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José Luiz da Silva, Brazilian Social Media Star, Dies at 52
He acquired more than a million followers on Instagram and appeared in commercials and music videos and on TV variety shows. He died of Covid-19.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 18:06:16 +0000


Un tuit crítico lleva a un escritor a los tribunales de Brasil
El escritor J. P. Cuenca lo llama “Kafka en los trópicos”. Los pastores evangélicos han presentado al menos 130 demandas en su contra por un tuit, parte de una estrategia cada vez más común contra los críticos.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:10:07 +0000


A Brazilian Writer Saw a Tweet as Tame Satire. Then Came the Lawsuits.
The writer J.P. Cuenca calls it “Kafka in the tropics.” Evangelical pastors have filed at least 130 suits against him over a tweet, part of an increasingly common strategy against critics.

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:48:38 +0000


Brasil disminuye los contagios de COVID-19 y la popularidad de Bolsonaro aumenta
La arrogancia del presidente Jair Bolsonaro en el manejo de la pandemia de coronavirus generó indignación. Pero a medida que se aplana la curva de contagios en Brasil, su base política se fortalece.

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:25:31 +0000


América Latina, es hora de acabar con los abusos policiales
Las policías y fuerzas de seguridad de la región necesitan una reforma urgente. De lo contrario, es probable que sigamos viendo graves abusos contra manifestantes.

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:10:13 +0000


Brazil Halts Trial of Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine, CoronaVac
The government offered little explanation as to why it had stopped testing a promising coronavirus shot; an institute involved in the trial said a participant’s death was unrelated to the vaccine.

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:15:28 +0000


As Brazil’s Covid Crisis Eases, Bolsonaro Sees Rising Popularity
President Jair Bolsonaro’s cavalier handling of the coronavirus pandemic drew outrage. But as the curve in Brazil has flattened, his political standing has strengthened.

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 19:25:24 +0000


11 Hotels to Visit in Your Dreams
Travel options may be limited, but here are places sure to linger in the mind, and that these writers, designers and others hope to get to — or get back to — someday.

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 17:40:41 +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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U.S. Considers Reopening Borders for Travelers from Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United States is considering lifting entry restrictions for non-U.S. travelers recently passing through Brazil or 31 European countries, Reuters reported on Wednesday, November 25th, quoting five Washington and U.S. airline industry officials. In addition to Brazil, the countries mentioned in the White House internal talks are The United Kingdom, […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:26:24 PST


Argentina and the World of Football Mourn Maradona

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Thousands of Argentines filed past Diego Maradona's coffin in Buenos Aires on Thursday, November 26th, after the country and the world of football was plunged into mourning by his death at the age of 60. Mourners, many in tears, and many wearing the World Cup winner's number 10 Argentina […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:25:57 PST


Pandemic Prompts Massive Foreign Investment Decline in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has led to a reduction in foreign direct investment in Brazil's productive sector. However, portfolio investments in stocks, bonds and investment funds seem to be reacting, according to Central Bank (BC) data released yesterday, November 25th. Net capital investments in the […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:50:09 PST


Carrefour Brasil to Donate Nov. 26 and 27 Store Profits Following Black Man’s Death

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carrefour Brasil will donate profits generated by its stores on Nov. 26 and 27 to projects promoting diversity and inclusion after a Black man was beaten to death at a supermarket last week, a securities filing on Wednesday showed. Last week, the Brazilian unit of France-based Carrefour SA donated profits […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:33:19 PST


Consumer Confidence in Brazil Fell in November: Concern Over Covid-19 and End of Emergency Transfers
Consumer confidence in Brazil remains low, Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Consumer confidence in Brazil fell in November for the second month in a row, a survey showed on Wednesday, reflecting growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy, and the looming end of emergency government income transfers. Government officials have trumpeted the economy’s ‘V-shaped’ rebound from […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:30:41 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!