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In Brazil, 1,000 Protest Murder of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman
The killing of Marielle Franco, a human-rights activist who argued an aggressive police culture was the cause of much violence in the city, has led to outrage and demonstrations.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:15:47 GMT

‘World Upside Down’: As Trump Pushes Tariffs, Latin America Links Up
The Trump administration’s protectionist policies are prompting governments from Chile to Canada to forge closer ties with one another, and to seek more trade with China and Europe.

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:59:24 GMT

Transgender Volleyball Star in Brazil Eyes Olympics and Stirs Debate
Tifanny Abreu, a top-ranked player in Brazilian professional volleyball, is transgender. She is setting records and plans to play in the Tokyo Games in 2020.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:00:07 GMT

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil
Marielle Franco, a political rising star and human rights advocate, was critical of security policy and the recent military intervention in the city.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:24:26 GMT

This Hummingbird Chirps Like an Insect. Can It Hear Its Own Sound?
A South American hummingbird’s noise is well above the normal hearing range of most birds, perhaps to stand out amid the din of other species in its habitat.

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:14:11 GMT

Yellow Fever Circles Brazil’s Huge Cities
With an outbreak in its second year, officials are trying to vaccinate 23 million people against the virus. The government was slow to act, critics say.

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:08:11 GMT

Argentina’s Top Spy Accused in Brazil Corruption Case
The allegations against Gustavo Arribas represent the first time a senior official in President Mauricio Macri’s administration has been caught up in the wide-ranging investigation.

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:20:26 GMT

House Hunting in … Brazil
With the value of the Brazilian real dropping relative to that of the dollar, property in Brazil is becoming more affordable for American buyers.

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:15:43 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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Starbucks Signs Deal to Spur Expansion in Brazil
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The well-known American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, Starbucks, has announced that it has signed a deal with Brazil’s leading restaurant operator, SouthRock, allowing the group to fully license Starbucks retail operations throughout the country. The agreement paves the way for SouthRock’s planned expansion of […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:05:18 PDT

Brazil May Disburse R$1 Billion for Military Intervention in Rio
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The federal government in Brazil agreed to disburse extra funds for security agents in Rio de Janeiro during the military intervention in the state’s public security system, according to President Temer’s press team. The financing of the intervention had been one of the issues […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:26 PDT

Carrancas: Cave Paintings and Waterfalls in Southern Minas Gerais
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Little known among travelers in Brazil, Carrancas, in Southern Minas Gerais, preserves the most beautiful natural treasures from Cerrado, the countryside’s typical biome. For those looking for stunning waterfalls, archaeological paintings and a lovely village, the approximately six-hour trip from Rio de Janeiro to Carrancas […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:30:10 PDT

Rio’s Big Four Qualify for Taça Rio Semis in Final Round
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a pivotal day of football (soccer) on Sunday, March 18th, as the 2018 Taça Rio regular season entered its final round with semi-final spots mostly undecided. At the end of the day, Rio’s big four clubs, Flamengo, Botafogo, Vasco, and Fluminense, earned the […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:15:17 PDT

Opinion: Who Murdered Rio Councillor Marielle Franco?
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon was blithely finishing the third part of his desultory philippic on Brazil’s confusing “presumption of innocence” — admittedly an abstruse topic — when Rio’s reality intervened. City councillor Marielle Franco was assassinated while sitting in the back seat of a car. A man (Anderson […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:00:22 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!