New Regulations to Reduce Caesarian Births

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New regulations aimed at decreasing Brazil’s obsession with Caesarian births took effect this month, with the government hoping it can alter the country’s image as a leader in this operation. Some hospitals in Brazil have the highest rates of Caesarian births in the world. The new regulations are part of a campaign called “Childbirth More...

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Brasília- DF- Brasil- 07/04/2015-  O juiz federal Sérgio Moro participa de apresentação de um conjunto de medidas contra a impunidade e pela efetividade da Justiça, na sede Associação dos Juízes Federais do Brasil (Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil)
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Judge Sérgio Moro of Curitiba is not Intimidated

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