Global Week in Review: Cameroonian LGBT Activist Tortured to Death

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  • The Edward Snowden Saga Continues
  • Rebel Violence in Congo Pushes 55,000 Refugees to Uganda
  • Brazil Will No Longer Seek Out Cuban Doctors
  • U.N. Women Appoints a New Head
  • Rights Group Denounces Sudanese President Trip to Nigeria
  • Did a Chinese Woman Die From an iPhone 5 Shock?
  • Sierra Leone Pursues Improvements in Maternal Health Services
  • U.S. Woman Gets 10 Years in Rwandan Fraud Case
  • LGBT Activist Tortured to Death in Cameroon
  • Contaminated School Meals Kill 22 Children in India
  • Syria Refugee Crisis Worst Since Rwandan Genocide, Says U.N.
  • Cuba Caught Sending Weapons to North Korean
  • Malaria and TB Run Rampant in Africa as HIV/AIDS Deaths Decline
  • Italian Politician Compares First Black Minister to Orangutan
  • Top Running Stars Fail Drug Tests
  • Top U.S. Official Meets with Egypt Caretaker Leaders
  • Kenya Dismisses U.N. Accusations
  • Kenyan Prisoners Learn the Law
  • Pakistani Teen Shot by Taliban Addresses U.N.
  • Spain's Prime Minister Under Pressure to Resign
  • Bangladesh Islamist Leader Found Guilty of War Crimes

Brazil Will No Longer Seek Out Cuban Doctors

In an effort to improve public health services, Brazil’s government has dropped its plan to hire doctors from Cuba. Brazilian medical professionals criticized the standards at Cuba’s medical schools as being lower than Brazil’s and, in some cases, equivalent to a nursing education.

(Photo: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

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