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Weekly Report - 3 May 2005

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Quotes of the week

“The nature of the Brazilian state does not work in favour of the poor; it only knows how to guarantee the privileges of the rich."

João Pedro Stédile, leader of the MST, Brazil's movement of the landless, launching a 200-kilometre protest march on the capital, Brasí­lia.

“Your news, your team. Los Angeles, Mexico."

Billboard advertising Los Angeles' Spanish-language television channel, Channel 62, which governor Arnold Scharzenegger wants removed because it 'promotes illegal aliens to come in here'.

“I have overcome two coups d'etat. If another one comes along I hope to survive it."

Abel Pacheco, president of Costa Rica, hyping up two peaceful attempts to pressure him into resigning. His term ends next year.