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A new bill aims to make Brazil's abortion law even tougher

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Abortion Clinics Are Closing at a Record Pace

Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record, propelled by Republican state lawmakers’ push to legislate the …

The budget for the Rio Olympics is 16 times higher than the budget to combat the Zika virus

If you were Brazil's president, how would you choose to allocate the nation's limited resources — fighting the Zika virus or organizing the Rio 2016 Olympic games?<p>The Brazilian government is losing its ability to maneuver financial resources as the country faces its worst economic crisis since …

Local survey finds women lacking confidence in workplace

Local women in the workplace are suffering a crisis in confidence.<p>According to a study involving six area employers, only 40 per cent of women view …

The home of macho culture has some lessons on how to get more women into management

Europe and the US and Canada lead the world in female representation within large companies, but Latin America is on pace to overtake all of them a decade from now.<p>By 2025, women are expected to hold 49% of management, executive, and other professional roles—basically any corporate job above that …

Latin America

It’s no coincidence that most Zika-related microcephaly cases are found in the poor north-east of the country, where access to water and contraception is limited<p>From an early age, I remember health awareness campaigns around my home in São Paulo, Brazil. They taught us how to avoid <i>Aedis aegypti</i> …

Public Health

The US Preventative Services Task Force issued recommendation for women to get evaluated before and after childbirth in biggest public health push to date<p>Women should be screened for depression before and after childbirth, the US government recommended on Tuesday.<p>Screening for depression in new …

Mental Health

National population projections, 2014-based Statistical Bulletin

Main findings from the 2014-based national population projections for the UK and its constituent countries.

Climate change is forcing people to migrate and the world doesn’t have a plan to handle it

How should governments treat people who are forced to migrate due to climate change? That question is on the working agenda for the upcoming Paris …

GOP picks a fight over immigration

With Donald Trump tossing incendiary rhetoric on the campaign trail, Republicans promise tough enforcement legislation this fall.<p>As Donald Trump rides a stridently anti-immigration message to the top of GOP presidential polls, House Republicans are rushing to reopen the immigration debate with …

Refugees and migrants are not the same thing

Do not judge Hungary too harshly. Britain may find that it needs to impose draconian border controls, too<p>Hate figure of the week is Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, who a few days ago put up a wall to keep out illegal immigrants who were pouring into his country from Serbia. Once that …

For illegal immigrants with babies, the anchor pulls in many directions

The pregnant Latina women who come for checkups and guidance at Mary’s Center in Northwest Washington say that they understand that their babies will become anchors in their lives — but not the kind of anchors that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump disparages on the campaign trail.<p>The …