|Born||Caio Kraiser Blinder
August 14, 1957
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
|Residence||Glen Rock, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Education||University of Notre Dame
University of Ohio
|Occupation||Journalist and Writer|
Caio Kraiser Blinder (São Paulo, August 14, 1957) is a Brazilian journalist, writer and TV presenter. Blinder lives in New Jersey, from where he hosts GNT's Manhattan Connection since its inception in 1993. He is also a correspondent for Brazilian radio Jovem Pan, writes for the newspaper Diário de Notícias and for the Brazilian magazines Exame and Primeira Leitura. He has master's degrees in Latin American studies from Ohio University and International Relations from Notre Dame University. He taught International Relations at Indiana University and was a correspondent for Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo. Blinder comes from a Jewish family and lives with his daughters Ana and Aiza and his wife Alma, of Philippine origins. In his youth, he took part in the Jewish youth movement Chazit Hanoar, connected to the Congregação Israelita Paulista.
He wrote the book Terras Prometidas (Promised Lands), in which he reflects about the current condition of the Jewish religion.
Offenses to Arab women
On April 2011, during a broadcast of the show Manhattan Connection, he called Queen Noor of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan, on ambassador to the United Nations and both wives of King of Jordan Abdullah II of Jordan a "slut". He also used the word to describe one of the daughters-in-law of Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt, as well as Asma al-Assad, wife of President of Syria Bashar al-Assad and Ameera al-Taweel, ex-wife of Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. As a response, the Embassy of Jordan in Brazil sent a formal protest to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. After Blinder's presentation, show editor-in-chief Lucas Mendes apologized for the offenses. Blinder later assumed his mistake in an interview and apologized on air.
Defense of the assassination of Iranian scientists
In January 2012, in Manhattan Connection program, Caio Blinder justified the assassination of Iranian scientists as a way to avoid possible death, and to deter other scientists from Iran, which he called "terrorist state". Blinder even made jokes about the death of scientist Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, who was killed in a bombing in Tehran unclear that month.
The journalist being asked by co-journalist Igor Fuser, on the fact of death of 5 Americans in a train car be more important than the deaths of thousands of Bengalis in a flood, he said: "1 American killed = 10,000 dead Indian."
- Elizabete Antunes (April 16, 2011). "Caio Blinder diz que Diogo Mainardi é a 'estrela' do 'Manhattan Connection'". O Globo. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
- "Caio Blinder" (in Portuguese). GNT. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- Blinder, Caio (2003). Terras Prometidas: do Bom Retiro a Manhattan (in Portuguese). Garamond. ISBN 85-86435-96-1.
- "Terras Prometidas" (in Portuguese). Livraria Cultura. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- Jornalista da Globo ofende a rainha da Jordânia e causa saia justa diplomática R7, Domingo Espetacular.
- Christina Lemos (April 16, 2011). ""Rainha Rania está acima desta baixaria",diz embaixador da Jordânia no Brasil". R7. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
- Eduardo Neco (April 14, 2011). "Caio Blinder chama rainha da Jordânia de "piranha" e gera crise diplomática ao Brasil". Portal Imprensa. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
- Reginaldo Nasser (January 23, 2012). "Assassinato seletivo: isso serve para provocar a guerra" (in Portuguese). carta maior.
- Memórias do racismo na ‘Folha’ e na ‘Veja’ Igor Fuser, Observatório da Imprensa