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Christian Science Monitor

January 29, 2016

MEXICO CITY; AND RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Early next month, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff will deploy hundreds of thousands of troops to fight Brazil’s “No. 1 enemy": mosquitoes.

The Aedes mosquito species, which is known to carry viruses including Dengue and Chikungunya, has gained fresh notoriety as it has spread the Zika virus in the region.

December 19, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s first police pacification unit (UPP) was installed in the Santa Marta favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro five years ago this month. But new research reveals that peace is still a long way off for some of the most violent communities across this coastal Brazilian city, with recent controversies creating further setbacks and challenges for the specially trained forces.

September 13, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Thainá Barbosa is rolling up her protest banner that says: "Give us doctors! Give us a better health system!" The 26-year-old dental nurse, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, was one of thousands who joined antigovernment demonstrations back in June.

August 27, 2013

Brazil has a severe shortage of doctors, especially in remote areas of the country. Cue the Cubans, who have a tradition of sending their doctors to help in countries like Venezuela and Haiti.

RIO DE JANEIRO — When Nelson Rodriguez’s flight touched down at the Guararapes airport in Recife last weekend, he became one of the first of 4,000 Cuban doctors scheduled to arrive in Brazil this year.  

August 20, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO — As Brazil rushes to prepare for next year's World Cupand the 2016 Olympics, it is facing another unexpected pressure: rising illegal immigration, spurred by the growing perception of the country as a land of opportunity.

July 09, 2013

UBERLÂNDIA, BRAZIL — Brazilian politicians are calling on President Dilma Rousseff to take a tough stance against the United States and boycott her official visit to the White House in October this year, following allegations that the US monitored billions of emails and other communications made by Brazilian citizens.

June 27, 2013

UBERLANDIA AND TABATINGA, BRAZIL — Brazil has one of the largest land borders in the world – at 10,492 miles long it flanks 10 nations. Earlier this month this vast frontier became the focus of the biggest military operation in the history of the country.

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