Alba e a resistência Venezuelana no Brasil

“Quando eu saí de lá [da Venezuela], eu falei ‘eu vou ser resistência no Brasil’. Porque eu vou ter uma voz e eu vou dizer pro mundo quem a gente é”. Idealizadora do primeiro Centro de Acolhida de Boa Vista, Alba Marina com certeza resiste em terras Brasileiras – e ainda oferece suporte aos seusContinue reading “Alba e a resistência Venezuelana no Brasil”

Roraima: The Complexities of the Migratory Flow

Dona Raimunda has lived in Boa Vista since 1983 when she moved from Manaus. Like many Manauaras, she “came to visit and never went back”. Her recount is complex and rich described in a way that only Roraimans can deeply identify with. In an informal conversation at the city’s Crafts Center, at first she complainsContinue reading “Roraima: The Complexities of the Migratory Flow”

Roraima: onde as complexidades vão além de um fluxo migratório

Dona Raimunda vive em Boa Vista desde 1983, vinda de Manaus. Como muitos de seus conterrâneos, “veio para conhecer e nunca mais voltou”. O discurso dela é de uma complexidade que só Roraima parece carregar. Numa conversa informal no Centro de Artesanato da cidade, ela reclama para mim de como a população Venezuelana mudou aContinue reading “Roraima: onde as complexidades vão além de um fluxo migratório”

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: 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”