While all of Brazil has been hit hard by COVID-19, indigenous people have been disproportionately affected. Illegal miners and other outsiders have brought the virus to isolated indigenous communities that often lack access to healthcare and other resources needed to keep the virus at bay. The government has done little in response, leading to protests by several groups.
Abby Neiser will lead a roundtable discussion on the topic. You can read the article she wrote for Panoramas here - https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/health-and-society/covid-19-presents-late...
Abby Neiser is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in Portuguese and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. During the summer of 2019, she studied abroad in Cuba as part of the Pitt in Cuba program. She is also the President of the Luso-Brazilian Student Association at Pitt. She is one of the 2020-2021 Panoramas Interns.
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