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Local Apps Are Letting People Automate Brazil’s Notorious Bureaucracy

Residents spend over 2,000 hours, or over 80 days per person, just to file their taxes every year.
Marina Lopes
8.2.17
brazil

The Bento Rodrigues Dam Collapsed a Year Ago and It's Nowhere Near Fixed

Local residents are still adjusting to their new lives more than a year after the Bento Rodrigues dam collapsed in southeastern Brazil.
Marina Lopes
1.4.17
brazil

Brazil’s Women Are Pushing Back Against Rampant C-Sections

Brazil has become a C-section capital of the world—a lucrative trend for doctors. But women are demanding the right to vaginal births.
Marina Lopes
12.7.16
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Brazil’s Psychedelic Rehab Center Treats Drug Addicts With Ayahuasca

The hallucinogenic tea could curb drug addictions, and act "as your therapist".
Marina Lopes
10.28.16
brazil

Millennials on Spirit Quests Are Ruining Everything About Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca was a sacred medicine. Now it's a global 'it' drug, and the trendiness is threatening the source.
Marina Lopes
10.27.16
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Women Are Leading Amazon Ayahuasca Ceremonies for the First Time

Ten years ago women in the Amazon were not allowed anywhere near the rituals.
Marina Lopes
10.25.16
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We’re So Addicted to Our Gadgets That ‘Unplugged’ Tourism Is Booming

I paid $300 a night to travel to the Amazon and get away from the internet.
Marina Lopes
10.7.16
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No One Got Zika At the Olympics and Brazil Is Relieved

Rio’s mayor says visitors were safer from Zika in his city than Miami.
Marina Lopes
8.27.16