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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina has received so far, from several international suppliers, more than 15 million vaccine doses against Covid-19, of which 8,878,491 first doses have already been applied, 19.38 % of the population, and 2,452,575 second...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although much of the attention on the pandemic is focused on India, the World Health Organization (WHO) today alerted on the advance of Covid-19 in Latin America, where many countries are reaching peak levels...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (BBC Brasil) Son of an Uruguayan woman, Abdel is an example of a 'doble chapa', as Brazilians of Uruguayan descent who have dual citizenship are called in the region. Like him, Brazilians over 18 years...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control---the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The increasing number of registered cases and deaths related to yellow fever in Brazil have led to health officials to step up the vaccination campaigns and the World Health Organization...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a study done by the non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace, sixty percent of the food used for school lunches in Rio de Janeiro’s municipal schools contained pesticide residue. Some...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With only two months to go before the start of the 2016 Olympics, on Tuesday (June 7th), health officials for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee released welcome news indicating that...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Visitors who wish to see the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later on this year should not fear being contaminated by the Zika virus, said general director...

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