Tag: South America

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Colombia: Early Detection Of Cancer Critical

United Nations - In South America, Colombia is witnessing a spike in cancer rates, particularly thyroid cancer in women. With help from the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, this hospital in Bogota is using n...

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Uruguay: Cancer On The Rise

United Nations - The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, is assisting Uruguay in the fight against cancer. Currently, this South American nation has one of the highest cancer rates in the world and in the regio...

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BRAZIL: ZIKA VIRUS POSES THREAT TO PREGNANT WOMEN

United Nations - The World Health Organization, WHO, confirms that the Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, damages the nervous system of both adults and unborn children. The virus can cause birth d...

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Uruguay: Forty Years Later

United Nations - A period of terror, masterminded by the dictatorships of six countries in South America in 1975, took a toll on the population, especially those who were imprisoned and tortured. Today, more than a hu...

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Ecuador: A model of green enterprise

United Nations, June 2009 - Decades of oil drilling in Ecuador in South America has devastated huge swaths of the Amazon rainforest and its wildlife, threatening to destroy the ancestral home of native tribes and thei...