Deadly flooding, landslides strike Brazil

At least 30 people have been killed following more than two days of torrential rains in the southeast of the country. The severe weather comes one year after a dam break killed nearly 300 people. Two days of torrential downpours have … Read More

Amazon rainforest fires are only going to get worse | Opinion

The number of fires this year in the Amazon is the highest since 2010, reaching more than 90,000 active fires. Farmers and ranchers routinely use fires to clear the forest. But this year’s number reflects a worrisome uptick in the … Read More

Amazon fires: Why is the rainforest burning?

The Amazon has been on fire for the last three weeks. And those blazes — they’re actually visible from space — have resulted in widespread outrage and alarm among lawmakers, environmental activists, and celebrities. This year, the number of fires … Read More

Brazil: Nearly 600K dengue cases through early June

Dengue fever Aedes aegypti/CDC Brazil health officials are reporting a dramatic increase in dengue fever cases during the first 23 weeks of 2019, according to recent data from the country’s Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde. From Jan. 1 through June … Read More

Central America Encourages Migrants to Leave—And Then Rakes in U.S. Dollars

The three Northern Triangle nations have done little to provide for the poor. Central American refugees ride a cargo truck in Mexico. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are, by all accounts, countries ravaged by gang violence, drug trafficking and … Read More

Arab League urges Australia, Brazil to shift stance on Jerusalem

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Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital  – AHMAD GHARABLI (AFP/File) Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. The Arab League on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on Australia and Brazil to “abide by international … Read More

Stings and deaths soar as scorpions invade urban Brazil to feast on cockroaches

A four-year-old girl died last week, becoming the latest scorpion victim in Brazil, where 184 people died from stings last year. Specialists in Brazil have warned of the rising danger of deadly scorpions amid a spiralling number of reported deaths … Read More

Brazil yellow fever update: 1,131 confirmed cases and 338 deaths

The Brazil Ministry of Health updated on Wednesday (computer translated) the information passed by the state health departments on the situation of yellow fever in the country. During the monitoring period (from July 1, 2017 to March 27, 2018), 1,131 cases of yellow … Read More

A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has travelers on alert

(CNN)Health officials are urging travelers headed to Brazil to get yellow fever vaccinations due to a recent deadly outbreak of the virus. The US Embassy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert on Wednesday for travelers visiting … Read More