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In landmark victory for the LGBT community, Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

Apr 29, 2016

In landmark victory for the LGBT community, Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it on Thursday. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Same-sex marriage #LGBT #Argentina #Uruguay #Latin America #Mexico #Colombia
Zika virus was present in Haiti before Brazil cases surfaced: Study

Apr 27, 2016

Zika virus was present in Haiti before Brazil cases surfaced: Study

The Zika virus — linked to serious birth defects — may have been present in the Americas well before it was first identified in Brazil in March last year. #World #Brazil #NewsTracker #Health #Haiti #Dengue #Americas #Chikungunya #Zika Virus #mosquito-bourne disease
Over 91,387 Zika cases confirmed in Brazil since January

Apr 27, 2016

Over 91,387 Zika cases confirmed in Brazil since January

Brazil's outbreak of Zika — which has been linked to the devastating microcephaly birth defect in newborns — has topped 91,000 cases, health officials have said. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Health #Virus #Mosquito #Zika #FHealth #Birth defect #Zika cases in Brazil
Dilma Rousseff's impeachment: Brazilian Senate to arrive at decision next week

Apr 27, 2016

Dilma Rousseff's impeachment: Brazilian Senate to arrive at decision next week

The Brazilian Senate's special commission will decide next week whether or not to proceed with impeaching President Dilma Rousseff. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Dilma Rousseff #Michel Temer #Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) #Brazil president impeachment
WHO warns of risk of 'marked increase' in Zika cases around the world; outbreak declines in Brazil

Apr 25, 2016

WHO warns of risk of 'marked increase' in Zika cases around the world; outbreak declines in Brazil

Largely contained to Latin America and the Caribbean, Zika's range is likely to expand as summer arrives in the northern hemisphere — and with it virus-transmitting mosquitoes. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Paris #UN #WHO #Mosquito #Zika #Aedes
Human activity may be threatening new reef system at the mouth of Amazon river: Study

Apr 25, 2016

Human activity may be threatening new reef system at the mouth of Amazon river: Study

Scientists have discovered a new reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. #Environment #Brazil #NewsTracker #Earth #Reef #Amazon River #University of Georgia
Road to Rio: Countdown begins with traditional Olympic torch lighting in Greece

Apr 21, 2016

Road to Rio: Countdown begins with traditional Olympic torch lighting in Greece

The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organisers hoping it will shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil. #Brazil #Greece #Olympics #SportsTracker #Dilma Rousseff #Olympic Torch #Rio Olympics #Rio Games #Ancient Olympia #Rio de Janeiro Olympics #Olympic torch lighting #Lefteris Petrounias #Giovane Gavio #Carlos Nuzman