This week, in What’s Happening in Brazil, we take a look at Architectural Exclusion in the city of São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The urban design tactic seeks to keep those most vulnerable in society, namely the homeless, shuttered out of certain city spaces, through a plethora of clearly discriminatory ploys.

In our Culture Talk segment, we will talk about the last remaining male of the ancient Juma tribe, who recently died from covid-19. As the disease ravages Indigenous territories throughout Brazil, the death of the last leader of the Juma, highlights the plight of not only this, but all native populations that have been abandoned by the Jair Bolsonaro government.

In our Story of the Week, we will give you a brief introduction into the history of Carnaval, Brazil’s largest and most iconic celebration. Born among slaves, and inspired by Christian traditions, see how this party has become a symbol of freedom, subversion, role playing and all around joy for the Brazilian population.

All What’s Happening in Brazil episodes are available at Brasil de Fato’s YouTube channel, where you’ll also find a special English-content playlist.

Partners who wish to include a longer version of the show in their schedule may contact our international team at [email protected] or send a WhatsApp message to +55 11 993 055 156.

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Edited by: Ítalo Piva



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