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  • Ramadan? There's an app for that.

    Ramadan is a holy month of reflection, prayer, and selflessness.

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:10:49 -0400
  • A call to ‘fear-guard’ countries in a pandemic

    Three years after the Ebola epidemic, and two years since the Zika outbreak, experts are more active than ever in pulling together lessons in hopes of not repeating past mistakes during another health crisis. A Senate panel in Washington plans a hearing soon on “pandemic protection.” In May, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new strategy for pandemic influenza. One big lesson learned is the need to prevent panic during a public health emergency.

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:22:17 -0400
  • Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military

    When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn’t the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz. Instead, it was the sacking of the heads of several branches of the military, in particular the general overseeing the National Guard, that drew widespread attention. Recommended: Think you know Latin America?

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:07:55 -0400
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