Discussion: Children’s mental health during COVID

class=”MuiTypography-root-228 MuiTypography-h1-233″>Discussion: Children's mental health during COVIDNovember 24, 2021 · 1:45 PM EST Updated on Nov. 24, 2021 · 1:45 PM EST

Children play with a therapist in the pediatric unit of the Robert Debre hospital, in Paris, France, March 2, 2021.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on populations across the globe. And for children, the past two years have been a significant part of their young lives, affecting everything from their social interactions to their physical and mental wellbeing.

UNICEF did an analysis of various studies on the mental health of tens of thousands of children and adolescents across 22 mostly high and upper middle-income countries — between November 2019 and November 2020 — and found “higher levels of depression, fear, anxiety, anger, irritability, negativity, conduct disorder, alcohol and substance use and sedentary behaviors, compared with pre-pandemic rates.”

Certain coping strategies, including having daily routines and regular physical activity, have helped buffer against depression and were associated with better moods. Good communication with loved ones also helped manage pandemic stressors and lockdowns.

Related discussion:A deepening coronavirus crisis in Latin America

Another factor that’s contributed to mental health pressures on households is financial insecurity. “Millions more families have been pushed into poverty, unable to make ends meet," UNICEF revealed in its own report published in October. "Child labor, abuse and gender-based violence are on the rise,” while investment in necessary resources “remains negligible.”

The report added that the coronavirus pandemic "has created serious concerns about the mental health of children and their families during lockdowns, and it has illustrated in the starkest light how events in the wider world can affect the world inside our heads," as well as highlighting "the fragility of support systems for mental health in many countries, and it has – once again – underlined how these hardships fall disproportionately on the most disadvantaged communities." It went on to add that the specific impacts of the pandemic on mental health could take years to be fully assessed.

Related discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Brazil

An information sign is displayed as a child arrives with her parent to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11-years-old at London Middle School in Wheeling, Ill., Nov. 17, 2021.

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In the US, parents, teachers and other caretakers have tried to find creative ways to address the needs of children.

More than 20 public school districts have extended their Thanksgiving holiday breaks to include "wellness days" for their students and staff, giving them a chance to reconnect and recharge.

Earlier this month, on Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, for children in the US between the ages of 5 and 11. The move allowed for more flexibility for kids to safely resume school and social activities.

Some American schools even used the windfall of federal coronavirus relief money to expand their capacity to address students’ mental health struggles, including problems like absenteeism, behavioral issues, and quieter signs of distress.

As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon will moderate a discussion with Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Monday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. Eastern time, to discuss these efforts and the challenges surrounding the mental health impacts of the pandemic on children.

Send in your questions for the discussion to [email protected]

The AP contributed to this report.

Thousands of leagues from home. How Andrey Vorobets got stuck in Brazil for 1.5 years

Weekly “Arguments and Facts” No. 46. Where will they not be allowed without a QR code? 17/11/2021

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Ilha Grande island, where the traveler lived for almost a year. Photo: From personal archive/Andrey Vorobets.

Contrary to Fate

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Yacht “ Sea Sparrow '', on which Andrey Vorobets sailed to Brazil. Photo: From personal archive/Andrey Vorobets

Andrey took courses, received a skipper's certificate, registration, callsign. There was only a fellow traveler. And & nbsp; he began to look for him in & nbsp; social networks. The sparrow was sure: like & nbsp; in the mountains, in the & nbsp; sea there are no random people. Replied Slava & nbsp; & ndash; guy from & nbsp; Ukraine. And & nbsp; 17 September 2019 & nbsp; g. a crew of & nbsp; composed of two people went out to the & nbsp; Baltic Sea, heading for & nbsp; the island of Gotland.

& ndash; Autumn storms began in the & nbsp; Baltic. And & nbsp; when we went to the Rhone (the river in front of Marseille), we got into the & nbsp; monstrous mistral. We barely dodged. & Nbsp;

“ We are not talking about politics! ''

Cities, countries, fellow travelers changed. And & nbsp; Andrey continued to go to & nbsp; his goal. To the & nbsp; dream that I carried in my heart for half a century.

& ndash; Citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Estonia visited the boat with me. But we have established an ironclad rule: we enjoy & nbsp; life, enjoy nature, the elements and & nbsp; do not talk about politics.

Nature, meanwhile, threw new surprises. Somehow I had to climb 300 km up the & nbsp; course of the Rhine. & Nbsp;

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Storms, aground, a huge piece of cellophane wrapped around the & nbsp; screw & hellip; But every time Andrey was lucky with & nbsp; people who came to & nbsp; help on time. Then, in & nbsp; Germany, a police officer said: “ You ran aground in the & nbsp; right place & nbsp; & ndash; There's a crane nearby. '' And & nbsp; volunteers towed the yacht free of charge.

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“I believe and & nbsp; hope!”

& ndash; After 28 days in the & nbsp; ocean, we reached the “ city of dreams ''. We stood at the & nbsp; guest pier. An employee of the yacht club immediately appeared. And & nbsp; we are already with a legend: they say, there is a problem with the & nbsp; engine, there is water in the hold. He: “ Stay calm, the director of the marina will come in the morning, we will decide everything. '' We are connected to & nbsp; electricity, water. The friendly Brazilians made us feel welcome. Very positive people, always ready to help.

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& ndash; For this they fed me and & nbsp; allowed free parking. They even offered a salary, but I & nbsp; refused. Thanks and & nbsp; on that. Ilya-Grande & nbsp; & ndash; heavenly place & hellip;

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& ndash; Today I & nbsp; understand that I was not fully prepared for the & nbsp; hike. The route is very serious. I don’t know how it will turn out. But I believe and & nbsp; hope. What else remains? Sorry, the working day begins. People are going & hellip;

Andrey hangs up. And & nbsp; then sends a few emojis with & nbsp; thumbs up. Everything will be fine!

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India repeals controversial farm laws after a year of protests

class=”MuiTypography-root-228 MuiTypography-h1-233″>India repeals controversial farm laws after a year of protestsThe WorldNovember 19, 2021 · 12:30 PM EST

Protesting farmers ride tractors and shout slogans as they march to the capital, breaking police barricades, during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Jan. 26, 2021.

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India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that his government will withdraw controversial farm laws that have been met with massive protests over the past year. Farmers have been protesting government overhauls that they say would ruin their livelihoods. They’re now celebrating the move as a hard-fought victory. Modi timed his announcement for the Sikh holiday Guru Nanak Jayanti to acknowledge India’s minority Sikh community that’s made up the base of the protests. Farmers are also one of India’s most influential voting blocs, and Modi’s reversal comes ahead of next year’s election.

Austria
As Austria faces a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases, the country is set to go into a nationwide lockdown, beginning on Monday and lasting for at least 10 days. The government is also planning to make vaccination mandatory — a first of its kind policy for Europe. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg plans to impose the vaccine mandate beginning Feb. 1 of next year. Austria had one of the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, at just under 66%. It also has one of the highest national infection rates of the coronavirus on the continent, registering 14,212 new cases in just 24 hours on Thursday.

Brazil
Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at a 15-year high, surging by 22% in the past year, according to a government report. The statistics undercut President Jair Bolsonaro's assurances that the country has been curbing illegal logging. Brazil’s space research agency (INPE) showed that the country had recorded 5,110 square miles of deforestation. Brazil recently pledged at the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow to end illegal deforestation by 2028.

From The WorldBrazil’s COVID vaccination campaign picks up thanks to a 1980s public health mascot

Olympic athletes, from left, archer Marcus Vinicius D'Almeida, Paralympic rower Michel Pessanha, swimmer Marcela Cunha and swimmer Larissa Oliveira pose for a photo with the mascot of the vaccination campaign, named "Zé Gotinha," or "Droplet Joe," after they got shots of the Pfizer vaccine at Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 14, 2021. 

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Three generations of Brazilians have grown up with Zé Gotinha, roughly translated as Droplet Joe, and many say the little guy is responsible for the country's overwhelming vaccine acceptance.

The mascot is shaped like a drop of liquid, because that's how the polio vaccine was administered in Brazil back in the 1980s. He's been a huge part of the country's world-renowned vaccination program.

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Brazil’s COVID vaccination campaign picks up thanks to a 1980s public health mascot

class=”MuiTypography-root-133 MuiTypography-h1-138″>Brazil’s COVID vaccination campaign picks up thanks to a 1980s public health mascot

After a slow start, more than 73% of Brazilians have gotten the jab. Many Brazilians credit the unexpectedly successful campaign in part, to Zé Gotinha, a beloved cartoon character. 

The WorldNovember 18, 2021 · 12:00 PM EST

Olympic athletes, from left, archer Marcus Vinicius D'Almeida, Paralympic rower Michel Pessanha, swimmer Marcela Cunha and swimmer Larissa Oliveira pose for a photo with the mascot of the vaccination campaign, named "Zé Gotinha," or "Droplet Joe," after they got shots of the Pfizer vaccine at Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 14, 2021. 

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Some of the earliest childhood memories for many Brazilian kids look something like this: A jolly, life-sized white tear-drop-shaped figure waving and giving hugs to a crowd of kids. 

He wears a huge smile and the logo of Brazil's universal health care system: SUS. 

In a video posted by the Ministry of Health a few years ago, he's introduced to rows of children in an auditorium in Rio de Janeiro's Cidade de Deus favela. 

“What's his name?” asks the man on the mic. “Zé Gotinha,” shouted the kids.

Zé Gotinha is roughly translated as “Droplet Joe.” He's like Smokey the Bear for Brazil's vaccination program.

Related: Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity over negligent COVID response 

Three generations of Brazilians have grown up with Zé Gotinha, and many say the little guy is responsible for the country's overwhelming vaccine acceptance despite resistance from President Jair Bolsonaro and some of his supporters.

The mascot is shaped like a drop of liquid because that's how the polio vaccine was administered in Brazil, back in the 1980s. He's been a huge part of the country's world-renowned vaccination program over the last three decades, making appearances at health clinics and vaccination drives across the country.

Related: Copa America soccer championship in Brazil draws protest while coronavirus cases rise

Wasim Prates-Syed, a Brazilian health researcher and a member of the Pro-Vaccine Union, has a tattoo of the Zé Gotinha cartoon. 

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“There is nothing better to show the world that vaccinating is good,” said Wasim Prates-Syed, a Brazilian health researcher and a member of the Pro-Vaccine Union. 

“I grew up with Zé Gotinha. I remember taking my vaccine. I remember hugging people dressed up as Zé Gotinha. I even have a Zé Gotinha tattoo.”

That is the size of the affection many Brazilians have for their beloved Zé Gotinha. 

The character made his debut shortly after the end of the Brazilian dictatorship in 1985, at a time when Brazil was fighting a losing battle against polio and other infectious diseases. Parents and children were suspicious of government vaccination efforts. 

Darlan Rosa, the artist who created Zé Gotinha, said that at the time, the army was involved in the vaccination program and they were pretty heavy-handed. When children heard them coming they hid. There was a lot of resistance due mostly to a lack of information.

“I created Zé Gotinha as a way to communicate with the children,” Rosa said. “That was my goal, so that a child would say, 'Dad, today's vaccination day, would you bring me to the health clinic to see Zé Gotinha?'”

It worked. According to Rosa, in the era of polio, Brazil vaccinated as many as 20 million children on a single day. The disease was eradicated in Brazil by 1989.

In a cartoon from the same year, Zé Gotinha looks a little like "Casper, the Friendly Ghost," but with a pointier head. He dances through a neighborhood protecting children from ugly monsters who represent infectious diseases like polio, tetanus or measles.

Despite the progress, resistance persists when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Jair Bolsonaro has long said he will not be vaccinated. Last year, he rejected early offers to purchase vaccines from Pfizer and other companies and joked that the COVID-19 vaccine might turn you into a crocodile. In late October, Facebook removed a video where he falsely claimed the shot could cause AIDS. 

Related: ‘Bolsonaro, get out!’: Protesters across Brazil call for president’s ouster 

“We are going through a crisis, not just with vaccinations against COVID, but also a crisis over the coverage of the other vaccinations,” said Renata Rivera, a doctor in São Paulo. 

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro poses for photos with the mascot of the nation's vaccination campaign, named Zé Gotinha, or Droplet Joe, during a ceremony to present Brazil's National Vaccination Plan Against COVID-19, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Dec. 16, 2020.

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Zé Gotinha has been largely absent under the Bolsonaro government, which has mostly rejected the use of the beloved character to promote health safety and COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Where is our beloved Zé Gotinha? Bolonsaro sent him away because he thought he was leftist,” said former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to supporters in March. 

The same month, Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo Bolsonaro, a senator, even tried to rebrand the lovable character. He tweeted out a picture of Zé Gotinha holding a syringe, like a machine gun, the president's signature pose.

Related: Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 

Darlan Rosa wears a shirt featuring the Zé Gotinha droplet that promotes vaccinations in Brazil. 

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Courtesy of Darlan Rosa

“I was so angry,” said Zé Gotinha's creator Rosa.

“Everyone was. I still get choked up. On social media, there was a huge response in Zé Gotinha's defense. These are the children from yesterday — the parents of today, vaccinated by Zé Gotinha.”

Rivera said that Brazil has lost ground against polio, tuberculosis and measles and doubts whether Zé Gotinha could jump-start Brazil’s immunization program at this point. 

But Syed, the Brazilian health researcher, credits Zé Gotinha for Brazil’s recent COVID-19 vaccination rate success. 

“We have seen that although there has been this anti-vax discourse, people are still going out and getting vaccinated,” Syed said. “And that's also due to Zé Gotinha and this whole campaign going back years showing the people that vaccines are good.”

Rosa said he's concerned about the anti-vaccine movement, in particular, in the United States, where he has two grandchildren. 

I just want everyone to be protected, he said.

That's what Zé Gotinha wants, too.

‘Without our territory, we are nothing’: Violence against Indigenous peoples spikes in Brazil

class=”MuiTypography-root-133 MuiTypography-h1-138″>‘Without our territory, we are nothing’: Violence against Indigenous peoples spikes in Brazil

At the COP26 summit on Monday, Brazil promised to fight climate change and committed to ending illegal deforestation by 2028. But many are wary of environmental promises from President Jair Bolsonaro as forest destruction spikes under his administration.

The WorldNovember 2, 2021 · 2:45 PM EDT

An image of destroyed lands in the Karipuna territory, Brazil. 

Courtesy of Andre Karipuna 

In Brazil, the Karipuna Indigenous Territory stretches as a long expanse of thick green jungle in the western Amazon state of Rondonia. A small Indigenous tribe known as the Karipuna — with only 61 remaining members — calls this area home.

When The World first spoke with Chief Andre Karipuna a couple of years ago, he said he was afraid for their lives. He had received death threats. Land invasions had spiked. At night, he could hear the backhoes from the loggers falling trees on their territory only a few miles away. Government restructuring and budget cuts had gutted the federal agencies that once helped defend their land.

Related: Brazilian Indigenous groups mobilize to defend land rights

Today, it’s worse.

"We’ve been abandoned by the government. … They are not helping us to protect our land.”

Chief Andre Karipuna

"We’ve been abandoned by the government,” Andre Karipuna said this weekend. “They are not helping us to protect our land.”

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According to a report released last week, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his government are largely to blame for a huge spike in violence against Indigenous peoples, including land invasions and the deforestation of Native territories, such as the Karipuna territory. 

Illegal invasions of Karipuna land have increased 44% over the last year, according to the report, and 2,100 acres of their forest was destroyed in just the last year. 

In several photos shared with The World, the bottom chunk of the Karipuna territory appears to be in a process of clearing and chopping. The trees of a once-pristine jungle lay in charred pieces on the barren ground.

Related: Lessons from Canada's commission on Indigenous residential schools

“Invasions, deforestation, fires … What happens to our children? We need to protect this place for the generations that will come.”

Chief Andre Karipuna

“Invasions, deforestation, fires,” Andre Karipuna said. “What happens to our children? We need to protect this place for the generations that will come.”

Federal prosecutor Daniel Lobo has said that behind the invasions of Karipuna territory is a criminal network that profits off of logging — often for export — and destroying the forest, in order to clear land and sell it to farmers or ranchers.

“There are no heads of cattle yet on their Indigenous territory,” said Laura Pereira, with Brazil’s Indigenous Missionary Council, a nongovernmental organization that works with the country’s Indigenous peoples, including the Karipuna. “But when you drive in, you already see that some lands have been planted with grass for cattle farming.”

Cattle are big business. Brazil is the largest exporter in the world of meat and soy. Both industries have exploded in this part of the Amazon. Soy production, alone, in the state of Rondonia, has tripled over the last 10 years, to roughly a million acres last year.

Individuals have used Brazil’s Rural Environmental Registry as one means of attempting to steal a piece of Karipuna land. The registry is essentially an online database of environmental land titles, but because there is little oversight and accountability,  87 individuals have registered through the system that they are the owners of the land that actually belongs to the Karipuna. 

“It’s a legal instrument used as a political tool to legitimize illegal holdings on this land,” Pereira said. 

The state of Rondonia has now canceled the extraneous environmental titles on Karipuna land, “but it hasn’t decreased the stealing of Indigenous territory,” Pereira said. “People use this as an instrument to continue to invade, rob and deforest Karipuna land.”

An image of the Karipuna territory in Brazil. 

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Courtesy of Andre Karipuna

This same model of fabricating titles as a means of stealing Indigenous land has been replicated in at least 200 different Native territories across Brazil, according to researchers. 

Lucia Helena Rangel is an anthropologist who co-authored another exhaustive report published last week by the Indigenous Missionary Council that details how land invasions, violence and killings of Indigenous peoples rose last year amid the pandemic. At least 182 Indigenous peoples were murdered in 2020, 61% more than the previous year.

“What's so concerning now, is that Bolsonaro and his ministries, they‘ve empowered all of those people that have interests in pushing onto Indigneous areas. From the poor guy who thinks he's gonna to get rich mining to the big and powerful, the mayors of cities. He’s said, go for it. It's no longer illegal."

Lucia Helena Rangel, anthropologist and reseacher

“What's so concerning now is that Bolsonaro and his ministries, they've empowered all of those people that have interests in pushing onto Indigenous areas. From the poor guy who thinks he's going to get rich mining to the big and powerful, the mayors of cities. He’s said, go for it. It's no longer illegal,” Rangel said. 

“I don’t think we’ve ever seen such violent, open attacks without a break,” Rangel said. “And the disrespect for the Indigenous people is so great that even when they tried to set up their own health roadblocks to limit the entry of people into their areas amid COVID-19, many were violently destroyed and invaders came in with guns, shooting and sending everyone running.”

Related: Brazil's Indigenous peoples fight COVID-19 amid government neglect

Indigenous leaders spoke during the online launch of the report last week.

"It’s sad to see, to witness, and to accompany the suffering of our people. … Amid this pandemic, the invasions have increased, along with the crimes against our people.”

Ernestina Afonso de Souza, member of the Macuxi people

"It’s sad to see, to witness, and to accompany the suffering of our people,” said Ernestina Afonso de Souza, a member of the Macuxi people who live near the border with Venezuela. “Amid this pandemic, the invasions have increased, along with the crimes against our people.”

Other groups have also mapped the increasing violence in the countryside. Last year, the number of violent land disputes was the highest on record, according to the Pastoral Land Commission, a Catholic organization that monitors rural conflicts in Brazil. 

Indigenous peoples accounted for a quarter of the deaths.

“Those people who are trying to illegally acquire public lands are aiming at areas that have already been declared either Indigenous or conservation lands or mixed protects for sustainable agriculture, very much based on the green light that Bolsonaro has given that this land will eventually be made available to them."

Jean Bellini, Pastoral Land Commission

“Those people who are trying to illegally acquire public lands are aiming at areas that have already been declared either Indigenous or conservation lands or mixed protects for sustainable agriculture, very much based on the green light that Bolsonaro has given that this land will eventually be made available to them,” said Jean Bellini, an American nun who has lived in Brazil for decades and who works with the Pastoral Land Commission.

Back in Karipuna territory, Chief Andre Karipuna fears for the future. 

The Karipuna’s land is officially recognized by the Brazilian state. But a long-awaited Supreme Court case could impact this and hundreds of Native lands across Brazil. The ruling is still pending. Indigenous peoples, including the Karipuna, are watching the case closely, with the hope that it will offer ever-greater protection for their lives and land. 

“We are afraid of being pushed from our homes, which is the only place we have,” he said. “Us Indigenous peoples, without our territory, we are nothing.”

Oregon protesters confront ICE officials; India registered its highest increase in coronavirus cases; ISIS has taken a port in Mozambique

Oregon protesters confront ICE officials; India registered its highest increase in coronavirus cases; ISIS has taken a port in Mozambique

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Scores of protesters rallied on Wednesday to block Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials from detaining two men in Bend, Oregon, who were taken to unmarked, white buses. Activists surrounded the buses for 12 hours.

Protestors in bend block buses from taking at atleast two men, immigration attorneys confirmed ice raid. Bend police just announced they are criminally trespassing pic.twitter.com/F0KoLH4O20

— Emily Cureton (@emilycureton) August 12, 2020

Late into the night, it appeared that federal agents from US Border Patrol had emptied the buses and the crowd was forcibly dispersed.

Bend Mayor Sally Russell said on Twitter that the arrests were not an immigration sweep and that she had been informed that there were warrants out for the men’s arrests. She asked people to leave the area.

For the Department of Homeland Security, acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli criticized the demonstrators and defended the intervention that included tear gas and nonlethal munitions. Cuccinelli said in a statement that “ICE will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its officers and detainees.”

Portland-based nonprofit Innovation Law Lab has asked a federal court to keep ICE from taking the men out of central Oregon, the ACLU announced.

What The World is following

On Thursday, India registered its highest increase in COVID-19 cases yet, with nearly 67,000 new cases and 942 deaths in the previous 24 hours. The country’s total infections approached 2.4 million, with more than 47,000 fatalities. India ranks behind only the US and Brazil in number of cases, and is also trailing behind Mexico in the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus.

And, militants tied to ISIS have taken a key port in Mozambique after several days of clashes. Government troops in the northern town of Mocimboa da Praia left by boat after Islamist fighters stepped up attacks in an area near valuable natural gas extraction sites.

From The WorldA Texas couple wrote a bilingual book to encourage children to wear masks

Martha Samaniego Calderón reads “Behind My Mask,” or “Detrás De Mi Cubreboca,” to her children Natalia and Nicolas, at their home. 

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Martha Samaniego Calderón and her husband, Dan Heiman, decided to self-publish a Spanish-English children’s book called, “Behind My Mask,” or “Detrás de Mi Cubrebocas,” to encourage children to wear masks and help them process difficult emotions about COVID-19.

Brazilian housing movements fight surging evictions amid coronavirus

Homeless Workers Movement (MTST) attend a rally against the eviction of the “Povo sem Medo” or “People without Fear” occupants in São Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 31, 2017.

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Despite the pandemic — and rising unemployment — the number of forced evictions in Brazil has roughly doubled in recent months. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, more than 1,700 families have been thrown out of their homes just in the state of São Paulo, according to the Observatory of Forced Removals at the ABC Federal University. That number rises each week, with thousands more at risk of being forcibly removed.

Activists are fighting back. Late last month, a coalition of more than 50 Brazilian social groups launched a campaign to end the evictions. They’re demanding judicial and legislative action.

Bright spot

Music fans in the UK got to see live music — in person. Around 2,500 people went to see singer-songwriter Sam Fender perform on Tuesday night in Newcastle, in what promoters called the “first socially distanced music venue.”

The UK’s first socially distanced gig happened in Newcastle last night.

500 separate raised metal platforms, each accommodating up to five people from the same family/household. Hand sanitizer station and mini fridge included. Singing allowed too! pic.twitter.com/49pp1EnVFj

— Ian Dempsey (@IanDempsey) August 12, 2020In case you missed itListen: Ongoing protests in Belarus after controversial election

Protesters gather on a street against election results in Minsk, Russia, Aug. 12, 2020.

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People in the Belarusian capital Minsk and across the country are protesting the election of Alexander Lukashenko. Protesters say the election was rigged and leaders across the EU and the US are raising some of the same concerns. And, Kamala Harris’ father is an immigrant from Jamaica. Jamaicans have been following her career closely and many are now rejoicing her appearance on US presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s ticket. Also, if the US can’t build better airports or trains than China, or even manage the coronavirus, how exactly is it supposed to compete with China’s economic power?

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China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame’s soundscape

China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame's soundscape

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A man wearing a face mask is seen under a bridge of Yangtze river in Wuhan after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and China’s epicenter of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 15, 2020.

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BTS – Airplane Pt.2 lyrics

Isanghan kkoma
Sumswideus nolaehaessne
Eodideun joh-a
Eum-ag-i hago sip-eossne
Ojig nolae
Simjang-eul ttwige hadeonthing
Hanappun-ideon
Gil-eul geol-eossjiman

Swibji anh-a
Silpaewa jeolmang
Jichin nal nugunga bulleo sewo geonnen mal
You’re a singing star
You’re a singing star
But I see no star..
Myeoch nyeon-i heulleogabeolin dwi

(We still) Sky high, sky fly, sky dope
(We still) Same try, same scar, same work
(We still) sesang eodil gado
(We still) hotelbangseo jag-eob
(I still) haluneun neomu jal dwae geu da-eumnal-eun manghae
(I still) oneul-eun mwolo salji gimnamjun anim RM?
Seumuldaseos, jal saneun beob-eun ajigdo boleugess-eo
Geuleoni oneuldo ulineun geunyang go

We goin’ from NY to Cali
London to Paris
Uliga ganeun geu gos-i eodideun party
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi

We goin’ from Tokyo, Italy
Hong Kong to Brazil
I segye eodiseolado nan nolaehali
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi..

Guleum wileul maeil guleum wileul maeil
Guleum wie nae feel guleum wie check it
Guleumgwaui kemi guleumgwa halu jong-il
Guleum taneun jaemi, guleum bomyeo fade in
Neohuin molla maybe
Myeoch nyeon dong-an-ui bihaeng tas-e
Maillijiman myeoch simman dae
Mos ilun neohuideul-eul wilohaejul ttaeya
Geu bihaeng pointeulo seonmul halge
Love eeopeullein modeu singyeong-eun da off
Geu nugudeunji mwoladeon
Geujeo gyesog peoseuteuleul jikimyeo
Bam haneul-eul bolge jigeum nae jalie majchwo

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Geulae meomchuneun beobdo
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Geulae jom swineun beobdo
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Silpaehaneun beobdo
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
TV nawaseo gwiyeoun
Don jalangdeul-eun fed up
Yeogwon-eun gwalosa jigjeon
Midieoui hyetaeg-eun doelyeo neonega bad-assji kkalkkalkkalkkal
Ya ya selleobnol-ineun neonega deo jalhae
Ulin yeojeonhi geuttaewa ttoggat-eo
Woo!

We goin’ from Mexico City
London to Paris
Uliga ganeun geu gos-i eodideun party
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi

We goin’ from Tokyo, Italy
Hong Kong to Brazil
I segye eodiseolado nan nolaehali
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi..

BTS – Airplane Pt.2 (English Translation) lyrics

An odd kid
He sang as if he was breathing
Wherever was fine
He only wanted to do music
Only singing
The thing that made his heart beat
Although he walked down the only path

It’s not easy
Failure and frustration
Words that someone gave me after calling me, exhausted, to stop
You’re a singing star
You’re a singing star
But I see no star…
After some years passed by

(We still) Sky high, sky fly, sky dope
(We still) Same try, same scar, same work
(We still) Wherever in the world we go
(We still) We work in our hotel rooms
(I still) One day it works out too well, then the next day I’m completely screwed
(I still) Who should I live as today, Kim Namjoon or RM?
25, I still don’t know how to live well
So, today as well, we just go

We goin’ from NY to Cali
London to Paris
Wherever we go, party
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi

We goin’ from Tokyo, Italy
Hong Kong to Brazil
Wherever in the world, I will sing
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi

Every day above the clouds, Every day above the clouds
My feel above the clouds, Check it above the clouds
My chemistry with the clouds, All day with the clouds
The fun of riding the clouds, Fade in looking at the clouds
You don’t know maybe
Thanks to years of flying
I got a few hundred thousand mileage
It’s time to console you who couldn’t make it
I’ll give you the flight points as a present
Love the airplane mode, Turn off all the concerns
No matter what anyone says
I’ll just continue to keep the first
And look at the night sky as it fits my place right now

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Yeah how to stop
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Yeah how to take some rest
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Yeah how to fail
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
I got fed up by you cutely bragging about your money on TV
My passport is about to die from overwork
You’re the ones who benefitted from media, bwahahaha
Hey, hey you’re the ones who’re better at playing celebrities
We’re still the same as back then
Woo!

We goin’ from Mexico City
London to Paris
Wherever we go, party
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi

We goin’ from Tokyo, Italy
Hong Kong to Brazil
Wherever in the world, I will sing
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi
El Mariachi

Claudia Leitte – Carnaval (feat. Pitbull)

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

[Verse 1: Pitbull]
We made history together, opened up the World Cup
We ’bout to do it again, now baby, buckle up
From Miami to Brazil
Claudia pass the torch like Olympics in Rio
Girl, you got that hmmm
Girl, you got that real
Me I got that glow
Yeah, you know the drill
Hit them with that samba, show them what it is
And after Carnaval we can all hit the crib
Obrigado, Claudia Leitte
Here we go again
Speaking to the world
Here we go again
In Carnaval
Here we go again
Now move this drop, everybody hands up

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

[Verse 2: Claudia Leitte]
Give me rhythm, give me flow
Give it up, boy, I need some more
Take my body to the floor tonight
Touch me good, baby, come and do me right
Jiggle it and take it low
Blow the trumpets, baby, blow
We can dance until the morning light
We can do, we can do this thing for life
Samba
A little bit of rumba
With a bit of salsa
Play it over and over

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

[Verse 3: Claudia Leitte]
Deja deja de llorar
El passado es pa borrar
Adelante no hay que parar
El camino es mio pa tomar
Sigue sigue, quiero mas
Mi destino y mi compass
Y el amor, yo voy a encontrar
Por que yo siempre voy a amar
Samba
A little bit rumba
With a bit of salsa
Play it over and over

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

Claudia Leitte – Carnaval lyrics

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

[Verse 1: Pitbull]
We made history together, opened up the World Cup
We ’bout to do it again, now baby, buckle up
From Miami to Brazil
Claudia pass the torch like Olympics in Rio
Girl, you got that hmmm
Girl, you got that real
Me I got that glow
Yeah, you know the drill
Hit them with that samba, show them what it is
And after Carnaval we can all hit the crib
Obrigado, Claudia Leitte
Here we go again
Speaking to the world
Here we go again
In Carnaval
Here we go again
Now move this drop, everybody hands up

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

[Verse 2: Claudia Leitte]
Give me rhythm, give me flow
Give it up, boy, I need some more
Take my body to the floor tonight
Touch me good, baby, come and do me right
Jiggle it and take it low
Blow the trumpets, baby, blow
We can dance until the morning light
We can do, we can do this thing for life
Samba
A little bit of rumba
With a bit of salsa
Play it over and over

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

[Verse 3: Claudia Leitte]
Deja deja de llorar
El passado es pa borrar
Adelante no hay que parar
El camino es mio pa tomar
Sigue sigue, quiero mas
Mi destino y mi compass
Y el amor, yo voy a encontrar
Por que yo siempre voy a amar
Samba
A little bit rumba
With a bit of salsa
Play it over and over

[Chorus: Claudia Leitte]
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing, everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
This is my Carnaval aye aye aye ha
Shake it and drop it, shake it and drop it
You know it’s going down
Everybody dancing everybody jumping
Let’s get it started now
This is my Carnaval

Talib Kweli – The One I Love (feat. Bj The Chicago Kid) (On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) (Live)

[Chorus: BJ The Chicago Kid]
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love, you’re the one I love
You’re the one I—
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love, you’re the one I love
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
Wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, yeah

[Verse 1: Talib Kweli]
Rap life—license and invitation to act like I’m living the fast life
Long way away from relating to the Pharcyde
I was the dude they used to pass by
Looking for her in the day with a flashlight that type
That’s until I got my cash right
You should have seen your boy last night, that’s right
Acting like I was a God in the past life
This is your last try if I don’t act right
This what you said the last time
We know each other so well that we past lying
And we past crying, and we past fighting
It’s like dealing with women my favorite pastime
I love finding trails to path find ain’t nothing like it
When you stop calling that was a bad sign
Remember you would blow up the bat line now flatline
I was scared to fall asleep so I nap light
One eye open and my phone in my path of sight
Hoping I don’t wake up to a cat fight
Exposed like them hotel sheets in the black light
You let me cook like the pot was cast iron
And stayed through the good and the bad times
So that’s why I’m back in line tryna get off your bad side
It might take some time and that’s fine but trust this:

[Chorus: BJ the Chicago Kid + Talib Kweli]
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love (You’re the one I love), you’re the one I love (You’re the one I love)
You’re the one I— (Aye!)
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love (You’re the one I love), you’re the one I love (You’re the one I—aye!)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
Wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, yeah

[Verse 2: Talib Kweli]
Here’s the deal, I know you still have fears to consider
Your tears filled a river but you still ain’t a quitter
Turned to pills and the liquor when your feelings was bitter
Signed, sealed and delivered but you still with a nigga
Now my ex chick is ill but you the best in the field
Place your bets, here’s a mill I invest in the real
Went from Netflix and chill to breakfast in Brazil
Went from Mexican villas straight to Texas for grills
We the best when we building
Got the egg in the nest and it’s chilling
It’s left for the children, the hate is so real son
But they full of jealousy and it’s killing them
They stressed in their feelings
When I tell her don’t let them affect how she feels
She throw the blame right back at me, how we expect to heal?
Investigating like she be waiting for a detective shield
Better still feeling insecure about her sex appeal
She know she cute when she catching a little attitude
She know I love her when she wear her hear natural
She let me back in her life and I show my gratitude
I try to curb my habit of acting like other rappers do
Them other chicks ships in the night they just passing through
They ain’t invested what you invested you got the capital
To put up and you actually put up with the collateral
Damage that I cause but you back and it’s magical

[Chorus: BJ the Chicago Kid + Talib Kweli]
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love (You’re the one I love), you’re the one I love (You’re the one I love)
You’re the one I—
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love (You’re the one I love), you’re the one I love (You’re the one I—aye!)
You’re the one I (Love)
(You’re the one I—you’re the one I—)
You’re the one I (Love)
(The one and only)
You’re the one I (Love)
(Aye! You’re the one I love, you’re the—aye!)
You’re the one I (Love)
Wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, wooh, yeah

[Bridge: BJ the Chicago Kid]
Baby, I want you to know;
Can’t nobody take your place, no
We always gon’ hear this and that about each other
But who knows and who cares
Long as you’re there and I’m there
Who cares, baby

[Chorus: BJ The Chicago Kid]
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love, you’re the one I love
You’re the one I—
Baby, fuck them chicks and them other girls
You’re the one I love, you’re the one I love
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)
You’re the one I (Love)

Declan McKenna – Brazil (What Do You Think About The Car Album)

I heard you sold the Amazon
To show the country that you’re from
Is where the world should want to be
For find something all people need
I’m faithless now though we win
Every time and I don’t know how
‘Cause I haven’t bought you
And I haven’t sold me
But the people are dying to get on TV
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me
Oh Lord, what have I become
I’m the face of God I’m my fathers’ son
I’m not, what you think you see
I know you can’t eat leather, but you can’t stop me
Why would you lie, why would you lie about how you feel
I’ve got a mission and my mission is real
Because you’ve had your chances, yeh you’ve had enough
I’m gonna burn your house down to spread peace and love
And it gets me down
Oh Lord how it gets me down
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me
Oh Lord
Oh Lord
Everybody plays a beautiful game out in Brazil
‘Cause it’s all you ever wanted and it’s all that you want still
Don’t you wanna play the beautiful game out in Brazil
I wanna play the beautiful game while I’m in Brazil
‘Cause everybody plays the beautiful game out in Brazil
And it’s all you’ve ever wanted, and it’s all that you want still
Don’t you wanna play the beautiful game out in Brazil
Oh yeah
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me

Declan McKenna – Brazil

I heard you sold the Amazon
To show the country that you’re from
Is where the world should want to be
For find something all people need
I’m faithless now though we win
Every time and I don’t know how
‘Cause I haven’t bought you
And I haven’t sold me
But the people are dying to get on TV
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me
Oh Lord, what have I become
I’m the face of God I’m my fathers’ son
I’m not, what you think you see
I know you can’t eat leather, but you can’t stop me
Why would you lie, why would you lie about how you feel
I’ve got a mission and my mission is real
Because you’ve had your chances, yeh you’ve had enough
I’m gonna burn your house down to spread peace and love
And it gets me down
Oh Lord how it gets me down
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me
Oh Lord
Oh Lord
Everybody plays a beautiful game out in Brazil
‘Cause it’s all you ever wanted and it’s all that you want still
Don’t you wanna play the beautiful game out in Brazil
I wanna play the beautiful game while I’m in Brazil
‘Cause everybody plays the beautiful game out in Brazil
And it’s all you’ve ever wanted, and it’s all that you want still
Don’t you wanna play the beautiful game out in Brazil
Oh yeah
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me
I heard he lives down a river somewhere
With six cars and a grizzly bear
He’s got eyes, but he can’t see
Well, he talks like an angel but he looks like me

Michael Franks – Down In Brazil lyrics

Down in Brazil
It takes a day to walk a mile
Time just stand still
And when the people you meet look at you they smile
They still believe in style
They serve you with their sambas ’til
You really know you’re down in ol’ Brazil
You can tell you’re down in ol’ Brazil

Down in Brazil
They’ve never heard of win or lose
If you can’t feel
Then all those cafe ole girls in high heel shoes
Will really cure your blues
It seems they all just aim to please
Those women sway like wind in my banana trees
Then you know you’re down in ol’ Brazil

Down in Brazil
They know a million ways to play
You start to feel
And when you’re happy
It’s the same as when you pray
You’d think you get away
Then you know you never will
Now when you’ve been down in ol’ Brazil
Now when you are down in ol’ Brazil

Down in ol’ Brazil
Down in ol’ Brazil
Down in ol’ Brazil
Down in ol’ Brazil