Covid-19: Brazil postpones its famous carnival parades to April

The Brazilian parades at the sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, in February 2018. CARL DE SOUZA / AFP Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, scheduled for late February, have been postponed to April due to the new wave of Covid-19, authorities said on Friday (January 21). The new scheduled date is April … Read more

Covid-19: Brazil and Germany record an unprecedented number of cases since the start of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic “is far from over”, warned Tuesday, January 18, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), warning against the idea that the Omicron variant is benign. Brazil, already one of the most bereaved countries in the world, recorded its highest rate of contamination in twenty-four hours. People wait … Read more

“Lulo” against “Bolsonaryo”: in Brazil, the video game between satire and political propaganda

Image taken from the game “Kandidatos” showing the different characters available. Here two fighters like Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The trend is recent but it is confirmed year after year in Brazil, and should be particularly fertile in 2022: the politicization of video games. Two phenomena complement each other, become entangled … Read more

In Brazil, the Rio militias are a state within a state

By Bruno Meyerfeld Posted today at 5:31 p.m., updated at 6:14 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationArmed groups, especially created by police in the name of the fight against delinquents, control half of the metropolitan area of ​​Rio de Janeiro. Their collusion with public authorities weakens Brazilian democracy. “I have the impression that they have … Read more

Torrential rains kill 18 in Brazil, 13 in Bolivia

An aerial view shows the flooding caused by the overflow of the Cachoeira River in Itabuna, Bahia state, Brazil on December 26, 2021. STRINGER / REUTERS A man was killed in inclement weather strikes the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, bringing the death toll to 18 since early November in the region, where 58 municipalities … Read more

Candidates for a spot at the Oscar 2022 are being shown in Brazil

short Music Non Stop no Facebook The end of the year and with it the proximity of the cinema awards. Before the Oscar, the most anticipated award from the public, some others happen like the Golden Globe e Critics’ Choice Awards. That way, we managed to have a ‘thermometer’ and predict which films are the … Read more

In Brazil, an evangelical judge enters the Supreme Court

André Mendonça, new judge of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), at his investiture ceremony, in Brasilia, on December 16, 2021. SERGIO LIMA / AFP He wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Jair Bolsonaro was present, Thursday, December 16, to attend the investiture ceremony of André Mendonça, new judge of the Federal Supreme Court (STF). … Read more

Yeast cells cause embedded objects to rise via the microbial Brazil nut effect

Journal Reference: Atul Srivastava, Kenji Kikuchi, Takuji Ishikawa. Microbial Brazil nut effect. Soft Matter, 2021; 17 (46): 10428 DOI: 10.1039/D1SM01327K Tohoku University Researchers dubbed this the “microbial Brazil nut effect.” Details of their research were published in the journal Soft Matter on October 6, 2021. The Brazil Nut Effect (BNE) happens when a granular mixture … Read more

The verdict fell on the dramatic Devillage campsite in 2014 in Brazil: the Belgian Union and Sun Reizen held responsible

While the campsite did not meet their expectations, the supporters are demanding compensation. The RBFA and Sun Reizen had already been acquitted before the Brussels Court of Appeal. On the occasion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the first tournament in which the Red Devils had taken part in a long time, the RBFA … Read more

Brazil: unable to create his own training, Jair Bolsonaro joins the Liberal Party

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the ceremony where he officially joined the Liberal Party in Brasilia on November 30, 2021. ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS The ceremony had been expected for weeks but was orchestrated without fanfare. Tuesday, November 30, it is in the modest conference room of an international hotel in Brasilia that Jair Bolsonaro … Read more