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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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Brazil Elects Mayors, With Eyes on Presidential Race

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Brazil votes Sunday, November 29th, in municipal runoff elections marked by the coronavirus pandemic that will give a preview of where its political players stand going into 2022, when far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is up for reelection. Bolsonaro upended Brazilian politics when he stormed to victory in the 2018 […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:19:03 PST


São Paulo’s First Black Trans Councilwoman Defies Barriers

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - (AFP) As she steps into the staid chamber of São Paulo's city council, the first black trans woman elected to the municipal legislature is well aware of the dangers before her. "Brazil is a racist, homophobic and transphobic country, and I'm all that in one," says Erika Hilton. The 27-year-old activist-turned-politician […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:59:35 PST


São Paulo Governor Floats Using Chinese Sinovac Vaccine Without Brasilia’s Approval

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo could roll out a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac without approval from the national health regulator, Governor João Doria said in an interview on Thursday, November 26th, pressuring Brasilia to greenlight the vaccine. Health experts said Doria’s comments were an empty threat, as no drugs or vaccines […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:33:32 PST


Mexico’s Economy Rebounds in Q3, but GDP Down 8.6% on Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico’s economy bounced back strongly in the third quarter, driven by a strong recovery in secondary activities, but was 8.6% smaller than the same period a year earlier, data released by the national statistics agency showed on Thursday, November 26th. Gross Domestic Product grew 12.1% between July and September from […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:51:52 PST


US Health Authorities Recommend That Americans not Travel to Mexico due to COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In its recommendation dated November 21, the CDC puts Mexico on the highest alert level (Very High). “Travel can increase your chances of catching and spreading Covid-19,” the warning states. However, for those travelers who must move to Mexico, the CDC recommends talking first with a doctor to advise them […]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:35:20 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!