Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brazilian media exposure for David Goldman

Finally we got what we really needed: exposure in the Brazilian media. Without Brazilian public support this case is going nowhere.

I know this is a difficult concept for foreigners to understand, but the law in Brazil works according to people's relations, and NOT by the law. Sounds weird? It is, but our culture is like that for centuries - if there is anyone interested in that I can send a list of studies developed to explain that theory, including one from a Harvard PhD Anthropologist . Being the criminals a well-known and reputable law firm it is very difficult for David to win this case, unless there is popular pressure in Brasil. I know Americans are making a great effort and sending emails to representatives and Senators, but this has no effect in Brasil whatsoever. Judges over here can decide on the criminals side only to show USA that here they are those who have the power. This situation can only be different if it is well-know in Brazil by the main media powers.

Having said that, this morning two of the most influential newspapers in the country commented on yesterday's meeting between father and son. We need those to be comented and spread out so to get more attention from other influential papers.

Find the links here for Estadao, and here for Zero Hora.


Update: Watch his interview this morning for The Today Show.

This is fantastic! It is now in the online version of the main Brazilian newspaper - that is based in Rio - O GLOBO.
Now, it is a matter of hours for all the case to appear on national Tv. And this is what David needs to win the case.

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