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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Argentina's Senate passed a tax to be imposed on about 12,000 of the country's richest people on Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Rio de Janeiro's shopping malls will stay open 24 hours a day through Christmas, authorities announced Friday, December 4th, hoping to avoid overcrowding amid a second wave of coronavirus. The move goes against the...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) warned on Tuesday of the possibility of aggravation of chronic diseases in the population of Brumadinho and its surroundings, especially in isolated areas...
By Scarlet Bringuenti Bennet, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Summer time has arrived in Rio de Janeiro and millions of people are heading to the city for sunshine, parties and the notorious Carnival. However, when coming to visit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cuba’s Public Health Ministry announced Wednesday that it will not continue in the Mais Medicos (More Doctors) Program, due to the requirements announced by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro for Cuban...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Only 38.2 percent of Brazilian municipalities have basic sanitation policies, which includes services of water supply, sewage management and rainwater management, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Polio and Measles Vaccination Campaign promoted by Brazil’s federal government and scheduled to end on Friday (August 31st) has been extended in those municipalities which have yet to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, July 9th, Rio de Janeiro's Secretary of Health in conjunction with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) announced they had confirmed two cases of the measles in Rio de...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least three Brazilian states have confirmed outbreaks of measles so far this year. The northern states of Amazonas and Roraima, together, account for about 500 confirmed cases and more...

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