Brazil Travel Advice: High degree of caution

August 6, 2016 3:42 am

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil due to high levels of serious and violent crime, particularly in major cities. You should pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about possible new security risks. For those...

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Zika outbreak: Travel advice

February 1, 2016 11:08 pm

Zika virus has spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas. The unprecedented and explosive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease is causing fear in the affected regions. While the effects are generally mild, the greatest concern is about a strongly suspected link with brain defects in babies.

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

December 28, 2015 12:27 am

Asuncion (AFP) – Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday. The epic rainfall also has driven 160,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay,...

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