Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

After six days of fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a Amazonas state hospital, a 15-year-old Yanomami teenage boy died in April 9 from complications caused by the coronavirus. The boy’s death sounded the alarm for Brazil’s Indigenous peoples who now face the fear of the virus alongside the stress of increasing criminal activities and government policies.

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Organized indigenous communities and indigenous knowledge can prevent the spread of Covid19

Organized indigenous communities and indigenous knowledge can prevent the spread of Covid19

With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America, indigenous peoples and communities face the challenges that this disease brings. Faced with government neglect, the absence of social investment in their regions and the lack of access to regional or national hospitals, indigenous people have a serious disadvantage, but our own ancestral knowledge provides forms of protection.

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The Day We Made History: International Women’s Day in Mexico City

The Day We Made History: International Women’s Day in Mexico City

It was the largest and the boldest Women’s Day march in the history of Mexico City. Tens of thousands of women pulsed through the downtown streets, a river of violet mirrored by the jacaranda trees in full spring bloom. Women of all ages, sectors, classes, barrios, schools and political and sexual orientation marched; they filled the streets with their bodies and their cries.

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Disappearances of Women Rise In Mexico’s Senseless Drug War

Disappearances of Women Rise In Mexico’s Senseless Drug War

More than twenty-five years since the femicides of Juarez came to light, today throughout Mexico women are disappeared and murdered on a daily basis. The government reports that there are currently more than 9,000 disappeared women on the national registry of missing persons and that figure is probably much higher due to underreporting.

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