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Tânio Mendonça, Brazilian Carnaval Samba Composer, Dies at 52
Mr. Mendonça, who wrote music for Rio’s spectacular annual parades, was one of many victims of the novel coronavirus within the world of Carnaval.

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:10:47 GMT


What Went Wrong in Brazil
Despite a history of success in public health crises, the country has one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:00:09 GMT


La breve carrera de un perro perdido como mascota presidencial de Brasil
Un perro blanco, encontrado cerca del palacio presidencial brasileño se convirtió rápidamente en mascota oficial y en estrella de Instagram. Su fugaz roce con la fama llegó a un final abrupto pero feliz.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:31:14 GMT


A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot
A white dog, found near the presidential palace, soon became the presidential mascot, and an Instagram star. But his brief brush with fame came to a quick end — though a happy one.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:46:34 GMT


Sérgio Sant’Anna, Brazilian Master of the Short Story, Dies at 78
Mr. Sant’Anna wrote novels and poetry, but was most famous for stories that used a sardonic humor to skewer the fractures within Brazilian society. He died of the coronavirus.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:44:18 GMT


Athletes Speak Out Against Returning: ‘People Are Still Dying’
“Thousands of people are still dying in Brazil, and we’re forced to play football with no protection,” Mario Bittencourt, the chairman of a Brazilian soccer team, wrote before a game.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:22:43 GMT


El virus gana impulso en América Latina
La desigualdad, las ciudades densamente pobladas, las legiones de trabajadores informales y los débiles sistemas de atención médica han socavado los esfuerzos gubernamentales de combate a la pandemia.

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:10:40 GMT


Judge Scolds Brazil’s President for Violating Mask Law
Jair Bolsonaro likes to go out without a mask. A ‘simple Google search’ proves that, notes a judge. Now, he has threatened to fine the Brazilian leader.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 22:20:48 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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Dutch Army Deployed to Curaçao Due to Social Uprising

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to several consistent reports, the government of the Netherlands has deployed soldiers on the Antilles island of Curaçao. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the island has experienced severe social upheavals. Last week there were two consecutive days of social protests, which escalated into an uprising. In particular, […]

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 04:51:18 PDT


Bars Disregard Rules and Exceed Schedule on First Reopening Day in Rio; Customers Crowd and Waive Masks

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first night that bars were authorized to reopen in Rio, on Thursday, July 2nd, was marked by disregard for the distancing rules imposed to fight Covid-19. Footage shows that establishments disrespected the 11 PM closing rule, and operated into the early hours of Friday, July 3rd. On Dias Ferreira […]

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 04:36:29 PDT


Brazil Passes 1.5 Million Confirmed Covid-19 Case Mark (July 3rd)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has hit the 1.5 million confirmed cases accumulated since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The number was disclosed in the Ministry of Health's daily update. With 42,223 new cases, the total yesterday, July 3rd, reached 1,539,081, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to Thursday, July 2nd, when 1,496,858 […]

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 03:20:20 PDT


Analysis: Why Do We Behave As If Quarantine for Covid-19 Is Over?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Wednesday, July 1st, Brazil passed the 60,000 deaths mark by the novel coronavirus. This is a far higher figure than the 5,000 deaths that prompted President Jair Bolsonaro to issue his "So what?" comment that earned him worldwide repercussions. Now, in a much worse context, it seems that "So […]

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 03:09:37 PDT


Bolsonaro Chooses Renato Feder as Minister of Education

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro has selected the Secretary of Education of the state of Paraná and former executive Renato Feder to be the new Minister of Education. The decision was confirmed by administration sources. Feder had met with Bolsonaro before the President chose Carlos Alberto Decotelli, who resigned after allegations of

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 02:55:59 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!