Tag: Zika

Puerto Rico Will Default on $422 Million Payment Today

Top Story — Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced on Sunday that his administration has enacted a debt moratorium, meaning the U.S. territory will default today on a $422 […] Read More >

Mexican Federal Police Implicated in 2014 Student Disappearance

Top Story — Mexico’s Human Rights Commission on Thursday accused federal police agents of being involved in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero state. The group cited an […] Read More >

Brazil Health Official Defends Controversial Decision to Halt Use of Pesticide in Fight Against Zika

The health commissioner of Brazil’s southernmost state defended his ban of a pesticide used to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, telling the Latin America News Dispatch that residents […] Read More >

As Zika Virus Spreads, Questions Still Remain Over Effect on Pregnant Mothers

Top Story — As the Zika virus spreads throughout the hemisphere, concerns from women and reproductive-rights activists are on the rise. The fears stem from the seeming connection between the virus […] Read More >