Archive for February, 2015

Sao Paulo Needs Water; A Lot Of Water02.17.15

 

Brazil Largest City Has A Major Water Problem

Anyone who has visited Sao Paulo, just talk to my friend Sultan Alhokair,  will tell you it is one of the most complex big cities in the world. Over 11 million people call Sao Paulo home, and most of them don’t have enough water to drink, clean or brush their teeth with.

Some residents are drilling their own wells in order to survive. One Brazilian woman put the situation this way: “This is Brazil, where human beings are treated worse than dogs by our own politicians.” She may be right. Brazil has plenty of fresh water. In fact, Brazil has one-eighth of the globe’s freshwater. So what’s the problem?

It’s a multi-tiered problem. The recent drought didn’t help Sao Paulo’s leaky water system, plus deforestation, pollution and massive overcrowding are having a huge impact on the city’s ability to bounce back.

Brazil is a very resourceful country. Brazilians move to the beat of their souls and if their soul is telling them to solve the problem they will. But it may not be in this century.

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Brazil Prison Break: 26 Escape After Guards Seduced02.09.15

 

This week in Brazil, 26 inmates were able to escape from a prison located in Nova Mutum, a city near Cuiaba.

Apparently, from the story my coworker Brad Reifler got,  2 women were able to gain access to the prison by dressing in sexy police costumes and proceeded to have a few drinks with the prison guards. They allegedly spiked the guards drinks and seduced them. The outfits were found, along with several bottles of spiked whiskey, the next morning next to the naked and handcuffed prison guards.

Another man, the director of the prison, was also there but had been asleep. He did not appear to have been involved in the seduction, but was being held for questioning.

 

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