Fausto Godoy

Doctor of Public International Law in Paris. He entered the diplomatic career in 1976, served in Brussels embassies, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Washington, Beijing, Tokyo, Islamabade (where he was Ambassador of Brazil, in 2004). He also completed transitional missions in Vietnam and Taiwan. Lived 15 years in Asia, where he guided his career, considering that the continent would be the most important of the century 21 - forecast that, now, sees closer and closer to reality.
Chronicle of the announced death (II)… or the imminence of the Afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Asia

Chronicle of the announced death (II)… or the imminence of the Afghan tragedy

In the edition of 13/7/2021 Estadão replicates an article from “The Economist” whose title - “US mission in Afghanistan was a fiasco” - is tragically self-explanatory. Using historical memory, este roteiro parece um “déjà vu”: o mesmo aconteceu no Vietnã, no Iraque, na Líbia, in Syria; e tal como aconteceu com estes países, o ciclo da presença americana/ocidental no Afeganistão se encerra da mesma forma de sempre: a fiasco, como o “The Economist” qualifica. O Taleban já se prepara para ocupar o espaço deixado pelas tropas ocidentais e, segundo a grande maioria dos analistas, dentro muito em breve voltará a assumir o poder absoluto em Cabul e imporá novamente uma governança islâmica ultraconservadora, com base no estrito código legal muçulmano – a Sharia -, a exemplo do que ocor...
A chronicle about an old man: the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party
Asia, China

A chronicle about an old man: the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party

Today, 01 July, the Communist Party of China celebrates its centenary. On this date, on July 1, 1921 the CCP was created by the revolutionary leader and founder of the People's Republic, Mao Zedong. Na verdade o dia da celebração deveria ser 23/07, data efetiva da reunião de 13 pessoas numa casa da concessão francesa em Xangai, onde, inspirados pela revolução bolchevique soviética e com a ajuda do Gabinete do Extremo Oriente do Partido Comunista da União Soviética e do Secretariado do Extremo Oriente da Internacional Comunista, revolucionários chineses encontraram abrigo para lançar na clandestinidade o projeto de um regime que mudaria radicalmente a história da China. currently, com cerca de 91,914 milhões de membros, segundo o senso de 2020, número relativamente modesto a se levar e...
Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S

Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani in 2019 (REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE - RC142B0FF7F0) Yesterday, 25/06, the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, acompanhado do seu Primeiro-Ministro e Presidente do Alto Conselho para a Reconciliação Nacional – e antagonista político – Abdullah Abdullah, encontraram-se na Casa Branca, com o Presidente Joe Biden para estabelecer um roteiro para o país após a partida das tropas americanas, fixadas para o dia 11 of September, data fatídica da tragédia do “World Trade Center”, by the way. Diante da convulsão político-social que se prenuncia com a partida do contingente americano, a porta-voz da Casa Branca, Jen Psaki, reafirmou o compromisso dos EUA com a governabilidade do país. Em comunicado, ela afirmou que “os Estados Unidos estão comprometidos em a...
The Empire Strikes Back: G7, USA, RPC, etc
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, International Organizations, European Union

The Empire Strikes Back: G7, USA, RPC, etc

In the second episode of George Lukas' mega-hit, the "Star Wars", under the leadership of the villain Darth Vader, the Empire relentlessly seeks to destroy Luke's band of friends across the galaxy.. - Han Solo, the princess Leia, among others. Luke had been trained by Master Yoda to use the Force. When Vader Finally Captures His Friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a Jedi Knight or confront Vader and save them. The final duel begins, and in front of wounded Luke, Vader says both can unite and rule the Galaxy. Luke refuses to join his father's killer, but Vader reveals that he is, actually, Anakin Skywalker, your father. Luke refuses to believe and, hopeless, throw yourself into the abyss. in the fall, he holds onto a small....
The end (?) of the Afghanistan War II
Afghanistan, Asia, International Organizations, OTAN

The end (?) of the Afghanistan War II

Soldiers from the US Naval Hospital and US Mariners in Afghanistan (Photo Reuters) Polemizando ... I commented in the article End (?) War in Afghanistan, in day 14/04, American President Joe Biden's decision that American troops permanently abandon Afghanistan. According to the White House announcement, the last contingents, of 2,5 thousand soldiers, leave the country until the day 11 of September, symbolic date, by the way, when the 20th anniversary of the invasion ordered by George W is celebrated. Bush. This decision reflects the intense and sometimes dramatic negotiations that took place in Doha, in Qatar, between American officials and Taliban representatives, witnessed by representatives of some countries in the region, but without the presence of envoys from the government of Kabul, that culminated in ...
Clash of Civilizations: the USA, a RPC, the campaign “Stop Asian hate” and the alligator…
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

Clash of Civilizations: the USA, a RPC, the campaign “Stop Asian hate” and the alligator…

Protestants at the Stop Asian Hate national demonstration, in 27/03/2021 (Photo the Axel Koester) On the last day 17/03, a white man entered a massage parlor area in Atlanta, us United States, and killed eight people, six of them women of Chinese and Korean descent. No UK, in early March, a Chinese teacher of 37 years old he was beaten by four white men who cursed him for "Chinese virus". The increase in prejudice and hatred against the Asian community can be attributed to the spread of “fake news” that has been circulating since the beginning of the pandemic, attributing to Asians the proliferation of the virus, identifying them as the only ones responsible for the disease, what, as we know, originated in Wuhan, and China. To combat the spread of prejudice in the USA, a group ...
The saga of modern Japan: the Iwakura Mission
Asia, Japan

The saga of modern Japan: the Iwakura Mission

Iwakura Mission Route Any reflection on the emergence of Asia as (The) major axis of globalization at the beginning of this century and the role that the continent is playing on the geoeconomic / geopolitical level, have to recap, At my point of view, what happened to Japan in the late 19th century. It is worth remembering that the country has remained practically closed to the world for more than two hundred years, by imposition of the Tokugawa shoguns, who feared that the “insidious” Christianization of the population by Catholic missionaries - Portuguese Jesuits, mainly - to undermine the pillars and the soul of the nation. This poignant chapter of Japan's history, chamado Sakoku - Sakoku - "closed country"- is masterfully registered in the book “O Silêncio”, by Japanese writer Shusaku Endo, catholic himself, a...
End(?) of the war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S, International Organizations, OTAN

End(?) of the war in Afghanistan

Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Today's Estadão replicates a New York Times article that President Joe Biden declared yesterday, 14/04, the end of the presence of US troops in Afghanistan, ending the twenty-year engagement of the United States in the struggle for peace in the country and dismantling the Taliban militancy, that has already cost them more than US $ 800 billions and the life of 2.218 military. According to the announcement, the latter 2,5 thousand American soldiers will leave Afghanistan until the day 11 of September, symbolic date, by the way, when the 20th anniversary of the invasion ordered by George W is celebrated. Bush. Biden said that “I am the fourth president to lead the presence of troops in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two democrats ... I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth ...
The geopolitical board: EUA x RPC < Middle East
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Middle East

The geopolitical board: EUA x RPC < Oriente Médio

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2016 (AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi). The article that Estadão published on the day 28/03 - “China will invest US $ in Iran 400 bi in exchange for oil ”- raises another important theme in the dispute between Chinese and Americans for world hegemony. This time the Middle East is the focus, particularly sensitive region of the planet, as we know. According to the article, the agreement that was signed by the Chinese Chancellor, Wang Yi, and its Iranian counterpart, Javad zarif, during Wang’s recent visit to Tehran, provides for Chinese investments in “a dozen sectors, including banks, telecommunications, ports, railways, health and information technology ... China has agreed to invest US $ 400 billion (R$ 2,3 trillions) no Irã du ...
The Uighures, the People's Republic of China and the West
Americas, Asia, Canada, China, U.S, Europe, International Organizations, UK, European Union

The Uighures, the People's Republic of China and the West

Chinese province of Xinjiang | Graphic art: FLY The new frontier of the dispute between China and the United States lately is being concentrated in the region of the Autonomous Republic of Xinjiang, officially known as “Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region” (XUAR), in northwest China, where the Uighur ethnic group lives, mostly Muslim. Beijing is being accused of interning separatist individuals in concentration camps and sterilizing the population. President Joe Biden has already bluntly spoken out against what he sees as a deliberate policy by the Chinese government to carry out “ethnic cleansing” (“an ethnical cleansing”) in the region. Documented cases of forced labor, family separation and destruction of mosques and other complementary religious sites..