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One of Chávez’s Most Arbitrary Acts Has Finally Been Reversed
Venezuela has a chance to start loosening the grip of harsh disunity by releasing all of its political prisoners.

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:00:11 GMT


‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right
The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and scorn.

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:00:11 GMT


Brazil Mining Giant Vale to Pay $107 Million to Compensate Workers for Dam Disaster
The announcement follows a court ruling last week that the company was financially liable for the January disaster that killed at least 247 people, when a wave of toxic waste breached a dam.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:41:53 GMT


Brazil’s President May Appoint Son, Friend to the Trumps, as Ambassador to U.S.
President Jair Bolsonaro said his son Eduardo’s friendship with President Trump’s sons would make him an effective envoy. The idea immediately provoked criticism.

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:24:31 GMT


Brazil Judge Holds Mining Company Liable for Damages of Deadly Dam Breach
The ruling represented the first time the mining giant Vale has been formally held responsible for a disaster that unleashed a wave of toxic mud and killed at least 247 people.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:25:42 GMT


João Gilberto, an Architect of Bossa Nova, Is Dead at 88
Mr. Gilberto was the quintessential transmitter of the harmonically and rhythmically complex, lyrically nuanced Brazilian music, including a version of “The Girl From Ipanema.”

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 22:40:55 GMT


Where Do You Turn When the Anti-Corruption Crusaders Are Dirty?
Brazil’s Operation Car Wash was supposed to overthrow the country’s culture of graft. Instead, it’s brought corruption into the heart of the state.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:00:11 GMT


Former Rio Governor Describes Extensive Bribery in Bid for 2016 Olympics
Sergio Cabral, who is serving a 200-year prison sentence, testified that as many as nine International Olympic Committee members were paid off.

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 08:41:13 GMT
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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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Cannabidiol has Reduced Aggressiveness, According to Researchers From the University of São Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – CBD (cannabidiol) is effective in reducing aggressiveness induced by social isolation. The conclusion was reached by scientists from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, who researched the behavior of mice. The substance is extracted from marijuana, but unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it does not produce dependence or hallucinogenic reactions. The research was […]

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 02:06:39 PDT


Brazil’s Petrobras Sells 35 Percent of its Service Station Chain for US$2.5 Billion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras has sold on Wednesday, July 24th, 35 percent of Brazilians biggest service station chain, BR Distribuidora, for US$ 2.5 billion (R$ 9.6 billion), to 160 investors from different countries, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, among others. The Rio-based oil giant still holds 37 percent […]

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:41:26 PDT


Arrest of Four Vaza Jato Leaks Hacker Suspects by Federal Police Raises new Questions

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new round has begun in the exchange of blows between The Intercept and its media allies and the Brazilian judicial and police system. The arrest this Tuesday, July 23rd, of four alleged perpetrators of hacking into Minister Sérgio Moro’s cell phone, predicted by Glenn Greenwald already last week as […]

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:08:36 PDT


Prepaid Cell Phones are Losing Ground to Contract Plans in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In telecom language, prepaid has always been synonymous with the majority. It still is, but this leadership is under threat. From January to May, 4.5 million prepaid cell phones were deactivated, while conversely 3.9 million contracts were activated, according to the National Telecommunications Agency  (ANATEL). Companies say this change is […]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:30:35 PDT


Tarsila do Amaral Exhibition Attracts the Largest Audience in São Paulo Art Museum’s Last 20 Years

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tarsila do Amaral’s exhibition at the São Paulo Art Museum (MASP) already brought together 350,000 people by last Sunday, July 21st. It is the largest audience in the museum’s last twenty years, and a phenomenon only comparable to Monet’s exhibition in the 1990s, which gathered 400,000 people. On Tuesday, July 23rd, […]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:10:33 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!