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Maduro Becomes Latest Leader Accused in Huge Bribery Scheme
A video leaked by Venezuela’s former attorney general shows an executive of the construction giant Odebrecht saying that he paid $35 million in bribes.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:58:36 -0500

Giving Capitalism a Social Conscience
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate discusses his strategy for reducing the global dangers of extreme wealth concentration.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:21:26 -0500

Transgender Brazilians Embrace Hit Soap Opera: ‘Now You Can See Us’
“Edge of Desire,” watched nightly by some 50 million Brazilians, is shaping perceptions about gender identity in a nation where transgender people face stigmatization and violence.

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:46:37 -0500

Brazil’s Women Soccer Players in Revolt Against Federation
The firing of the first woman to lead the national team has led to the retirement of five top players, and harsh criticism of the federation by former stars.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:30:22 -0500

Obama, in Brazil, Offers Familiar Slogan to Corporate Audience
In a paid address titled “Change the World? Yes, You Can,” the former president steered clear of political controversies at home and in Brazil.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:10:03 -0500

Brazil’s Olympic Committee Head Is Detained in Bribe Inquiry
Carlos Arthur Nuzman had undeclared assets, including 16 bars of gold stashed in Switzerland, prosecutors say. His “right-hand man” was also detained.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:30:53 -0500

Where Video Game Conventions Draw 300,000: Not in the U.S.
The rapidly growing Brasil Game Show, scheduled for next month, illustrates how important the industry’s overseas markets have become.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:38:16 -0500

Olympics Bribery Inquiry Includes Société Générale Transactions
French prosecutors have concerns that the bank might have breached money-laundering regulations, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:44:42 -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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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Decreases by 16 Percent
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon region declined by sixteen percent between August 2016 and July 2017, according to the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), a Brazilian government agency. Nonetheless, more than 6,624 square kilometers of forest were destroyed during the 12-month period, equivalent to […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:58:02 PDT

Brazil’s Petrobras Reports Oil and Gas Production Up 2.8%
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a Wednesday, October 18th statement from Brazil oil giant Petrobras, in September, oil production in Brazil averaged 2.17 million barrels per day, approximately 2.8 percent higher than in August. In addition, natural gas production in the country was also up last month, reaching 81.5 […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:33 PDT

Rio’s Caixa Cultural Showcases Collages by French Artist Henri Matisse
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Next Tuesday, October 24th, Caixa Cultural, in Centro, opens the exhibition “Henri Matisse – Jazz”, dedicated to the French artist’s collage work. With the curatorship of Ana Paola Baptista, who will lead a guided tour on the opening day, the art exposition will be on […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:18 PDT

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Good music and a stunning sunset meet this evening in Leme as the Mureta Groove party returns to Mureta do Leme, starting from 6PM. DJs Nicko and Drope will pump the party up with the best of disco, house, black music soul and Brazilian music. There will be promotions on […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:00:20 PDT

Brazil’s Senate Revokes Court Decision, Reinstates Aecio Neves
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday (October 17th) the Senate in Brazil overturned by 44 votes to 26 a Supreme Court decision that suspended Senator Aecio Neves from his legislative seat. The decision comes after a week of tension between Brazil’s Highest Court and the Senate, as senators accused […]

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:02:52 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!