Professor Dr. Antony P. Mueller
-- Ubi dubium, ibi libertas --
sábado, 24 de setembro de 2016
Brasil e os haitianos
Brazil, once a haven, now a dead end for many Haitians
Jocelyn Benoit wants to go home. He just can’t. Benoit is one of thousands of Haitians stuck in Brazil, where many headed after the island’s 2010 earthquake. They withstood arduous journeys across Andean high plains and Amazonian jungles to reach Brazil — only to find themselves a few years later in a worse economic situation than the one they fled. Now many are weighing an equally perilous exit, to other Latin American countries or even the U.S. Benoit, 32, arrived in 2014, lured by what seemed a promising future. Brazil was hosting soccer’s World Cup that year and in two more would host the Olympics in Rio. Work would be plentiful, he assumed. “I got here in 2014, things were better. In 2015, ...