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Brazil’s Outspoken Daniela Mercury Is a Swirl of Ideas and Songs
At 54, the singer and dancer has been courting controversy and shifting her sound. This week she comes to Sony Hall in Manhattan.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:00:04 GMT

Deadly Fires Stun Rio: A Boys Soccer Dorm, a Storied Museum, and Now a Hospital
At least 11 patients were killed in a fire at a Rio de Janeiro hospital, once again raising questions about hazardous building conditions in the city.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:50:05 GMT

House Hunting in … Brazil
As the nation emerges from a lengthy economic slump, the bustling city of São Paulo is beginning to see sales and prices rebound.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:31:19 GMT

A Modern Retreat in the Heart of São Paulo
This wood-clad villa sits on a third of an acre in Cidade Jardim, an upscale neighborhood in São Paulo, Brazil. It’s on the market for $3.1 million.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:30:17 GMT

La dañina política exterior de Bolsonaro
Los incendios en la Amazonía brasileña han revelado la nocividad diplomática del presidente de Brasil: el enfrentamiento personal con los líderes del mundo no va a solucionar la emergencia medioambiental.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:01:51 GMT

Two Men Kiss in a Comic Book, and a Mayor Orders a Raid
The raid drew a backlash from festival organizers, publishing houses, comedians and, finally, a Brazilian court, which barred the mayor from further seizure efforts.

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 16:33:28 GMT

H&M deja de comprar cuero brasileño por los incendios en la Amazonia
La tienda minorista anunció que había dejado de comprar cuero de Brasil debido a las preocupaciones acerca de que la industria ganadera del país haya contribuido a la deforestación de la selva amazónica.

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:22:03 GMT

Is Brazilian Leather Out of Fashion? H&M Stops Buying Over Amazon Fires
One of the world’s largest retailers will cease buying leather from the country, where cattle farmers are blamed for their part in accelerating deforestation.

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 23:44:25 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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Project That Expands Gun Possession in Brazil’s Rural Areas is Sanctioned

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro sanctioned on Tuesday, September 17th, the Bill 3.715/19, which extends the possession of weapons on rural properties. The measure was approved by the House of Representatives on August 21st. Bolsonaro confirmed the sanction directly from the Alvorada Palace, where speaks on the first day of work, after […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:19:02 PDT

After Threats, Paulo Coelho Invites Gay YouTuber Felipe Neto to Take Refuge in Geneva

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of Brazil's most successful YouTubers with over 33 million followers, openly gay 31-year-old Felipe Neto, reported that he has been threatened since he opposed the mayor of Rio, Marcelo Crivella, by distributing over 10,000 books on LGBT issues . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:49:25 PDT

Passenger Train Hijacked by Traffickers in Rio’s Northside

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A train from the Gramacho/Saracuruna stations was hijacked at rush hour on Monday, September 16th, by men armed with rifles in the Northside of Rio de Janeiro. The information was released exclusively by the column of Ancelmo Gois, GLOBO, this Tuesday, September 16th. According to the Brazilian train operator SuperVia Trens […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:59:38 PDT

Court Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Lula and his Brother

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo 7th District Federal Criminal Court yesterday, September 16th, rejected the denunciation lodged by the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and his brother José Ferreira da Silva, known as Frei Chico. The MPF had charged both with passive corruption. According to the […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:31:17 PDT

Rio Governor Witzel Sanctions Law Honoring Marielle Franco and Human Rights

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governor Wilson Witzel sanctioned the Marielle Franco Law, which officially institutes March 14 as the date of the councilwoman's execution and as the State Day of Human Rights Defenders. Marielle Franco was murdered in March 2018 and a year and a half later, the investigations continue without a definitive conclusion […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:22:18 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!