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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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