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¿Cuándo me tocará la vacuna? La impaciencia cuando otros ya se vacunaron
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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:14:22 +0000


My Daughter and I Are Trapped in Brazil’s Tragedy
We spend our days watching ambulances, as Covid-19 rips through the country.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:00:13 +0000


France Will Quarantine Travelers From Four Countries
As of April 24, entry into the country will be restricted, and those who qualify will be subject to a 10-day quarantine.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:37:16 +0000


Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine
A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:42:30 +0000


China Official Acknowledges Low Effectiveness of the Country's Covid Vaccines


Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:41:58 +0000


Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments
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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:40:42 +0000


Brasil y el autoritarismo de Bolsonaro
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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:23:31 +0000


The Singers Who Long to Share A Stage Again
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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:12:06 +0000
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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Private sector propose a US$4 billion plan to reactivate Panama

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:27:56 PDT


Chilean president announces more aid in the midst of debate over the third pension withdrawal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced on Monday new aid of US$5.5 billion to face the economic crisis generated by the pandemic, a measure that adds to the US$18 billion committed so far by the Government for this purpose. The announcement comes while the Senate is debating a bill […]

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:12:20 PDT


Travelers coming from Brazil who violate quarantine pay R$10,000 fine in France

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - France will impose a €1,500 (about R$10,000) fine to travelers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina and South Africa who fail to respect the 10-day isolation upon arrival in French territory, the government said on Monday, April 19th. The measure aims to contain the import of coronavirus variants. French government spokesman Gabriel […]

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:46:34 PDT


Colombia plans to issue bonds due in 2032 and 2042 to meet budgetary needs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia plans to issue global bonds due in 2032 and 2042, according to filings published on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website on Monday. The size of the 11-year and 20-year bond issues was not revealed in the filings. An application will be made to list the bonds […]

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:44:04 PDT


American Airlines Cutting Flights to South America Because of COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - American Airlines Co said on Monday it will reduce flights to some destinations in South America because the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced demand. The U.S. airline said it was suspending service to Manaus, Brazil, from Miami until Nov. 2 and delaying the start of service from New York to Santiago […]

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:37:52 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!