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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the decrease in the number of Zika cases in the country, Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (May 11th) the end of the state of emergency due...
Opinion, by Jack Woodall RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There hasn't been a yellow fever epidemic in Rio for over one hundred years, when the rich escaped to the mountains in Petropolis, Teresopolis and Friburgo in the mosquito season. ...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States released a study on Wednesday (April 13th) which concludes that the Zika virus can cause microcephaly and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Going against health officials recommendations a group of pregnant women came out to participate in this year’s Carnival street parades in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The women were participants...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials announced the first suspected case of Ebola in Brazil on Friday, October 10th. Recorded in the state of Paraná, on Thursday, October 9th, doctors transported the patient to...

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