To address the lack of manpower in the health sector in the seaside city of Brazil, the government announced that it will hire 2,943 servers to be deployed to the six federal state hospitals.
The Dominican Republic is taking measures to prevent the Zika Virus from entering their country.
Rio de Janeiro steps up efforts to root out the virus ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
Brazil has approved a dengue fever vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine division of France's Sanofi SA.
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The virus causes a rare condition called microcephaly, which makes infants born with shrunken skulls.
A Chinese naval hospital ship is making its first-ever stop in South America as the Asian economic giant’s influence is expanding in the region.
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree on Tuesday legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes.
A cardinal in Mexico said that the Catholic Church doesn’t oppose using marijuana for medicinal reasons.
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Sidral Mundet, a Mexican sugary drink by Coca-Cola, has come under fire because critics say that it "misleads" consumers.
English teacher Bluidson Cardenas Ledesma is changing education in Peru for the better by raising gender awareness in the country.
According to the Pan American Health Organization 130 million people in Latin American are overweight and obese, that is almost a quarter of the population.
A Brazilian lawmaker was named as the winner of the Racist of the Year Award for his anti-gay slurs against indigenous people in the Amazon.
The Guatemalan government is investigating the cases of the victims of a secret medical testing conducted by the United States in the 1940s.
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