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China's first case of imported Zika virus travelled through Hong Kong

Feb 10, 2016

China's first case of imported Zika virus travelled through Hong Kong

China has reported its first case of the Zika virus in a man who recently traveled to Venezuela. #China #NewsTracker #Venezuela #Hong Kong #Zika
Venezuela likely underestimating Zika cases -doctors, Colombia say | Reuters

Feb 02, 2016

Venezuela likely underestimating Zika cases -doctors, Colombia say | Reuters

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's government is likely underestimating the number of Zika cases in Venezuela, which could hurt efforts to combat the virus-bearing mosquito, according to local doctors, opposition politicians and neighbouring Colombia. Some 4,700 cases of suspected Zika have been reported in the hot and humid country, Venezuela's Health Minister Luisana Melo said last week in the first official estimate of the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil #India #Middle East #Health #Venezuela #Colombia #opinion #article
Pregnant women in scarcity-hit Venezuela battle to dodge Zika | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Pregnant women in scarcity-hit Venezuela battle to dodge Zika | Reuters

CARACAS Carolina, who lives on the vertiginous hills of a Caracas slum, says she fell pregnant with her third child last year because birth control pills went scarce. When the mosquito-borne virus Zika - linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil - started to spread through the Americas the homemaker, now seven months pregnant, set out to protect herself. #India #Japan #science #Venezuela #United Kingdom #author
Venezuela doctors fume as health ministry fails to publish data on Zika cases

Jan 27, 2016

Venezuela doctors fume as health ministry fails to publish data on Zika cases

Venezuela's medical community is demanding the government publish statistics about the Zika virus and warning that the South American country, which borders nations that are hotbeds of the illness, could already be facing an epidemic. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Venezuela #Ministry of Health #Zika
U.S. issues travel alert over Zika virus in Latin America, Caribbean | Reuters

Jan 16, 2016

U.S. issues travel alert over Zika virus in Latin America, Caribbean | Reuters

U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The U.S. #United States #Medicine #science #Venezuela #author
Colombian drug lord gets 11 years prison in New Jersey | Reuters

Jan 14, 2016

Colombian drug lord gets 11 years prison in New Jersey | Reuters

A septuagenarian Colombian drug lord who has admitted to conspiring to traffic cocaine sold in the United States was ordered on Wednesday to spend 11 years in a U.S. prison, federal prosecutors in New Jersey said. Salomon Camacho Mora, 71, was sentenced by U.S. #Politics #United States #Pakistan #Europe #Venezuela #markets #author
Child pornography bust: 60 arrested in 97 raids involving 12 nations

Dec 14, 2015

Child pornography bust: 60 arrested in 97 raids involving 12 nations

Officials say that 60 people have been arrested in an operation against child pornography in 10 Latin American countries, as well as Spain and the United States. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Venezuela #Spain #Chile #Argentina #Uruguay #Paraguay #FBI #Mexico #Colombia #Guatemala #Costa Rica #child pornography #the United States #bust #operation without borders
Venezuela opposition anticipates election win

Dec 07, 2015

Venezuela opposition anticipates election win

Venezuelan opposition leaders said they anticipated victory Sunday after polls closed in a legislative election. #Elections #NewsTracker #Venezuela #South America #polls #Nicolas Maduro #Maduro #Freddy Guevara
Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election | Reuters

Nov 28, 2015

Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election | Reuters

SABANETA, Venezuela In 2010, late socialist leader Hugo Chavez knelt down in the backyard of his childhood home in Venezuela's lush plains to plant an orange tree named 'revolution' as red-shirted supporters cheered and cameras flashed. During a song-and-dance commemoration of Chavez's birthday last year, his successor Nicolas Maduro sowed another orange tree in the same garden. #Politics #Russia #Venezuela #markets #Turkey #crisis