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Bumpy Times in Brazil, but Hedge Funds Boom
With a government in turmoil, it may seem an unusual time to form a new hedge fund. But Adam Capital is off to a running start.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:37:29 -0500

Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds
As the world’s forests are carved up by roads and farms, the animals in them are vanishing. A simple fix may help.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:26 -0500

Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities Ends
An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country’s largest cities, health officials reported.

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:47:24 -0500

Elza Soares, a Revered and Fearless Samba Legend, Brings Her Throne to New York
Until May, the 80-year-old singer hadn’t appeared in the United States in over 20 years. On Saturday she returns to open Brasil Summerfest.

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:07:44 -0500

Brazilian Lawmakers Reject Bribery Prosecution of President Michel Temer
Despite widespread support for the criminal case to move forward, Brazilian lawmakers voted to spare President Michel Temer from standing trial on corruption charges.

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:39:25 -0500

Artist at Work: Carving Woodblock Prints in Brazil
Step inside the workshop of the Brazilian artist José Francisco Borges and follow the process of making intricate woodblock prints.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:00:02 -0500

Carrefour’s Brazil Unit Prices I.P.O. at Low End of Range
The stock offering is the first in Brazil since President Michel Temer was accused in a continuing corruption investigation in May.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:36:53 -0500

Brazilian Court Dismisses False-Report Case Against Ryan Lochte
Lochte had been charged with filing a false robbery report after a confrontation involving him and other U.S. swimmers who were in Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 18:54:11 -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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Rio de Janeiro Restructures UPP Program, Cuts One Third
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:30:45 PDT

Rio Hosts ‘Dança em Trânsito’ Contemporary Dance Festival this Week
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The “Dança em Trânsito” (Dance in Transit) festival is back to Rio’s stages. Gathering fourteen different contemporary dance companies from Brazil and abroad, the event presents 21 spectacles and four workshops until August 27th. In its fifteenth year, the project aims to stimulate the artistic […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:04 PDT

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, La Fiesta Latina comes back to the New Mariuzinn Copacabana, bringing the best of Latin music to Copacabana for a night of dancing. With DJ Guga Fernandes spinning salsa, cumbia, reggaeton and bachata, plus house and hip-hop for good measure, La Fiesta Latina is guaranteed to please a range […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:00:01 PDT

Brazil’s Armed Forces Operation in Rio Yields Results, and Complaints
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The security forces operation in Rio de Janeiro in eight favela communities on Monday morning led to the arrest of 43 people, seizure of eleven weapons and large amount of drugs was deemed a success by authorities, but residents complained and more than 21,000 […]

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:32:01 PDT

Residential Rental Prices in Brazil Decline Slightly in July
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to just-released data from the latest FipeZap Index, residential rental prices across Brazil’s fifteen biggest cities showed a marginal decline of 0.21 percent in July. Rio de Janeiro showed the biggest drop in the survey with rental prices declining -1.21 percent. Coming in a […]

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:30:22 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!