Trump, right-wing Bolsonaro announce special relationship
President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro -- and received plenty back -- in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.
Trump hosts 'Trump of the Tropics' Bolsonaro at White House
Finally, Trump of the Tropics -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro -- is meeting the Bolsonaro of the North -- Donald Trump himself.
Short regimen for preventing TB found safe when co-administered with new first-line HIV drug
In an important moment for tuberculosis (TB) control, a new study finds that a shorter regimen to prevent TB can be safely co-administered with dolutegravir (DTG)—the first-line drug to treat Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) in many high-burden TB countries. Presented last week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the study found that…
Okparaebo inspires girl-child with free training, equipment
But for providence, Ezinne Okparaebo would have been a Nigerian sprinter, dominating the tracks in major international competitions for Africa’s most populous country. The lady, who has been among the world’s best sprinters for over 15 years, is seen as a trailblazer for her adopted country, Norway, for which she has won many international laurels.…
Maduro shuts Venezuela's border with Brazil
President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela would shut its border with Brazil on Thursday "until further notice" amid a tense standoff with opposition leader Juan Guaido over allowing in humanitarian aid. Maduro said the land border with Brazil would be "completely and absolutely" closed from 8:00 pm (0000 GMT) "until further notice," following a meeting with…
Residents near Brazil dam disaster exposed to illness, expert warns
Inhabitants in Brazil's southeast where a dam collapsed at a mine nearly two weeks ago, releasing mineral-laced waste in a deadly torrent, are at heightened risk from a range of illnesses, according to an epidemiologist.
Brazil's Bolsonaro ill after surgery
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was ill in hospital with a feeding tube Sunday following surgery days ago to remove a colostomy bag fitted after he suffered a knife attack late last year.
Deadly Brazil dam collapse raises fears of environmental woes
Nearly a week after a dam storing mining waste collapsed in southeast Brazil, the human cost is clear, with nearly 350 killed or missing, but the environmental impact is still being evaluated.
Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapse
Five engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week at a mine in the country's southeast, officials said.