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In Brazil, Women Are Fighting Against The Sexist Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff

In Brazil, Women Are Fighting Against The Sexist Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff

When she was president, Dilma Rousseff’s administration did not always generate solidarity between feminists. There was often a marked line between those who tried to work with her government on developing better public policies and those who rejected her administration, citing the lack of advances in reproductive rights, in the political sphere and in education […]

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazilian authorities charged seven people in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in a Rio de Janeiro slum, state media reported. The rape of the 16-year-old in a building on May 21 sparked outrage after a 38-second video emerged on Twitter . It showed the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged […]

Very Low Risk of Zika Virus Spreading Internationally After Olympics, WHO Says

Very Low Risk of Zika Virus Spreading Internationally After Olympics, WHO Says

There is a “very low risk” of international spread of the Zika virus as a result of the Rio Olympics, the World Health Organisation’s emergency committee on Zika has concluded. The panel assessed information and research on the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly Zika, spreading through international travel and mass gatherings. Dr David Heymann, chair […]

Brazil President Urges Economy Reforms, Slams ‘Psychological Aggression’

Brazil President Urges Economy Reforms, Slams ‘Psychological Aggression’

Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer on Tuesday called for reforms to haul Latin America’s biggest economy back from crippling recession and slammed what he called “psychological aggression” against his government. Temer, who took power May 12 after the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff pending her impeachment trial, is seeking to cement his authority in the […]

South America’s Powerful Women Are Embattled. Is Gender a Factor?

South America’s Powerful Women Are Embattled. Is Gender a Factor?

In Argentina, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been indicted, accused of endangering the nation’s finances. In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff is facing an impeachment trial, and her interim successor has appointed only male ministers. In Chile, President Michelle Bachelet, once hugely popular, has seen her approval ratings plunge. What has happened to the […]

It’s Official: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly And Other Birth Defects

It’s Official: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly And Other Birth Defects

Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday. While there isn’t yet “conclusive proof” that the mosquito-borne virus causes severe birth defects, health officials asserted that the totality of the research thus far clearly shows that there is a causal connection, and […]

So, what is the Zika virus?

So, what is the Zika virus?

NEED TO KNOW: The Zika virus may be the Ebola of 2016, just a lot less deadly. The virus is spreading rapidly throughout the Americas. The World Health Organization said the virus is spreading “explosively.” Health officials are warning of a pandemic. And the news media is starting to take notice. So, what is the […]

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — There are a lot of big numbers flying around as the world struggles to understand and hopefully control the spread of the Zika virus. The epicenter of this apparent crisis is northeastern Brazil, where there has been a reported surge in children born with abnormally small heads — a condition […]

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