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Was the Brazilian Zika virus outbreak centered in a place where GMO mosquitoes were released?

A blogger claims: By July 2015, shortly after the GM mosquitoes were first released into the wild in Juazeiro, Brazil, Oxitec proudly announced they had “successfully controlled the Aedes aegypti ...
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Did new Brazilian president Bolsonaro say he'd rather have a dead son than a gay one?

There has been a lot in the global news media recently about the new President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, and the highly controversial things he is alleged to have said in the past. Some quotes are ...
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Was the number of forest fires in the Amazon in Summer 2019 considerably higher than usual?

This picture made the rounds in summer 2019, supposedly showing the areas affected by rainforest fires in Brazil (and other countries) right now. Of course it looks very bad and I'm pretty sure it is. ...
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What is the cause of Brazil's microcephaly outbreak?

It has been claimed that Brazil is suffering from an outbreak of Microcephaly. Several possible causes have been proposed. Zika Virus Perhaps the most popular one is the zika virus. For example, the ...
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Did Brazilian football fans take their own lives inside the stadium after the loss to Uruguay in 1950?

An oft-repeated claim about the Uruguay v Brazil 1950 World Cup match is that upon the blowing of the final whistle, several Brazilian fans took their own lives inside the stadium. The LA Times says ...
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Is the P1 ("Brazil") variant of SAR-CoV-2 more lethal to younger generations?

There have been numerous reports that the P1 variant of SARS-CoV-2 0 a.k.a. the Brazilian variant - is more lethal to younger generations: The Guardian: Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young ...
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Can the world economic crisis affect Brazil that much as stated by our President? [closed]

So, as most of you probably know, Brazil is in a deep economic crisis. (I'm a brazilian, but I'm linking a outsource media for reference). One of the consequences of this crisis, is the Brazilian ...
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Is seemingly bare-hands surgery (with no instruments) fake?

I have seen a video about surgery without surgical instruments, which can be seen here: I found nothing about that Brazilian surgery (link), so I asked here to have some answer or comment about the ...
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Did Germany build their own training camp in Brazil in preparation for the World Cup?

This article claims: The Germans have made by far the most extravagant preparations. The delegation has built its own training facility in the scenic village of Santo André in Bahia, and the ...
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