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05 May 2016 description
  • As of 4 May 2016, 57 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 44 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

  • Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

  • 44 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

05 May 2016 description

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) officially launched its new agricultural research and development indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean at a roundtable event at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Wednesday April 27.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description
report El Espectador

La medida forma parte de un plan del Gobierno venezolano para atender la emergencia eléctrica y de agua.

El Gobierno de Venezuela adelantó a partir de este lunes en 30 minutos la hora nacional, con lo cual la diferencia respecto a la hora GMT internacional se ha reducido de cuatro horas y media a cuatro, con el fin de atender la emergencia ocasionada por la sequía.

La entrará en vigor desde hoy mismo de la modificación significa el regreso al mismo huso horario que rigió hasta 2007, cuando se estableció que el país tenía cuatro horas y media menos que la hora GMT.

01 May 2016 description

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Sunday 5/1/2016 - 22:39 GMT

by Ernesto TOVAR

With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans lost half an hour of sleep Sunday as their clocks were set forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro's orders.

At 2:30 am local time, the oil-dependent South American nation shifted its time ahead by 30 minutes -- to four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

The move, announced in mid-April, is part of a package of measures the embattled socialist president is pursuing to cope with a crippling electricity shortage.

29 Apr 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Hasta la fecha, 35 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika (Figura 1). Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica del 21 de abril de 2016 de la Organización Panamericana de Salud/ Organización Mundial de Salud (OPS/OMS) no hay nuevos países o territorios que hayan confirmado la transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika.

29 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 21 April, no new countries or territories hav e confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Caracas, marzo 2016.- En el marco de la creación de 35 Servicios de Salud Amigables para Adolescentes, impulsados por UNICEF en convenio con el Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud (MPPS) y la Sociedad Venezolana de Puericultura y Pediatría (SVPP), los días 2 y 3 de marzo del presente año, se llevó a cabo el taller para facilitadores sobre la atención integral que debe prestarse en estos centros de salud.

27 Apr 2016 description

Destacados

  • TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El número de fallecidos por el terremoto ocurrido el 16 de abril asciende a 655 personas y 41 personas continúan desaparecidas. Actualmente, se encuentran habilitados 39 albergues y 64 albergues temporales, con un total de 6,804 familias y 29,067 personas. Ha sido lanzado un llamamiento humanitario urgente para asistir a la población, por un valor de US$ 72.7 millones para asistir a unas 350,000 personas durante los próximos tres meses.

27 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: The death toll from the 16 April earthquake rose to 655, and 41 people missing. Currently there are 39 shelters enabled and 64 temporary camps, with a total of 6,804 families or 29,067 people. A US$ 72.7 million urgent flash appeal was launched to assist some 350,000 people for the next three months.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Paraguay and Brazil report floods in various regions due to heavy rains in the last weeks.

23 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update of 14 April, no new countries or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

22 Apr 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Authorities in Venezuela are planning daily power cuts to curb supply problems at the nation's hydroelectric plants. In a separate announcement, the country's largest brewery said it would be halting beer production.

A plan to ration electricity would see four-hour cuts for the next 40 days, the government said on Thursday.

"There will be restrictions," Electricity Minister Luis Motta said in a televised address. "It's necessary, it's a sacrifice."

Power cuts are set to start on Monday, Motta added.

21 Apr 2016 description

Caracas, 20 de abril de 2016 (MPPRE).- El presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, envió el cuarto grupo de ayuda humanitaria al hermano pueblo de Ecuador, luego de sufrir las consecuencias del sismo de magnitud 7,8 en la escala de Richter que azotó el norte de la región costera de Ecuador, el pasado 16 de abril, cobrando, hasta ahora, la vida de 525 personas.