Lucrecia Franco

Lucrecia Franco

Lucrecia Franco reports for CGTN from Rio de Janeiro.

STORIES BY LUCRECIA FRANCO

October 15, 2021

Chinese traditional event to honor elderly tried in Brazil

  October 14th is the day that Chinese people celebrate the Chongyang Festival, a traditional celebration and a day to show love for the elderly in China, but not in Brazil.  This year, however, the Chinese community in Rio de Janeiro organized its first hybrid […] Read More...
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September 28, 2021

Brazil’s rising inflation

Inflation is on the rise in Brazil, touching double digits for the first time since 2016.  A severe drought has affected food and electricity production, weakened the currency and caused price spikes in fuel and food.  Millions of Brazilians are feeling the impact, particularly drivers […] Read More...
September 19, 2021

Rio de Janeiro begins COVID-19 vaccine mandate

  Rio de Janeiro is the first city in Brazil to require proof of vaccination to access tourist sites and a selection entertainment venues. Gyms have also been included in the new vaccine mandate, which oddly exempts bars and diners that experts consider to be […] Read More...
September 13, 2021

Brazil: Protesters call for impeachment of president

Protesters took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday calling for the impeachment of the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Demonstrators say they’re tired of a polarized nation, mismanagement and corruption. General elections won’t be held until late next year. Read More...
August 29, 2021

Sports project helps wounded police officers in Brazil

  Two hundred and sixty Brazilians are taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.  One of them trained in a pioneer program created by Rio de Janeiro´s Military Police.  The project aims to help disabled police officers overcome their injuries and regain their lives. Read More...
Rio de Janeiro is biggest Delta variant hotspot in Brazil
August 19, 2021

Rio de Janeiro is biggest Delta variant hotspot in Brazil

Brazil is struggling with its COVID vaccine rollout as it braces for a new wave of cases. The country is third globally in infections and second to the United States in the number of deaths. CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro -- Brazil’s Delta variant hotspot. Read More...
August 13, 2021

Brazil’s first public treatment center for COVID long haulers

  People who recover from COVID-19 often face a range of persistent symptoms months afterward.  These survivors are known as long haulers. It’s becoming a growing concern for health professionals, especially in Brazil, which has recorded more than 20 million coronavirus cases.  Experts calculate that at least […] Read More...
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