Brazil’s Amazonas state’s inferno: flood of the century, wave of violence, and Covid-19

A good part of Manaus' flooded communities are controlled by drug traffickers, making aid to residents difficult to provide.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The largest flood in 119 years in the state affects communities controlled by drug trafficking, where donations are prevented from reaching. A wave of violence led to vaccination being suspended.

Leyna Paula da Costa Rego, 35, has been deprived of a bathroom since the Negro River flooded her backyard. The two-room house where she lives with her daughters, ages 15, 13 and 11, is still safe. Diagnosed with Covid-19 by an RT-PCR test, she uses her mother's bathroom, who lives in the same house, split to accommodate the two families, in the . . .

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