Covid-19 in Brazil: Politics and Society

LORRAN LIMA The first case of COVID-19 in Brazil was registered on February 24th, 2020. A 61-year-old businessman living in the state of São Paulo was infected after traveling to Italy. On March 16th, the first COVID-19 death, a 62-year-old man, was also registered in the state of São Paulo. The Brazilian Minister of Health…

Connections During Coronavirus: From Cuba to Brazil

CLAUDIA FONSECA It hit us with unexpected suddenness, just as it did most other people.  José and I had been taking the public buses all that week of the Medical Anthropology conference in Cuba.  We’d chosen to stay in our private hostel, located in a working-class district near the center of Havana instead of going…

“Higher Education and Societal Transformation: Decolonisation and Racial Equality” Workshop, June 2019 Brasilia

Rebecca Irons The modernist architect’s dream-city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was the location for the workshop “Higher Education and Societal Transformation: Decolonisation and Racial Equality” in June 2019. An event for early career researchers (ECR), funded by the Newton Fund and organised by Professor Shirley Tate (Leeds Beckett University) and Dr. Breitner Tavares…