Former Executives in Brazil Make Deal in Exchange for House Arrest | The Rio Times | Brazil News

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Former Gutierrez Andrade employees t have agreed to turn state’s evidence in Lava Jato corruption scandal.

Source: Former Executives in Brazil Make Deal in Exchange for House Arrest | The Rio Times | Brazil News

OBS:

When I read this, my first thought was “Well, the jetinho is working.”  I may be wrong, but I have History on my side.  A couple of years from now I doubt any of these guys are in jail.   Yet, it is a big step in the right direction.

Video: Vibrant scenes as thousands party Rio Carnival in Brazil, despite health worries – Telegraph

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A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked Rio Carnival goers continue to party despite Zika virus fears

Source: Video: Vibrant scenes as thousands party Rio Carnival in Brazil, despite health worries – Telegraph

 

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Here in Goiania it is quiet.  Everyone, who can or wants to, has gone to the lakes or the coast.  There will be local parties, but nothing like you will see on International TV.   Those all happen in Recife, Salvador, Rio and Sao Paulo and a few cities in between.  Actually, all along the coast, there are small communities that will have great Carnival.  But, International tourist go to Rio, and Salvador, which is understandable.  If you ever get the chance to go to the interior….consider it.  It’s the difference between going to the Superbowl/World Cup and a local championship game of American football in Texas or a local soccer championship in the UK.

Notes From the Zika Beat: Heartbreak at the Hospital – The New York Times

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The Times’s Brazil bureau chief, Simon Romero, reports from the front lines of the recent outbreak.

Source: Notes From the Zika Beat: Heartbreak at the Hospital – The New York Times

 

OBS:

Good read written by Simon Romero, NYT, on Zika in Recife.  This type of boots on the ground report makes it “personal and up close”.

 

Zika outbreak: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to battle mosquitoes to curb virus – Telegraph

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President deploys 500,000 personnel to tackle the crisis as South American health ministers hold emergency meeting

Source: Zika outbreak: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to battle mosquitoes to curb virus – Telegraph

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Brazil has had a problem with the Dengue-carrying mosquito for years, which is the same one that is carrying the Zika virus, and what did the Government do?

Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women | Reuters

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Zika has been found in the saliva and urine of two patients in Brazil and while it is not known if such body fluids could transmit the virus, the discovery could make pregnant revelers wary of kissing strangers during the country’s often uninhibited Carnival festivities.

Source: Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women | Reuters

 

 

Brazil – Statistics, Rankings, News | US News Best Countries

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Occupying half of South America’s land mass, Brazil is the giant of the continent – both in size and in population. Brazil’s history is filled with economic turmoil, veering from boom to bust, and its culture is a melting pot that has traditionally welcomed the world.

Source: Brazil – Statistics, Rankings, News | US News Best Countries

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Scroll down to “Quality of Life”.   kkkkkkkkkkk

Tally-Ho! – When the RAF dropped in to Rio | Brasil Wire

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In the early 1980s, as the Cold War entered its last decade, the focus of Britain’s defence posture was clear. The threat lay to the East against the massed ranks of the Warsaw Pact forces. Since the post-war withdrawal from empire, just a few global commitments remained. Places like Belize in Central America, where the RAF maintained a small Harrier force to deter Guatemalan aggression, and the Falkland Islands – 8000 miles from the UK, but barely 300 from Argentina, and the military dictatorship that maintained Las Malvinas rightfully belonged to them.

Source: Tally-Ho! – When the RAF dropped in to Rio | Brasil Wire

With Zika outbreak, Brazil’s slump is becoming a nightmare.

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Brazil is justifiably concerned that the ongoing Zika virus outbreak could deter visitors from this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and has announced plans to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne disease during the games in August, including inspections and daily sweeps for insect breeding grounds.

Source: With Zika outbreak, Brazil’s slump is becoming a nightmare.

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A friend flying to Atlanta from Brasilia on Delta.  He was informed that Delta will stop flying this route 21 Feb 16.

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