Eric Ehrmann
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Eric's independent blogs appear on Brasil Poat-Editorial Abril, AOL HuffPo, HuffPo UK, El HuffPo in Madrid, HuffPo-LeMonde in Paris, HuffPo Canada and Al Huffington Post Maghreb (North Africa).

His "Institutions and Competition" blog is featured at the Russian International Affairs Council, an adjunct organization of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also does predictive analytics with the Intelligence Advanced Research Project (IARPA). Ehrmann holds permanent residence in Brazil, where he is credentialed by Itamaraty, the ministry of foreign affairs and is a member of the Portal dos Jornalistas. He is a third generation American citizen and travels sometimes on his US passport.

A voting member of PEN since 1995, Eric was an early original contributors to Rolling Stone, working under co-founder Jann S. Wenner from 1968-70, helping propel RS from an underground tabloid to a mainstream publication. His work is anthologized by Doubleday and Hyperion. He covered the funeral of Beat icon Jack Kerouac for RS in 1969. After a split with Wenner over editorial philosophy he lived in Europe, attended the Sorbonne during the Cold War and and wrote on politics and cultural freedom. During his tenure in Europe he spent a few years as a member of the U.S. intelligence community, holding top secret and special intelligence clearances (single scope). He is fluent in several languages.

During Argentina's transition from Dirty War to democracy his columns on politics and proliferation issues were featured in the Buenos Aires Herald and US publications including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Journal of Commerce, National Review, New York Times and USA Today.

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Will the Return of Coach Dunga Take Brazilian Football Back to the Future?

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 10:33 AM

With a congressional investigation hanging over its head, the powerful Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday gave Carlos Dunga a second chance to manage the fading fortunes of the psychologically devastated national team (la seleçao).

Although the arrogant Dunga has a reputation for imparting a sense of mental toughness...

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Em breve, um embaixador americano gay na América Latina?

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Já que os direitos universais são parte importante da agenda do presidente Barack Obama, a Casa Branca tem a oportunidade de fazer história ao nomear um embaixador declaradamente gay para trabalhar em um dos países latino-americanos.

Os Estados Unidos não têm embaixadores para a Argentina, Bolívia e Venezuela neste momento,...

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Copa... Hacktivistas na área!

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Enquanto a seleção não consegue fazer gols, hacktivistas internacionais estão bloqueando acesso a sites de empresas que patrocinam a FIFA e sua Copa do Mundo.

A Symantec, respeitada fabricante de softwares de segurança, está oferecendo aos usuários de internet uma descrição dos tipos de ataques e...

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Memo to World Cup Fans... Protect Those Smartphones

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 9:45 AM

With three billion people on the planet agog over the FIFA Brazil World Cup, smartphone theft has become a pandemic that law enforcement can't handle.

It's as if some of the young and restless who can't afford the mobile lifestyle are not only wearing Che Guevara t-shirts, they're following the...

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World Cup... Prime Time for Cybercrime

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 12:45 AM

With World Cup mania underway fans everwhere need to keep track of their smartphone. Cybercrime has become a pandemic and smartphone theft is where it all begins.

As Latin America's largest country, host nation Brazil has been already been tagged by Interpol as a major center for illegal smartphone trafficking....

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Ciberdelincuencia y la brecha digital

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 3:52 AM

El gran mercado ilícito de los teléfonos inteligentes sugiere que los latinos de renta baja y media están creando su propia revolución digital.

En Colombia los cárteles de la droga se han hecho con el control del mercado de telefonía ilegal, comprándolos a los jóvenes que los roban...

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De Watergate ao Águagate

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:52 PM

Enquanto os políticos fazem manchetes explorando a seca, eles não reconhecem que o Brasil já está jogando na "revolução verde", reduzindo o uso de água com métodos agrícolas sustentáveis.

O Brasil é líder mundial no cultivo de terras agrícolas com o sistema de plantio direto (direct planting o no-till agriculture,...

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Cleveland, We've Got a Problem..

(5) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Banning national sports journalists from their rookie camp, the Browns have given liftoff to the latest in a series of quarterback controversies that have jinxed the franchise for half a century.

After learning of the ban, the New York Post's Brad Hubbuch tweeted that "the Browns PR director...

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Você é uma 'Bitcoin Barbie'?

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Ainda que a inflação aumente o custo da cesta básica, os marqueteiros da moeda virtual bitcoin estão mirando nas mulheres brasileiras como alvo do novo cartão de pagamento, com a justificativa de usá-lo para comprar itens caros e frívolos, como as famosas Barbies.

"Bebidas alcoólicas em...

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Uísque de beber, água de lutar

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Tom cantou. Mark Twain criou a expressão. E o Brasil tem o problema.

A política de água no Brasil não é compatível com o seu papel como sexta maior potência econômica do mundo.

Um estudo realizado pela ONG World Wildlife Federation diz que o Brasil é a maior...

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Mais Médicos, menos câncer?

(4) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 11:36 AM

Dr. Arthur Chioro, um petista leal e ex-diretor de saúde da cidade de São Bernardo do Campo, tomou o poder como novo ministro da Saúde recentemente com o objetivo de atingir a meta da Presidente Dilma Rousseff para melhorar a qualidade do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS).

Chioro enfrenta um...

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América Latina, ¿la última frontera para el Bitcoin?

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 8:56 AM

Aunque la mitad de los españoles menores de 25 años de edad están desempleados los expertos dicen que la crisis ha terminado y la prosperidad llegará en breve gobiernos, hackers y especuladores están participando en un experimento de cuasidinero que podría amenazar la estabilidad de la las monedas fiduciarias.

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Dead Fan Walking... Brazil's Spotty Crosswalk Laws Put World Cup Tourists At Risk

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 3:18 PM

Now that Cristiano Ronaldo has earned a second Balon d' Or it might be time for FIFA to award the first Golden Crosswalk to Brazil, where the answer to whether World Cup fans or vehicles have the right-of- way at an intersection in the Land of the Samba is...

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Repsol-YPF ... una resaca de tequila

(6) Comments | Posted December 28, 2013 | 8:54 AM

No va a ser un feliz año nuevo para la gestión de Repsol que están sintiendo el "efecto Tequila" gracias a un acuerdo organizado por México que no aporta dinero a Repsol en compensación por la expropiación de la petrolera YPF Argentina.

Los $ 5 mil millones en compensación...

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Vous rappelez-vous Ibrahim... Ibrahim Fanon?

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:46 AM

La CIA le connaissait.

Frantz Fanon a émis son dernier souffle dans un hôpital de recherche américain exploité par le gouvernement des États-Unis. Plusieurs sources confirment que le certificat de décès, déposé à Bethesda, une banlieue de Washington, identifie le corps comme Ibrahim Fanon.

Il y a...

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La seguridad sigue siendo un problema para el Mundial de Brasil

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Después de que Brasil lanzase una campaña de relaciones públicas para la promoción del país como un lugar seguro para los turistas, los organizadores de la exposición más grande de marketing en el mundo del fútbol, Soccerex, cancelaron la semana pasada el evento que tenía previsto celebrar en el Estadio...

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¿Es China el futuro de América Latina?

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:19 AM

Si hubiera habido música para acompañar el estado de ánimo tras la Cumbre Iberoamericana debería haber sido la famosa balada de Carlos Gardel Las Golondrinas.

Gardel capturó los sueños rotos de millones de trabajadores que viajaron desde España, Portugal e Italia para luchar desesperadamente en Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela,...

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L'ONU, les enfants-soldats et la primauté du droit

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Il y a 250,000 enfants-soldats dans le monde. En Afrique, en Asie, et au Moyen Orient.

Le mois dernier, les Etats-Unis ont discrètement payé l'ONU 1,56 milliard de dollars, soit environ la moitié des évaluations pour les opérations de maintien de la paix projetées pour l'année...

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España-Brasil... La rumba de 'Mas Medicos'

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 1:46 AM

Hablando a la Asamblea General de la ONU la semana pasada la presidenta Dilma Rousseff de Brasil expresó su preocupación por la falta de transparencia de los Estados Unidos en el escándalo de espionaje de sus comunicaciones oficiales.

Pero después de crear expectativas falsas a miles de médicos

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Canal Hôtel Bagdad, août 2003... L'attaque qui a changé l'ONU

(2) Comments | Posted August 18, 2013 | 10:10 AM

Il y a dix ans ce mois-ci, un terroriste a garé un camion chargé de 230 kilos d'explosifs devant le bureau de l'envoyé spécial des Nations Unies à Bagdad, Sergio Viera de Mello. Le diplomate brésilien a été tué avec 22 membres de son équipe dans l'explosion qui a ravagé...

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