Dear Mr. Senator,
I'm writing to you in English because apparently, when criticism comes from the New York Times the United States, in English, Brazil is more likely to pay attention. It's possible you, too were alfabetizado em inglês, so vamos lá.
You are an embarrassment to your country and an international pariah. There's no point in going into the details of just how deeply corrupt you are; it's well documented everywhere, no matter how much you try to cover it up. Sadly, you've also managed to taint President Lula's international reputation and national legacy with your childish and hard-headed refusal to step down, after he's achieved a great deal for Brazil. It's a real shame.
It's time to go, Sarney. The world is watching, and it is exceedingly difficult to take Brazil seriously when a person like you is at the helm of the federal government. I certainly can't.
(Oh, and don't even get me started on Sean Goldman. Besides being a criminal yourself, you told the world with this little article that you also defend criminals and support international child abduction.)
That's why I'm opening a space here on the blog for gringos (and Brazilians) who support the Fora Sarney Movement in Brazil, in favor of your immediate resignation from the Brazilian Senate. Oh, I know what you're going to say; you did, after all, support the dictatorship. Gringos can't get involved in Brazilian politics. I hardly think a small-time blogger like me will have an effect on the disaster you've managed to get yourself into, and the purpose of this is to show solidarity to the wonderful movement currently taking place in Brazil. I simply would like to demonstrate that it's not just Brazilians who want to see you gone. We all do, all over the world. Plus, I live in a country where the freedom of speech is a a sacred right, a country I'm currently writing from and where the Typepad server is located. So don't even try to censure me.
There are many of us foreigners invested in Brazil for one reason or another, be it a spouse, a child, a business, or a simple love for its people. And we want the best for Brazil, and you are the worst. Fora, Sarney.
If you are in favor of Sarney's immediate resignation, please leave a comment here.