Previously, on planet earth…

  • Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, turned 50 years old.
  • Mudslide tragedy going on in Rio de Janeiro killed more than 200 people.
  • The entire Polish presidencial staff died in a plane crash (President included).
  • Obama and Medvedev signed a disarmament treaty to reduce their nuclear arsenal in 1/3.
  • José Serra officialy became a presidential candidate.
  • A Brazilian pedophile-turned-serial-killer confessed the murder of 6 kids 13-19 y/o who went missing in Luziania, a small town in the state of Goias, in the central plateou, near Brasilia. After being arrested, he allegedlly killed himself while in jail. An investigation is will now determine if the killer, ironically named Jesus, commited suicide, or whether someone “suicided” him.
  • José Roberto Arruda has been released from jail. He remains holding the record of “Brazilian Politician who Spent Most Time in Jail”: 2 long months. What will be of him now?
  • Another earthquake, this time in China, killed more than 2.000 people.
  • An Icelandic volcano woke up after 200 years dormant, flooded surrounding area, ashes spreaded all over Europe closing all airports, causing worldwide commercial aviation to chaos.
  • A bidding took place to determine who will build the Belo Monte dam, a power plant in the Xingú area of the brazilian amazon. The event happened under vehement protest of NGO’s and indigenous people, who claim environmental damage and disrespect to the indigeous rights.

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