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Alcohol Use, ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES, Driving While Impaired, Latin America And The Caribbean, Emergency Department (ED), Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & , Injury patients, Alcohol Consumption, alcohol screening

Alcohol Increases Risk of Road-Traffic Injury in Latin America and the Caribbean

Road-traffic injuries (RTIs), which are often fatal, are regrettable consequences of modern transportation. According to the World Health Organization, low- and middle-income countries have road-traffic fatality rates that are double those of high-income countries. It is well established that drinking alcohol increases the risk of a traffic crash. This study examined the role that alcohol plays in the risk of RTIs in 10 countries located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Marine Protected Areas, Chile

Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Will Be The First Marine Protected Area in Tierra del Fuego

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet committed on September 9th to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego. The new “Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Protected Area Seno Almirantazgo” will safeguard rich marine wildlife and the area’s rich cultural heritage, while protecting artisanal fisheries and promoting sustainable tourism.

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BRICS, BRICS Bank, Emerging Economies, India, China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Global investment, Developing Countries, AIIB, Asian Infra, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Hardship in Brazil, South Africa strengthens China’s BRICS lead

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FARC, Colombia, South America, Guerilla group, Political transition, Politics, Bogota, Peace accord, Peace Process, Latin America

FARC Congress Brings Rebels to Politics, Strengthens Colombia’s Democracy

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Venezuela, Venezuelan conflict, Latin America, South America, Nicolas Maduro, International Politics, political conflict , National Constituent Assembly, Jennifer McCoy

Venezuelans Set to Enter an Even More Volatile Period Following Sunday's Vote, Former Chávez Conflict Mediator Says

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Former Mediator Between Chávez, Venezuelan Opposition, Available to Discuss Upcoming Venezuelan Elections Amid Crisis

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Texas Tech University, Political Science, Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politics, Venezuelan protests, Venezuela, referendum, Violence, political unrest

Expert: Violence Will Only Escalate Ahead of Venezuela’s Referendum

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Venezuela Expert Available for Comment on Venezuela Protests and Response by the Organization of American States

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Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children’s Brain Development

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The study uses fMRI data to compare brain development between children who experience pervasive, continuing trauma and those with “normal” development.

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Two New Lizards with 'Heroic Past' Discovered in the Chilean Andes

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Two new species of lizards have been discovered in the Andean highlands of Southern Chile. Collected from areas of heroic past, both small reptiles were named after courages tribal chiefs who have once fought against colonial Spaniards in the Arauco war. The study, conducted by a team of Chilean scientists, is published in the open access journal ZooKeys.


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