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Fabio Teixeira

Brazil's anti-slavery rescuers resume raids after coronavirus halt

27 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian anti-slavery rescuers have carried out their first raid after a two-month freeze due to the coronavirus outbreak, saying coffee farms will be their main priority when harvesting kicks off next month.

'No time': Latin America's slum dwellers lead coronavirus battle

25 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BOGOTA/MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Huddled over sewing machines in their cramped homes in Mare, a sprawling complex of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, about 50 women are on a mission to make two free face masks for each of the area's 140,000 slum residents within the next two months.

Brazil's Supreme Court throws out rules that limit gay men donating blood

10 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil's Supreme Court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country.

Brazil's Supreme Court throws out rules that limit gay men donating blood

09 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - B razil's Supreme Court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country.

Easing labor laws in Brazil seen putting workers at risk in pandemic

24 Apr 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Safety measures protecting Brazilian laborers against work in dangerous conditions are coming under threat by the government's efforts to ease regulations during the coronavirus pandemic, labor authorities warn.

As Latin America locks down, trans sex workers struggle to survive

24 Apr 2020

MEXICO CITY/RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the coronavirus hit Brazil, transgender sex worker Aline saw her clients go from about 12 a week to zero.

FEATURE-As Latin America locks down, trans sex workers struggle to survive

24 Apr 2020

MEXICO CITY/RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen the coronavirus hit Brazil, transgender sex worker Aline saw her clients go from about 12 a week to zero.

Olympic Games building firm, cult added to Brazil's slavery 'dirty list'

03 Apr 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A company that helped build Rio de Janeiro's Olympic village for the 2016 Games and a religious group that enslaved hundreds of people were named on Friday to Brazil's "dirty list," one of the country's most powerful anti-slavery tools.

Olympic Games building firm, cult added to Brazil's slavery 'dirty list'

03 Apr 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A company that helped build Rio de Janeiro's Olympic village for the 2016 Games and a religious group that enslaved hundreds of people were named on Friday to Brazil's "dirty list," one of the country's most powerful anti-slavery tools.

Indigenous leader from threatened tribe killed in Brazil

01 Apr 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A leader of a protected tribe in the Amazon has been found dead, authorities said, marking the fifth violent death in six months in a region rife with conflict between illegal loggers and indigenous people.

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