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Latest News and InformationsLATEST NEWS & ARTICLES LA, 05.11.08 ( By MPP) - Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has renewed his commitment to protecting medical marijuana patients from arrest and jail On the verge of becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has renewed his commitment to protecting medical marijuana patients from arrest and jail. Here is a quote from Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt from an article in today's San Francisco Chronicle: ''Voters and legislators in the states — from California to Nevada to Maine — have decided to provide their residents suffering from chronic diseases and serious illnesses like AIDS and cancer with medical marijuana to relieve their pain and suffering. Obama supports the rights of states and local governments to make this choice — though he believes medical marijuana should be subject to (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) regulation like other drugs.” With Sen. Obama now widely expected to win the Democratic nomination and in a year when Democrats are favored to win the White House, this means we might be only eight months away from having a White House that stands with us on medical marijuana access. You can also watch a video of Sen. Obama talking about medical marijuana here. In the months leading up to the New Hampshire Democratic primary election, MPP helped persuade all of the Democratic presidential candidates and three of the Republican candidates to pledge to end the arrest of patients in states with medical marijuana laws. In response to questions from MPP on the campaign trail, Sen. Obama stated that arresting medical marijuana patients is not a good use of resources and promised to end the federal raids on state medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has also promised MPP that she would end the raids. Unfortunately, the Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), earned a grade of “F” from MPP for his inhumane stance on medical marijuana. In response to repeated questions from MPP on the campaign trail, Sen. McCain incorrectly stated that a majority of medical experts oppose medical marijuana, and he also gave a patient who was politely questioning him a glimpse of McCain's famous temper. Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex.), who also remains in the Republican race, has been an outspoken opponent of marijuana prohibition and has consistently voted in favor of legislation to end the DEA's raids on patients. Please visit , MPP's campaign site , for statements from each of the candidates. MPP is the only drug policy reform organization that's systematically influencing the presidential candidates to take positive positions on medical marijuana — and punishing those who don't. Would you please consider making a donation to support our work today? __________ LA,25.03.08 (Por Junia d'Affonseca) - O prazo para atualização do título de eleitor este ano termina dia 7 de maio de 2008. O TRE só deverá reabrir para recadastramento no próximo ano após as eleições. Avisem os amigos e parentes para se atualizarem a fim de evitar problemas no futuro.O voto é obrigatório a TODOS os brasileiros alfabetizados, maiores de 18 e menores de 70 anos. O voto é facultativo aos brasileiros analfabetos, jovens entre 16 e 18 anos e aos idosos com mais de 70 anos. A lista de embaixadas e repartições consulares brasileiras poderá ser acessada pela página Web do Ministério das Relações Exteriores. __________ LA, 03.14.08 ( By Biorn Maybury-Lewis, Ph.D.* ) - Freedom to Associate: A Fundamental Human and Academic Right under Pressure Two master’s degree students from IUPERJ, Patrícia Rangel and Pedro Luiz Lima, were detained in early March at Madrid’s international airport while on their way to present scholarly papers at the Portuguese Political Science Association meeting scheduled for Friday, March 7. Brazilian citizens do not need visas to fly to European Union capitals, and the students reported having round-trip air tickets, funds to cover their trip expenses, and documentation of their planned participation in the upcoming meeting. But Spanish authorities did not allow them to proceed to Lisbon, and the Brazilians were eventually deported to Rio de Janeiro. A similar incident had occurred February 10, involving a master’s degree student in physics from USP, also detained at Madrid’s international airport. After three days in a large holding area for detained people in transit, the student, Patricia Camargo Magalhães, was deported to Brazil. In two apparently retaliatory incidents, Spanish citizens on business were detained and eventually deported from the international airports of Salvador and Fortaleza, although they reported having round-trip tickets, credit cards, funds for their stay and legitimate reasons for visiting Brazil. The growing tension between Spanish airport authorities and their counterparts in Brazil is now becoming a priority issue for both countries’ foreign ministries. The debate on the questions of detention and deportation is now all over the Brazilian and European press. Such debate and diplomatic activity reflect the groundswell of pressure from poor countries to guarantee the free movement of people across borders in the same way capital is already free to circulate in a “globalized” world. In both Europe and the United States immigrants are increasingly under attack for the perceived “burdens” they present—especially for public schools and healthcare systems, as well as labor markets. Yet much scholarly research suggests that the contributions of immigrants far outweigh any burdens they may impose on host countries. The “burden” argument also ignores the histories of conquest and colonialism that have left some countries far better off than others. Citizens of poorer countries are obliged to find ways to deal with the consequences, sometimes by emigrating. Thecastigation of immigrants, both in Europe and the United States, is understandable only as part of a historically blinkered mind set. In North America residents are all either immigrants or descendants of relatively recent immigrants—except for indigenous peoples and our African-American compatriots, who were forcibly brought to this continent. As an academic organization BRASA is concerned about the implications of this broad trend of intolerance. It now affects Brazilian scholars who have no apparent interest in emigrating to Europe but nonetheless are detained and deported from a hitherto-friendly European capital while trying to carry on essential academic work: meeting with colleagues at conferences. For some time this trend has been obstructing Brazilian scholars’ efforts to participate in normal academic activities in the USA. Although they are not normally deported from U.S. airports, their enormous difficulty in obtaining visas from U.S. consulates is well known. These problems effectively diminish the ability of Brazilian scholars to travel to and from the United States. As academics we must strongly support academic freedom. We all know that one of the most important liberties is the freedom to associate without the capricious constraints of state authorities. It behooves us to encourage the Brazilian, U.S. and European Union authorities to take the wise path: to safeguard,not diminish, this fundamental right of democratic societies. The incidents in Madrid, Fortaleza and Salvador, and the ongoing difficulties at U.S. consulates in Brazil, suggest that we cannot take our academic freedom for granted and must actively defend it. * Biorn Maybury-Lewis, Ph.D. BRASA Task Force on Human Rights Coordinator Member of the Executive Committee Dean of Academic Affairs, New England Institute of Art __________ LA, 02.21.08Wanderley Luxemburgo lança sua Faculdade do Futebol Para os brasileiros residentes nos Estados Unidos, chegou a hora de fazer parte do Instituto Wanderley Luxemburgo (IWL). A instituição, que atuará como uma faculdade do futebol, traz cursos de extensão e pós-graduação em diversas áreas do esporte, com o objetivo de unir o conhecimento prático e científico de grandes profissionais, oferecendo aos alunos uma base sólida para transformar o esporte numa profissão. Coordenado pelo próprio técnico Wanderley Luxemburgo, o IWL oferece mais de 45 cursos divididos em diversas especializações. As aulas de Técnicas e Táticas de futebol serão ministradas por Luxemburgo, que também traz cursos que envolvem outras áreas do conhecimento esportivo, como Marketing, Direito, Jornalismo, Educação Física, Fisioterapia, Fisiologia e Psicologia. Além disso, há cursos para Agente FIFA e Arbitragem. Todos os cursos já estão reconhecidos pelo Ministério da Educação e da Cultura (MEC). As aulas são telepresenciais, os conteúdos são disponibilizados via internet e perguntas são respondidas por e-mail. Além de oferecer a oportunidade de estudar em sua língua mãe, os cursos oferecem flexibilidade de horários, o que possibilita o aluno a criar sua rotina de estudo. O Instituto irá contar com nomes de peso como Nilton Petroni (Filé), Joaquim Grava, José Carlos Brunoro, Roberto Perassi, Suzy Fleury e Luiz Carlos Gomes Godoi. Sob a coordenação de Luxemburgo, os professores darão aulas ao vivo com transmissão simultânea para todo o Brasil. Nos Estados Unidos, o IWL terá escolas em Miami, Pompano Beach e Boston. Os interessados já podem obter informações sobre cursos e inscrições. Basta acessar o site do Ipett (www.ipett.com). __________ LA, 09.04.07 (By Ana Lourdes Alvarenga) - Her Grandma Has a Video Camera, what about yours? Have you been trying to understand brazilians but you can't get it right for some reason.... This is the movie you need to watch in other to understand a bit more about the brazilian immigrant ''persona''. These are the foot prints where our steps will meet one day. Grandma Has a Video Camera Tania Cypriano, 56 min. Brazil/U.S. 2007 For over 20 years, a family of Brazilian immigrants in the United States used their home video camera to record first-hand how they saw their new world and struggled to establish themselves. Fast paced and funny, this documentary presents a touching portrait of migration, displacement and the search for identity. * Schedule for the WEST COAST, Northern California Sunday, September 9 - 6pm Thrusday, September 13 -11pm Truly California Channel 9, KQED For the schedule of other exhibitions of Grandma Has a Video Camera, also on KQEDclick here. __________ LA, 07/15/07 ( Ana Lourdes Alvarenga) - UCLA Film & Television Archive will feature the acclaimed Brazilian documentary 'MANDA BALA' On Monday, August 6, 7:30 pm the UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening the acclaimed Brazilian documentary MANDA BALA, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It’s a stunningly inventive film tracing the tangled web linking crime, policing and government corruption in Brazil. The film will screen as part of our First Mondays series of advance previews of new releases. For more detailed information visit UCLA website ABOUT THE SERIES FIRST MONDAYS On ten Mondays over the course of the year, usually on the first Monday of the month, the Archive will present an advance screening of a new release. Cineclub members get in free! Detailed event info : Film: MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET) US, 2007 When: Monday August 6 , 7:30 pm Where: Billy Wilder Theater 10899 Wilshire Blvd. at Westwood Blvd. (courtyard level of the Hammer Museum). dir: Jason Kohn. prod: Joey Frank, Jared Goldman, J. Kohn. cin: Heloísa Passos. Former Errol Morris protégé Jason Kohn’s directorial debut is a fascinating, provocative and highly original exploration of violent crime and government corruption in modern Brazil. Winner of the documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Manda Bala is a breathtaking portrait of Sao Paolo, where crimefighting has spawned an entire industry: car bulletproofing and helicopter shuttles to combat carjackings, and plastic surgery specialists who re-create the missing ears of ransomed kidnapping victims. Format TBA, 85 min. TICKETS: Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu. Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; $8, students and seniors; FREE to Cineclub members. PARKING: $3 in the lot under the theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. More Info: www.cinema.ucla.edu / 310.206.FILM __________ LA,07/14/07 (Ana Lourdes Alvarenga) - Life beyond Venice Beach - In July 31st 6 black students from Jena,Louisiana, may be sentenced to life in prison for crossing the lines of a racial divided playground. On September 1st, 2006 - the morning after 3 black students attempted to integrate Jena High School's playground by sitting in the traditionally all white area - three nooses were found hanging from branches. After that ''inside joke/warning'' among high school students, racial tension rose beyond school grounds and fights broke out around town. A white man pulled a sawed-off shotgun on black students at a convenience store (they wrestled it away from him), and someone burned down most of the school. When the boys who hung the nooses were caught and the superintendent brushed it off as a ''harmless prank,'' every black student in school crowded under the tree in protest. The District Attorney was called into the school to end the protest. Flanked by police officers he held a pen in the air and told them all ''I can end your life with the stroke of a pen.'' A week later he tried to make good on his promise. On December 4th, another fight broke out at school and the DA charged six black students with attempted second-degree murder. He wrote an open letter to the students in the town's only paper that ''when you are convicted, I will seek the maximum penalty allowed by law.'' The six teenagers are facing 80-100 years in prison without parole. They range in age from 15-17 years old. Their names are: Bryant Purvis, Jesse Beard, Carwin Jones, Mychal Bell, Theodoore Shaw and Rovert Bailey. All of the boys were college-bound, most with offers of scholarships for various achievements. Mychal Bell was recently convicted of aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. An all-white jury took less than 2 days to convict him. He faces up to 22 years in prison. His sentencing is set for July 31. YOU CAN HELP - GET INVOLVED __________ LA, 07/05/07 ( By Cary Thompsom) - SFFW is back in town San Francisco Fashion Week™ uniquely unites the city’s growing contingent of established and up-and-coming local fashion designers under an official, one-of-a-kind platform that brings fashion to the forefront of San Francisco’s distinct culture. It is an up-close and personal look at the city’s fashion influencers, with a series of professional fashion shows, industry workshops and a boutique featuring a range of local design talent – all adding to San Francisco’s image as a city full of people who are innovative, creative and with a distinct style that reflects an irreverent yet intelligent vibe. San Francisco Fashion Week will be held from August 22 to 26, 2007 at The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center (101 Henry Adams Street), and will showcase Spring 2008 Collections from up to twenty of the top emerging and established fashion designers from the Bay Area. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT FASHIONWEEK-SF.COM _________ LA,05/18/07 (Por Aaron Glantz) - EEUU: Soldados latinos hablan contra la guerra en Iraq Un paramédico del ejército de Estados Unidos que se negó a portar su arma en Iraqe y luego escapó de una base en Alemania, volvió a su hogar en Los Angeles esta semana, tras pasar seis meses en una prisión militar. Agustín Aguayo, de 31 años, nació en México y creció en el sur del estado estadounidense de California. Luego de graduarse de la escuela secundaria, se casó y tuvo gemelas. Aguayo relató a IPS que se unió al ejército en noviembre de 2002 mientras trabajaba de noche en un banco para mantener a su familia, y asistía a una facultad comunitaria durante el día. ''Trabajaba de noche cuando oí un anuncio en la radio de la Guardia Nacional, y eso sembró la primera semilla en mi cabeza: trabaje dos semanas al año, un fin de semana al mes, gane dinero extra, sirva a su país. Eso era exactamente lo que necesitaba'', dijo. Así que Aguayo se dirigió a una oficina local de reclutamiento del ejército. Estados Unidos ya había derrocado al movimiento islamista Talibán en Afganistán (octubre de 2001) y el presidente George W. Bush hablaba de una guerra con Iraq, que se concretó con la invasión de marzo de 2003. Aguayo señaló que el reclutador restó importancia a los peligros de ser enviado al frente con el ejército. ''Era un veterano de la primera Guerra del Golfo (1991) y compartió su experiencia conmigo. Dijo que serían apenas cuatro meses, y que no estaba mal. También dijo que más que nada se dedicó a leer'', recordó Aguayo. Sin embargo, la emoción de Aguayo comenzó a menguar una vez que comenzó el entrenamiento básico. Se sintió perturbado por los cánticos del campamento militar, como ''izquierda, derecha,izquierda, derecha, maten'' y, aunque se había alistado como auxiliar médico, se dio cuenta de que tendría que portar un arma y dispararla contra otros seres humanos cuando fuera necesario. Ese sentimiento de malestar se intensificó luego de que su unidad recibió órdenes de desplegarse en Iraq. Antes de partir hacia Tikrit, el pueblo natal del ex presidente Saddam Hussein (1979-2003, ejecutado en 2006), realizaron ejercicios de entrenamiento en Alemania. ''Dábamos vueltas en convoyes por los bosques de Alemania en un área de entrenamiento, constantemente aparecían objetivos y les disparábamos desde la ventana. Hacíamos esto día tras día, por la noche. Yo era parte de un batallón de infantería. En ese punto me quedó claro que en el ejército de hoy un paramédico no es solamente alguien que ayuda a las personas; es un soldado de infantería, un hombre armado que tiene algunas habilidades médicas'', dijo. Para el momento en que Aguayo llegó a Tikrit, ya había pedido la baja en calidad de objetor de conciencia. Dijo que se dio cuenta de que no podría matar a nadie y salió en una patrulla a cumplir con una guardia sin cargar su arma. ''Parecía como si todo el objeto de esos recorridos fuera simplemente comenzar un tiroteo. Es como un círculo vicioso que continúa. Estamos allí porque hay conflicto, y hay conflicto porque estamos allí. Es un ciclo sin fin'', opinó. Aguayo dijo a IPS que lo que vio en Iraq fortaleció su oposición a matar y a la guerra. ''Una vez estábamos conduciendo por la ciudad, estableciendo puestos de control, y escuchamos una explosión, así que fuimos a ver qué ocurría. Un vehículo de la policía iraquí había sido atacado. Mi unidad se quedó atrás y pude ver personas heridas a la distancia'', evocó. ''Me pareció extraño que permaneciéramos lejos. No podía comprender por qué estábamos parados allí, por qué no podíamos ayudar a las personas. Solamente podíamos ayudarlas cuando las heríamos nosotros'', explicó. Aguayo sobrellevó su estadía en el frente y regresó a Alemania. Luego supo que el ejército le había negado el estatus de objetor de conciencia y decidido enviar su unidad de regreso a Iraq. Pero Aguayo no pudo soportar la idea de ir a Iraq por segunda vez. Así que corrió, escapando por una ventana de su base en Alemania. Unas semanas después se entregó en Fort Irwin, California, con la esperanza de recibir un tratamiento más benévolo. El ejército le puso grilletes, lo recluyó en confinamiento solitario y lo hizo volar de regreso a Alemania para someterlo a juicio. Acabó cumpliendo una condena de seis meses en una prisión militar. ''Fue un momento conmocionante. Nunca me había metido en problemas de ninguna clase. Pero también fue un momento de paz en el que pude reflexionar, y estoy realmente en paz porque finalmente tengo aquello que quise durante mucho tiempo. Quise ser separado del ejército porque moralmente no podía seguir por este camino'', señaló. Luego de ser liberado, en una gira por California se le unieron otros tres objetores de conciencia: Pablo Paredes,Camilo Mejía y Robert Zavala. Mejía fue uno de los primeros veteranos de Iraq en negarse a regresar al frente y estuvo casi nueve meses en prisión por suposición contra la guerra. Paredes se negó a embarcarse a Iraq desde la Estación Naval de San Diego en 2005. Ahora es consejero sobre los derechos de los soldados estadounidenses y activista contra los reclutamientos. Zavala es un infante de marina a quien hace poco un juez federal concedió la baja en calidad de objetor de conciencia, tras pelear por casi cuatro años para ser reconocido como tal. Como Aguayo, Mejía, Paredes y Zabala son de origen latinoamericano. ''La evidencia es tan clara que hay mucha resistencia de los latinos, en parte porque fuimos desproporcionadamente destinados a tareas de alto riesgo: roles de combate, de infantería. Ocupamos un porcentaje muy pequeño de los puestos de elite, como los oficiales y los Ángeles Azules (un escuadrón de la aviación naval). Representamos apenas cuatro por ciento del cuerpo de oficiales, pero cuando comenzó la invasión éramos 20 por ciento de la infantería'', dijo Paredes a IPS. ''Así que, cuando se trata de cuestionar, la población de latinos es la que sabe realmente lo que es la guerra'', dijo. (FIN/2007) ____________ LA,6/01/2007 (By Anthony de Romero) - Senator Harkin introduced a bill to close the Guantanamo Bay prison 120 days after passage. This is a huge step in the right direction, but we have to act now to keep the momentum. Email Congress: Support Senator Harkin's bill to close the Guantanamo prison. If Congress hears from enough of us, the bill to shut down the Guantanamo detention facility could really pick up momentum by June 26th. On that day, activists around the country will join the ACLU for our Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice. Senator Harkin's bill, which was just introduced, is an excellent, comprehensive solution. It would close the Guantanamo prison and end indefinite detention by requiring the government to get its act together and finally charge anyone alleged to have committed a crime. ( Font: ACLU) ____________ LA,05/23/2007 (By Justice for Immigrants) - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATORS Take Action! Background: On Thursday, May 17, 2007, Democratic and Republican senators announced a compromise immigration proposal, the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which will be considered on the Senate floor beginning the week of May 21. In a statement released May 17, Bishop Gerald Barnes, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, expressed “significant” reservations with the legislation, citing problems with the legalization program of Title VI, the temporary worker program in Title IV, and family reunification in Title V. He stated that the U.S. bishops would work to make changes in these areas. Title IV – Temporary Worker Program Legislation: S. 1348 fails to provide a path to citizenship for temporary workers and their families. It also limits to two years the time temporary workers can bring their family members with them to the United States. A worker is eligible for up to 6 years. It also requires that a worker return home for a year after working for two years (two working, one at home, etc.), which could lead to visa overstays and an increase in the undocumented population. Title V --- Family Reunification Legislation: Title V of S. 1348 eliminates several categories of family immigration (1,2b, 3, and 4) and reduces the number of green cards available to parents of U.S. citizens to 40,000 a year. It clears up backlogs in the family preference system for anyone who applied prior to May 2005, but penalizes those who filed after that date. It replaces the family preference system with a “point” system skewed to highly educated and highly skilled workers Title VI --- Legalization Program Legislation: Title VI of S. 1348 would provide a “Z” visa for undocumented persons and allow them to apply for permanent residency within 8 years. Unfortunately, it would not allow immediate family members to join the eligible worker until a green card application is approved, a minimum of eight years. It also requires the visa holder to return to his/her country of origin to apply for a green card. Please email, fax or call your Senators today (202) 224-3121 or to sign the petition click here ____________ LA, 05/09/07 (Da Redação) - Brasil de Fato Reports: 11 Years After Police Massacre of 19 Landless Nobody Has Been Punished Brazilians just commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Massacre at Eldorado dos Carajas on April 17, 2006. On this day, 19 rural workers were assassinated in the state of Para, in nothern Brazil. Under the order of then governor Almir Gabriel and under the command of Major José Maria Pereira and Colonel Collares Pantoja, 155 military police circled a group of landless workers who were marching for agrarian reform and opened fire. Read More ___________ LA, 05/07/07 (Da Redação) - No projeto de reforma abrangente das leis de imigração chegou a hora de agir!!! U.S. SENATE TO CONSIDER IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION - -CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY Take Action! Background. Democratic and Republican Senators, along with the Bush Administration, are currently negotiating compromise immigration reform legislation which could be considered on the floor of the U.S. Senate beginning the week of May 14. Should these negotiations falter, the Democratic leadership could choose to bring the STRIVE Act, or a similar bill, to the floor for immediate consideration. It is important that you contact your Senators in the next few days and ask for their support for a just and humane immigration reform bill. USCCB Position. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and other organizational members of the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) Campaign are working to ensure that any compromise immigration legislation includes the principles set forth by the U.S. bishops. Any legislation which would warrant USCCB support would include: 1. a legalization program for the undocumented which includes family unity and a realistic path to citizenship; 2. a new worker program with worker protections and a path to citizenship; and 3. the preservation of family reunification as a cornerstone of our immigration system and the elimination of family backlogs and waiting times. To contact your Senators, call 202-224-3121. The sample letter can be accessed via the JFI website at Justice for Immigrants.org or can be faxed to the Senators’ offices. Click Aquipara ser parte da solução: If your email program does not recognize the URL as a link, copy the entire URL and paste it into your Web browser. __________ LA, 04/22/07 (Da Redação) - FREE GEEK - the ''NGO Pick of the Week'' - Donate your old ol ''best mac or PC friend'' to the ones in need Hi-tech recycling is the low effort solution for modern environmental issues. Free Geek was founded in February 2000 (and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in April 2000) to recycle computer technology and provide low and no-cost computing to individuals and not-for-profit and social change organizations in the community and throughout the world. In the four years since its formation, Free Geek has recycled over 360 tons of electronic scrap and refurbished over 3,000 computer systems that are now in use by individuals and organizations in the community. Free Geek does most of this work with volunteers (at any given time, about 200 are active). The volunteers disassemble the donated equipment and test the components, which are either recycled as electronic scrap or recycled into refurbished systems. These refurbished computers are then loaded with Open Source Software, such as GNU/Linux, Open Office, and other Free Software. If you want to learn more about FREE GEEK, please join one of the informative tours they offer at noon and six pm Tuesday through Saturday in Oregon!!!. To find out more about Free Geeks in YOUR AREA check out their page. __________ LA, 04/18/07 (By Joceli Meyer) - Itamaraty lança portal consular de apoio aos brasileiros no exterior - O objetivo da iniciativa seria começar a desburocratizar os serviços prestados O Itamaraty está lançando o Portal Consular, uma homepage inteiramente voltada para o apoio aos brasileiros no exterior, que faz parte de um amplo projeto de modernização e informatização da rede consular brasileira. Na página, desenvolvida em parceria com o Serpro, poderão ser encontradas, dentre outras, informações sobre como agir em caso de emergências, orientação para quem vai viajar e para os que retornam ao Brasil, endereços e telefones de todas as embaixadas e consulados brasileiros no mundo, respostas a perguntas freqüentes e uma seção especial, denominada ''Fale Conosco'', através da qual o cidadão poderá encaminhar suas dúvidas e sugestões à área consular do Ministério. Desburocratização De acordo com nota divulgada pelo Ministério das Relações Exteriores (Itamaraty), essa iniciativa representa um importante passo para a desburocratização dos serviços prestados pelos Consulados e Embaixadas brasileiras. “Com a informatização dos serviços notariais, os funcionários terão mais tempo para se dedicar às demandas específicas dos brasileiros no exterior, o que poderá resultar num melhor atendimento ao público de forma geral”, ressalta o informe. Assistência O Portal permitirá acesso à página própria de cada embaixada e consulado brasileiro, onde estarão disponíveis instruções relativas aos diferentes serviços prestados por aquelas repartições no Exterior, tais como obtenção de passaporte, legalização de documentos e registros notariais de nascimentos e casamentos, além de recomendações importantes, horários de atendimento e telefones de plantão consular e calendário com os eventos de interesse da comunidade brasileira. Com essa iniciativa, o Itamaraty pretende proporcionar aos brasileiros no exterior um atendimento e uma assistência mais modernos e eficientes. O endereço do Portal Consular é http://www.abe.mre.gov.br Receita Federal simplifica orientações para viajantes A Receita Federal elaborou um link chamado ''Viajantes'', o qual dá acesso a novas páginas com todas as informações sobre o tratamento tributário aplicável aos viajantes e suas bagagens e demais assuntos a eles relacionados. As novas páginas respondem às constantes dúvidas sobre a legislação e os procedimentos aplicáveis aos viajantes. Nelas se encontram, por exemplo, informações sobre os regimes tributários aplicáveis e como os viajantes devem proceder na saída do país e na sua chegada, além de algumas dicas importantes. Com a simplificação desses dados a Receita tem por objetivo facilitar a vida de milhares de pessoas que entram e saem do Brasil anualmente, ajudando no cumprimento das exigências legais. Atenção Todo viajante que ingressa no Brasil, ou dele sai, com recursos em espécie, cheques ou cheques de viagem, em moeda nacional ou estrangeira, em montante superior a dez mil reais é obrigado a apresentar a Declaração Eletrônica de Porte de Valores (e-DPV). No retorno ao Brasil, pode-se levar mercadorias sem o pagamento de tributos, desde que estejam incluídas no conceito de bagagem, não permitam presumir importação com fins comerciais ou industriais e observado o limite de valor global de: $500 dólares ou o equivalente em outra moeda, quando o viajante ingressar no país por via aérea ou marítima; e $300 dólares ou o equivalente em outra moeda, quando o viajante ingressar no país por via terrestre, fluvial ou lacustre. Serviço Para acessar o link Viajantes click aqui _______________ NYC, 04/16/07 ( Redação) - EMENDA CONSTITUCIONAL TENTA CORRIGIR O ERRO QUE LEVA FILHOS DE BRASILEIROS NASCIDOS NO EXTERIOR A SE TORNAREM APÁTRIDOS O atual dispositivo constitucional sobre reconhecimento da nacionalidade tem sido objeto de fortes críticas por permitir a possibilidade de que filhos de brasileiros nascidos no exterior se tornem apátridas. Em resposta a essas críticas, foi elaborada uma Proposta de Emenda Constitucional para restabelecer a possibilidade de aquisição de nacionalidade brasileira aos nascidos no estrangeiro, de pai brasileiro ou de mãe brasileira, desde que sejam registrados em repartição brasileira competente. Trata-se da Proposta de Emenda Constitucional n. 272, de junho de 2000 (PEC 272/00). Sobre o atual regime jurídico, cabe observar: (1) No Brasil, o reconhecimento de nacionalidade originária se dá exclusivamente pelos critérios estabelecidos na Constituição, sendo impossível a criação de hipótese aquisitiva de nacionalidade originária pela lei. (2) Os critérios para o reconhecimento de nacionalidade originária estabelecidos pelo legislador constituinte são, em primeiro lugar, o ius soli (critério pelo qual a nacionalidade é decorrência do local de nascimento), que estabelece ser brasileiro nato todo aquele que nasce em território nacional, independentemente da nacionalidade dos pais ou ascendentes. Cabe observar, contudo, que a Constituição exclui a nacionalidade brasileira ao nascido no território brasileiro, cujos pais, estrangeiros, estejam no Brasil a serviço de seu país. (3) O legislador constituinte também adotou parcialmente o critério do ius sanguinis (critério pelo qual a nacionalidade decorre da nacionalidade dos genitores), ao determinar que serão brasileiros natos os filhos de brasileiros que estejam no exterior a serviço do Brasil,. (4) De forma similar, o legislador constituinte adotou parcialmente o critério do ius sanguinis ao estabelecer que também serão brasileiros natos os nascidos no exterior, de pai brasileiro ou de mãe brasileira, desde que venham a residir no Brasil e optem, em qualquer tempo, pela nacionalidade brasileira. Diante desse quadro constitucional, surge a possibilidade de que filhos de brasileiros sejam apátridas, caso tenham nascido no território de um Estado que adote como critério de atribuição de nacionalidade apenas o ius sanguinis, e, seus pais, ambos brasileiros, não estejam a serviço do Brasil. Tal possibilidade decorre da supressão, pela Emenda Constitucional de Revisão n. 3, de 07/06/1994, da hipótese de aquisição originária da nacionalidade para os nascidos no exterior, de pai brasileiro ou mãe brasileira, desde que fossem registrados em repartição brasileira competente. Tratava-se da adoção do critério do ius sanguinis somado ao requisito do registro do nascimento perante repartição brasileira competente, ou seja, Embaixada ou Consulado, independentemente de qualquer outro procedimento posterior. A alteração constitucional de 1994 eliminou a possibilidade de que o filho de brasileiros, nascido no exterior, venha a ser registrado em repartição brasileira competente, para fins de aquisição de nacionalidade. Atualmente, tal registro realizado no exterior opera efeitos apenas de identificação civil. Em decorrência disso, será apátrida o filho de brasileiros que nascer em um Estado que adote apenas o ius sanguinis como critério de atribuição de nacionalidade, caso não venha, por qualquer motivo, a residir no Brasil e não faça a referida opção Por isso, os Consulados brasileiros, ao transcreverem os registros de filhos de brasileiros nascidos no exterior ou ao emitirem seus passaportes, mencionam, no corpo do respectivo documento, em atenção à Emenda Constitucional de Revisão n. 3/94, que a aquisição da nacionalidade condiciona-se à verificação de dois eventos: residência no Brasil e opção pela nacionalidade brasileira. Sobre a Proposta de Emenda Constitucional n. 272, de junho de 2000 (PEC 272/00), cabe observar que: - Em junho de 2000, a Proposta de Emenda à Constituição, PEC 272/00 (originalmente PEC 24, de 31/03/1999), de autoria do então Senador Lúcio Alcântara, foi aprovada pelo Senado Federal; -Em setembro de 2001, a referida PEC, que dá nova redação à alínea “c”do inciso I do Art. 12 da CF/88 e acrescenta artigo ao Ato das Disposições Constitucionais Transitórias, assegurando o registro, nos Consulados, de brasileiros nascidos no exterior, foi aprovada pela Comissão de Constituição e Justiça e Cidadania da Câmara dos deputados (CCJC); -Atualmente, a PEC 272/00 aguarda a instalação de Comissão Especial, onde será apreciada e votada. Posteriormente, passará pela apreciação e votação, em dois turnos, do Plenário da câmara, último estágio da tramitação de Emenda à Constituição no Congresso Nacional; -As iniciativas tomadas a respeito do assunto já estão devidamente encaminhadas e encontram-se em curso no âmbito do Poder Legislativo, com vistas à alteração do quadro normativo em vigor; -Independentemente da aprovação da PEC, os filhos de brasileiros nascidos no exterior podem ser registrados nas Repartições Consulares ou nas Secções Consulares das Embaixadas e poderá ser-lhes concedido documento de viagem
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