A Sacada de Diego Casagrande
Diego Casagrande’s Take

Could anybody explain to me why so many people would want to live in the United States legally or ilegally when they don’t have CLT (consolidated labor laws) or Labor Courts, when they are not paid a “thirteenth salary” or don’t have paid maternity leave? How can one withstand a country where decisions about vacations, sick leave or national holidays are negotiated case by case between a company and its workers? Why so many people run the risk of dying in the desert, in the arid Mexican frontier and in the hands of the coyottes, if the U.S. does not have a SUS (unified health system) or a INSS (national welfare administration)? If in the U.S., workers need to have health insurance and save for an emergency? I want to understand how could the United States of America be the preferred country in the minds of all the planet’s immigrants if the country does not have free colleges, a country where families have to save for an entire life to see the dream of a diplomma come true?
Please help me understand how is it possible that so many Brazilians want to move to a country where the right to bear arms is guaranteed almost everywhere and people can even have rifles inside their homes to protect themselves? How can one feel safe in a nation that does not have a Disarmament Statute? Can anyone explain to me how can so many people want to move to a country where those who drink and drive spend a night in jail and, if they do it again, can be jailed for months or even years? A country where the corrupt get screwed? Please explain to me where is the logic in someone leaving a country that does not have life in prison or death penalty to live in another (in this case, the United States) where all this is a reality, not to mention chemical castration for rapists and pedophiles? How to live in a territory where minors can answer for their heinous crimes as adults? Tell me, how is it possible to live in a place where sheriffs, judges and prosecutors are elected by the community? How to live in a country where there is no job security for public servants, a place where anyone working in a town hall, for a state government or even for the federal government can be fired at will, even because of administrators’ strategic reasons?
It looks pretty difficult to understand why so many people in the world want to move to the United States. Actually, it it not. In the United States there are two magic words that must be followed by everyone: “freedom” and “responsibility”. Got it?

///”Critical Eye”, a column published on Metro Jornal Porto Alegre by Diego Casagrande, a professional journalist since 1993, anchor of “BandNews Porto Alegre First Edition at 9a.m.” and “Free Radio” talk show on Bandeirantes Radio, radio stations (94.9FM and 640AM) located in Porto Alegre, Brazil///


É uma Vergonha, até no Estrangeiro!…
It’s a shame, even abroad!…

Os órgãos de imprensa internacionais estão noticiando o vergonhoso calote dado pelo desgoverno da Mulher-Sapiens a uma empresa de transportes de São Francisco, na California. A empresa, de propriedade de um brasileiro, foi contratada para transportar a quadrilheira terrorista e sua gang em território norte-americano. Leia a notícia completa (em inglês) clicando aqui.

The press is reporting a shameful case of non-payment for services rendered. The Woman-Sapiens’ un-government has defaulted on a transportation company located in San Francisco, California. The Brazilian-owned company was hired to provide transportation services to the terrorist in charge and her gang around a portion of the North American territory. Read more about it (in English) clicking here.



Brasil, o País Rico
Brazil, the rich country

Para enviar a nave New Horizons a Plutão e obter as primeiras fotos do planeta, os Estados Unidos gastaram cerca de 700 milhões de dólares (2 bilhões e 500 milhões de reais, ao câmbio de 24 de julho).
No país rico chamado Brasil, segundo a Folha de S.Paulo, pelo menos cinco obras de infraestrutura já gastaram bem mais do que isso. Veja:
1. Expansão do metrô de São Paulo, atrasada: 42 bilhões de reais, ou cerca de 17 viagens a Plutão.
2. Usina Hidrelétrica de Belo Monte, alvo de investigação no TCU: 33 bilhões de reais, ou cerca de 13 viagens a Plutão.
3. Complexo Petroquímico do Rio de Janeiro, foco da operação Lava-Jato: 20 bilhões de reais, ou cerca de 8 viagens a Plutão.
4. Transposição do Rio São Francisco, atrasada: 8,2 bilhões de reais, ou cerca de 3 viagens a Plutão.
5. Ferrovia Norte-Sul, inacabada há trinta anos: 4,3 bilhões de reais, ou cerca de 2 viagens a Plutão.
O Brasil é definitivamente um país rico.

To send the New Horizons probe to Pluto and obtain the first photos of that planet, the United States spent some 700 million dollars, or 2 billion 500 million reais, on today’s (July 24) exchange.
In the rich country known as Brazil, according to Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, at least five infrastructure works have already consumed much, much more than that. Check them out:
1. Expansion of the Sao Paulo subway, delayed: 12 billion dollars. About 17 trips to Pluto.
2. Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam, a target of the Brazilian GAO investigation: 9.5 billion dollars. About 13 trips to Pluto.
3. Rio de Janeiro’s Petrochemical Complex (Comperj), a target of the Car Wash investigation: 5.8 billion dollars. About 8 trips to Pluto.
4. Transposition of the Sao Francisco river, delayed: 2.5 billion dollars. About 3 trips to Pluto.
5. North-South Railroad, unfinished after thirty years: 1.4 billion dollars. About 2 trips to Pluto.
Brazil is definitely a rich country.