New rules have come into force in Brazil aimed at reducing the country’s high number of cesarean births. Eighty-five per cent of all births in Brazilian private hospitals are cesareans and in public hospitals the figure is 45%.The new rules oblige doctors to inform women about the risks and ask them to sign a consent form before performing a cesarean.
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In U.S.-Brazil statement on climate change, Rousseff misses opportunity for international leadership
Steve Schwartzman – EDF, 6/30/2015
Presidents Obama and Rousseff deserve credit for putting climate change at the top of their bilateral agenda today.
Public commitment to a strong Paris outcome from two major emitters that are already taking significant action on climate is more than welcome. 67 more words
Justin Worland – TIME, 6/30/2015
The United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on the issue in December. 103 more words
Joe Leahy – Financial Times, 7/05/2015
Brazil’s congress is likely to pass a landmark bill that could ease financial pressure on state-controlled oil company Petrobras by opening the country’s biggest offshore oil discoveries to greater foreign and private investment. 115 more words
Yamiche Alcindor – USA Today, 7/04/2015
The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped several key Brazilian government officials including President Dilma Rousseff, her secretary and her chief of staff, according to WikiLeaks documents disclosed Saturday. 75 more words
Smiti Mittal – Clean Technica, 7/06/2015
SunEdison continues to expand its footprint into emerging renewable energy markets. The world’s largest renewable energy project developer has now acquired stake in a Brazilian renewable energy project developer. 92 more words
Parmy Olsen – Forbes, 7/06/2015
Xiaomi has a habit of putting on larger-than-life events every time it launches a new smartphone in Asia. To the sounds of thumping, high-energy music, tens-of-thousands of “fans” who have bought tickets to attend struggle to catch a glimpse of the firm’s celebrity founder, Lei Jun. 53 more words