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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Summer is around the corner in Brazil and with the hot weather comes mosquitos and possible diseases. Although Brazilian health officials have stated that they do not expect a surge...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite concerns expressed by a group of scientists and doctors about the threat of the spreading of the Zika virus during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the World...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The interim sports minister for Brazil, Ricardo Leyser, has launched a task force that will aim to secure the purchase of more tickets to the 2016 Rio Olympic and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, and the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, are arriving on Tuesday (February 23rd) to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A massive one-day campaign has been launched in Brazil this Saturday (February 13th) to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito with more than 220,000 armed forces personnel expected to knock on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – New evidence announced on Wednesday in the United States strengthens the theory put forth by the Brazilian government that the surge of microcephaly cases in the Northeastern part of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The chief of staff in Brazil, Jaques Wagner, says there is no possibility of the cancellation of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in August due to...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2013 wrestling was momentarily dropped from the future Olympic agenda. After modernizing, revising its rules and making it more inclusive for women the sport was reinstated and this...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced on Wednesday (January 27th) it was placing 220,000 armed forces personnel to help combat the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus. According to Defense Minister,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 2 travel alert for pregnant women in or going to countries where there have been reports...
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