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France to Partner with Brazil States on Amazon, Bypassing Bolsonaro
France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, bypassing Brazil’s federal government after a spat between the presidents of the two countries.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:48:51 GMT


‘En la Amazonía no hay ley’: el bosque tropical en el primer año de Jair Bolsonaro
Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático.

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 01:26:42 GMT


‘The Amazon Is Completely Lawless’: The Rainforest After Bolsonaro’s First Year
Deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, an important buffer against climate change, has soared under President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:00:43 GMT


From Friends to Frenemies? Trump’s Relationships With World Leaders
President Trump has a history of falling out with his friends. President Emmanuel Macron of France is the latest.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:08:51 GMT


Trump Says U.S. Will Impose Metal Tariffs on Brazil and Argentina
The president, in a move that would shatter previous agreements with those countries, accused them of weakening their currencies and hurting American farmers.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:32:57 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Brazil’s President About Amazon Fires
The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him of funding the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 01:03:22 GMT


Glenn Greenwald: Jair Bolsonaro quer silenciar a imprensa no Brasil
O movimento político do presidente brasileiro considera os jornalistas um obstáculo e prefere a intimidação e a violência ao discurso cívico.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:33:16 GMT


Measles Cases Continue to Rise Around the World
Nearly a quarter of a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to have been infected by measles in 2019 alone, the World Health Organization said.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 10:00:17 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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Four People die in Landslides in Campos do Jordão

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four people died due to landslides in the neighborhoods Vila Paulista and Vila Britânia, municipality of Campos do Jordão, in São Paulo state, which occurred after the rain that hit the sites Friday afternoon, December 13th. According to the state Civil Defense, among the dead are a boy of fewer […]

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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:47:14 PST


UN Denounces “Serious Human Rights Violations” During Protests in Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, led by Michelle Bachelet, twice President of Chile (2006-2010 and 2014-2018), published on Friday a report in which it denounces "a large number of serious violations of human rights" during the recent popular protests. "These include the abusive or unnecessary use of […]

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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:05:50 PST


Brazilian Government Plans to Auction 44 Infrastructure Assets in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, said yesterday, December 13th, that the government plans to hold sales auctions of between 40 and 44 infrastructure assets next year. Projects for the concession of ports, airports, highways, and

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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:55:29 PST


Brazilian University Students “Do Everything but Study”, Says Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a speech during an event in Tocantins state on Thursday, December 12th, President Jair Bolsonaro criticized Brazilian universities, saying that students do "everything but study". "Are there any Brazilian universities among the 200 best in the world? There are not! This is a shame! What is being done in […]

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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:58:31 PST


Health Ministry Releases R$152 million for Emergency Aid to Rio’s Health System

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The municipality of Rio de Janeiro will be allocated R$152 million by the Ministry of Health to invest in the health area. The agreement was signed yesterday, December 13th, by the interim minister of health, João Gabbardo, and the mayor of Rio, Marcelo Crivella, at the City Palace, headquarters of […]

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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:45:03 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!