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.
May 11, 2013 |
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A Brazilian government plan to import 6,000 Cuban doctors to practice in needy areas is being greeted with criticism from local medical professionals. Much of the medical care in Brazil is concentrated in rich, densely populated urban centers, leaving more distant parts of the country, especially the Amazon jungle, underserved. The presence of Cuban doctors in Venezuelan slums has been one of the flagship social programs of the Chavista governments there.
April 6, 2013 |
In celebration of their retirement, Kaz Kowalski and his wife, Eugenia, visited Brazil in February and March. Fishing for piranha on the Rio Negro, a blackwater river in northwest Brazil, the couple spotted a caiman emerge from under the water. As it peered out over the river with its hypnotic eyes, its movement created a wave pattern on the smooth, dark water, Kowalski said. The longtime Long Beach resident used a Canon SX30IS. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.