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‘Trump of the Tropics’: How Brazil’s President Came to Power
Jair Bolsonaro spent most of his career on the political fringe, until his message started to resonate with a country reeling from economic hardship and a widespread corruption scandal.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:00:07 GMT

‘Many Views That Are Similar’: Trump Welcomes Bolsonaro
President Trump held a joint news conference with President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, a controversial nationalist, at the White House on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:13:46 GMT

For Trump, Brazil’s President Is Like Looking in the Mirror
Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is an echo of Trump: a brash nationalist whose populist appeal comes partly from his use of Twitter and his history of making crude statements.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:57:13 GMT

Like Trump, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Speaks Bluntly
The Brazilian far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro has been compared to President Trump for his willingness to stir things up. Here’s why Trump may find in Bolsonaro a president who’s just as outspoken as he is.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:10:34 GMT

A Year After Her Killing, Marielle Franco Has Become a Rallying Cry in a Polarized Brazil
Last year’s killing of a black, feminist gay council member in Rio de Janeiro has galvanized activist movements and propelled more black women to elected office.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:35:51 GMT

5 Students Among 8 Killed in Brazil School Shooting
The authorities say two teenagers barged into a school wearing masks and opened fire on students and staff members.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:22:18 GMT

Ex-Officers Arrested in Killing of Marielle Franco, Brazilian Politician and Activist
The arrests suggest that Ms. Franco, an activist against police brutality, was targeted by members of a criminal underworld run by former and current law enforcement officials.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:50:08 GMT

Latin America Claims to Love Its Mothers. Why Does It Abuse Them?
How the region became home to an epidemic of obstetric violence.

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:09:37 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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Brazil Nuclear Plant Uranium Convoy Attacked Near Angra dos Reis

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil’s nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the convoy early Tuesday (March 19th) afternoon. “During an escort mission at Angra dos Reis…near the […]

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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:30:10 PDT

Brazil’s Guedes Says Country Will Trade with Both U.S. and China

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is seeking economic partnerships with US businesses and opening its market to foreign investments said Brazilian Economy Minister, Paulo Guedes at a conference at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Monday. Minister Guedes however said his country would not be dissuaded […]

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:15:27 PDT

Third Suspect Arrested in School Massacre in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Suzano, São Paulo arrested a third student on Tuesday, suspected of taking part in the attack last week that left that five students, a businessman and two school employees dead, said police. The student, a minor, is said to have planned the […]

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:51:16 PDT

Jazz Maestro Kamasi Washington to Play Rio’s Circo Voador this Saturday

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Kamasi Washington is returning to Rio de Janeiro this Saturday, March 23rd, when he plays Lapa’s legendary Circo Voador. The jazz saxophonist, composer, producer and bandleader is returning to the Cidade Maravilhosa for the first time since his sensational performance at the city’s Theatro Municipal […]

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:30:32 PDT

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Funk Moon @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – This is the international party that happens every Tuesday in Rio’s nightlife district of Lapa. Prepare for black light, glitter and face […]

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:00:12 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!