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Covid-19 attacks Xavante native Brazilians, with 13 deaths in 5 days

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Covid-19 attacks Xavante native Brazilians, with 13 deaths in 5 days

According to the latest figures released by the government’s Special Indigenous Public Health Service (SESAI), at least 13 Xavante have caused people to die over the past five days, and 50 other cases were confirmed during the same period.

As many as 16 Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in the Xavante region, which is located in the corner of Mato Grosso state in the Amazon, making it the second worst indigenous territory in Brazil, according to SESAI. The indigenous community in Alto Solimoes has recorded 25 deaths related to the pandemic, the agency said.
Last week, Xavante Crisanto leader Rudzo Tseremeywa released a the video about him in a hospital bed on social media. He and his parents were infected in June. In the video, he warns Xavante people about the severity of the disease and asks them to seek treatment immediately if they begin to experience symptoms.

At first, the community did not believe that the virus would enter the Xavante region, Lucio Lucio Terowa’a, secretary of the Federation of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations Mato Grosso, told CNN. The local government has not drawn up contingency plans to fight the virus or raise awareness about protective measures, he added. “That is why we are experiencing this rapid contamination,” said Terowa’a.

Brazil National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, a government agency that oversees customary affairs, installed travel barriers in nine regions of Xavante earlier this year. “But it came too late, the disease was already in,” said Terowa’a, who had lost six people close to her family to Covid-19.

About 22,000 indigenous people live in the Xavante region, surrounded by soybean farms and animal husbandry. As of last Tuesday, 126 Xavante people were infected by Covid-19 and 46 others were suspected, according to SESAI.

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In Barra dos Garças, a municipality that houses the traditional land of São Marcos where Terowa’a and his family live, two-thirds of all inpatients last week were Xavante people. Terowa’a is worried that the hospital will collapse in the coming weeks. “If (the virus) spreads further, it will not be able to offer treatment to everyone,” he said.

According to SESAI, as of June 30, 156 Brazilian native people had died and 6,488 were infected by the corona virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to calculations by the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Association (APIB), which includes cases and deaths of indigenous people living in urban areas (while SESAI only covers those living in traditional villages), 380 indigenous people have died and 9,414 were infected with Covid-19 on June 28.
Overall, corona virus cases have surged in Brazil. On Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins global tracker, Brazil has recorded more than 1.4 million cases with near-60,000 fatalities.

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)

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September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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