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Here's the Story of Simone Biles: One of the Greatest Gymnasts Ever
We delve into the life of one of the greatest gymnasts of all time and her decision to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics.

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:52:29 +0000


Carissa Moore, Italo Ferreira Win Surfing Gold
Unpredictable waters churned up by a tropical storm led organizers to cram the quarterfinals, semifinals and medal matches into one day.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:05:04 +0000


Rebeca Andrade First Brazilian to Win an Olympic Medal in Women’s Gymnastics
Andrade spent most of the four-year cycle between Olympics hampered by injuries, and she qualified for these Games at the last possible moment.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:45:47 +0000


Olympics: Daniel Alves and the True Value of a Gold Medal
The Olympics may be a major championship for women’s teams, but they remain an afterthought for the men.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:17:15 +0000


YouTube Deletes Bolsonaro Videos as Covid Misinformation
The Brazilian president has repeatedly tested social media networks, which have struggled to deal with misinformation from political leaders.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:03:30 +0000


Brazil's President Is Hospitalized and Faces Possible Surgery
The president, Jair Bolsonaro, who suffered serious stabbing wounds in 2018, woke up Wednesday with a severe stomach ache. His doctor said he might need emergency surgery.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:02:00 +0000


El dilema de los militares brasileños: apoyar a Bolsonaro o a la democracia
Al respaldar a un gobierno que lleva a cabo uno de los procesos más extremos de destrucción de la democracia en el mundo, las fuerzas armadas corren el riesgo de quedar asociadas a él de manera indeleble.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:03:48 +0000


La Amazonía comienza a emitir dióxido de carbono
Un nuevo estudio que analizó cientos de lecturas aéreas de emisiones sobre los bosques encontró que las regiones forestales en el sureste fueron las más afectadas.

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:53:37 +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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Nicaragua grants nationality to former Salvadoran president Sánchez Cerén wanted by Justice

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Nicaragua granted this Friday the Nicaraguan nationality to the former president of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, who is wanted by the Justice of his country. Two days ago, a judge in El Salvador on Wednesday ordered the preventive detention of former president Salvador Sánchez Cerén (2014-2019) […]

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:45:44 PDT


Paraguay moderately “optimistic” about the drop in Covid infections

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Director of Health Surveillance Sequera recalled that those same numbers seemed "very high" in February, while now "they seem low," after daily figures exceeding 100 deaths and over 2,000 infections. "We have the numbers of what is critical in recent memory, but the numbers are still significant," he stressed. The […]

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:49:53 PDT


Unemployment in Chile drops below 10% for first time in over a year – INE

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The figure is owed to the increase in the labor force (9.2%), lower than that of employed (12.6%), and to the 15.1% drop in the number of idle workers, influenced only by the number of people laid off (-17.0%), the institution explained. According to sex, the unemployment rate for women […]

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:22:54 PDT


Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López in pursuit of his 4th gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The "Giant of Herradura" - his nickname because of his tall stature and the town where he grew up - is eagerly preparing to win at the Games, certain that he will go down in sports history if he wins a 4th gold medal in a competition at this level. […]

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:54:40 PDT


Rio’s city hall releases public for Flamengo’s Libertadores match

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another victory for Flamengo to return to play in front of their fans in the stands. After coming to Brasilia and performing to an audience, the Cariocas will no longer have to leave "home". On Friday morning (30/7), Rio de Janeiro released fans at Maracanã for the next game of […]

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:53:08 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!