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Bolsonaro, aislado y desafiante, subestima la amenaza del coronavirus en Brasil
El presidente del país sudamericano, quien calificó al virus como un “resfriado miserable”, es el único líder de una nación grande que todavía cuestiona las medidas de confinamiento para combatir la pandemia.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:07:45 GMT

Bolsonaro, Isolated and Defiant, Dismisses Coronavirus Threat to Brazil
President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called the virus a “measly cold,” is the sole major world leader continuing to question the merits of lockdown measures to fight the pandemic.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:48:38 GMT

Gun Ownership Soars in Brazil Under Bolsonaro
A year into his presidency, Jair Bolsonaro and his sons have helped fuel a gun rights movement that had little popular support, or political clout, in the country before he took office.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:46:39 GMT

Las favelas en Brasil podrían ser la mayor tragedia del coronavirus
Desde que llegó a la presidencia, Jair Bolsonaro ha favorecido a las grandes empresas sobre los trabajadores y a las élites por encima de los pobres. Pero ante el virus, el presidente tiene que cambiar su enfoque y proteger a los habitantes de las favelas.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:17:47 GMT

A maior tragédia do coronavírus pode ser nas favelas brasileiras
Desde que chegou à presidência, Jair Bolsonaro favoreceu as grandes empresas em detrimento dos trabalhadores e as elites sobre os pobres. Diante do coronavírus, o presidente precisa mudar de postura e proteger os moradores das favelas.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:05 GMT

Capturing a World of Emptiness
How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:00:27 GMT

Jair Bolsonaro coloca em risco a saúde dos brasileiros e da democracia
O presidente enfrenta esta emergência sanitária no pior cenário possível: com uma crise política e um choque econômico no horizonte. O que está em jogo no Brasil com esta emergência não é apenas a vida dos seus habitantes, mas também das suas instituições.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:26:00 GMT

América Latina se paraliza para combatir el virus; Brasil y México se resisten
Los líderes de las dos naciones más pobladas de la región, México y Brasil, han minimizado el peligro y se han rehusado a la cuarentena.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:09:12 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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S&P Changes Outlook for 15 Brazilian Financial Institutions From Positive to Stable

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - S&P (Standard & Poor's) reported in a statement that the ratings of 15 institutions in the Brazilian financial sector were revised from positive to stable. The measure was announced on Tuesday, April 7th, a day after the agency adopted an identical review of the outlook for the country's sovereign rating. […]

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:55:48 PDT

Covid-19: Health Specialists Urge Smokers to Quit Immediately

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Health specialists yesterday urged smokers to leave their cigarettes behind and tobacco companies to stop producing and selling their products to help reduce the risks posed by the novel coronavirus, according to Reuters. "The best thing the tobacco industry can do to fight Covid-19 is to immediately stop producing, marketing […]

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:50:30 PDT

Brazil Records 13,717 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases and 667 Deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brazil rose from 12,056 to 13,717, according to official data released on Tuesday, April 7th. There were 1,661 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. The deaths caused by the novel coronavirus have reached 667. By Monday, 553 lives had been […]

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:35:11 PDT

App to Register for the R$600 Benefit now Available

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The App for casual workers to register to collect emergency aid of R$600 (US$150), provided by the government to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, is now available for download. To apply for the benefit, simply access the website or download the 'Caixa Auxílio Emergencial' (Emergency Assistance Benefit) […]

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:31:46 PDT

Military and Legislative Leadership Intervene to Keep Mandetta in Office, Despite Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uncomfortable about having a subordinate who thinks and acts differently from himself, over the weekend President Jair Bolsonaro had signalled his intent to dismiss Luiz Henrique Mandetta from the Ministry of Health on Monday and replace him with Federal Deputy Osmar Terra (MDB). The President backed down on Monday. As […]

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:04:21 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!