The World War II battle against STDs The biggest corruption scandal in Latin 1 day ago   12:20

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Not all of World War II’s battles were public. Venereal disease was a major front in the war.

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Venereal disease has long been an issue for militaries, but during World War II, the problem became bigger and more global. That required unusual tactics and unorthodox strategies to beat syphilis and gonorrhea during the war. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores some of the ways the United States military fought this epidemic.

Starting with Bousbir in Casablanca, it’s a tour of the uneasy relationship the military had with prostitution, recreational sex, and the venereal diseases that soldiers contracted. Both in America and around the world, it was a significant problem that resulted in health troubles and days lost on the battlefield.

This piece uses numerous sources, but the most useful resource might be the history found here: https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-1278003R-mvset

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Mark Stephan
When I was in the Navy every port of call had prostitutes out to greet servicemen. Fuckie Suckie $10.00 is how I remember it.
Zes
wrg, no sweatx, anxietx etc for such, anyx
Scott Warwick
You got with a “dirty woman” 😂😂
Cole Mair
Still a problem . Put on a god dam rubber on. some guys I swear they say “I’ll never use one “
Kotonoha Katsura
only your men to be safe is to keep them in a leash
Armaan Ilyas gaming
What’s a rubber?
Amirul Fahmy
I need to know what happened in those 3 days now...
mikebarnacle
It's not a contradiction to have multiple simultaneous approaches to a problem.
Vemomat !!
Partial nudity?! Well sign me up
kc freeman
Ho yea partial nudity
James Boland
At least New Zealand helped out with the Rabbits! My country is making me proud.
Marvin Ahrens
At 1:50 you say that 120 in 1000 service men had a VD and then at 1:58 you say that 1 in 10 had a VD, you’re voice seemed to implied that thats worse. But it’s less than 120 in 1000 its only 100 in 1000. Maybe I’m too baked this and should go to sleep, or is that confusing someone else?
Sierra Lobo
2019 propaganda poster: Begone Thot!
Tanner Herzman
wear a jimmy pvt.blueballs !
Carlitox b
“They seem to enjoy their job of serving mindkind” reallyyyy?
Joe Mancini
That thumbnail is my expression
Riche Bright
"They seem to enjoy their job of serving mankind."


No, they don't look too happy to me.
Tim Banks
Wait so whats the cliff hanger at the end? Are they saying they exterminated those prostitutes and anyone with the STD
Bershnica Louis
Please don’t tell me they screwed the bunny rabbits
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The biggest corruption scandal in Latin The World War II battle against STDs 1 day ago   09:15

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And possibly the whole world.

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In 2014, the largest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history erupted in Brazil. It involved bribes between Petrobras, the largest state-owned oil company on the continent, and dozens of engineering firms. It also involved politicians, including three Brazilian presidents, Lula, Dilma Rousseff, and Michel Temer, as well as almost a third of Brazil’s congress.

Politicians all over Latin America were found guilty of taking bribes and profiting immensely from infrastructure and energy projects all over the continent. The scandal hit places like Itaborai especially hard. The companies involved were fined billions of dollars and laid off hundreds of thousands of workers as their projects abruptly stopped. Four years later, Brazil is still dealing with the fallout.

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