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France Survives, Sending Marta and Brazil to the Exit
Amandine Henry’s goal in extra time saved the hosts, and kept alive the chances for a quarterfinal showdown against the U.S.

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:11:44 GMT


A ‘Sorceress’ in Brazil, a ‘Wink’ in India: Walmart Pleads Guilty After a Decade of Bribes
A settlement ends an inquiry into the retailer’s dealings with government officials around the globe, which came after a New York Times report in 2012.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:36:20 GMT


Roberto Burle Marx and His Leafy Vision of the Tropics
The New York Botanical Garden has opened its largest ever show, devoted to the Brazilian landscape architect.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:16:25 GMT


Review: ‘Edge of Democracy’ Looks at Brazil With Outrage and Heartbreak
Petra Costa’s documentary chronicles the impeachment of one president, the imprisonment of another and the triumph of authoritarian politics.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:17:20 GMT


‘Massive Failure’ in Power Grid Causes Blackout in Argentina and Uruguay
The blackout, whose cause was unclear, may have affected a population greater than California’s in an area four times the size of Texas.

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:36:44 GMT


In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves
Machado de Assis Real, developed by a Brazilian university and an ad agency, shows the 19th-century writer in color, challenging some long-held ideas about him in the process.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:00:20 GMT


The Fish Egg That Traveled Through a Swan’s Gut, Then Hatched
These fish turn up in many surprising locations, but this was one place scientists didn’t expect to find them.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:00:21 GMT


Formiga Isn’t Going Anywhere
The midfielder is playing in her seventh World Cup, both because she is good enough and because in two decades Brazil hasn’t developed a player worthy of replacing her.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:39:27 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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São Paulo’s Pride Parade Celebrates Stonewall and Supreme Court Decision
Brazil,23rd Gay Pride Parade in Avenida Paulista in São Paulo,

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the theme “50 Years of Stonewall’” more than three million people packed São Paulo’s Avenida Paulista to celebrate diversity and demand respect for their sexual orientation. The 23rd edition of the LGBTI+ Pride Parade, dubbed the biggest Pride Parade in the world, also celebrated […]

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Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:11:29 PDT


Brazil’s Recession Has Decreased Workers’ Real Income By 16 Percent In Five Years

By Iolanda Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In addition to having killed off jobs, which led to an increase in the number of informal workers, the recession years have also eaten away at the income of workers in most sectors. Depending on the area of operation, the actual loss (adjusted for inflation) exceeded 16 […]

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Mon, 24 Jun 2019 03:00:19 PDT


Politicians Aim to Weaken Brazil’s Proposed Anti-Crime Legislation

Column By C.H. Gardiner RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A package of anti-crime laws proposed by the Jair Bolsonaro administration is facing significant changes by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies. Lawmakers have said that there “is no climate” for some of the more severe changes proposed by the administration. This follows revelations by The Intercept that […]

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Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:54:09 PDT


Student Who Dreamed Of Exchange Abroad Loses R$27,000 After Agency Bankruptcy

By Iolanda Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The “Time2 Travel” exchange agency, which ended its activities without offering any explanation to its clients, has now said it set up a containment team seeking to minimize losses and resume activities. Residents of Bauru and Sorocaba (SP) are among those affected. A student from Bauru (SP) […]

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:30:59 PDT


Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 24, 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. PARTY: Baila Me @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – You’re always guaranteed to kick off your week with a bang if you head down to Baila Me at Pub Kriok in […]

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:12:44 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!