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Latest update : 2012-11-02

The unhealthy state of Brazil's health system

It may be one of the biggest economies in the world but many people in Brazil struggle to get adequate healthcare. Many of the country's hospitals are beset by problems with bad management and poor organisation, leaving patients unable to get the help they need. Our correspondent went undercover in one notoriously bad facility in the state of Rio de Janeiro to film this report.

By Nicolas RANSOM

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2014-04-24 work

Bangladesh: Textile workers' lives still at risk?

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2014-04-23 marijuana

Copenhagen seeks to decriminalise use of cannabis

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2014-04-22 Vatican

'Pope-mania' hits John Paul II's Polish hometown

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2014-04-21 USA

Romania strengthens military cooperation with the US

The US decision to send more Marines to Romania dates back to late last year. But now, joint military exercises between the two countries have a more urgent feel with Russian...

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2014-04-18 unemployment

Bosnia: Hopes of change among disempowered citizens

The war may have ended almost 20 years ago, but today Bosnia is going through a different kind of crisis: a political one. Major protests broke out in the city of Tuzla in...

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