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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

Carnival Gives Brazil Ideas About How To Fight Zika

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Dancing mosquitoes, songs and free condoms are part of the events designed to raise Zika consciousness.

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How Much Harm Can The Zika Virus Really Do?

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Researchers are looking into the possible link to birth defects — and suspected cases of hearing loss in adults. First they need a fast test to identify the virus.

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Zika Virus Reignites Abortion Debate In Brazil

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Increased incidents of microcephaly in infants has spurred guidance to women that boils down to: Don't get pregnant. But women in Brazil have few options.

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Doctors In Brazil Admit Doubt In Number Of Zika-Linked Microcephaly Cases

Friday, January 29, 2016

How many cases of microcephaly in Brazil have actually been linked to the Zika virus? Of the nearly 4,200 cases reported, only six have been linked with certainty to the virus.

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Zika-Linked Brain Damage In Infants May Be 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

Friday, January 29, 2016

An investigation is finding "profound abnormalities" in babies with microcephaly who are born to Brazilian mothers suspected of having the Zika infection.

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In Brazil, Researchers Launch Massive Study Into Zika Virus

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A team of researchers working on a Zika vaccine has a massive study underway assessing pregnant women and newborns in the northeastern region of Bahia, Brazil. It is the largest study of its kind into a virus that is sweeping across Latin America and has been linked to microcephaly in infants.

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Nations Across Latin America Grapple With Rapid Spread Of Zika Virus

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Authorities in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica are encouraging women to delay getting pregnant due to the spread of the mosquito-borne illness, Zika. The virus has been linked to brain damage in infants. Delaying pregnancy is a challenge for women in the region where rape is the cause of many pregnancies, and women have little access to contraception.

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Zika Virus Likely Affected Her Baby, And She Feels Brazil Doesn't Care

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The government is trying to wipe out Zika virus, which has been linked to a severe birth defect. But is it doing enough to help families whose children have been affected?

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Amid Recession, Brazil Struggles With The Huge Costs Of The Olympics

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Brazil was riding high when it was awarded the 2016 Olympics seven years ago. But the country is now in economic turmoil and facing a rash of problems as it prepares for the games in August.

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Brazilians Welcome The New Year At Big Beach Party

Friday, January 01, 2016

Some 2 million Brazilians rang in the New Year on Copacabana Beach. The ritual of dipping into the sea for good luck, often under the influence, is no holiday for the lifeguards.

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For Rio's Lifeguards, New Year's Means Hordes Of Drunken Swimmers

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Some 2 million revelers celebrate New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach every year, and excessive drinking doesn't improve their ability to swim.

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Brazil Rejects Israel's Ambassador; Israel Threatens Relations Downgrade

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Brazil is refusing to receive the envoy Dani Dayan because of his ties to settlers on the occupied West Bank. The Israeli government says the refusal could lead to a downgrade in ties with Brazil.

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What Brazil's Museum Of Tomorrow Means To Locals Today

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The museum is meant to revitalize Rio de Janeiro and inspire environmental stewardship. To critics it's an eyesore that alienates the local community.

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Impeachment Bid Against President Drives Political Turmoil In Brazil

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What's going on in Brazil? The president could be facing impeachment, and the country is going through its toughest economic downturn in years. NPR explores some of the challenges Brazil is facing.

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Rio's Museum Of Tomorrow Is Not Without Controversy

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ahead of next year's Olympics, host city Rio de Janeiro inaugurated the Museum of Tomorrow. The multi-million dollar structure is the center of a $2 billion remaking of its impoverished port district.

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This Holiday Season, Brazilians Turn To Satire In Troubled Times

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The president is being impeached, the economy is in a great recession, jobs are scarce. This holiday season Brazilians have little to be happy about. But as one observer says, it's better to laugh than cry, and all the bad news is causing an explosion online and in the media of satire.

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Global Leaders Move To Cut Emissions In Wake Of Climate Deal

Monday, December 14, 2015

NPR has reaction from Russia, China and Brazil on the climate deal reached over the weekend in Paris.

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All Across Latin America, Unwed Mothers Are Now The Norm

Monday, December 14, 2015

From Argentina to Mexico, well over half of all births are to unwed mothers. The change had occurred rapidly in the past generation, and it's taking place at all economic levels.

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Why Brazil Doesn't Want Women In The Northeast To Become Pregnant

Friday, December 11, 2015

In Brazil, health authorities suspect the mosquito-borne Zika virus is tied to a severe birth defect. They've urged women in certain regions to avoid getting pregnant.

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In Brazil, Rising and Rampant Racism Is Written On The Wall

Sunday, December 06, 2015

A group puts racist tweets on billboards in the neighborhood in which the troll lives. The biggest lawyers group seeks an apology and reparations for slavery. Brazil is combating racism in new ways.

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