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I Put My Baby Daughter in Dinosaur Overalls. Am I an Anarchist?
Tales of gender blasphemy from deep within the land of princes and princesses.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:00:04 GMT

Bolsonaro Signs Decree Making It Easier for Brazilians to Buy Guns
Starting to fulfill a campaign promise to make guns more available to Brazilians, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil signed a decree on Tuesday that made it easier to argue they need a gun.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:41:07 GMT

Italian Fugitive Set to Be Extradited 28 Years After His Murder Conviction
Cesare Battisti was captured in Bolivia over the weekend, setting the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice.

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:12:21 GMT

After a Market Swoon, Investors Are Seeking Safety
Recession fears have emerged despite strong job growth, making some investors wary of stocks and looking for havens in a turbulent start to 2019.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:40:01 GMT

Bolsonaro Pulls Brazil From U.N. Migration Accord
The decision may signal that Latin America’s largest nation, the destination for thousands of Venezuelan migrants in recent months, may adopt a harder line on immigration.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 20:00:59 GMT

It Takes a Mosquito to Fight a Mosquito
In Australia, China and elsewhere, scientists are fighting disease-carrying mosquitoes by introducing another type, carrying just a harmless form of bacteria.

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:00:04 GMT

A Defiant Interview in a Jail Cell, Soon to Turn Into a Murder Scene
In a prison interview, a drug lord called Paraguay “the land of impunity.” Hours later, it was hard not to interpret those words as a blood bath foretold.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:00:09 GMT

Jair Bolsonaro, on Day 1, Undermines Indigenous Brazilians’ Rights
As a candidate, President Jair Bolsonaro compared indigenous communities living in isolated areas to animals in zoos.

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 22:35:44 GMT
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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Brazil’s Avianca Cancels Routes and Returns Aircrafts

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s fourth largest airline company, Avianca, announced it is cancelling most of its international routes as of March 31st, affecting approximately 40,000 passengers. With debts totaling almost R$500 million the company filed for judicial recovery in December. “The company remains focused on ensuring the […]

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:40:29 PST

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, January 18, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Gaiola! @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – Featuring the best Carioca funk DJs of the moment, an open stage for the best dancers, free popsicles and frozen shots, plus much […]

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:38 PST

Brazil’s Environment Minister Toughens Stance with NGOs

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After widespread criticism Brazil’s Ministry of Environment has backed down from the decision to suspend all agreements and partnerships with non-governmental organizations for the next 90 days. The Ministry now says that the suspension only applies to the signing of new contracts. “We will […]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:45:26 PST

Brazil and Argentina Discuss Easing Mercosur Trade Rules

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil and Argentina are discussing the possibility of easing Mercosur’s trade rules and allowing members of the bloc to negotiate individual agreements with other countries. The issue was examined during the first official visit of Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, to Brasilia on Wednesday. “The […]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:35:25 PST

Rio’s National Museum to Host First Exhibition Since Devastating Fire

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, January 17th, will see the opening of the first exhibition by Rio’s ‘Museu Nacional’ (National Museum) since its devastating fire last September. The exhibition, entitled ‘Quando nem tudo era gelo – Novas descobertas no continente Antártico’ (When everything was not ice – New […]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:30:27 PST
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!