Brazil Elects First Indigenous Woman and Transgender to Congress

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Though presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad dominated Brazil’s post-election headlines, two traditionally disenfranchised groups earned hard-fought victories on Sunday as Brazil elected its first-ever indigenous woman and transgender to Congress. With more than eight thousand votes, Joênia Wapichana, a lawyer from the the […]

Original published: 2018-10-10 12:00:15 Read the full Rio De Janeiro News here


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