under brazil


Natus Est Ex Mortuis - On this day, May 15, 1909 James Mason was born, an English actor…One of Hollywood’s biggest stars. His iconic films included ‘Odd Man Out’, ‘The Desert Fox’, ‘A Star Is Born’, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’, ‘Lolita’, ‘North by Northwest’, ‘Prisoner of Zenda’, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, ‘A Touch of Larceny’, ‘Bigger Than Life’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘The Deadly Affair’, ‘Age of Consent’, ‘Heaven Can Wait’, ‘The Boys from Brazil’, ‘The Verdict’, ‘Mandingo’, ‘Murder by Decree’ and ‘Salem’s Lot’…


Willys AW 380 Berlinetta, 2014. The product of a collaboration between Italian company Maggiora and Turin-based design studio Viotti. The AW 380 was a contemporary interpretation of the Willys Interlagos, a version of the Renault Alpine A108 built under licence in Brazil in the ’60s. The AW 380 was actually Porsche-based and was to be built as a limited edition of 110 cars though it seems only the prototype exists

Tens of Thousands March in Peru Against Gender Violence

LIMA, Peru — More than 50,000 people marched in Peru’s capital and eight other cities on Saturday to protest violence against woman and what they say is the indifference of the judicial system.

Officials said the size of the protest against gender violence was unprecedented in Peru and followed several recent high-profile cases in which male perpetrators were given what women’s groups said were too-lenient sentences. The march in Lima ended at the palace of justice.

“Today, the 13th of August, is a historic day for this country because it represents a breaking point and the start of a new culture to eradicate the marginalization that women have been suffering, especially with violence,” said Victor Ticona, president of Peru’s judicial system.

Ticona said that a commission of judges would receive representatives of the protesters.

Newly inaugurated President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took part in the march along with first lady Nancy Lange.

“What we don’t want in Peru is violence against anyone, but especially against women and children,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Kuczynski said his government is “going to ask for facilities for women to denounce violence because abuse flourishes in an environment where complaints cannot be made and the blows are absorbed in silence — and this is not how it should be.”

Peru’s march follows similar protests against gender violence in other Latin American countries, including Argentina and Brazil, held under the slogan #NiUnaMenos — #NotOneLess.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAUG. 13, 2016, 11:45 P.M. E.D.T.

Johanna Döbereiner (1924-2000) is a Brazilian agronomist, and a pioneer in soil biology. Her work was rewarded with the 1989 Unesco Science Prize, and the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit.

Her work focused on bacteria that could be useful for soil in her native country. She encouraged a reliance on soybean varieties that depended on biological nitrogen fixation, which helped boost production and meant that thousands of people could access healthy and affordable food. Under her guidance, Brazil became the world’s second-largest producer of soy.