Many literary groups across the country focus on contemporary women authors. Newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro has spoken disparagingly about women, though, and some in the literary community worry about what that means for female writers.
On his first day in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave the Ministry of Agriculture provisional power over territories belonging to Indigenous peoples and the descendants of runaway slaves — much of which is located in the Amazon rainforest.
Firefighters in the state of Minas Gerais have confirmed 60 people dead in Friday's disaster, in which a tailings dam broke sending a torrent of sludge into the miner's offices and the town of Brumadinho. Nearly 300 other people are unaccounted for, and officials said it was unlikely that any would be found alive.
Brazil’s academic research community overwhelmingly predicts new measures will lead to more violence in Brazil — a country with around 43,000 gun deaths per year. But in the Bolsonaro era, their arguments are losing to a political bloc that is resolutely opposed to empirical research and that takes many of its cues from pro-gun campaigners in the United States.