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Brazil Asks Women To Delay Pregnancy Over New Coronavirus Variant Fears

Brazil Asks Women To Delay Pregnancy Over New Coronavirus Variant Fears

Brazil asked women on Friday to delay getting pregnant until the worst of the pandemic passes, saying the virus variant that is devastating the South American country appears to affect expectant mothers more than earlier versions of the coronavirus. The recommendation comes as Brazil continues to be one of the global epicenters of the pandemic, […]

WIDER IMAGE-Brazil women suffer in silence as COVID-19 sparks domestic terror

WIDER IMAGE-Brazil women suffer in silence as COVID-19 sparks domestic terror

During the early months of Brazil’s COVID-19 pandemic, Rio de Janeiro police detective Fernanda Fernandes was certain that cases of domestic abuse were rising, but there was little she could do about it as few women came forward to file a report. “Women (were) unable to escape their abusers while stuck at home,” said Fernandes, […]

COVID-19 cases soar In Brazil’s Largest Indigenous Reservation

COVID-19 cases soar In Brazil’s Largest Indigenous Reservation

 The coronavirus has spread rapidly through the Yanomami indigenous reservation in northern Brazil and more than a third of its 27,000 people could have been exposed, according to a report produced by their leaders. The Yanomami’s territory, which is also home to 600 Ye’kwana people, is the largest indigenous reservation in Brazil. It is threatened […]

Bloodshed Eases In Brazilian Favelas After Court Ban On Police Raids

Bloodshed Eases In Brazilian Favelas After Court Ban On Police Raids

Andre Dread was on his rounds handing out food parcels to poor families in the City of God, one of Brazil’s most notorious slums, in May when the familiar sound of gunfire from a police raid sent him running for cover. Two weeks later, the Supreme Court banned all such raids in Rio de Janeiro’s […]

No pay, No Freedom: Brazil Struggles To Rescue Maids From Slavery

No pay, No Freedom: Brazil Struggles To Rescue Maids From Slavery

Whenever Elisa goes out in her small town in northeastern Brazil, she fears seeing the family she once considered her own. After almost three decades of domestic work with no pay and little freedom, Elisa realized she was a slave and plotted to escape the household where she had lived since the age of seven. […]

COVID-19 Fears Grow For Isolated Indigenous People In Brazil’s Amazon

COVID-19 Fears Grow For Isolated Indigenous People In Brazil’s Amazon

Dozens of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon’s Javari Valley – an area the size of Switzerland and Denmark combined – have contracted COVID-19, with experts and officials warning the disease poses a huge threat to their lives and culture. The valley in the west of Brazil’s Amazonas state is part of a region bordering […]

Femicides In Argentina Reach 10-year High Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Femicides In Argentina Reach 10-year High Under Coronavirus Lockdown

The number of women killed in Argentina has reached a 10-year high under coronavirus lockdown, a leading rights group said on Monday, with more than 50 femicides in less than two months. Three of those women were murdered in just the last four days, according to La Casa del Encuentro, a Buenos Aires-based feminist group […]

Brazil Sees Week Of ‘Attacks’ On Indigenous Rights – Congresswoman

Brazil Sees Week Of ‘Attacks’ On Indigenous Rights – Congresswoman

Brazil’s indigenous people have endured a week of “attacks” as a former missionary was appointed to manage the country’s uncontacted forest tribes and a push to open protected land for development moved ahead, indigenous campaigners said. This week, Brazil’s government-appointed Ricardo Lopes Dias, who worked for a decade as a missionary in an indigenous reservation […]

Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

Brazilian rescue workers on Saturday searched for roughly 300 missing people after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, amid faint hopes of finding many alive, three years after a similar disaster involving the miner. Nine people have been found dead after the dam burst on Friday, while nearly […]

The Story That Allowed More Stories – Women Speak Against João Teixeira de Faria In Brazil

The Story That Allowed More Stories – Women Speak Against João Teixeira de Faria In Brazil

It began earlier this month, when Dutch choreographer Zahira Leeneke Maus dropped a bombshell allegation on Brazil’s Globo TV: She said celebrity Brazilian psychic João Teixeira de Faria had raped her. Faria, who has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and hosted “pilgrimages” around the world under his popular name, João de Deus, or John […]

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