The quake comes as a big economic blow to oil-producing Ecuador, which has already taken a huge hit from the drop in global crude prices
PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 21, 2016) — Ecuador announced drastic economic measures late Wednesday, April 20, including a hike in some taxes and mandatory wage contributions, to deal with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people and injured over 5,000.
‘We are still dealing with a very much evolving situation,’ says Bruce Aylward, WHO chief on outbreaks and health emergencies
GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 20, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, February 19, it could still take months to determine for certain that the Zika virus causes the serious birth defect microcephaly, but said evidence was growing.
The latest numbers make Colombia the second most affected country in the region, after Brazil
BOGOTA, Colombia (Jan. 31, 2016) — Colombia announced on Saturday, January 30, that more than 2,000 pregnant women in the South American country have been infected with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage in newborns.