The Big Party of Democracy and a Little Introduction
First of all, I shall to tell you that is a pleasure and a honor to write you. I confess that it's a big responsibility to do it along November. When I remember about my first time here reading the Pocahontas (Marina)'s post it was amazing and exciting.
Now, I'm here.
Also, I confess that is a big responsibility to be the successor of Miguel Aguirre (From Peru), our last blogger. Miguel, you're a good guy. Take Care !
Let me introduce myself, my name is Natanael Santos, I'm 37 years old, married with my wife Evelyn and we have a little beautiful daughter called Lidia (3,5 years old). We were born on Rio de Janeiro (City), but we are living on Rio das Ostras (State of Rio de Janeiro) far from Rio de Janeiro (down town) around 200Km or 1 hour and 50 minutes from here, due to my job.
We called this region like "Lakes Region", it's a very beautiful region of the Rio de Janeiro State, and although we have lots of things to let you know about the Brazil's aspects and curiosities. I will talk about some aspects and characteristics of my own state (Rio de Janeiro) overall, due to the world cup and Olympics games.
The oil and gas industry; the politics aspects; the nature defense; the Amazonia; the Pantanal; the violence on big cities; the friendly people and all. You will find some photos of the "Lakes Region".
It's really beautiful place.
I'm really eager for it.
The great event on my country was the election for our new president on last days.
It's was a big party of Democracy, for the young Brazilian democracy. So, I would like to describe it a little bit more...
The Brazilian presidential election was held in 2010 with two rounds of balloting. The first round was held on October 3 along with other elections as part of the 2010 general election. As no presidential candidate polled 50 percent of the vote on October 3, a runoff was held on October 31 between Dilma Rousseff and José Serra: Rousseff won with 56% of the second round vote.
The election determined the successor to current President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party. According to our Constitution, the president is elected directly for a four-year term, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Lula was thus not eligible to stand again as he has already served two terms after winning the elections in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. This was the first time since the inaugural presidential election after the military dictatorship that he did not run for President.
I am young yet, and I am very very happy with this process here. Each Brazilian Citizen has the responsibility to choose the person that will be the "number one" of our nation. Each person has this responsibility and has, everyone, the same size, the same weight.
There no doubts that we have problems like each nation around the world, and I really have a strong, huge, deep respect for all the process to choose the leaders and main government leaders at all. Each culture, tribe, nation has their own process, democratic or not, to have their leaders.
Each process has curiosities and native people aspects. In fact, it's a long discussion and I am afraid that this is not correct place to discuss this kind of matter. So, just to think about it...
Dear Friends, it will be an exciting and amazing adventure to know a little more about our big, colored, happy, bold, beloved mother BRAZIL. Let's together? (In Portuguese "Vamos nessa?".
If you need further information of If you have any dobts (or curiosity), feel free to ask me (^_^).
Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil