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Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say
Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant that may cause reinfection.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:34:41 +0000

Bolsonaro Rails at Masks as Brazil's Covid Deaths Surge
The president says that the pandemic precaution can lead to headaches, difficulty concentrating and a “decreased perception of happiness.”

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:37:14 +0000

Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19
The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:37:06 +0000

Your Wednesday Briefing
The ethical quandary of vaccine passports.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 04:07:32 +0000

Brasil era un ejemplo mundial de vacunación, pero con la COVID-19 ha sido un desastre
El país tenía un historial brillante de inoculación nacional. Sin embargo, durante la pandemia ha sido uno de los países con peor desempeño. ¿Qué salió mal?

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:00:11 +0000

Boris Johnson Says Brazilian Coronavirus Variant Is Not a Threat
A concerning variant of the coronavirus first detected in Brazil has surfaced in Britain, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson told citizens they have nothing to worry about.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:07:46 +0000

Brazil Is Brilliant at Vaccinations. So What Went Wrong This Time?
It’s not hard to work out who to blame for the country’s disastrous vaccine rollout.

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 14:52:20 +0000

‘V.I.P. Immunization’ for the Powerful and Their Cronies Rattles South America
A wave of corruption scandals is exposing how the powerful and well-connected in South America jumped the line to get vaccines early. Public dismay is turning into anger.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:05:22 +0000
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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Colombia to allow 30% attendance of Copa America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia said Tuesday, March 2rd, it would open its stadiums to the public for the 2021 Copa America it will co-host with Argentina, with a 30-percent maximum attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. "A Copa America without an audience would make no sense," Sports Minister Ernesto Lucena told Caracol Radio. […]

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:38:06 PST

Chile’s housing market slowed down in 2020, house prices still up by 1.7%

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile’s housing market is slowing rapidly, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The average price of new apartments in Greater Santiago rose by 1.7% during 2020, sharply down from the previous year’s 7.32% growth. Yet on a quarterly basis, house prices increased 3.98% in Q4 2020. Demand and supply are falling […]

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:16:41 PST

These are the best companies to work for in Mexico this year – CompuTrabajo

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the fourth consecutive year, the job portal CompuTrabajo published its ranking of the best companies to work for in Mexico, according to the evaluations of its collaborators and former collaborators. The Best WorkPlaces 2021 list collected 7.6 million evaluations by registered users of the employment portal on how to […]

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:54:18 PST

Mexican president plans renegotiation of power industry contracts

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico plans to renegotiate contracts in the electricity sector with Spain’s Iberdrola and around 10 other firms, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Wednesday, March 3rd, heralding fresh tensions between his government and the private sector. “Basically it’s Iberdrola and about 10 more,” López Obrador told a regular government […]

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:03:34 PST

Indigenous people sue French retailer Casino over Amazon destruction

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Indigenous peoples from Brazil and Colombia sued retailer Casino in a French court on Wednesday, March 3rd, over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon, campaigners involved in the lawsuit said. It is the first time a French supermarket chain has been taken to […]

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:51:24 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!