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Cuba Is Pulling Doctors From Brazil After ‘Derogatory’ Comments by Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, said a program that sends thousands of Cuban doctors to underserved regions of his country amounted to “slave labor.”

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:20:23 GMT


In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return
Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:00:09 GMT


As Brazil’s Far Right Leader Threatens the Amazon, One Tribe Pushes Back
“Where there is indigenous land,” newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro has said, “there is wealth underneath it.”

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:00:12 GMT


What the Hell Happened to Brazil? (Wonkish)
How did an up-and-coming economy suffer such a severe slump?

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:51:38 GMT


The Lounge Pianist Who Invented Samba Funk
For 41 years, Dom Salvador has been playing jazz standards at the River Café under the Brooklyn Bridge. He’s ready for the spotlight again.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:00:19 GMT


Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans Rot
North Dakota’s soybean crops are flourishing. But China has stopped buying.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:00:16 GMT


4 Ways World Leaders Have Echoed Trump’s Words and Policies
Foreign leaders are using President Trump’s statements to justify their actions, citing him directly or simply echoing his words. Here are some of the ways his words are being adopted.

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:37:36 GMT


Bolsonaro’s Cabinet Will Include Brazil Judge Who Convicted Lula
Judge Sérgio Moro doomed the ex-president’s bid to return to power. Now he’s going to serve as his rival’s justice minister.

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 20:00:41 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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Samarco Offers Millions to Municipalities to Drop Dam-Break Lawsuits
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thirty-nine municipalities in the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo have been offered R$53 million to withdraw lawsuits against Samarco and its main shareholders, Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian giant BHP Billiton, including those filed in the United Kingdom, according to government news agency […]

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:00:12 PST


Women of the World Festival Debuts in Brazil at Rio’s Porto Maravilha
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, November 16th, the first ever South American Women of the World Festival (‘WOW’ or ‘Festival Mulheres do Mundo’) will be arriving at Rio’s Porto Maravilha area, where over 150 activities will be held, all free and open to the public. The event will […]

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:00:15 PST


Brazil Faces Uruguay in London at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter   RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The football (soccer) teams of Brazil and Uruguay face off in a friendly game on Friday (November 16th) at 8PM in London, or 6PM in local Brazilian time zone. Playing at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, the Seleção will be short of two starters: Phillipe Coutinho […]

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:30:04 PST


Opinion: Brazil’s Bolsonaro – How’s He Doing?
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the weeks pass since Jair Bolsonaro won election as President, he’s been taking steps to define his policies and practices after his inauguration on January 1st. These steps include reorganizing Ministries and appointing Ministers, as well as announcing new policy directions. It is clear that […]

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:00:39 PST


Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, November 16, 2018
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: Meu Baile é Neon @ Espaço Acústica (Centro) – Do you want to party in neon all through this holiday night? Then this is the event for you! Meu […]

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00:09 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!