In Brazil, graveyard shift reveals staggering cost of pandemic

SAO PAULO (AFP) – In almost three decades of working in Sao Paulo’s largest cemetery, the oldest gravediggers can’t remember performing more than 10 night burials. But since the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic swept across Brazil, that exception

President Bolsonaro further relaxes gun laws in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – President Jair Bolsonaro has issued a series of decrees further relaxing gun control laws in Brazil, one of the far-right leader’s signature issues. The four decrees, issued late on Friday (Feb 12), increase the number

Fury in Brazil over humiliation of woman at rape trial

SAO PAOLO (AFP) – Outrage erupted in Brazil Tuesday (Nov 3) over video footage of a rape trial where the defendant’s attorney verbally attacked and humiliated the alleged victim, leaving her in tears and vainly begging the judge to intervene.