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Carissa Moore, Italo Ferreira Win Surfing Gold
Unpredictable waters churned up by a tropical storm led organizers to cram the quarterfinals, semifinals and medal matches into one day.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 23:59:10 +0000


Marathon Swimmers Battle Heat and Bacteria in Tokyo
The swimmers knife a ragged line through the murky water and occasionally get hit by fish, until the end, when they thrash furiously to the finish.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:28:55 +0000


Rebeca Andrade First Brazilian to Win an Olympic Medal in Women’s Gymnastics
Andrade spent most of the four-year cycle between Olympics hampered by injuries, and she qualified for these Games at the last possible moment.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 00:07:56 +0000


Global Covid Case Total Passes 200 Million
Vaccines have weakened the link between surging cases and serious illness, but in vaccine-deprived parts of the world, the deadly pattern remains.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:31:52 +0000


Here's the Story of Simone Biles: One of the Greatest Gymnasts Ever
We delve into the life of one of the greatest gymnasts of all time and her decision to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics.

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:52:29 +0000


Olympics: Daniel Alves and the True Value of a Gold Medal
The Olympics may be a major championship for women’s teams, but they remain an afterthought for the men.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:17:15 +0000


YouTube Deletes Bolsonaro Videos as Covid Misinformation
The Brazilian president has repeatedly tested social media networks, which have struggled to deal with misinformation from political leaders.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:03:30 +0000


Brazil's President Is Hospitalized and Faces Possible Surgery
The president, Jair Bolsonaro, who suffered serious stabbing wounds in 2018, woke up Wednesday with a severe stomach ache. His doctor said he might need emergency surgery.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:02:00 +0000
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Brazil. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2012 v7n1 p0609

Above, the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States of America addresses an audience gathered to talk about investment opportunities in Brazil on Jun 5, 2012. He is surrounded by well-wishers from the City of Philadelphia, second from the left is the Hon Stanley Straughter, click here; third from the left is my favorite Philadelphia Councilwoman, Hon Mrs Jannie Blackwell.

Exhausted, but cheerful and getting ready to head off to the center of South Philly for the annual Odunde festival. We have been gearing up for this all week: we are celebrating Brazil, which has the world's second largest population of Black Africans. So I was told. Gosh!

We piled into a large auditorium at Wharton on Tuesday to hear from the Ambassador from Brazil and the man in charge of the 2014 FIFA World Cup preparations. He spoke in Portuguese and was translated, all around me Brazilians were shaking their heads and saying that the translations were wrong! But I got the idea: Brazil is on the move from the desperately poor and badly governed country it was.

I am trying to figure out what happened; I remember when I was an assistant professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania we had a Brazilian post-doc who was supposed to me a medical graduate who did not know how to make a solution of sodium hydroxide. This is so basic it got him fired. I was later told that his uncle has a senior academic position and he was pushed through medical school without achieving competency. This story has haunted me ever since. And the same thing happened with a Brazilian who had succeeded in getting a place in a residency program.

I certainly know Brazilians who have passed exams on merit, and who are extremely competent professionals. Brazil is a huge country, one-third of South America, with a population zooming towards 200 million. And has a lot of medical schools, a lot of well-trained physicians. However, the fact that any could get through medical school lacking basic competence really bothered me: this was deeply damaging to competent professionals.

In the 1990s, due partly I expect to the 24/7 7-day party that the FIFA 2014 speaker told us about, the high rate of HIV infection in Brazil was killing its future. The Brazilian Government broke the patents of HIV drugs, and Brazil has never looked back in its successful fight against HIV infection and treatment.

Brazil has clearly turned a corner, but I am hearing from other sources about prostitutes convincing rich Nigerians to fly them to Nigeria to marry them.

Ah! Endless stories about Brazil, but my favorite one is from the 2002 AIDS conference in Barcelona, which I attended as a medical writer for the drug manufacturer Pfizer. Brazil had just won the FIFA World Cup, and every Brazilian at the conference was dressed in a horrible yellow tee shirt that looks spectacular on a winning soccer player. They showed solidarity with their country in its fight against AIDS. HIV/AIDS news click here. HIV/AIDS resources click here.

Maybe that is my answer! Horrible yellow tee shirts. What can I say but congratulations Brazil! You are a winner!
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Costa Rica negotiates purchase of third dose of Covid-19 vaccines

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Costa Rica announced Thursday that it is negotiating with Pfizer to purchase covid-19 vaccines to apply a third booster dose to people over 58 years old and first responders. "The country is in a negotiation process to secure access to covid-19 vaccines that could be occupied in […]

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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 17:32:37 PDT


Government of Honduras launches a campaign to attract new investments

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Honduras launched this Thursday a campaign to attract new domestic and foreign investments for the Central American country, reviewing its competitive advantages and strategic location. The executive secretary of the National Investment Council (CNI) of Honduras, Jacqueline Foglia, presented a guide that provides potential investors with the […]

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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:25:13 PDT


Opponents released from prison branded as “farce” November elections in Nicaragua

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The so-called Grupo de Reflexión Excarcelados Políticos (Grex), made up mostly of opponents who were kept in prison in the context of the socio-political crisis that Nicaragua has been experiencing since April 2018, on Thursday branded as a “farce” the general elections of next November 7, in which the country’s […]

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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:11:50 PDT


Brazil’s Deputies approve bill that allows privatization of Correios

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that allows the privatization of Correios (Brazil Post), the main responsible for postal deliveries in the country and considered one of the world’s largest companies in the delivery sector. The approval, by 286 votes in favor and 173 against, authorizes the sale […]

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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:05:04 PDT


Puerto Rico orders hotel guests and employees to be vaccinated

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, ordered on Thursday that all government contractors who frequent their work in person, as well as all employees working in the health sector, must be vaccinated while making the same measure mandatory for guests of hotels, inns or short-term rentals. In a press […]

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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:46:43 PDT
World Cup 2014: Brazil! SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n1 p0305

Brazil has not won the last 2 World Cups, not in 2010, not in 2006 after their 5th win in 2002. So they are ready, and with World Cup 2014 on their own turf, they are out to annihilate everyone.

I love statistics, and World Cup statistics show that when Brazil gets into the finals, they are more likely to win than other teams getting into the finals. Brazil has won more than any other country.

Brazil is a huge country, a plucky country, the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas, where more people speak Portuguese than in Portugal, or in all the Portuguese-speaking African countries combined. Get ready for the World Cup, learn some Portuguese on this page.

I was thinking about going to Brazil for the World Cup, but a price per ticket of around $1000 makes the idea absurd. Watching the World Cup live is for rich folks. The rest of us fall into a pub and scream along with the locals. Yeah!! Getting my screaming voice ready!