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Tent of Miracles, by Jorge Amado: Racism and Parochialism Against the Backdrop of a Mythic Bahia

Jorge Amado (1912-2001), one of the most popular and internationally known Brazilian authors,started his career writing realistic books that carried a biting criticism of the economic elites and their exploitation of the working classes and the poor. This Marxist phase … Continue reading

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The Brazilian Carnival

Chris Bicourt of the London School of Samba takes us through the history and modern day events of the Brazilian Carnival. A long time member of LSS Chris also does the Red Bull Live TV coverage of the Rio Carnival.[…]

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The indigenous tribes fighting the curse of xawara in Brazil | Independent

Ehuana Yaira at the meeting of the Yanomami and Yek’wana leaders (Victor Moriyama/ISA) Illegal mining in Brazil not only devastates the environment, it also threatens the existence of the country’s last major isolated indigenous community through the spread of coronavirus. Emily … Continue reading

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A Poetic Record Of Life | Bahia, Brazil

Photographer Geralyn Shukwit is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘O Tempo Não Para’. Still Life With Fruit Procession Of Souls Cloaked in Bahia’s unique light, Geralyn’s intimate portrayal of daily life offers viewers … Continue reading

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73 Million Trees to Be Planted in World’s Largest Reforestation Initiative

By Jessica Stewart on November 2, 2017 Photo: Jorge Illich-Gejo Conservation International is starting a six-year reforestation project in Brazil to plant 73 million trees in the Amazon Rainforest.   In an increasingly urgent race to combat rising climates and … Continue reading

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Bolsonaro Says the Best Vaccine for Covid-19 Is the Virus, which Has Killed More than 188,000 in The Country – 24/12/2020 – Science and Health – Folha

Without a mask, the president spoke with supporters and, for the most part, without protection   Daniel Carvalho BRASÍLIA President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) said on Wednesday (23) that the best vaccine for Covid-19 is the coronavirus itself, which … Continue reading

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Brazil father mourns son as coronavirus toll rises

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may think the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t that big of a deal. But don’t tell that to a Rio taxi driver whose son succumbed to the disease (Dec. 16) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress

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Homeless Man Reunites w/ Family After They See Viral Makeover Photo

His family hadn’t seen him in over 10 years and assumed he was dead, but now they’re finally reunited. View this post on Instagram A post shared by P A D O O (@padoooficial) Sometimes, a little good deed can … Continue reading

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‘Spooky Interactions’, shocking adaptations discovered in electric fish of Brazil’s Amazon

In findings published in the journal Frontiers, researchers have shown how a cave-adapted glass knifefish species of roughly 300 living members (Eigenmannia vicentespelea) has evolved from surface-dwelling relatives (Eigenmannia trilineata) that still live just outside their cave door — by … Continue reading

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Enslaved people rescued from illegal Brazilian gold mine

Authorities raided a mine run by Raimunda Oliveira Nunes, who is on Brazil’s ‘dirty list’ of people using slave labour. 10 Nov 2020 The rescue of 39 enslaved people from an illegal gold mine in Brazil run by a known … Continue reading

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