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Alexandra Zavis

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International Affairs Editor and Writer — Los Angeles Times

I'm a writer and editor on the foreign desk of @latimes. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.

U.N. takes responsibility for role in Haiti cholera epidemic

latimes.com — Months after an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, a deadly new crisis began to unfold: Cholera spread through the wretched tent cities that had become home to thousands of displaced families. Scientists traced the outbreak to a base housing United Nations peacekeepers sent from Nepal to assist with the recovery efforts.

What people are saying about 'burkinis' in France

latimes.com — Few issues have so inflamed passions in France this summer as the decision by a handful of mayors to bar 'burkini' swimsuits from their cites' beaches. To officials from across the political spectrum who support the bans, the full-body, head-covering suits are a symbol of Islamist extremism and an affront to French values of equality and secularism.

Miami residents greet Zika news with anxiety, resolve … and humor

missoulian.com — MIAMI - Sherrie Varpula-Walter has spent most of the last week holed up in her apartment. She is three months into her second pregnancy and doing everything she can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus. Her husband, Matt Walter, has taken charge of walking their two dogs.

Miami residents fight Zika fears

thestate.com — Sherrie Varpula-Walter has spent most of the past week holed up in her apartment. She is three months into her second pregnancy and doing everything she can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus. Her husband, Matt Walter, has taken charge of walking their two dogs.

In Miami, Zika's arrival is met with anxiety, resolve - and humor

latimes.com — Sherrie Varpula-Walter has spent most of the last week holed up in her apartment. She is three months into her second pregnancy and doing everything she can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus. Her husband, Matt Walter, has taken charge of walking their two dogs.

The steady march of the Zika virus

msn.com — In the six months since Zika was declared a global public health emergency, the virus has continued its unrelenting march across the Americas, spreading to more than 40 countries and territories and stirring panic among pregnant women and their families.

The steady march of the Zika virus

examiner-enterprise.com — (TNS) - In the six months since Zika was declared a global public health emergency, the virus has continued its unrelenting march across the Americas, spreading to more than 40 countries and territories and stirring panic among pregnant women and their families.

Zika's unrelenting march across the Americas: 'An emergency that we need to address'

latimes.com — In the nearly six months since Zika was declared a global public health emergency, the virus has continued its unrelenting march across the Americas, spreading to more than 40 countries and territories and stirring panic among pregnant women and their families.

When it comes to raising a child disabled by Zika, Brazilian women often do it alone

qconline.com — ALGODAO DE JANDAIRA, Brazil - The day Josemary Gomes brought her newborn son Gilberto home to a tiny pink house on a sun-baked cobblestone street, she laid him on her bed and wept. But there was no one to comfort the single mother. "I raised my head," she said, "and carried on alone."

Gunman opens fire at mall in Germany; 9 killed

columbiadailyherald.com — BERLIN - A gunman opened fire at a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing nine people and injuring 20 others in what police were investigating as a possible act of terrorism. Police sealed off parts of the city, Germany's third-largest, for hours and pleaded with its 1.4 million residents to remain indoors as they attempted to determine who was responsible for the attack.
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Aug 17, 2016

Friends say the diplomat who defected had developed some very un-North Korean tastes since he was sent to London  http://fw.to/K3XHY3h 

Aug 15, 2016

As South Sudan troops raped foreigners and killed a local, a UN force minutes away did not respond to calls for help  http://apne.ws/2b5QEjn 

Aug 15, 2016

MSF says Monday's deadly attack was the 4th on a medical facility supported by the charity in Yemen in the past year  http://fw.to/Y2tAVke 

Aug 15, 2016

In 1958, Brazil was declared free of the mosquito that carries Zika. Here's why few expect the feat can be repeated  http://lat.ms/2bg452a 

Aug 14, 2016

What a prospective victory over IS looks like: 'grim, costly and already shadowed by what lies ahead'  http://lat.ms/2aKOQZE  @LauraKingLAT

Aug 14, 2016

This new mom couldn't afford bug spray to protect herself and her baby from Zika. Touching video by @KatieFalkenberg  http://lat.ms/2aVSB01 

Aug 14, 2016

Brazil defeated the mosquito that spreads Zika once before — few expect it to do so again  http://lat.ms/2bg452a  https://t.co/SHsgS5BeCs

Aug 09, 2016

From 'shrines' to head-to-toe attire: How Miami is coping with the arrival of Zika  http://fw.to/kS0f7LX 

Aug 05, 2016

RT @MikeSpearsNBC6: #ZIKA: Updated map from @HealthyFla; highlighted area cleared after no one tests positive for the Zika virus. https://t.co/jJcZjF5jVo


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