Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 15th 2013 Contents A30
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, November 15, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO---Political cor-
rectness took a distant back seat
late Wednesday as Brazil s business
hub of Sao Paulo played host to
tabloid heaven with a contest hon-
ouring women s rear ends.
Namely, the 2013 edition of Miss
Bumbum---in which 15 young
women competed for the right to
be crowned as the owner of the most
The winner, who got the vote of
a half-male, half-female jury, was
25-year-old Dai Macedo from the
central state of Goias for her 42 inch-
es of "bumbum."
Second was Eliana Amaral from
Pernambuco in the north and, bring-
ing up the rear, so to speak, was
third-placed Jessica Amaral from the
central northern region of Para.
Administration student Macedo
had been embroiled in controversy
leading up the event, taking to social
media to suggest the result would
be fixed to give the title to rival Mari
Sousa, 25, and Eliana Amaral, 24,
were also the subjects of media alle-
gations they may have bribed judges
to back their respective campaigns.
There was also a report in daily
O Dia of further skullduggery amid
suggestions an Xray showing Ama-
ral s assets to be implant free was a
In recent days the Twitter sphere
has been awash with catty remarks
from some contestants denigrating
each other---the dreaded word cel-
lulite proving a favoured insult---and
the voting process.
"I m all emotional---I didn t expect
to win," gushed Macedo as she put
the pre-event controversy behind
"All hell broke loose on social
media sites but now I can say the
contest was real."
The new Miss Bumbum indicated
her backside had not always been
such a marketable asset.
"It isn t 100 percent natural---I
had a butt lift. I always had a large
backside but liposuction improved
it," she admitted.
Indicating a desire for further fame
and fortune the brunette said she
hoped one day to become a television
Brazil holds contest for best rear end
SAN SALVADOR---Armed men broke into a non-
profit agency that works to locate missing children
from El Salvador s civil war and set fire to the
archives, national fire officials said yesterday.
The Probusqueda Association for Missing Children
has received nearly 1,000 complaints about children
separated from their families during the US-backed
1980-1992 war between the Salvadoran government
and leftist guerrillas. It says it has helped at least 235
of them, many adopted in the United States or Europe,
locate their birth parents.
"This is clear sabotage on our work," said director
Ester Alvarenga, adding that she had not yet been
allowed to enter the offices after the fire. "We don t
know what documents they destroyed or took, but
this is an attack against our work."
Official human rights prosecutor David Morales
suggested the attack could be related to an appeal
before the country s Supreme Court that would elim-
inate the amnesty of people who committed grave
war crimes, and he asked the attorney general to
make a priority of investigating the attack. (AP)
of El Salvador
BRASILIA---Brazil s government reported yesterday
that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest
jumped by 28 per cent after four straight years of
declines, an increase activists said was linked to
recent loosening of the nation s environmental law
meant to protect the jungle.
However, the destruction was still the second-
lowest amount of jungle destroyed since Brazil began
tracking deforestation in 1988.
The increase in deforestation came in the August
2012 through July 2013 period, the time when Brazil
annually measures the destruction of the forest by
studying satellite images. The country registered its
lowest level of Amazon felling the year before.
The Amazon rainforest is considered one of the
world s most important natural defences against
global warming because of its capacity to absorb
huge amounts of carbon dioxide. About 75 per cent
of Brazil s emissions come from rainforest clearing,
as vegetation burns and felled trees rot. (AP)
Destruction of Amazon
jumps 28 per cent
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