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From Boston, Witness in Rio Olympics Bribery Case Has His Day in Court
Eric Maleson, a former bobsledder, told a judge about what he believed were bribes to secure votes for the 2016 Summer Games.

Thu, 17 May 2018 21:01:21 GMT


Stop Enslavement of Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil
Labor rights of immigrants are not high on this year’s electoral agenda, yet voters can be receptive to leaders willing to bring criminals to justice.

Tue, 08 May 2018 19:06:14 GMT


Anti-Corruption Crusader in Brazil Says He Won’t Run for President
Joaquim Barbosa, Brazil’s first black Supreme Court justice, was attracting support but he said he would not be a candidate, a decision he called “strictly personal.”

Tue, 08 May 2018 18:53:52 GMT


The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.
Brazil accused the U.S. of breaking off negotiations over the steel and aluminum tariffs last week, seeming to contradict the White House version of events.

Wed, 02 May 2018 18:22:46 GMT


Corrupt Leaders Are Falling Around the World. Will It Boost Economies?
Societies have become more willing and able than ever to uncover the shady dealings that go all the way to the top.

Wed, 02 May 2018 09:00:01 GMT


São Paulo Tower Collapses in Fire
A blaze spread rapidly through a building more than 20 stories high, killing one person, according to local officials.

Tue, 01 May 2018 13:04:15 GMT


Fire in São Paulo, Brazil, Brings Down a High-Rise Building
At least one person is thought to have died. The tower had been occupied by squatters, who have taken over many downtown buildings.

Tue, 01 May 2018 08:15:51 GMT


U.S. Allies Brace for Trade War as Tariff Negotiations Stall
Days before Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum take effect, negotiators for producing countries see themselves at the mercy of the president’s whims.

Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:43:46 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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Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, May 20, 2018
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Cariocando na Wood’s (Leblon) – A fun-filled beach party in full Carioca style, Cariocando na Wood’s will even host beach games like altinha and futevôlei. DJ Pele will play […]

Sun, 20 May 2018 02:30:42 PDT


Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, May 19, 2018
We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Mariene de Castro (Lapa) – Tonight, Mariene de Castro will be gracing the stage of Circo Voador. One of the most powerful female voices from the Música Brasileira, […]

Sat, 19 May 2018 02:30:27 PDT


Brazil Arrests Hundreds in Child Porn Operation
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heralded as one of the largest anti-pedophile raids ever executed in the country, Brazilian authorities confiscated more than a million computer files, issued 579 warrants, and arrested 251 people in 24 states on Thursday as part of its Luz na Infancia 2 (Light in […]

Fri, 18 May 2018 06:00:32 PDT


Laranjeiras: Carioca Charm and Tradition in Rio de Janeiro
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – What Laranjeiras lacks in beaches and tourists, it makes up for in verdancy, sophistication and a gema da Cidade (at the heart of the city) lifestyle. Tucked away from Guanabara bay and under the watchful gaze of Christ the Redeemer, Laranjeiras is a historically rich […]

Fri, 18 May 2018 04:45:51 PDT


‘Portugal 360’ Promotes Cultural Attractions in Rio this Weekend
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, May 17th, Cidade das Artes, in Barra, opened the “Portugal 360” festival, which commemorates the Portuguese culture and heritage in Rio de Janeiro. The first edition of the event will happen until Sunday, May 20th, gathering traditional Portuguese music, culinary workshops, stand up […]

Fri, 18 May 2018 04:30:01 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!