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Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World
Value-added taxes are popular in many countries, especially those that are less affluent. The great advantage is a built-in feature that deters tax evasion, an emerging body of research shows.

Fri, 17 May 2019 18:56:08 GMT

Dam at Brazil Mine Could Burst Soon, Officials Warn
Months after a nearby dam breach at a mining site killed more than 240 people, prosecutors say another similar disaster could occur as soon as Sunday.

Fri, 17 May 2019 17:54:07 GMT

Save the Amazon From Bolsonaro
The future of the rain forest depends on an economy that revolves around its conservation.

Mon, 13 May 2019 15:00:07 GMT

These Days, It’s Not About the Polar Bears
Efforts to inspire more action against climate change have moved from trying to scare you to telling how you can make a difference.

Sun, 12 May 2019 21:34:55 GMT

Beth Carvalho, Brazil’s ‘Godmother of Samba,’ Is Dead at 72
A singer with a smoky, rough-edged voice, she championed generations of songwriters and modernized samba without succumbing to pop trends.

Mon, 06 May 2019 22:12:37 GMT

Bolsonaro to Skip New York Gala Amid Swelling Controversy
Chamber of Commerce award dinners tend to be low-key affairs. But the Brazilian-American chamber’s decision to honor Brazil’s new leader set off outrage.

Sat, 04 May 2019 00:50:41 GMT

Brazil’s Judiciary, Once Symbol of Anti-Corruption Drive, Now Faces Scrutiny
Decisions by top justices have begun to turn the population against them after years in which the judiciary had grown in the population’s esteem as the face of an anti-corruption drive.

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 16:02:47 GMT

Natural History Museum Will Not Host Gala for Brazil’s President
The museum said that it was “deeply concerned” about renting the space for an event to honor someone whose environmental policies had been widely criticized.

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:56:11 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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Senate Commission Approves Bill to Criminalize Homophobia

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, 22nd, the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ) of the Senate approved a bill establishing penalties for discrimination or prejudice on gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The proposal, criminalizing homophobia, promotes changes in legislation addressing crimes resulting from prejudice on race, color, ethnicity, religion, or […]

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Thu, 23 May 2019 00:11:22 PDT

Brazil’s Black Population Increases by 32 Percent in Seven Years

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2018, Brazil counted 19.2 million people who declared themselves black – 4.7 million more than in 2012, representing a 32.2 percent increase in the period, according to a survey published this Wednesday, 22nd, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). “We do […]

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Wed, 22 May 2019 23:08:22 PDT

Senate Authorizes Foreign Airlines to Operate Domestic Flights in Brazil

By Newsfeed/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday passed legislation allowing foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights, opening up Latin America’s largest air travel market after years of debate. The measure passed Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday following approval by the lower chamber on Tuesday. Because Congress added a provision barring airlines from […]

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Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:25 PDT

Brazil’s Natura Creates World’s Fourth-Largest Beauty Products Group

By Newsfeed RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura announced yesterday that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal that is valued at $3.7 billion, in a move that would create the world’s fourth-largest group of beauty products. Shareholders of both companies would have to approve the deal. As part […]

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Wed, 22 May 2019 21:43:33 PDT

Refugee Group Banda Bomoko to Play Free Concert in São Paulo this Saturday

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, May 25th, at 4 PM Banda Bomoko will be playing a free concert at São Paulo’s Sesc Presidente Prudente center. The band is comprised of refugees from Angola and the Congo who – with help from Adriana Queiroz, director of Infância sem Fronteiras […]

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Wed, 22 May 2019 21:20:55 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!