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Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

HWH COMMENT: It’s looking suspicious, that if the Tembe warriors set fire to the loggers’ machinery, as they’ve admitted, in retaliation for the loggers being on their land, that maybe the Tembe warriors also set fire to the forests, as a willful act of destroying that which the loggers came to take: the trees. It’s […]

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Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married

Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region. The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood Pope Francis has requested that […]

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Nursery Attack: Children Set on Fire

  Four children and a teacher have been killed in Brazil after a security guard threw flammable liquid on them and set them on fire, officials say. The man also set himself alight at the childcare centre in the remote town of Janauba in Minas Gerais state. Video footage showed chaotic scenes outside, as parents […]

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TERROR ON THE LOOSE – IN BRAZIL’S PRISONS AND BEYOND…

Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes   ‘Brazil is getting out of control’ warns police investigator after a series of horrific massacres by rival drug gangs sweeps the country’s penitentiaries. The men on the prison roof laughed as they raised a hand-painted flag emblazoned with the initials of two of […]

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Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

…Five things to know about the bug: FIRST IN AFRICA Aedes aegypti is a small, dark, hot weather mosquito with white markings and banded legs. Scientists believe the species originated in Africa, but came to the Americas on slave ships. It’s continued to spread through shipping and airplanes. Now it’s found through much of the […]

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Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US – BBC News

The Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the virus, said Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the mosquitoes that carry the […]