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Post by coldfeet on 02.09.11 16:35

http://revistamarieclaire.globo.com/Revista/Common/0,,EMI261863-17642,00-NAO+ACHO+QUE+MADELEINE+TENHA+MORRIDO+DIZ+KATE+MCCANN+MAE+DA+MENINA+DESAPARE.html

“I don´t think she´s dead”, says mother of missing child:

"I do not think Madeleine had died," said Kate McCann, mother of missing girl in Portugal four years ago, in an exclusive interview with Marie Claire

She does not lose hope of finding her daughter and gives details of the case in the book to be launched at the Book Biennial in Rio de Janeiro, from this Friday

Her speech is paused and the voice seems to be constantly choked by tears about to burst. It is difficult to measure the pain and sorrow felt by Kate McCann, four years after the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine. Today with 43, the British mother have not give up the search for her firstborn. She dropped out of medicine and, since May 3, 2007, is dedicated exclusively to gather information from people around the world who believe they have found the girl - if alive, she is 8 years old at the site www.findmadeleine.com there is a projection of her current physiognomy).

The police officially closed the case in July 2008. But Kate and her family did not. The book that bears the name "Madeleine" was released in England and in Portugal in May and now arrives in Brazil (Editora Plumb, 440 pp., R $ 49.90). Based on the diary written by Kate over the years and the police inquiry, the book raises the possibility of abduction by a pedophile network, criticized the investigation by Portuguese police (and inaction of the British) and speaks of the crisis that has developed the marriage of Kate and Gerry, Madeleine's father. The youngest children, twins Sean and Amelie, now 6 ½ years, still wondering about the older sister and friends to explain that "Mommy used to be a doctor, but is now looking for Madeleine."

"There's still hope. We live in a kind of limbo since she disappeared, but we can not give up, "says Kate, in an exclusive interview she gave to Marie Claire.

Marie Claire - How do you feel today? And how are Gerry and the twins?
Kate McCann - Well, considering everything we went through. We are much stronger. Now, look for balance. Gerry works full time and my work has been to continue the search for Madeleine. Now we also have the chance to do several things normal family, how to take Sean and Amelie to school.

MC - The twins are frequently asked questions about Madeleine?
KM - Not every day, but with a certain frequency. The disappearance of her is also part of their lives. They understand what happened and what we're trying to do. In their view is very simple: "Madeleine is missing and we have to find her." Always talked about redemption, about what we do when she returned home, about hope.

MC - The hope of finding Madeleine became the reason of your life. What is your reaction to discovering that she is dead?
KM - Unfortunately, I consider all possibilities. In recent days, I can only think the worst. But we still have hope, anyway. I read about many cases of families that their children were able to recover after decades of disappearance. We can not give up. It's hard not to know about her whereabouts - we're living in a kind of limbo since she disappeared. And it's so hard to shake off the dust and reemerge. We have to keep looking.

MC - You no longer works? It is dedicated to the time the search for Madeleine?
KM - I no longer exercise medicine. The last four years were probably the years I've been busier in my life "professional." I spent much time visiting the police files, writing my book and also by launching campaigns to search for Madeleine. Even Gmail to open, it takes a long time. Sean and Amelie understood and always say to friends: "Mom used to be a doctor, but is now looking for Madeleine." While not met, there is still much work to be done.

MC - You will still find the police in the search for her?
KM - The work of the police officer was terminated in July 2008. We follow with a private investigation and have relied on the help of the amazing people who are on vacation, still looking for her, who think it is photographing Madeleine and send us.

MC - The most recent news, that Madeleine could have been found in India, hope you brought some larger?
KM - We receive dozens of daily news about alleged whereabouts of Madeleine. In this case, the difference was that this information eventually came to the media that followed and led to repercussions. However, the fact that she allegedly been found in India gives me more strength, even at that distance, I can count on help from people who are still looking for her.

MC - Is there a reason you smile today?
KM - For a long time, not allow myself to enjoy life and not feel guilty if I did. But the fact is that if I had not given a time, where else would not have to draw strength to continue the search. I have two other children and now I'm stronger. I feel more able to enjoy life - and do it for Madeleine.

MC - You can feel the presence of Madeleine?
KM - I do not think she died. Any mother would feel that way. I feel close to her. Madeleine is part of our family. We do not feel that is the end.

MC - How do you deal with the memories left by Madeleine? Can review pictures and videos?
KM - Many good memories. When I get to revisit them, sometimes I feel really sad, sometimes it makes me happy and comforted me, brings me peace. It is in our lives. There are pictures of her throughout our home. Amelie always refers to her as "my sister".

MC - At one point, you were accused of being suspects. How to deal with it?
KM - (voice breaking) I found unbelievable. When you think nothing worse can happen ... The search for Madeleine has become my biggest obsession. And many people do not understand it. It's like a nightmare, a bad dream from which you can not wake up.

MC - On the other hand, you received support from people all over the world ...
KM - I would be unable to describe the importance of support I have received since the disappearance of Madeleine. This helped me enormously. People were very good and careful - and it also empowered us to continue the fight. We even had a great support from Brazil, a very dear family who became very close to us.

MC - How is your relationship with the press today?
KM - We need the media. Madeleine needs her to be found. We face a hard time with the press. But I still hope that it helps to find Madeleine. Just ask for the journalists to be responsible with the information because that is our little missing.

MC - It's very painful or tiring to keep giving interviews? Or do you believe that this is what must be done to continue the search for Madeleine?
KM - At first I thought all this and intimidating. The questions seemed too difficult and too much stirred my feelings. I always tried to preserve my privacy. But as I have dozens and dozens of interviews over the past four years, I got used a little. I know the media is powerful and reaches millions of people. And if that is necessary to bring my Madeleine back, I will.

MC - You often visit Portugal?
KM – Yes. Also at Lisbon to talk to lawyers. I also been at Praia da Luz 5 times per year (local resort where the family vacationed and where Madeleine was abducted). Soon after her disappearance, I could not go back there, but now I go there quite often because I feel closer to her.

MC - What are your next steps now?
KM - I keep a journal. The book was released in May in England and Portugal. Next week will be launched in Brazil in September in Germany, in mid-October in Spain and some other countries by the end of the year. People will read the book and will know that there are still many questions that remain unanswered - and they may be able to answer. We believe that the information is sent to us and we hope to bring them together to arrive at it. I have faith that we will find the key information that is missing to find it. Keep looking and praying for Madeleine who remains missing. We can not give up.

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Re: Interview with Kate McCann

Post by pauline on 02.09.11 17:24

Another totally useless interview and some of the translation adds to it.

She says she goes to PDL 5 times a year (or it could be 5 times this year - the translation is unclear). I presume the Fund pays for this but she doesn't exactly say she is looking for Madeleine when she goes there.

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Re: Interview with Kate McCann

Post by HotlipsHealy on 02.09.11 17:31

@coldfeet wrote:Her speech is paused and the voice seems to be constantly choked by tears about to burst.

Funny, cos at the booking signing in Amsterdam two months ago, Kate was also about to burst as reported by an Express reporter "So often pictured as a sad, withdrawn figure, she and husband Gerry burst into laughter as they promoted her book about their lost daughter Madeleine."



http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/254636/At-last-sad-Kate-McCann-can-smile-again

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Re: Interview with Kate McCann

Post by lj on 02.09.11 18:28

Maybe she was ready to cry because MarieClaire did not pay enough.

Anyway, as she would say, her acting classes might finally start getting some results.

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Re: Interview with Kate McCann

Post by Guest on 02.09.11 18:31

Thanks for posting coldfeet and welcome to the forum welcome2

We don't see much of Mr Gerry these days do we.

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Working hard.

Post by tigger on 02.09.11 18:47

candyfloss wrote:Thanks for posting coldfeet and welcome to the forum welcome2

We don't see much of Mr Gerry these days do we.

Just checked the Glenfield Hospital site, Dr. Gerry McCann is on the list of consultants. I had a look because Kate said in this interview that he is working full time.
Now that is interesting, I am hoping things are winding down. The hearing in Lisbon on the 21st September is going to be behind closed doors. Perhaps they are going to come to an agreement without taking it further? Would be the most sensible course of action. Any publicity on that is likely to harm them and draw the public's attention to Amaral's books.

I seem to see a pattern now, a strategic withdrawal from publicity. They will hopefully be forced to close the Fund 'voluntarily'. That way all their protectors will get out of jail free. This time, they may well get 'a deal'.
Although why get Carter Ruck activated? Perhaps the initiative is with CR? The last money they will be able to get out of the McCs? Or a concerted effort to quell our voices, to bring us down to a dissatisfied minority who can be ignored?
It would make sense to try and take out as much opposition as possible to limit any after effects in the form of newspaper articles on what they would not publish before.
The McCanns won't get out of jail free, they'll lose the Fund, that may well be why Gerry is working again.
It's going to end in a whimper, not a bang.

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Re: Interview with Kate McCann

Post by Daisy on 02.09.11 18:55

Thanks Coldfeet & welcome

Another translation here: http://themaddiecasefiles.com/topic14233.html

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Re: Interview with Kate McCann

Post by pauline on 02.09.11 18:55

@tigger wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Thanks for posting coldfeet and welcome to the forum welcome2

We don't see much of Mr Gerry these days do we.

Just checked the Glenfield Hospital site, Dr. Gerry McCann is on the list of consultants. I had a look because Kate said in this interview that he is working full time.
Now that is interesting, I am hoping things are winding down. The hearing in Lisbon on the 21st September is going to be behind closed doors. Perhaps they are going to come to an agreement without taking it further? Would be the most sensible course of action. An publicity on that is likely to harm them and draw the public's attention to Amaral's books.

I seem to see a pattern now, a strategic withdrawal from publicity. They will hopefully be forced to close the Fund 'voluntarily'. That way all their protectors will get out of jail free. This time, they may well get 'a deal'.
Although why get Carter Ruck activated? Perhaps the initiative is with CR? The last money they will be able to get out of the antis? Or a concerted effort to quell our voices, to bring us down to a dissatisfied minority who can be ignored?
It would make sense to try and take out as much opposition as possible to limit any after effects in the form of newspaper articles on what they would not publish before.
The McCanns won't get out of jail free, they'll lose the Fund, that may well be why Gerry is working again.
It's going to end in a whimper, not a bang.


Surely gerry was back working fulltime since late 2007? he initially went back part-time but I gather it became full-time again after a couple of months.

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Perhaps I'm dreaming.

Post by tigger on 02.09.11 19:13

Day dreaming perhaps. But Gerry sure had a lot of time off over the last years in that case and his presence this year has been fairly low key and not so much of it either.
Because Kate said in this interview that he's back working full time, I take it he only went back part time before. Otherwise, why mention this now, nearly four years later?
He must be really annoyed, since it seemed they were to stay in Portugal indefinitely, he mentioned that they could stay at least three years since the twins didn't need to start school until then. Great foresight our Ger! Perhaps they hate Amaral so much because he really messed up their lifestyle plans.
The above remark was made to a journalist when Gerry flew to Berlin, fairly early in the proceedings. June 2007 I think.

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Post by pauline on 02.09.11 19:22

@tigger wrote:Day dreaming perhaps. But Gerry sure had a lot of time off over the last years in that case and his presence this year has been fairly low key and not so much of it either.
Because Kate said in this interview that he's back working full time, I take it he only went back part time before. Otherwise, why mention this now, nearly four years later?
He must be really annoyed, since it seemed they were to stay in Portugal indefinitely, he mentioned that they could stay at least three years since the twins didn't need to start school until then. Great foresight our Ger! Perhaps they hate Amaral so much because he really messed up their lifestyle plans.
The above remark was made to a journalist when Gerry flew to Berlin, fairly early in the proceedings. June 2007 I think.

P 284 -P 285 in the truthful book

'Gerry returned to work at Glenfield Hospital on a part-time basis from November (fulltime from January 2008) while i stayed at home with the children....he had to go back for the sake of his own sanity...gerry is passionate about his work...'

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Post by Daisy on 02.09.11 23:03

@pauline wrote:

P 284 -P 285 in the truthful book

'Gerry returned to work at Glenfield Hospital on a part-time basis from November (fulltime from January 2008) while i stayed at home with the children....he had to go back for the sake of his own sanity...gerry is passionate about his work...'[/quote]

So your 4 year old daughter is still missing after six long months, Still out there somewhere, you believe she could be in the hands of an international peadophile ring? Your wife is (according to the book) in bits, what do you do? Go back to work because you're 'passionate' about it? I'd really hate to be one of his patients considering the trauma he must be going through. Jeez, what a man! Nerves of steel .

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Post by Gillyspot on 02.09.11 23:16

Gerry McCann is currently an "honoury senior lecturer" at Leicester University too.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/cardiovascular-sciences/people/mccann

And does private work at Spire Hospital too.

Profile from their website

"Dr McCann is a keen sportsman and has represented Scotland at various levels in both cross country and middle distance running. He is married with three young children and naturally has less time for sporting activities although keeps fit by regulary cycling to work."

http://www.spirehealthcare.com/Leicester/Our-Facilities-Treatments-and-Consultants/Our-Consultants/Dr-Gerry-McCann/

Does make you wonder how many £100,000s he gets paid these days though with all these highly paid jobs - hopefully no need to dip into the fund then Gerry!

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Post by dragonfly on 03.09.11 2:59

@pauline wrote:Another totally useless interview and some of the translation adds to it.

She says she goes to PDL 5 times a year (or it could be 5 times this year - the translation is unclear). I presume the Fund pays for this but she doesn't exactly say she is looking for Madeleine when she goes there.

Pauline Gerry seems to have information that she (Maddie ) left Portugal watch video around 1.52

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Post by tigger on 03.09.11 9:01

[quote="dragonfly"]
@pauline wrote:Another totally useless interview and some of the translation adds to it.

She says she goes to PDL 5 times a year (or it could be 5 times this year - the translation is unclear). I presume the Fund pays for this but she doesn't exactly say she is looking for Madeleine when she goes there.

She says and has said before, right at the beginning, like a sort of mantra - that she feels closer to Madeleine in Portugal. Now psychologically, that is strange. Bereaved parents will treasure every item that was ever associated with the child, the familiar places. Not a place she was not personally associated with.
But one of the excuses they came up with when they said they would stay in Portugal until Maddie was found (despite the only sightings being all over Europe) was that they were closer to her there. Which is probably true but we'd like to know where exactly. It's quite a big country.

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Last memories

Post by Marian on 03.09.11 9:48

I'm not sure if I agree with you Tigger about the "feeling close to Portugal" issue. While I'm the first to say that the McCanns' behaviour suggests that they know a lot more than they're telling us, I know that if I had a child who disappeared (thank goodness I never have though there were some nightmare incidents when my son was small) I would not want to leave the place where he or she was last seen.



As regards the clip posted by Dragonfly I don't attach any importance to Gerry's remark but I like the one from the presenter right at the start. An updated image of Madeleine is needed because it's not good enough to show photos taken two years before. Yes, that's exactly what the McCanns did when their daughter was first reported missing!

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I keep going back to this.

Post by tigger on 03.09.11 14:05

@Marian wrote:I'm not sure if I agree with you Tigger about the "feeling close to Portugal" issue. While I'm the first to say that the McCanns' behaviour suggests that they know a lot more than they're telling us, I know that if I had a child who disappeared (thank goodness I never have though there were some nightmare incidents when my son was small) I would not want to leave the place where he or she was last seen.



As regards the clip posted by Dragonfly I don't attach any importance to Gerry's remark but I like the one from the presenter right at the start. An updated image of Madeleine is needed because it's not good enough to show photos taken two years before. Yes, that's exactly what the McCanns did when their daughter was first reported missing!

I know what you mean, but I lost my best and lovely friend last year. All I wanted to do was to be in his house, the familiar place, all his things, everything imbued with memory, not miles away where he died. Or even in the cemetery,where he was buried, no just the home where we shared experiences, because he was much more present there.

http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.com/2009/08/dr-christian-ludke-criminal.html

I really think the above link is brilliant. Let me know what you think.

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Post by Gillyspot on 03.09.11 15:22

@tigger wrote:
I really think the above link is brilliant. Let me know what you think.

You are right tigger!

In fact so good it is already on twitter big grin

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Home or Away

Post by Guest on 03.09.11 15:42

If Madeleine had gone wandering off on the night of 3rd I can genuinely understand that the parents would initially wish to stay around the area in the hope that she would appear back at any time. However from the very beginning they claimed that "they've taken her". The McCann's immediately embarked on a worldwide media campaign, insisting that due to the negligence of the PJ's border controls hadn't been implemented and that Madeleine was almost certainly no longer in Portugal. Given that during the holiday the parents spent very little time with their children I can't see how they would need to remain there to retain memories of Madeleine. They might choose to stay in the short term to ensure that the case was progressing.

In a normal situation I could imagine a family remaining around for a few weeks. I think the natural thing to do would be to return home to family, friends and memories and monitor progress through the British Police and the Portuguese consulate. However the McCann style response had to be different. Instead droves of friends and family were shipped to Portugal, in fact their answer was to "evict them Big Brother style" and send them back home. The McCann's didn't need their friends or family, they just needed each other and their consortium of advisers and 4 family/friend members whom they converted into the "hired help" to mind the kids and look after the money. It's incredible that this was all done less than 3 days after poor Madeleine disappeared. And there they stayed until "On the advice of the lawyers, we decided to get out as soon as possible". It makes one wonder what the "wider agenda" was.




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The roving McCanns

Post by Marian on 03.09.11 18:30

Yes I certainly agree that it does not make sense that they outstayed their welcome in the place where they were sure Madeleine could no longer be.



That's an excellent posting Molly.

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