December 12, 2018

Blockchain and the civil liability of the doctor

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By Baddauy Lawyers From Lexology Brazil One of the major challenges in litigation in the area of ​​medical liability is the issue of proof, and medical records are the main document. However, the medical record is not always located, or contains all the necessary information. The medical diagnosis begins with anamnesis. As is well known, […]

Venezuelan crisis bringing back major diseases thought long gone

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Contagion from Venezuela’s economic meltdown is literally spreading to neighboring nations — in the form of potentially deadly diseases among millions of refugees, The Wall Street Journal reported. Medical officials in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela told the news outlet the collapse of Venezuela’s health system has turned the country into an […]

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2

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By John Biggs From TechCrunch Cities are far from future-proof. That’s a mistake. There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular […]

Brazil’s President Michel Temer charged with corruption, money laundering

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PTI From Yahoo News Brazil’s federal police filed new charges against President Michel Temer on Tuesday, recommending he be put on trial for corruption, money laundering and criminal association for allegedly taking bribes to favour port management companies. Sao Paulo, October 17: Brazil’s federal police filed new charges against President Michel Temer on Tuesday, recommending […]

Latin America and the Caribbean focus: Inward FDI decreases by 6%

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The fDi Report 2018 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – can reveal: FDI into Latin America and the Caribbean decreased by 6%, with a total inward capital investment of $67.3bn. The total number of jobs created in the region fell by 8%. Mexico […]

Birth defects cluster not just down to Zika

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By: Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade From Sci Dev Net Speed read Unusual cluster of microcephaly probed in northeastern Brazil Number of cases increased 20-fold from 2010 to 2015 Poverty, poor environmental management may increase risk [SAO PAULO] The Zika virus may not have acted alone to cause an unusual cluster of microcephaly cases in northeastern […]

How whale poop could counter calls to resume commercial hunting

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By Mike Shanahan From Scientific American Whales’ fecal matter feeds the ocean, giving conservationists another argument for saving them on August 28, 2018 Before whales dive into the darkness of the deep ocean they often come to the surface and release a huge plume of fecal matter—which can be the color of over-steeped green tea […]

Shell oil traders trade one Caribbean paradise for another

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By Julia Payne From Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s oil traders in the Caribbean island of Barbados are getting ready for a tough gig – they’re being moved to the Bahamas next month. The relocation of the oil and gas company’s trading hub for Latin America will make travel to customers in the […]

Environmental destruction thrives on tax havens, says paper

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BY AISHA KEHOE DOWN From OCCRP It’s not just hedonistic politicians: illegal fishing, deforestation and other forms of environmental degradation thrive off of the protections offered by the world’s tax havens, according to a new paper by researchers at Stockholm University. The paper, published online on Monday in Nature, examines two global environmental commons–the world’s […]

Fugitive murder accuse walks free after police ‘showed no interest’

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A Guyanese man who is wanted in connection with a murder investigation here, was released by the authorities in Brazil after the Guyana Police Force allegedly showed no interest in having the fugitive returned here to face justice. The fugitive was fingered in the murder of 22-year-old Rockie Pedro […]