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Video | Nine young people killed in police raid in one of São Paulo's biggest slums

This week, What's Happening In Brazil also features young women's soccer and an interview with a Macuxi indigenous elder

Brasil de Fato | São Paulo |
Every week, "What's Happening in Brazil" host Pamela Oliveira brings English-speaking audiences the latest news about our country
Every week, "What's Happening in Brazil" host Pamela Oliveira brings English-speaking audiences the latest news about our country - Screen capture/Brasil de Fato

This episode of What’s Happening in Brazil reports on a deadly police raid in one of São Paulo’s biggest slums, when nine young people died, allegedly in a stampede after officers raided a crowded funk music party and cornered partygoers. Witnesses and families blame the police for the tragedy.

We also talk about Samba Day, a date to celebrate one of Brazil’s most popular and iconic music genres.

The Story Of The Week is about a group of young female footballers who take part in a selection process to pursue their dream of becoming professional soccer players.

This episode’s Culture Talk introduces Grandma Bernaldina, an elder of the Macuxi people, who lives in the Raposa Serra do Sol indigenous land, in northern Brazil, an area who has been constantly facing threats by ranchers, miners, and illegal land grabbers who force their way into their territory.

And you will also learn how to make an easy and savory puree with sweet potato and Brazil plum – or umbu –, a sweet fruit native to northeast Brazil’s dry lands.

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Edited by: Aline Scátola