Author Exposes Portugal’s Political and Judiciary Corruption, as well as the European Human Rights Commission and Court

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Vasco de Castro’s new book is a powerful exposé on Portugal’s democratic mockery

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From author Vasco de Castro Pereira da Silva comes a comprehensive book which portrays a relationship based almost exclusively in the reciprocal personal interests of those who rule Portugal. Released through Xlibris, ALL IN THE FAMILY explores the country’s scandalous and blatant political and economic powers.

According to the author, the members of each power in Portugal are assured of all kinds of paternal indulgences since most of them are aware of each other’s dirty dealings. As a result, ordinary citizens are forced to fight for their rights in a country where the democratic principles of equality and of an unbent justice become a mockery. This masquerade is almost always disguised by the Court’s intentional delays and by ephemeral criticisms without any practical results.

Addressing this situation, the author compiles in this book all the questionable affairs which the Courts or the people’s representative have frivolously dismissed during the last fifteen years. As Émile Zola did in his own time, Vasco de Castro Pereira da Silva exposes the premeditated negligence of Portuguese political leaders, the Court’s infamous bias, as well as the ruthless violations of the European Human Rights Commission, and, until now, by the European Human Rights Court.

Although this book’s content is about Portugal’s socio-political matters, this book is published in America for one simple reason: censorship. Even if Portuguese law today condemns any form of censorship, it’s a known fact that censorship still exists to silence criticism, although by less frontal means.

What’s revealed in this book is analyzed according to law and based upon supporting evidence, beyond doubt and reproach. Unfortunately the events related in this book did not take place in USA, where a judge who is found guilty of a crime is judged and punished as any other citizen. No, in Portugal, to even think possible that a former President could be subjected to an investigation for so serious an accusation as diamond trafficking - as a Minister of Angola charged M. Mário Soares - is almost as unimaginable as to realize that President Clinton risked impeachment, just because he lied about his own and private sex life.

About the Author
Vasco Manuel de Castro Nunes Pereira da Silva or simply Vasco de Castro, B.Sc.,M.Sc., Ph.D., can., was born in Ganda, Angola, ex-colony of Portugal. He was a Lieutenant, pilot-navigator, until 1964, year in which he was forced to seek asylum in Paris, France, for opposing Salazar's regime and for defending the independence of his own country, Angola. In 1967, he immigrated to Canada with the help of CIMADE, an institution which sought to protect political refugees. In Montreal, Canada, he became a Canadian national in 1972. After having worked in the Hotel industry and having been a businessman, he went back to university. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Political Science, and did his master's degree and PhD in International Relations at the Universities of Montreal and McGill. In 1971, Vasco de Castro was accepted into a post-graduate seminar at the United Nations, where he worked on the 24th Committee of the Trusteeship Council. During these post-graduate studies, he participated in the research and writing of the corresponding chapter of the 1971 United Nations Year Book. He was later appointed as professor of Political Science at the Bois de Boulogne and St. Lawrence Colleges. He is a member of the Portuguese Society of Authors and has registered two ideas about social communication (media) since 1978/80. He is currently writing a book, to be published in French, in France, concerning the conspiracies and favoritisms in the extinct European Human Rights Commission, later integrated into the European Human Rights Court.

To contact the author, please email at jdavemport(at)yahoo(dot)com.

ALL IN THE FAMILY * by Vasco de Castro Pereira da Silva
The corruption of the political and judiciary powers of Portugal and of the
European Human Rights Commission and Court
Publication Date: November 23, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 660 pages; 978-1-4535-8616-7
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 660 pages; 978-1-4535-8617-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-8618-1

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