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  Fernando Collor de Mello - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello (born August 12, 1949) was president of Brazil from 1990 to 1992.
Collor was born in a political family, led by his father Arnon de Mello, a journalist and former governor of Alagoas.
Collor's impeachment was tried before the Brazilian Senate, presided over by the country's chief justice, and on December 29, 1992 he was found guilty, thus losing his right hold political office for 8 years, according to the Constitution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fernando_Collor_de_Mello   (778 words)

 BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - Fernando Collor de Mello: the impeachment 4 years later
Fernando Collor, at the age of 39, was little known outside of his home state of Alagoas where he served as governor.
Collor was young and a new face in federal politics, he was an outsider and the people wanted to believe in him.
On the 15th of March, 1989, Fernando Collor de Mello was presented with the Presidential sash and became the first directly elected president of Brazil since 1960.
www.brazil-brasil.com /pages/blasep96.htm   (3508 words)

 Brazil - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Fernando Collor of the National Reconstruction Party (PRN) narrowly won the 1989 presidential election, advocating free-market policies and a crackdown on government corruption.
Collor resigned in December and was subsequently banned from public office for eight years; in 1993 he was indicted for ‘passive corruption’ but later cleared.
In January 1998, former president Fernando Collor de Mello was acquitted on eight counts of illegal enrichment.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Brazil   (3404 words)

 BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - Fernando Collor de Mello: four years after the fall - Special
Collor was forced to continue to defend the fact that he was in good physical health but with each public appearance he looked worse.
Collor continued to insist that the CPI investigation and the talk of his impeachment were only the result of a power struggle.
Collor was soon to be out of power and it was wiser for the military to let him be removed peacefully.
www.brazil-brasil.com /blaoct96.htm   (4388 words)

 BookRags: Fernando Collor de Mello Biography
Fernando Collor de Mello was elected president of Brazil on December 15, 1989, and inaugurated on March 15, 1990.
Born in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 1949, Collor was raised largely in the poverty-ridden interior state of Alagoas, far from the centers of Brazilian power.
Collor confronted truly daunting problems, but he did so with a stronger rating in the polls than he enjoyed on election day, and many Brazilians were betting that his youth, optimism, "can do" attitude, and seemingly boundless energy would triumph.
www.bookrags.com /biography/fernando-collor-de-mello   (1224 words)

 Collor de Mello Fernando Affonso - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Collor de Mello, Fernando Affonso (1949- ), Brazilian political figure, President of Brazil (1990-1992).
Born in Rio de Janeiro and a graduate of...
Fernando de Noronha, island group, Brazil, in the Atlantic Ocean, constituting a federal territory about 400 km (250 mi) off the north-eastern coast...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Collor_de_Mello_Fernando_Affonso.html   (130 words)

 Fernando Collor de Mello
Fernando Collor de Mello was involved in many “under the table” business deals that brought him great wealth.
Fernando Collor de Mello, through his scheming and unethical, underhanded behavior, severely betrayed the trust of the Brazilians.
Fernando Collor de Mello was to be impeached on charges that he “had protected and battened on a vast network of bribe-taking and influence-peddling engineered by his financial and personal advisor Paulo Cesar Farias.”
clam.rutgers.edu /~jtribal/Fernando.html   (640 words)

 Collor de Mello's Presidency, 1990-92 Brazil Polictics
Collor created extremely high expectations that he could solve Brazil's economic problems and that he could insert Brazil into the international economic arena.
Collor's style of presidency was similar to that of developed countries and included well-orchestrated public relations campaigns and lavish entertaining.
In late 1991, Collor counterattacked in a media blitz, blaming constitutional impediments for obstructing his modernization plan and boldly proposing a broad constitutional reform package of sixteen amendments.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-Brazil-Politics-Collor-de-Mello-Presidency.htm   (501 words)

 Collor (Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello) - Brazil Now - Who is Who
Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello was president of Brazil from 1990 to 1992.
The first democratically elected president of Brazil in 29 years, Collor spent the early years of his government battling inflation, which at times reached rates of 25% per month.
While an impeachment process was ongoing in the senate, Collor resigned on December 29, 1992.
www.brazilnow.info /whowho01.php?ID_person=9   (170 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Brazil's ex-first lady convicted
The wife of former Brazilian president Fernando Collor de Mello has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to 11 years and four months in jail.
Rosane Collor was found guilty of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charity she headed when her husband was president.
Fernando Collor became president in 1989 on a tough anti-corruption ticket in the first democratic election after 30 years of military rule.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/736755.stm   (247 words)

 Disgraced Collor seeks comeback in Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Collor's return is indicative of a broader trend: Across the continent, voters are giving a second chance to politicians who were jailed, disgraced or quite
Collor's return to politics is remarkable because it comes in spite of a political curriculum that identifies him as the most cynical politician in modern Brazilian
Collor has supplemented that support with a solid campaign in the state's rural areas, where the bedrock of his support lies.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /brazil/collor.htm   (560 words)

 Collor de Mello, Fernando - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
COLLOR DE MELLO, FERNANDO [Collor de Mello, Fernando], 1949-, president of Brazil (1990-92).
By love possessed: the press, the banks and a crook called Collor.
(Fernando Collor de Mello, Brazil and Carlos Menem, Argentina)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-collorde.html   (408 words)

 Political Corruption in Brazil
Upon securing the Presidency, Collor de Mello apparently went on a binge of corrupt extortions through his advisor Paulo César Farias with barely any attempt to be subtle or secretive (namely, direct payment in the form of checks).
In September 1992 Collor was impeached following a vote of 441 to 38 by the Chamber of Deputies of the Brazilian legislature on charges of corruption.
In December 1994 Collor was acquitted of corruption by the Supreme Federal Tribunal on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
www.zonalatina.com /Zldata245.htm   (943 words)

 Commanding Heights : Brazil Political | on PBS
Fernando Collor de Mello of the National Reconstruction Party (PNR) narrowly wins the 1989 presidential election.
Collor's coalition flounders as his promises to rid Brazil of inflation are not realized.
Amid allegations of corruption, Collor fires most of his Cabinet, but cannot distance himself from the accusations.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/br/br_political.html   (401 words)

 Index Co-Cz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Collor's rapid ascendancy as the leading presidential contender in a field of a dozen mostly better-established candidates came within only two months of his nomination on behalf of the small National Reconstruction Party formed in late March 1989.
António de Spínola headed the military junta but stepped down five months later and was replaced by Costa Gomes, also a general, who served as president until elections were staged in 1976.
He was appointed inspector general of finances in 1969, and he also served as president of the foreign affairs committee of the National Assembly (1973-78) and as a member of the French delegation to the UN (1978-81).
www.manic-raven.com /rulers/indexc4.html   (15541 words)

 NotiSur - Latin American Political Affairs; December 16, 1994
Collor was forced to resign in December 1992, in the wake of a major corruption scandal and massive public protests calling for his impeachment.
Collor's judicial process before the Supreme Court finally began last May, when the attorney general formally charged him with "passive corruption"--defined in Brazilian law as soliciting or obtaining undue advantage while in public office.
Collor and his associates were judged by eight of the eleven Supreme Court justices.
ssdc.ucsd.edu /news/notisur/h94/notisur.19941216.html   (7764 words)

 Brazil the Economy - the 1990-94 Period
The first post-military-regime president elected by popular suffrage, Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-92), was sworn into office in March 1990.
President Collor de Mello was impeached in September 1992 on charges of corruption.
The president appointed a determined minister of finance, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and a high-level team was put in place to develop a new stabilization plan.
www.country-studies.com /brazil/the-economy---the-1990-94-period.html   (606 words)

 Brazil - The Presidential Election of 1989   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The PRN (Party of National Reconstruction) was hastily organized by a questionable takeover of the Youth Party (Partido da Juventude--PJ) to launch the candidacy of Alagoas governor Fernando Collor de Mello, who had been elected by the PMDB in 1986, and had a brief flirtation with the PSDB in late 1988.
However, because of Collor's negative campaign attacks against Lula, the election swung in Collor's favor by a 5.7 percent margin.
Collor's geographic vote distribution was very similar to that of the PDS (Democratic Social Party)--the smaller the city, the larger Collor's proportion of the vote.
countrystudies.us /brazil/101.htm   (284 words)

 Brazilians Formally Submit Request to Impeach President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A formal request for impeachment, submitted by Brazil's press and bar associations in a tumultuous ceremony Tuesday, started the legal process that could suspend President Fernando Collor de Mello from office by the end of the month and eventually lead to his ouster.
Collor said that he erred by trusting people he should not have trusted, including Farias.
If Collor's allies and opponents cooperate to streamline the process, it could be shortened to less than a month, Pinheiro said.
www-tech.mit.edu /V112/N36/impeach.36w.html   (560 words)

 THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Brazil Shifts Debt's Priority - New York Times
LEAD: President Fernando Collor de Mello says the Government will give precedence to economic recovery and growth over the payment of foreign debt, according to press reports published today.
President Fernando Collor de Mello says the Government will give precedence to economic recovery and growth over the payment of foreign debt, according to press reports published today.
Collor said this was the first time Brazil had decided to put into effect an economic recovery program before ''sitting at the table with creditors,'' newspapers reported.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE6D91138F933A05754C0A966958260   (170 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In a landmark decision on Nov. 15, President Fernando Collor de Mello announced that lands have been permanently set aside for the Yanomami, the oldest but most recently discovered indigenous tribe in Brazil.
Collor de Mello said the size of the reserve in Brazil's northern Amazon region will ensure that the Yanomami have sufficient space to fish, hunt and roam in order to preserve their way of life.
President Collor de Mello's announcement was applauded by environmental groups and indigenous and human rights organizations.
ladb.unm.edu /retanet/plans/attachments/9_million_yanomami_article.html   (359 words)

 Southpinellas: Brazil's ex-president stirs bad memories
Eleven years ago, after having done my best campaigning against Fernando Collor de Mello, I came to the realization that there was no way out but to leave my beloved country and start all over again in a country where the politicians were not so bad.
Everything was fine until I saw in your paper that Fernando Collor was in Oldsmar.
Fernando Collor de Mello is not a good representative of Brazil.
www.sptimes.com /News/062901/news_pf/SouthPinellas/Brazil_s_ex_president.shtml   (593 words)

 Brazil's Collor Faces the Acid Test - William Perry
Young, handsome and athletically energetic, Fernando Collor de Mello, 41, came out of nowhere to win Brazil's presidency in the first direct elections for that office in nearly three decades.
On the crest of a great wave of popularity, Collor plunged immediately into a bold and broad series of initiatives aimed at economic recovery and reform along free market lines and restoration of Brazil's formerly bright prospects within the global community.
The Collor administration now faces the decisive phase in its five-year mandate--when it must confront both the enduring obstacles to long-term, effective governance and reform of Brazilian institutions and the limitations of its own style and capabilities.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1991/March/Sa19774.htm   (303 words)

 HLAS 53 Government and Politics Brazil
Influenced by the exhaustion of post-1964 authoritarian rule, as well as by their own democratic values, many scholars clearly hoped that political liberalization would pave the way for greater participation and equality to the benefit of subordinate social groups.
Von Mettenheim's mildly revisionist study of preferences and attitudes during the 1974-82 period criticizes the common notion of a "poorly endowed" electorate or a "deficient" political culture (item bi 91021854); instead, Brazil's emerging pattern of electoral politics resembles that of now-industrialized countries at similar transitional stages.
Research on State elites and the role of entrepreneurs in the post-authoritarian period necessarily addresses trends toward the recasting of State institutions and practices in the context of "free-market" models of economic restructuring.
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 PSJ Essay - Page 1 of 1
Collor's impeachment was a turning point, a clear sign that the public valued justice and demanded it of the government.
According to one Brazilian study, in 1999 Rio de Janeiro police were respon-sible for 82 percent of the 1,148 "death-squad" executions of young men reported by the media.
In Russia, police are rated for their success in solving crimes, which leads many to register crimes or complaints that they see as easily solvable and use excessive force to extract confessions from suspects.
www.fordfound.org /about/psj_essay.cfm?print_version=1   (1215 words)

 The Collor Administration - History - Brazil - South America: brazil history, 1989 inauguration, elect president, south ...
The election of Fernando Collor de Mello in late 1989, and his inauguration in March 1990, marked the completion of the long and difficult process of abertura.
The great hopes millions of Brazilians had for the Collor presidency soon disappeared as the economic program failed to halt extremely high inflation rates, which reached a peak of more than 1,500 percent in 1991.
In December 1992 the Congress impeached Collor and swore in his vice president, Itamar Franco, to serve out the last two years of Collor’s term.
www.countriesquest.com /south_america/brazil/history/the_collor_administration.htm   (232 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Collor
Collor de Mello, Fernando COLLOR DE MELLO, FERNANDO [Collor de Mello, Fernando], 1949-, president of Brazil (1990-92).
He became vice president in the elections (1985) ending military rule, and was sworn in as
BRASIL: COLLOR DE MELO PLANEA SU REGRESO.(Fernando Collor de Melo, ex presidente de Brasil)(TT: Brazil: Collor de Melo plans his return.)(TA: Fernando Collor de Melo, former president of Brazil)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Collor   (361 words)

 CNS Subscriber Databases: Archived Publications
Although Collor's revelations only confirm what many analysts had long suspected, the public acknowledgement of Brazil's nuclear weapons program presents a unique opportunity to bolster the nonproliferation regime.
Retired Air Force General Hugo de Oliveira Piva, who organized a team of engineers to work in Iraq on an air-to-air missile project since at least November 1989, is the prime example.
Collor has also halted the military's plan to build six, small, unsafeguarded nuclear reactors.
www.nti.org /db/archives/nuc/eos/brazbomb.htm   (2141 words)

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