- Jul 4, 2020
In Brazil, “quilombolos,” as the residents of quilombos are known, still suffer from the racism and discrimination that made the brutal slave trade possible in the first place.
Hundreds of Catholic parishioners in Paraguay donned bird-like costumes and paraded down the streets this week to honor a 16th century saint said to possess miraculous powers.
In Guyana, people hope to create work so that young people don’t have to work in slavery conditions on Brazilian ranches or in mines.
A retired teacher continues to foster respect for the environment and appreciation for the southern Guyana region known as Rupununi. He uses two of his favorite teaching tools: music and poetry.
In Brazil, although slavery as an institution no longer exists, forms of forced labor persist in the country.
People being displaced by industry in the Amazon struggle to survive in cities.