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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:59 PM

 

Brazil government exposes alleged links of the opposition and media with the king of illegal gamblin

A Brazilian congressional committee has asked the Attorney General’s Office to prosecute on conspiracy charges two editors from the opposition magazine Veja because of their links with the chief of illegal gambling in the country, Carlinhos Cachoeira.

Policarpio Junior is editor in chief of Veja in Brasilia was included in the list of 45 names allegedly involved in criminal actions and linked to Cachoeira, by the rapporteur of the congressional committee investigating the case, lawmaker Odair Cunha from the ruling Workers party.

Veja is the magazine with the largest circulation in Brazil and has been in opposition to the administrations of presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, and has exposed many corruption cases involving members of the two governments.

“Policarpio Junior is a journalist who has always been ready to comply the wishes of the illegal gambling chief”, said lawmaker Cunha in his report.

According to the claim Cachoeira and Policarpio had very close links that went beyond those of a professional and a source of information. But the magazine also exposed several government scandals based on information from the king of illegal gambling which favoured certain lobbies in the federal government.

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http://en.mercopress.com/2012/11/22/brazil-government-exposes-alleged-links-of-the-opposition-and-media-with-the-king-of-illegal-gambling

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Reply Brazil government exposes alleged links of the opposition and media with the king of illegal gamblin (Original post)
ocpagu Nov 2012 OP
dlwickham Nov 2012 #1
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Judi Lynn Nov 2012 #3

Response to ocpagu (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:09 PM

1. the magazine has published exposes on the ruling party

and the ruling party wants to prosecute the editors of the magazine

nothing to see here folks

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:27 PM

2. Actually, the Federal Police (Brazilian "FBI") has intercepted more than 200 phone calls...

 

...between the editor-chief of Veja Magazine, Policarpo Júnior, and the gangster Carlinhos Cachoeira. They make it quite clear that the journalist was part of the gang. He used the magazine to favor the gang.

Veja was not responsible for exposing the "mensalão". It was the newspaper "Folha de S. Paulo" who did that. And the "mensalão" happened almost a decade ago. A little weird that only now the ruling party wants its revenge, isn't it?

Besides, I've talked about this issue months before the Parliamentery Commission decided to prosecute the journalist. See the threads below:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11082947

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11082935

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11083039

Here we only have a CRIMINAL journalist being sued for being a CRIMINAL. Nothing to see, really. Hope to see him in jail for a long, long time.

PS - In one of my threads written in March I've said about this issue:

"Veja's affront to democracy came to the level of becoming an ally of organized crime and corrupted politicians in order to plan the destabilization of the democratically elected presidents Lula and Dilma Rousseff. Now, they are trying to defend themselves, counting, of course, with the help of mainstream media. So, if you guys see news about Dilma or the Worker's Party in Brazil trying to destroy democracy, press freedom or any bullshit like that, don't worry. It's just a group of thugs trying to get by unpunished."

Brazilian media is so predictable.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:32 PM

4. are the police independent of the ruling party?

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:03 AM

5. Completely.

 

Most of the corruption scandals of the ruling party were revealed by the Federal Police.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:56 PM

3. It almost looks as if Carlinhos Cachoeira's crime mega-organization is too big now to control.

People are using words like "tentacles" to explain his ability to control people deep within the government, to buy their service to him.
He's been operating with complete success, usually, for such a long, long time.

His photo from Mercosur is the first photo of him I've seen. He looks like a real creep, TOTALLY untrustworthy. A right-winger.


Hope one of these days, by going after him, taking what opportunities, and being patient, they will finally be able to put this clown and his powerful, relentless professional criminal empire out of business. It's built on the suffering of good people, created for the benefit of monsters.

Destined to fail, in the end. Hope it happens sooner than we expect.

Thank you, ocpagu, for the new information.

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