Wow! The Supermoon Was Awesome Behind Brazil’s “Christ the Redeemer”!

Supermoon behind Christ the Redeemer

Of all the images of the Supermoon of July 12, 2014, perhaps this is the most dramatic:  the moon low in the sky, behind Rio de Janeiro's iconic 130-foot statue of "Christ the Redeemer." A "supermoon" occurs when the moon is full on the same night that it's at the closest point in its orbit.  Saturday's supermoon was the first of the season, but there's another on the way August 10. Photo:  Getty Images … [Read more...]

Before WYD, Brazil Ends “Happy Hooker” Campaign

Posters from the campaign for the International Day of Prostitutes feature the phrase "I am happy being a prostitute."  
Photo:  Brazilian Health Ministry

Just in time for next month’s World Youth Day gathering in Rio de Janeiro, the health minister of Brazil has ended the South American nation’s on-line “I am happy being a prostitute” campaign.  Some posters carried that message; others in the series teased, “I cannot be seen without a condom, my love.” In a country where prostitution is legal, the campaign was designed to promote condom use and reduce the stigma against sex workers. Health minister Alexandre Padilha told … [Read more...]


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