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U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil
The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:33:03 -0500

Report by Brazilian Police Ties Michel Temer to Bribery Scheme
The report by Brazil’s equivalent to the F.B.I. has intensified pressure on President Temer as he struggles to push austerity measures through Congress.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:11:35 -0500

Dagger, but No Cloak: Brazil’s Top Spy Exposes C.I.A. Officer
Brazil’s intelligence chief apparently named the C.I.A. official and described the official’s position in a publicly available agenda of the Brazilian spymaster’s meetings.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:14:27 -0500

A Blue Note Jazz Club Is Coming to Brazil
The club, opening in August, will expand the franchise’s footprint to four continents and bring major international musicians to Brazil.

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:43:30 -0500

Court in Brazil Clears President Michel Temer in Campaign Finance Case
By a single vote, the Brazil’s top electoral court dismissed claims that the president violated campaign finance laws, ending a case that could have led to his ouster.

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:14:29 -0500

A Copacabana Protest to Oust Temer
Thousands of Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro called on President Michel Temer to resign after revelations of his involvement in another corruption scandal.

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:50:02 -0500

A $200 Million Bet on Brazilian Tech Start-Ups Amid Political Upheaval
A new fund reflects bullishness on Brazilian internet start-ups even amid political uncertainty in the country.

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:01:29 -0500

The Genocide of Brazil’s Indians
Indigenous people are being murdered while the Brazilian public remains silent.

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:14:52 -0500
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, June 25, 2017
Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Soul Brunch is a new event bringing classic southern American brunch food and drinks to Rio de Janeiro starting at 1PM today. Three Black American women who have made Rio their home are producing the first ever Soul Brunch in the historic area of Pedra do Sal in Centro. For […]

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:00:40 PDT

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – This Saturday, it’s time to celebrate Dia da Música (Day of Music) at Praça Luís de Camões, in Glória, starting from 2PM. Inspired in France’s La Fête de la Musique (the traditional French Music Festival), Dia da Música (Day of Music) will promote nine different shows for free; from MPB […]

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:00:52 PDT

The U.S. Bans All Fresh Beef Imports from Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil says it is working towards finding out what is causing irregularities in the quality of meat exported to the U.S. after, the North American country announced it was suspending all imports of fresh beef coming from Brazil. For Agriculture Defense Director, […]

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:30:17 PDT

Brazil Pharmaceutical Market to Near US$30 Billion by 2021
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a report by GlobalData, the Brazilian pharmaceutical market is set to grow from US$25.3 billion in 2016 to US$29.9 billion in 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent. This is welcome news in the midst of Brazil’s worst economic recession […]

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:58 PDT

Dia da Música Festival Brings Over 70 Free Shows to Rio
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, June 24th, over seventy music attractions perform for free in the State of Rio to celebrate Dia da Música (The Day of Music). Inspired in France’s Fête de la Musique (The Music Festival of France), the third edition of the event happens from […]

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:41 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!