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¿A quién le interesa el desarme de la ciencia brasileña?

Fuente: SciDev   En noviembre de 2018 se comentó aquí, en este espacio, sobre la elección de Jair Bolsonaro como presidente de Brasil. El texto del Radar Latinoamericano de ese mes enumeró una serie...

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‘A little bit of everything is burning.’: A NASA scientist dissects Amazon fires

Source: Science MagazineA rash of fires in the Brazilian Amazon has caused diplomatic tensions between Brazil and several European countries and triggered protests from environmental groups around the...

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Ciencia en Brasil rumbo al despeñadero

Fuente: SciDev   En las últimas décadas, Brasil destacó en América Latina y a nivel mundial por la ciencia producida en el país. Sin embargo, desde 2016, hay una reducción drástica de recursos al...

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Deforestación en Amazonia sería peor de lo estimado

Fuente: SciDev   La pérdida de cobertura forestal resultante de la deforestación en la Amazonia brasileña puede ser 15 por ciento mayor que lo que apuntan las estimaciones oficiales. Así concluyó un...

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Economía o ambiente, la encrucijada minera de Sudamérica

Fuente: SciDev.net   La actividad minera en la región genera grandes debates porque, según sus detractores, destruye la biodiversidad, contamina el aire y el agua, y genera consecuencias sociales,...

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Brazilian government accused of suppressing data that would call its war on drugs into question

Source: Science MagazineSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL—Is Brazil experiencing a drug epidemic? The answer to that question has spiraled into a legal battle between scientists and government officials over the...

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Brazilian government accused of suppressing data that would call its war on drugs into question

Source: Science MagazineSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL—Is Brazil experiencing a drug epidemic? The answer to that question has spiraled into a legal battle between scientists and government officials over the...

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In Brazil, ‘useful idiots’ protest cuts to research and education

Source: Science MagazineThousands of scientists, educators, and students swamped the streets of Brazil this week to protest cuts in education and research funding. Marches occurred this past Wednesday...

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Niños en Brasil son adictos a alimentos ultraprocesados

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños brasileños con sobrepeso que consumen frecuentemente alimentos ultraprocesados como galletas, bizcochos y salchichas, tienden a volverse adictos a ellos de...

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Brazil’s new president has scientists worried. Here’s why

Source: Science MagazineBrazil has long been a frontrunner in climate change policy and environmental diplomacy. The international conventions on climate change and biological diversity, for example,...

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Brazil says it has covered 84% of vacancies left by the Cuban doctors

Source: MercoPressAs Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the Brazilian far-right president-elect, the health ministry of the country said nearly 84% of...

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Brasil: conservar sí rinde frutos socioeconómicos

Fuente: SciDEv   [SÃO PAULO] Brasil podría fomentar su prosperidad socioeconómica, reducir las tasas de pobreza y desigualdad, y crear miles de nuevos empleos si invirtiera en la protección de las...

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Detectan vacíos científicos en proyecto de hidrovía amazónica

Fuente: SciDev   [LIMA] El dragado del lecho fluvial que se realizará en parte de los cuatro principales ríos de la Amazonía peruana, para un proyecto de navegación concesionado por el estado, traería...

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Nudging Big Pharma’s Tropical Neglect

Source: Science for BrazilWhen will profits-hungry drug companies finally widen their attention from treating complex lifestyle-related diseases affecting citizens in wealthy countries, to the...

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Leishmaniasis visceral en Brasil: crece impacto social y económico

Fuente: SciDev   El impacto social y económico que provoca en Brasil la leishmaniasis visceral —una enfermedad infecciosa, letal si no se trata, transmitida por la picadura de mosquitos del género...

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Científicos identifican sistema usado en tala ilegal de Amazonía

Fuente: SciDev   [CURITIBA] Usando datos inflados o falsos los madereros brasileños consiguen talar ilegalmente una gran cantidad de árboles del bosque amazónico sin ser descubiertos por las...

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Measles epidemic in northern Brazil linked to exodus of Venezuelans

Source: MercoPressThe Health Ministry said the majority of cases are in two Brazilian border states. The Health Ministry said the majority of cases are in two Brazilian border states.Brazil's Health...

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Cáncer ligados a sobrepeso podrían duplicarse en Brasil

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los casos de cánceres asociados con la obesidad o el sobrepeso —como mama, colon y próstata, entre otros— representaron un poco más de 15.000 de los 470.000 diagnósticos...

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If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech

Source: Science MagazineFour years after Frank Seifart started documenting endangered dialects in Colombia, the guerillas came. In 2004, soldiers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia swept...

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Brasil: invertir en ciencia para afrontar la crisis

Fuente: SciDev   Por medio de documento dirigido a los candidatos a la Presidencia de Brasil, la Academia Brasileña de Ciencias (ABC) urge aumentar la inversión en ciencia, tecnología e innovación, e...

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Yellowfever outbreak in urban Brazil

Source: Mercopress Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to an outbreak of the disease in urban areas, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned...

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UK/Brazil launch the Year of Science and Innovation 2018/19

Source: MercoPressThe UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation 2018-19, will be celebrated by a cocktail reception on 27 February at the Museum of Tomorrow during the visit of the British Royal...

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Yellow fever in Brazil: extended vaccine fractionation because of lack of supplies

Source: MercoPressThe Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported that from July 1, 2017 to February 15 of this year, 409 cases of yellow fever were confirmed in the country, 183 in São Paulo, 157 in...

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Dam building binge in Amazon will shred ecosystems, scientists warn

Source: Science MagazineLIMA—Once upon a time, thousands of dorados, a giant among catfish, would swim more than 3000 kilometers from the mouth of the Amazon River to spawn during the austral autumn...

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Massive vaccination, 23.8 million, against yellow fever in Sao Paulo and Rio do Janeiro

Source: MercoPressBrazil launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São...

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