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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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.
Just a few months into the year and the Bolsonaro government is up to it neck in scandals that have stymied its ambitious plans to reshape Brazil’s culture and impose a new conservative ideology based on nationalism, religious fundamentalism and militarism.
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A Global Exchange webcast with Laura Carlsen and other guests from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. https://www.facebook.com/GlobalExchange/videos/214433659813249/
Laura Carlsen joins Dr. Gerald Horne, L.A. educator and activist Jackie Goldberg and host Margaret Prescod to discuss COVID-19, Trump’s plan to re-open the country, testing, the cut-off of funds to WHO and where we go from here. https://soundcloud.com/sojournertruthradio/sets/april-17-2020
Laura Carlsen joins Dr. Gerald Horne, L.A. educator and activist Jackie Goldberg and host Margaret Prescod to discuss the impeachment trial in the Senate, Trumps Palestine “peace” plan, and the latest caravan of immigrants in southern Mexico. https://soundcloud.com/sojournertruthradio/sets/january-31-2020