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Brazil, University of Texas to Work on Zika Vaccine

Post on February 11, 2016, 3:37 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country’s health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. Minister Marcelo Castro said at a news conference that the government will invest $1.9 million Continue Reading…

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Security Program Expands for 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Post on February 10, 2016, 4:50 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

For Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, authorities announced they will have more than 400 agents of the Operaçao Segurança Presente (Operation Security Today) on patrol during the official dates. Friday February 5th to Tuesday February 9th. Teams normally work in two eight-hour shifts, using identification vests in green in Flamengo, orange in Lagoa, and Continue Reading…

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Samba Schools in Brazil Shine Despite Economic Woes

Post on February 8, 2016, 3:51 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

With the wailing economy and the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, Rio de Janeiro samba schools had to scramble and use their creativity to work the same magic with less money. Companies and government funds for this year’s spectacle were reduced as costs with material to produce the floats Continue Reading…

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Despite the Zika, over three million Carnaval revelers are expected in Rio

Post on February 4, 2016, 3:43 pm by admin 0 Comments

Despite the (Zika) viral headlines, over three million Carnaval revelers are expected in Rio de Janeiro. The main samba parade, February 5-8, is enormous, and six of the 12 best samba schools march to the Sambodromo (Samba Stadium) each day, for the chance to be selected the year’s champion. Additional samba parades, Carnaval balls, children’s Continue Reading…

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In Rio, Olympics will inspect for water to help prevent Zika

Post on January 27, 2016, 2:33 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

To guard against a virus linked to birth abnormalities, Brazil’s Olympic and Paralympic venues will be inspected daily during the 2016 Games in Rio Janeiro, games spokesman Phil Wilkinson said Sunday. Inspectors will be looking for any stagnant water where mosquitoes could thrive, he said. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease that has raged in Continue Reading…

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Brazil waives visa requirement during Olympic period

Post on January 22, 2016, 4:38 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazil’s lower house voted Thursday to grant a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff. The move benefits Americans, Canadians, Japanese, Chinese Continue Reading…

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