Milagros: the voice of the Waraós in Brazilian lands

Milagros has the sweet voice that only someone with that name (Miracle) could have. Her smile and the tranquillity in her eyes almost hides the pain and anguish as she tells me her story while watching the rehearsal of the Canarinhos da Amazonia Choir in which her daughter, Rosa Mística, sings. She narrates the lifeContinue reading “Milagros: the voice of the Waraós in Brazilian lands”

Pacaraima: quando a esperança entra em chamas

No dia 18 de Janeiro, eu entrei num ônibus que me levou de Boa Vista a Pacaraima. Fui sem saber o que ia encontrar, mas meu coração dizia que eu tinha que ir e entender como funcionava a vida na fronteira Brasil-Venezuela. Hoje eu entendo o que me levou até lá. De um jeito muitoContinue reading “Pacaraima: quando a esperança entra em chamas”

Pacaraima: when hope catches on fire

On the 18th of January, I got on a bus that took me from Boa Vista to Pacaraima. I didn’t know what to expect but felt compelled by the heart to go and understand how life worked on the Brazil-Venezuela border. Now, looking back, I understand exactly what brought me there. In a crazy way,Continue reading “Pacaraima: when hope catches on fire”