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Befuddled by the political inferno currently engulfing Brazil? You’re not alone. Chances are, though, that watching the chaotic, farcical scenes that went down in Congress on Sunday, when a majority of Brazilian lawmakers gleefully voted to impeach Brazil’s first woman …

A dengue vaccine called Dengvaxia has been approved for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a huge move which will reportedly stop around 80 percent of all hospital cases and 93 percent of fatalities caused by the …

A small study published last Wednesday sparked hopes that the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) had succeeded in creating a single-dose vaccine that would be 100 percent effective against dengue. Before you get too excited, the vaccine is

Rugby players have a reputation for being either extremely mild mannered, well-spoken professional sportsmen and women (see Jonny Wilkinson) or psychopathic drunks engaging in satanic rituals, obscene initiations and the kind of tomfoolery your momma warned you about (see Mike …

Chanting “Impeachment Now” and “Dilma Out,” over a million Brazilians joined a massive protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s government in more than 200 cities all over the country this weekend, asking for her resignation and former President Lula Da …

Facebook Latin America’s vice president, Diego Dzodan, was arrested by Brazilian police in São Paolo on Tuesday morning after repeatedly refusing to provide criminal investigators with users’ data for the last two months. He was released yesterday after 24 hours …

It may be time for us to reconsider the link between Zika and microcephaly — the birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, which has become one of the primary concerns behind the rapid spread …

Everybody’s favorite Michael Jackson-wannabe-come-President Mauricio Macri has once again danced his way into the hearts (or black lists) of the people — this time, the Brazilian people. Globonews, a Brazilian channel covering the upcoming Carnaval, is using Mac’s famous

Way back when (in December), we wrote about Zika virus cases in Brazil and said there was probably no reason to panic. Plot twist! The first Zika case may have just been detected in Argentina.

A man in Rosario,

You may have noticed the streets of Buenos Aires are eerily empty these days, and that’s because Porteños have fled the concrete jungle in search of more aquamarine pastures, generally in Brazil or Uruguay.

That’s right: turns out more vacationers