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Midweek Whisper
Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh], by Staff

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Posted By:mainelysane, 1/31/2013 2:52:28 PM

Consider it an opportunity overlooked. It´s surprising that Jose Pedro Simoes Ferreira´s name didn´t surface during John Kerry´s confirmation hearings for Secretary of State. Mr. Ferreira, 78, is the older brother of Mr. Kerry´s wife, Fox Chapel ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz. Ferreira also is a former Portuguese naval officer linked to leftist Portuguese politics and reportedly backed a 1974 coup against Portuguese Prime Minister Marcello Caetano. According to Allegheny County voter registration records, Ferreira lives in a four-bedroom, 3½ bathroom $628,000 home on Squaw Run Road in Fox Chapel on property adjacent to the sprawling 87-acre Heinz estate.
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I guess everyone has a strange relative.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/31/2013 3:35:39 PM     (No. 9150971)

Overlooked is sure saying it nicely. Of course since none of the things Kerry has done to hurt this conutry were brought up why should this be mentioned?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/31/2013 4:11:53 PM     (No. 9151016)

Is her brother an illegal alien? When did he acquire U.S. citizenship?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/31/2013 11:43:36 PM     (No. 9151626)

I´m sure this was a major plus to his nomination, to have a Maoist in his family tree.

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