Fighting Aedes Sp – Part 1- Anti-Mosquito lotions

To anyone coming to Brazil, and to brazilians, a few tips will follow about how to avoid Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and Zika virus. This is official info about the anti-mosquito lotions available in brazilian supermarkets (source – SIMERS, Secretaria da Saúde, www.rscontraaedes.ufrgs.br). It's n portuguese but nothing Google Translate can't handle.     Posted via […]

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That time of the year has come…

…when I repeatedly repeat the yearly repeat “I hate Carnival”. Tips for foreigners, whether you are in Brazil or not: DO NO ASK A BRAZILIAN IF HE LIKES CARNIVAL OR ABOUT CARNIVAL AT ALL . Do not ask a brazilian of he likes samba. Do not ask a brazilian for carnival party tips. Brazilians are […]

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O PT e a Farsa do Mais Médicos

Médica cubana abandona o programa Mais Médicos e busca asilo político sab as asas da oposição, alegando que o acordo Brasil-Cuba é uma farsa orquestrada pelo Governo Dilma e pela ditadura Castrista, que a OPAS não está e em momento algum esteve envolvida neste acordo, e que este foi arranjado entre o Brasil e uma […]

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Fãs Cegos e uma Vitória Falsa

Queria falar um pouco sobre as reações de alguns socialistas ao plano do Brasil de importar seis mil médicos formados na Cuba. Primeiro, deixe-me descrever a situação. O interior do Brasil não é bem desenvolvido. Em muitas cidades pequenas faltam serviços básicos. Coisas básicas como ruas pavimentadas, bancos, remédios, saneamento básico, conseguem estar em falta. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Last weekend we held a small thanksgiving feast – prepared by my lovely hubby Cary – and even though we don’t celebarte thanksgiving in Brazil, we even had Black Friday. We had turkey, blueberry pie, special gravy, mashed potatoes and yummy stuffing!! We found out that there’s peanut butter in the public market here, which […]

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Dona Zefinha – Comida Nordestina

Dona Zefinha specializes in northeastern Brazilian cuisine. The menu is extensive and has many traditional dishes from that area. The service was quite good. Many of the dishes are for 2, and we got the Caramão Tropical Refeição: shrimp and rice served in pineapple halves with a rich cream sauce. One pineapple half held the […]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – HeLa Cells

I’m finishing Rebecca Skloot’s account of the story behind the HeLa cells.  I can’t tell how much of my fascination with this book comes from the uncanniness of the story itself and how much comes from Skloot’s incredible mastery of the art of reporting a real story. It’s a non-fiction work but it looks like […]

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I’m in the middle of reading two books…

One is “The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements” by Sam Kean. It speaks about the development of the periodic table by telling stories the involve the use of the each element. I’m only in the beginning of the book, […]

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