WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.
By Larisa Epatko
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness predominately in Central and South America, but outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The organizers of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said this week they do not plan to test the human sewage-laden waterways that will be home to aquatic events for viruses that athletes fear could make them…
Since 2003, PBS has followed children from different countries as part of the documentary series "Time for School." In this second installment, hear the story of Jefferson Narciso from Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro's poorest and violent neighborhoods. Shy…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.
By Darlene Superville and Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday.
By Michael D. Mosettig
As official visits go, it has been an inauspicious scene-setting for next week's trip of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the United States and a Tuesday meeting with President Barack Obama.
For years, executives at Brazil’s state-owned oil giant, Petrobras, took $2 billion in bribes as part of a massive scheme that implicated hundreds of middlemen, congressmen and politicians, prosecutors allege. Last week, the company made a rare…
By News Desk
A branch of the Amazon River called the Rio Solimoes overflowed this week due to heavy rains and flooding, and rose high into the streets of Anama, in the Amazonas state of Brazil, according to Reuters.
Paleontologists have stumbled upon a bird fossil in Brazil that is so well preserved its long tail feathers have possibly retained their original color and spots.
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