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Paulo Whitaker

Brazilian doctors use fish skin to treat burn victims

May 25 2017

FORTALEZA, Brazil Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.

Some Brazil police break strike following wave of homicides

Feb 12 2017

VITORIA, Brazil More than 1,200 police broke an eight-day strike Sunday in a coastal Brazilian state that had seen a dramatic increase in homicides during the stoppage, but where the violence is now receding.

Some Brazil police break strike following wave of homicides

Feb 12 2017

VITORIA, Brazil Nearly 900 police broke an eight-day strike Sunday in a coastal Brazilian state that had seen a dramatic increase in homicides during the stoppage, but where the violence is now receding.

Brazil police refuse to end week-long strike in state plagued by murders

Feb 11 2017

VITORIA, Brazil Police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo did not return to work on Saturday, although the government announced hours earlier that a deal had been struck to end a week-long strike that has led to a sharp increase in murders.

Brazil's Espirito Santo state says reaches deal to end police strike

Feb 10 2017

VITORIA, Brazil Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo on Friday said they had reached a deal to end a week-long police strike that has sparked violent anarchy and left more than 120 people dead.

Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

Feb 09 2017

VITORIA, Brazil More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.

Brazil state wants more troops amid crime wave due to police strike

Feb 08 2017

VITORIA, Brazil Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo on Wednesday requested more federal troops to stem a crime wave amid an ongoing police strike that in five days has led to more than 80 reported deaths.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate killed in plane crash

Aug 17 2014

RECIFE Brazil Tens of thousands of Brazilians gathered on Sunday in the northeastern city of Recife to bid farewell to presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, killed in a plane crash four days ago, as debate swirled about the impact of his death on the October election.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate killed in plane crash

Aug 17 2014

RECIFE Brazil Tens of thousands of Brazilians gathered on Sunday in the northeastern city of Recife to bid farewell to presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, killed in a plane crash four days ago, as debate swirled about the impact of his death on the October election.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate killed in plane crash

Aug 17 2014

RECIFE Brazil Tens of thousands of Brazilians gathered on Sunday in the northeastern city of Recife to bid farewell to presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, killed in a plane crash four days ago, as debate swirled about the impact of his death on the October election.

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