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Aldyr Schlee, 83, Dies; Created Brazil Soccer Team’s Iconic Jersey
Mr. Schlee won a contest, though he was skeptical about the rules: The jersey design had to use the blue, green, white and yellow of Brazil’s flag.

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:22:41 GMT

Cuba Is Pulling Doctors From Brazil After ‘Derogatory’ Comments by Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, said a program that sends thousands of Cuban doctors to underserved regions of his country amounted to “slave labor.”

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:20:23 GMT

In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return
Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:00:09 GMT

As Brazil’s Far Right Leader Threatens the Amazon, One Tribe Pushes Back
“Where there is indigenous land,” newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro has said, “there is wealth underneath it.”

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:00:12 GMT

What the Hell Happened to Brazil? (Wonkish)
How did an up-and-coming economy suffer such a severe slump?

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:51:38 GMT

The Lounge Pianist Who Invented Samba Funk
For 41 years, Dom Salvador has been playing jazz standards at the River Café under the Brooklyn Bridge. He’s ready for the spotlight again.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:00:19 GMT

Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans Rot
North Dakota’s soybean crops are flourishing. But China has stopped buying.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:00:16 GMT

4 Ways World Leaders Have Echoed Trump’s Words and Policies
Foreign leaders are using President Trump’s statements to justify their actions, citing him directly or simply echoing his words. Here are some of the ways his words are being adopted.

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:37:36 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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Brazil’s City of Mariana Refuses to Withdraw UK Samarco Lawsuit
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Mariana (MG) will not withdraw the lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom for damages suffered as a result of the 2015 rupture of the dam in the Samarco mining facilities, says the city’s mayor. Samarco is a partnership between Brazilian Vale […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:00:37 PST

Taco Bell Opens First Rio Location in Barra da Tijuca
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new competitor has joined Rio de Janeiro’s crowded fast-food scene as American Tex-Mex fast food chain Taco Bell has opened its first location in Rio de Janeiro. First arriving to Brazil with a location in São Paulo in 2016, the chain has just opened […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:30:28 PST

Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock Plays Rio’s Km de Vantagens Hall Tonight
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Monday, November 19th, legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock stops by at Rio’s Km de Vantagens Hall, in Barra da Tijuca, to play a one-off concert as part of his 2018 tour. This performance in Rio is only one of two concerts he is playing […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:30:05 PST

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, November 19, 2018
We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Hamilton de Holanda e o Baile do Almeidinha @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – Brazilian bandolinist Hamilton de Holanda and El Baile do Almeidinha are back on the eve of […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00:23 PST

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, November 18, 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. LIVE: Dona Onete @ Praça Mauá (Centro) – Dona Onete, Queen of Carimbó, arrives on the stage of WoW – Women of the World Festival – to close the program […]

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:00:17 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!