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International lenders active in Mexico are targeting less risky companies to maintain some exposure in a country adjusting to sweeping new policies from the newly-elected left-wing president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. “There is still some uncertainty regarding the new public policies of the new administration, particularly those designed for economic growth. The market is still...
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Numerous governments in the Western Hemisphere quickly recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of his crisis-torn country Wednesday. The United States and all but one member of the Lima Group of regional nations threw their support behind Guaido after he declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of...
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puerto vallarta
For years Puerto Vallarta faced a serious problem with garbage collection, due to poor city decisions and the inability of concessionaire companies. After seeking a definitive and efficient solution to waste management in the tourist destination, things seem to be improving. This is one of the greatest achievements that receives little notice over the last...
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lights
Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña inaugurated the new lighting system on Av. Mexico in the city’s 5 de Diciembre colony, where the project also includes other streets of this important tourist area, which is becoming more attractive to visitors and pedestrians in general. Along the route, 42 luminaires of 87 watts of power were installed with...
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Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do people become infected with Zika? Zika is transmitted to people...
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brazil abortions
Years after giving into family pressure and having an illegal abortion, one Brazilian woman says she is haunted by the secret procedure so taboo that hardly anyone will talk about it. The woman, who only wants to be identified as F.D., went to a clinic hidden away in the southern state of Paraná for an...
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Dengue vaccine
The World Health Organization’s expert group on immunization said on Friday it recommended that countries consider introducing Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in areas where prevalence of the virus was 50 percent or higher. Vaccination should be done between the ages of nine and 11, but efficacy improved as people got older, Jon Abramson, chairman of...
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Access to potentially life-saving contraception and abortion can be a lottery for women and girls in Latin America, often depending on their ability to pay or the personal and religious views of a health worker, Amnesty International said on Monday. In a new report, the rights group looked at sexual and reproductive healthcare in eight...
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The number of countries and territories in the Americas reporting cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus rose to 22 on Tuesday, more than double the number a month ago, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). An outbreak of the virus is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely...
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zika mexico
U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in particular cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as Zika has been linked...
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