This story was originally published on Meedan.

To wake up in Brazil in 2020 is to confront daily headlines that send us back to 1968, our years of military dictatorship. We see headlines such as: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suspends publication of number of deaths; the government demands a recount of the death numbers saying they are “inflated”. Meanwhile Brazilian scientists estimate that the number of underreported victims of COVID-19 is seven times higher than what has been reported. This means that according to the official data,every minute, a person dies from COVID-19 in Brazil.

In Latin America the erasure…

Isabella Barroso

Program Manager for Latin America @Meedan. Activist. Journalist. Used to build products with teams and now builds programs with communities.

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