Brazil’s Brain Drain

Since I work on this site with fellow Harvard Radcliffe alumnae, this article will be particularly interesting! https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/07/24/brazils-brain-drain-is-getting-worse Out the doorBrazil’s brain drain is getting worse Political instability and a shortage of funds are pushing scientists abroad Barbara gomes has almost completed her doctorate in biomedicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (ufrj), one ofContinue reading “Brazil’s Brain Drain”

One city, two worldsRio de Janeiro asks why its cops kill so many black people

This is a good article about a recent police operation in Rio de Janeiro. https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/08/12/rio-de-janeiro-asks-why-its-cops-kill-so-many-black-people One city, two worldsRio de Janeiro asks why its cops kill so many black people Activists are increasingly pushing back At dawn on May 6th residents of Jacarezinho, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, woke to the sound of police helicoptersContinue reading “One city, two worldsRio de Janeiro asks why its cops kill so many black people”

Porto Maravalley

https://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/capital/post/porto-maravalley-o-projeto-que-quer-transformar-o-porto-do-rio-em-polo-de-start-ups.html The above article, which I copy and translate below, discusses a interesting project in entrepreneurship, in which Ricardo Geromel is cited as a consultant to the city of Rio. A Invest Rio, agência de atração de negócios da prefeitura, tentará uma saída para a crise do Porto Maravilha. Junto com a aceleradora Fábrica deContinue reading “Porto Maravalley”

JFK

https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/media-galleries/world-war-ii “Kennedy” is the center, physically and perhaps morally, of PUC-Rio.br, the “Harvard of South America” and the lead Jesuit institution in Brazil. Working with a diplomat, “Kevin” at the US Consulate at Av Presidente Wilson 147, I am in the process of developing a MOOC based on americanenglish.state.gov to be sent out to eductemagis.orgContinue reading “JFK”

Robert (Bob) Kennedy at the Catholic (Jesuit) University of Rio de Janeiro

http://nucleodememoria.vrac.puc-rio.br/pessoas/robert-bob-kennedy I’ve posted the pictures of Robert (Bob) Kennedy in his appearance at the Catholic Jesuit University (PUC-Rio.Br) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was suggested to me by a friend and diplomat, Kevin, at the local US Consulate. He also directed me to a useful MOOC, americanenglish.state.gov, which I aspire to use as aContinue reading “Robert (Bob) Kennedy at the Catholic (Jesuit) University of Rio de Janeiro”