researchers to discuss the UFO Phenomena, how to handle its investigation and the
information it may come from it. The meeting happened last April 18 at the Brazilian Ministry
of Defense building, in Brasilia, the Federal Capital, and over 20 people took part of it.
Cardoso and his associates received the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
members to discuss the subject. Present at the meeting, that lasted some 75 minutes,
were also present several representatives from the Brazilian Air Force, Navy and Army,
all subordinated to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, and who were asked to fully
comply with the ufologists’ requests.
The meeting is a direct reply to the Iguassu Falls Letter, issued during the 4th World UFO
Forum, that happened last December 2012 in Iguassu Falls. In the document,
signed by nearly 30 speakers from over a dozen countries and some 600 people attending
the conference, it is formally requested to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense that all UFO
secret archives are disclosed and an official committee for UFO investigations
is created under the Brazilian Air Force. It is on its way now!
An English version of the Letter is here: http://www.ufo.com.br/public/carta_foz/iguassu_falls_letter.pdf
REPRODUIT CI DESSOUS
Minister Celso Amorim
Ministry of Defense
FOZ DO IGUAÇU LETTER
The participants of the IV World UFO Forum (I UFOZ 2012), that occurred in Foz do Iguaçu
1. Considering the unquestionable reality of the worldwide manifestations of the so-called
2. Considering that such manifestations, commonly known as UFO Phenomenon, are
and by the Operation Plate, in 1977, both publicly known through the partial disclosure
3. Considering the system and instrument records of these manifestations as already publicly
4. Considering the numerous occurrences of such phenomenon, when recorded and
5. Considering that, due to their nature, though fully described and known by such military
6. Considering that, in Brazil, the Air force has already produced significant quantities
7. Finally Considering, that regardless of the dedicated efforts of researchers of the theme,
as this OFFICIAL MINISTRY POSITION:
1. Declassification in totality and without restriction of all information and documents previously
3. Disclose to the public all the information relating to the theme in question, both in the past and
4. Create a mixed and multi-disciplinary commission, with the participation of all three military forces
society, through regular means of information that may be suited to the subject.
National Speakers in alphabetical order: A. J. Gevaerd (PR)
ener Silva (SP)
Inajar Antonio Kurowski (PR)
Marco Antonio Petit (RJ)
Marco Aurélio Seixas (SP)
Mônica de Medeiros (SP)
Rafael Amorim (RS)
Ricardo Varela Correa (SP)
Thiago L. Ticchetti (DF)
Wallacy Albino (SP)
International Speakers in alphabetical order:
Andrea Simondini (Argentina)
Antonio Huneeus (EUA)
Cel. Ariel Sanchéz (Uruguay)
Gary Heseltine (Inglaterra)
Jaime Maussán (México)
Jaime Rodriguez (Ecuador)
Coronel Julio Chamorro (Peru)
Roberto Pinotti (Itália)
Rodrigo Fuenzalida (Chile)
Ronald Maidana (Paraguai)
Stephen Bassett (EUA)
Yohanan Díaz Vargas (México)
Expositors in alphabetical order:
Ataide Ferreira Neto (MT)
Carlos Odone (RS)
Daniela Elisa F. Gevaerd (MS)
Eduardo Grosso (Argentina)
Ernani Pimentel (DF)
Francisco Pires de Campos (SP)
Gábor Tarcali (Hungary)
Gilda Moura (RJ)
Guillermo Aldunatti (Argentina)
Liliana F. Grosso (Argentina)
Luis Reinoso (Argentina)
Marcos Malvezzi (SP)
Margarete Áquila (SP)
General Paulo Yog Uchôa (DF)
Silvia Simondini (Argentina)
Wilson Picler (PR)
campaign “UFOs: Freedom of Information Now”, created by Brazilian Committee of UFO
Researchers (CBU) through the Brazilian UFO Magazine, and has so far resulted in the
disclosure of approximately 4,5 thousand pages of previously classified UFO documents
by the Brazilian Government.
All the documents released are here:
disclosure is a direct result of our strategies in the last years, through the above mentioned
campaign, and the Brazilian Ministry of Defense meeting is a recognition of it.
Coordinator, IV World UFO Forum
In the photo aboive, Brazilian UFO Magazine editor A. J. Gevaerd explains to the Military present at the
Ministry of Defense Receives Ufologists to Discuss Documents on UFOs
Brasília, April 18, 2013 Members of the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
(MD)’s headquarters to discuss access to military documents on reports of Unidentified
Flying Objects (UFOs).
The meeting was a follow-up to a previous gathering earlier this month, when the Ministry
discussed administrative procedures in response to a request for information delivered
by over 30 Brazilian speakers during the 4th World UFO Forum, promoted by the Brazilian
UFO Magazine (www.ufo.com.br).
At the Forum, a decision was made to the effect that all documents under the
responsibility of the Navy, the Army and the Air Force pertaining to the subject
should be made public, in accordance with the Access to Information Act (LAI).
During this Thursday’s meeting, the UFO researchers reported their difficulties accessing
documents classified as either secret or ultra-secret. “Many questions remained
unsolved about famous incidents such as the Varginha Case, the Mearim corvette incident
and the Trindade Island sightings,” says A. J. Gevaerd, Brazilian UFO Magazine’s editor.
The Secretary for the Ministry’s Institutional Coordination and Organization, Ari Matos,
declares that cases in which information is still not publicly disclosed are exceptions.
According to the Director of the MD’s Organization and Legislation Department,
Adriano Portella, the Defense has been making every effort to meet LAI’s established
deadlines as far as declassification and public exposure of documents is concerned.
According to Ari Matos’ evaluation, the meeting’s most important result was a
mutual partnership established between the militaries and the ufologists. “LAI has
opened to the general public the possibility of accessing a great deal of information
produced by the government. A regular means of contact must be created to suit the
needs of both the UFO researchers and society in general,” says the Secretary.
After the meeting with the militaries, the ufologists celebrated the initiative. “Today is a
Day to remember in the history of Ufology,” said Fernando Aragão Ramalho, from UFO
Magazine. “Never before did a country’s Ministry of Defense summon Ufologists to a
formal discussion about flying saucers,” he celebrated. “We are optimistically standing at
the door that has been opened to us, and we expect to move forward with our
discussions,” Aragão says.
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