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Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them
Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:00:31 GMT


Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil
Brazil’s president said the government had a theory of what led to the spill, adding that a foreign country was on “the radar.”

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:08:52 GMT


Threats and Promises in Brazil’s Lawless Amazon
In Brazil’s state of Pará, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day. All in the name of progress.

Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:00:01 GMT


Meet the Ranchers Claiming the Amazon
Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day in the name of progress.

Sun, 06 Oct 2019 07:25:53 GMT


Why Wall Street Loves Strongmen
Markets are amoral and won’t complain about autocratic behavior if it produces economic growth.

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:53:26 GMT


A Modernist Sanctuary That Overlooks the Trancoso Jungle
The fashion executive turned hotelier Wilbert Das built a modern vacation house steeped in Brazil’s design history.

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:00:17 GMT


What Happened at the U.N. General Assembly
Presidents and prime ministers converged at the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage, amid crises ranging from climate change to possible armed conflict between Iran and the United States.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:52:07 GMT


What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly This Week
Nearly 200 leaders will converge on the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage for five days of speeches, hundreds of meetings — and clashes over climate change, Iran and trade.

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:12:58 GMT
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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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Lava Jato Operations Now Targeted by Federal Supreme Court

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Supreme Court (STF) is preparing a number of trials related to Lava Jato with the potential to run counter to the interests of prosecutors and change the course of ongoing investigations in Brazil. More than enforcing potential defeats for . . . To read the full NEWS and […]

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:58:20 PDT


Conservatives Acclaim Eduardo Bolsonaro as His Father’s Political Heir

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first Brazilian edition of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), the main American conservative event, included the anticipated repertoire of media criticism, denunciations of an alleged Marxist cultural dominance and calls for right-wing unity. A more significant step in the long term was the establishment of Federal Deputy Eduardo […]

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:24:16 PDT


Natura and Avon Partnership Expected to be Fourth-largest Global Beauty Group

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Natura disclosed on Saturday, October 12th, further details about the process in which the recently founded holding Natura&Co will house its current cosmetic operations as well as the operations that will be aggregated after the American Avon acquisition. This process is expected to cost US$349 million (R$1.4 billion), including assessments, […]

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:36:35 PDT


Paraguayan Rum Captures International Market

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Paraguayan liquor is attracting more and more foreign palates, as the brand Fortín is aware, which was once again awarded in a global competition. This time, at the "International Rum Conference" in Miami, where it won two gold medals. "This validates the effort that the company has been undertaking for the […]

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:16:55 PDT


Gymnastics: Brazilian Arthur Nory Becomes World Cup Horizontal Bar Champion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian athlete Arthur Nory won the last round of the World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, and conquered the gold medal in the horizontal bar event, the Brazilian team's only medal in the championship. Nory made it to the World Championship as a candidate to win a medal, but the gold […]

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:36:57 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!