlio Vargas, Charles Degaulle only appear from time to time. 

The great statesman who was in the United States was shot in the head (JFK), before it only Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

Better stay here. 

You know your homeland. 


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