The Zika virus is spreading across the Americas. The virus is linked to a rise in children born with microcephaly. The first cases have appeared in Asia. The WHO has declared an international public health emergency. What is the worldwide impact?
Brazil's president has said a Ministry for Public Security will be created to coordinate security countrywide. The announcement comes after security control in crime-riddled Rio de Janeiro was given to the military.
Officials in northern Brazil are demanding federal aid to help manage the influx of people seeking food and shelter. The president promised help while vowing that the country wouldn't turn its back on the Venezuelans.
A Brazilian federal judge has ordered that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's seized passport be returned. Da Silva is fighting a corruption conviction and prison sentence.
The order prevented Lula from leaving the country hours before he was due to fly to Africa. The popular left-wing leader recently lost an appeal against corruption charges and faces a legal battle related to bribery.
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