The United States only recognizes health as a constitutional right for prisoners. Why not like Brazil, for everyone? We have much work to do.
We tend to be insular many times but this ode to Brazil’s Black Awareness Day shows a sour congruousness with the American experience.
Democracy will fail under Bolsonaro who committed many barbarities against women, Blacks, Indigenous peoples, the quilombolas, the LGBT, including torturers.
Even with rough winds, Brazilians maintain a commitment to hope. Hope is the last to die. This is why the Brazilian people understand that God writes correctly in crooked lines.
With thousands of hours to fill on multiple channels, why can’t we have a more broadly informed population on issues like Brazil that mimics our current pathology?
You, yourselves, must be the protagonists of a new kind of society, with a new form of organic production, in tune with nature; a just distribution of goods, and sober consumption.
I dream of seeing a Brazil built from the bottom up, and from the inside out, forging a popular, participatory and socio-ecological democracy.
Americans and Brazilians must realize that the karmic weight of their collective actions will ultimately play a role in their future national success.
The over-all Brazilian crisis, that affects every sector, can be understood in different ways. The sociological, political and historic interpretations have prevailed up to now.
“Lula has been subjected to a political prosecution and conviction, ignoring evidence of his innocence, and triggering a crisis of confidence in the rule of law.”