Catherine Osborn

Catherine Osborn appears in the following:

The Worst Of COVID-19 Should Be Over For 1 Hard-Hit Brazilian City. But It's Not

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The jungle metropolis of Manaus had a terrible pandemic spring. A study estimates 76% of residents were exposed to the coronavirus. Researchers thought there couldn't be another surge. And yet...


Coronavirus-Hit Brazil Considers Major Public Funds For Poor And Unemployed

Monday, August 31, 2020

Pandemic emergency aid gave an unlikely ratings boost to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized welfare and protested virus prevention measures. Now he's weighing further social spending.


Indigenous Brazilians Come Together To Defend Amazon Forest Against Fires

Friday, September 13, 2019

Indigenous Brazilians are joining forces to defend the Amazon forest from fires set by invaders on their land. More than a dozen indigenous groups met recently to strategize.


SOS From Brazil's Amazon Fire Protesters: 'We Need The World's Help Right Now'

Monday, August 26, 2019

Protesters took to the streets across Brazil this weekend to voice outrage over the fires burning through the Amazon.


Brazil's President Faces Backlash For Posting Salacious Carnival Video

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro, who assumed office in January, has found himself on the wrong side of allies and critics alike after he tweeted a video showing two men engaged in lewd behavior.


Mine Executives In Brazil Step Down After Deadly Dam Collapse

Monday, March 04, 2019

Several top executives of a Brazilian iron mine company have stepped down temporarily after a government investigation into January's deadly dam collapse. About 300 people were killed.


Hundreds Are Missing After Dam Collapses In Southern Brazil

Monday, January 28, 2019

The death toll from the collapse of a dam in southern Brazilian continues to rise as searchers labor in deep mud. Several hundred people are still reported missing.


New Regulations In Brazil Are Trying To Address Gender Gap For Upcoming Elections

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Brazilian voters go to the polls in October for general elections. Gender is increasingly an election issue, specifically concerning the low number of female candidates. Several groups are trying to address this.


'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil

Friday, July 13, 2018

Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, has become a hub for black-owned businesses. A startup accelerator there supports companies based on their potential for social and economic impact.


A Day In The Boat Life On The Amazon River

Sunday, June 10, 2018

People networking, just hanging out, praying, escaping city bustle, commuting to work — just another day on the White Swan riverboat.


Brazilian Activist Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Friday, March 16, 2018

A popular politician and expert on police violence was shot dead in a drive-by killing that investigators say looks like a targeted assassination.


Instructor Teaches Students To 'Learn To Program Or Be Programmed' In Brazil

Monday, December 04, 2017

In Brazil, civic hackathons have become a popular way for people to use coding to help clean up their politics. The comes after a widespread corruption investigation uncovered how deep the fraud extends in the country's government.


Why Brazil's Violence Keeps Getting Worse

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Brazil is more violent now than at any time in its history. So says a new report, which says an average of seven people die there every hour. Researchers looked at why the problem continues to worsen.


Tour Rio De Janeiro's Oldest Slave Port With This New App

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rio de Janeiro was home to the Americas' largest slave port, which received nearly a million slaves over several centuries. Now modern day Cariocas have developed an app that provides an immersive tour through that history.


Brazilian Street Preacher Spreads Progressive Message

Monday, January 02, 2017

A preacher in Rio de Janeiro is attracting crowds through a combination of evangelical traditions and liberation theology, which usually draw people from opposite sides of the political spectrum.


Brazilian Soccer Team's Plane Crashes In Colombia

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The crash of the plane killed a Brazilian soccer team living a Cinderella story. The team rose from relative obscurity and was scheduled to play in one of the region's most prestigious tournaments.


Young Barbers In Brazil Are Cutting Away From Traditional Barbershops

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A prize-winning documentary in Brazil is highlighting a new trend in barbershops, where fresh hairstyles are mixing with changing ideas about gender and race.


Fact Checkers Gain Importance In Brazil's Muddled Media Landscape

Saturday, May 14, 2016

As Brazil's political crisis unfolds, many Brazilians say they can't trust the "sensationalist" media, and researchers found many news articles are fake. Enter a new website, To The Facts.


Brazil Senate Votes to Suspend Its President

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In 2013 Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had a 80 percent approval rating. Last night  in an overwhelming majority, Brazilian senators voted to impeach.

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Vice President Temer Would Lead Brazil If The President Is Impeached

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If impeached, Brazil's president would be suspended for months while tried on charges she used state funds to plug budget gaps. The man running the country would be Vice President Michel Temer.