September 9, 2012
Re "Pedal empowerment," Column One, Sept. 6 How much would it cost to get Brazilian Judge Jose Henrique Mallman, who started a program in which inmates can reduce their prison terms by riding bikes to charge batteries that power boardwalk lamps, up here to revamp our archaic criminal justice system? The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We can no longer afford this dubious first-place trophy, nor can we afford the human wreckage left behind by convicts who have served their time.
October 10, 2010
A visa beef? The line starts here There is a very simple solution to the "Visa Vexation" issue [On the Spot by Catharine Hamm, Oct. 3]: Don't visit Brazil. If you are on a cruise line that has a port of call there, book another cruise. Do not plan to go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil either. Maybe with the loss of hundreds of thousands in tourist dollars, they will figure it out. Scott Snyder Mission Viejo I found Hamm's response to the reader who complained about needing a visa for Brazil somewhat lacking.
July 28, 2013
Re "Pope, in visit to slum, scolds Brazil," July 26 Pope Francis is indeed a representative of the Americas: He has the same tendency to profess one thing and do the opposite that bedevils this whole hemisphere. The Roman Catholic Church continues to deny women the right and ability to control their own reproduction, significantly contributing to poverty throughout the Americas. Rather than criticize the Brazilian government for indifference to the poor, the pope should recognize the role of church policy in the plight of the poor and fight to lift all restrictions on birth control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2000
Another horror story on the Jan. 24 front page about the insane drug war and what it is doing to Brazil. Has anyone ever figured out how many lives have been wasted by the drug war, and is it more than the drugs have killed? DOROTHY MELVILLE San Juan Capistrano
May 6, 1990
I returned from Brazil April 13, trimming a planned 19-day trip to one week. What a difference from last May when I stayed at the Excelsior Copacabana for four days (breakfast and dinner in the room) for less than $100. This time they wanted $93 daily. I reminded them that the airport listed them at a lower rate and upon showing a company ID, they lowered the price and for some reason later reduced it to $46. Some things have not gone up. Men's clothing prices at a nice store on Avenida Copacabana are stable.
July 30, 2012 |
The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated defending gold medalist Brazil, 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, in Group B preliminary match on Monday at Earls Court in London. The victory puts the U.S. as the favorite to win the gold this year. The U.S. was led by Destinee Hooker (22 kills, one block), Jordan Larson (16 kills, two blocks), Logan Tom(12 kills) and Foluke Akinradewo (nine kills). The team finished with a .350 attack percentage. The U.S. is 2-0 in Group B and plays China on Wednesday.