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A Year After Her Killing, Marielle Franco Has Become a Rallying Cry in a Polarized Brazil
Last year’s killing of a black, feminist gay council member in Rio de Janeiro has galvanized activist movements and propelled more black women to elected office.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:35:51 GMT


5 Students Among 8 Killed in Brazil School Shooting
The authorities say two teenagers barged into a school wearing masks and opened fire on students and staff members.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:22:18 GMT


Ex-Officers Arrested in Killing of Marielle Franco, Brazilian Politician and Activist
The arrests suggest that Ms. Franco, an activist against police brutality, was targeted by members of a criminal underworld run by former and current law enforcement officials.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:50:08 GMT


Latin America Claims to Love Its Mothers. Why Does It Abuse Them?
How the region became home to an epidemic of obstetric violence.

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:09:37 GMT


The President and the Golden Shower
Why was Brazil’s conservative leader tweeting out kink?

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:41:40 GMT


Brazil’s Culture Wars Make a Graphic Appearance in Bolsonaro’s Twitter Feed
“I don’t feel comfortable showing this,” the president wrote before sharing on Twitter a video of a man urinating on another man. Criticism poured in from Brazilians.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:58:14 GMT


Leaders of Brazil Mining Giant Vale Step Down as Criminal Inquiry Widens
The company heeded the request of prosecutors, who fear the top executives at the company may stymie a proper investigation into a deadly dam burst.

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 21:49:00 GMT


Humpback Whale Washes Ashore in Amazon River, Baffling Scientists in Brazil
The young humpback was found on an island near the mouth of the river, about 4,000 miles from Antarctica, where they usually feed this time of the year.

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:43:36 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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Rio Health Officials on Alert Due to Rising Dengue Cases

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro city health officials are on alert. The number of dengue cases in January and February in the city increased by 45 percent compared to the first two months of 2018, with already more than one thousand cases reported. Officials have launched […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:55:14 PDT


Alcantara Rental Accords May Render Brazil US$10 Billion Per Year

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the agreements to be signed during Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first official trip to Washington DC will be the Technology Safeguards Agreement (AST) allowing the United States to use Brazil’s Alcantara Aerospace Launch Base for its satellites. The satellite market is a […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:07:59 PDT


Brazil Deputy Bolsonaro Supports Unilateral U.S. Visa Exemption

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, Brazilian federal deputy (lower house representative) Eduardo Bolsonaro told reporters he supported a visa waiver for U.S. visitors going to Brazil that did not include a reciprocal visa waiver for Brazilian visitors going to the U.S. Bolsonaro cited the potential for Brazilians to […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:15:29 PDT


Rio’s American Society to Host a Talk by Barbara Olivi this Tuesday

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, March 19th, the American Society of Rio de Janeiro will be hosting a talk by Barbara Olivi, entitled ‘Fellinian Tales of Life in Rocinha as told by one of its Italian Residents.’ Olivi is the founder of two NGOs: ‘Il Sorriso dei miei […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:30:55 PDT


Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, March 18, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Afroribeirinhos + DJ MITO @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Every Monday the group Afroribeirinhos will bring their electrifying sound to Ganjah Lapa. The group brings a repertoire that includes […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 02:00:18 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!