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Dear Supreme Court of Brazil, Use Your Power to Protect Women
The Supreme Court of Brazil is deciding a case that could make history by decriminalizing abortion.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 09:01:55 +0000

Dear Supreme Court of Brazil, Use Your Power to Protect Women
The Supreme Court of Brazil is deciding a case that could make history by completely decriminalizing abortion.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 08:50:05 +0000

The Four ‘Syndromes’ Behind Latin America’s Economic Stagnation
A new report offers explanations for the region’s slow growth. Solutions are another question.

Mon, 25 Sep 2023 19:00:03 +0000

How a New Generation Found Os Tincoãs’ Music
The group from Bahia, Brazil, became known for its beautiful vocal harmonies. “Canto Coral Afrobrasileiro,” an album recorded 40 years ago, has finally been released.

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 14:00:15 +0000

‘Star Trek’ Spiders: Scientists Name Newly Discovered Species for Kirk, Spock and McCoy
On their mission to seek out new life, scientists have named three new spider species Kirk, Spock and McCoy — after characters from the original “Star Trek” series.

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 04:25:44 +0000

Danelo Cavalcante, Escaped Pennsylvania Murderer, Captured After Manhunt
After escaping from a county jail last month, Danelo Cavalcante eluded hundreds of law enforcement officers for nearly two weeks.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 23:42:33 +0000

George Santos, on CNN, Clashes With Interviewer
Representative George Santos denied any “negotiation” with prosecutors over the charges facing him.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 14:49:34 +0000

Pennsylvania Fugitive Has Been Trained for Survival, His Mother Says
In her first interview, Danelo Cavalcante’s mother said that her son had killed two people, but she insisted that he was not a threat to the public.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 12:59:44 +0000
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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Thousands Flee to Armenia Amid Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis
Following Azerbaijan’s military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh, Yerevan reports that 13,000 people have sought refuge in Armenia. Additionally, a fuel depot explosion claimed 20 lives and injured 280 people. Local authorities are calling for international aid. So far, 20 fatalities are confirmed and 13 remain unidentified. Meanwhile, cars line up at the Lachin corridor, the only […]

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 11:14:05 +0000

Mexican Leader Urges UN Revamp
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for a sweeping UN reform. He believes the body needs shaking up to address global issues. He believes the UN should launch a worldwide plan against poverty and inequality. Such a plan would involve global organizations like the World Bank and IMF, as well as wealthy individuals. López […]

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 10:59:03 +0000

Mexico and Guatemala Boost Border Security
Mexico and Guatemala have deployed troops at their common border. This move follows social media posts showing an armed convoy entering a community in Chiapas. About 800 soldiers, guards, and police officers now patrol the Mexican side. Their mission is to increase security and maintain order in the area. Armored trucks accompany them from the […]

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 10:49:53 +0000

Brazil Sets $400M for Amazon Safety
Brazil will allocate $400 million to enhance security in the Amazon, according to Ricardo Capelli, Executive Secretary of the Justice Ministry. The strategy will establish 34 new security outposts. A National Security Force command center and an international cooperation hub will also be set up. Capelli remarked, "We are launching a bold plan called 'Secure […]

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 10:39:33 +0000

Northeast Brazil Embraces Green Hydrogen Hub
The World Bank and nine Northeastern Brazilian states are creating a hub for green hydrogen. This agreement focuses on sustainability in states like Alagoas and Bahia. Experts will provide advice on energy transition, extending to locally funded projects. Green hydrogen and wind power are the partnership's primary focus. Additionally, the plan covers conservation and potential […]

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 10:27:04 +0000
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!