Ashamed Brazilian buffoon to leave Congress in disgust at colleagues

Tiririca lambasts fellow congressmen and women for widespread graft and laziness in speech aiming seven-year political career A clown who has twice been elected to Brazil’s Congress for the purposes of the motto” It can’t get any worse” has said he is too embarrassed by his fellowpoliticians to operate again. Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, known…

Professor forced into hiding by death threats over Brazil abortion hearing

Campaigner involved in case that could lead to legal abortion in first 12 weeks of pregnancy enters protection programme Days before a Brazilian supreme court hearing on a move that could eventually decriminalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a leading feminist campaigner is in hiding after receiving death threats. Debora Diniz, a…

Zika ‘hysteria’ is way ahead of research into virus, says expert

Leslie Lobel says its unclear whether birth defects in Brazil are linked to Zika, and theres no proof virus causes microcephaly One of the worlds leading virologists has warned against public hysteria surrounding the Zika virus, saying global health authorities need to focus more broadly on prevention of infectious diseases rather than procuring a cure…

Very low hazard of Zika virus spreading internationally after Olympics, WHO says

Emergency committee on virus concludes that risk of mosquito-borne cancers spreading further through mass meet is very low There is a very low risk of international spread of the Zika virus as a result of the Rio Olympics, the World Health Organisations emergency committee on Zika has concluded. The panel assessed information and research on…

Zika virus counterattack: Brazil’s big plan to combat menace not easing anxieties

Health officials welcome mega-operation but remain cautious as education and removing breeding sites not enough to eradicate mosquito that carries the virus Amid rumors and anxiety over the Zika virus, the Brazilian government is preparing to launching a mega-operation to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites and to train the public about its role in combating…

Zika virus: health experts dread Carnival celebrations will lead to spread

Millions of tourists, likely not wearing protective attire, will descend on Brazils coastal cities during the peak breed season for mosquitoes Health experts in Brazil have warned that this years Carnival galas could worsen the spread of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne cancer with possible links to a serious birth defect in babies. In early…

Here’s Everything You Require To Know About The Zika Virus

A travel alert was issued for people heading to several popular destinations due to the spread of the Zika virus. According to Cond Nast Traveler, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) officially warned against traveling to Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto…

Land grab in Amazon jungle threatens dispossession, violence and assassination

President Temer is courting the mining companies and their political backers by breaking into pristine rainforest On 23 August it emerged that the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, had issued a decree abolishing the protected status of an immense area of the Amazon forest. The region is in the north of the country, beyond the…

Zika emergency pushes females to challenge Brazil’s abortion law

Womens groups are set to challenge the law in the hope of stimulating termination possible for women at risk of delivering a baby born with Zika-related defects Womens groups in Brazil are set to challenge the abortion laws this summer in the hope of making a safe and legal termination possible for women at risk…

Brazil’s president declares war on mosquitos to slow spread of Zika virus

220, 000 troops to be deployed to scour for mosquito breeding ground after nearly 4,000 babies since September were born with condition linked to virus President Dilma Rousseff has said that Brazil must wage war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, focusing on eliminating the bugs breeding grounds. Since September, Brazil…