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Trump, Biden y un mundo peor
La campaña presidencial de Estados Unidos ha revelado lo inocultable: ninguno de los dos candidatos puede cambiar el hecho de que la democracia está frágil. Y es un mal que afecta a todo el mundo.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:00:20 GMT


It’s Not Just the West. These Places Are Also on Fire.
Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:09 GMT


Vi meses de transmisiones de Bolsonaro. Fue una locura
Después de ver al presidente durante tantos días, por fin entendí que la felicidad es opcional.

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:00:07 GMT


Protecting Brazil’s Uncontacted Tribes for 30 Years, Then Killed by an Arrow
Rieli Franciscato, an expert on the Amazon’s isolated tribes, had been frantically trying to keep safe a group that had ventured out of the forest. He was mistakenly perceived as a threat.

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 22:02:02 GMT


I Watched Months of Bolsonaro’s Broadcasts. It Was Wild.
After watching the president for so many days, I finally understood that happiness is a matter of choice.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:00:10 GMT


Brazil Fires Burn World’s Largest Tropical Wetlands at ‘Unprecedented’ Scale
The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 22:45:59 GMT


Aldir Blanc, Lyricist Who Pushed Samba’s Boundaries, Dies at 73
His songs included “O Bêbado e a Equilibrista,” a popular call for the amnesty of political exiles during Brazil’s military dictatorship. He died of the coronavirus.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:33:17 GMT


All Aflutter
Olivia Mitra Framke’s puzzle has subtle and unpredictable ramifications.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 21:30:05 GMT
Brazil
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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U.S. Secretary of State Praised and Criticized During Quick Visit to Brazil
Brazil,U.S.'s Mike Pompeo will visit four countries in four days during his mission to South America.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - On the second day of his four day mission to countries in South America, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, arrived in Boa Vista, Roraima, where he visited Venezuelan refugees and met with Brazilian Foreign Relations Minister, Ernesto Araujo. The visit, according to analysts, is linked to the Trump Administration’s domestic […]

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:39:10 PDT


Poll: Seventy Percent of Brazilians Believe Lula Should Not Run for President in 2022

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the PT (Workers' Party) dreams of a Fernando Haddad-Lula coalition, a national survey from Paraná Research shows that the ex-president's unpopularity is still high in Brazil. For 70 percent of respondents, Lula should not return to the polls in . . . To read the full NEWS and much […]

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 04:15:31 PDT


Sex in Open Spaces? New Recommendation to Avoid Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new normalcy also concerns sex. Yes, because several experts have issued a number of recommendations for people to enjoy sexual intercourse without risking contracting the novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, according to an article published in the Spanish . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, […]

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 04:01:09 PDT


Air Pollution Exceeds Acceptable Limit, Threatens Life in Brazil’s Midwest

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pollution in the Brazilian Midwest has reached alarming levels. UOL's "OtaLab" last Thursday, September 17th, reported on the situation that has been caused by the fires in the Pantanal, which have escalated since last month . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium […]

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:48:05 PDT


Rio Mayor Drastically Raises Fines on Bars and Restaurants for Crowding

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro currently records approximately 85 percent occupancy of the city's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds by patients with Covid-19. This occurs after the city closed approximately 100 beds over the past two weeks, in the hope that the number of cases and deaths caused by the disease would […]

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:45:09 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!