Lise Alves is a freelance journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil. She has contributed to English-language news outlets across the world, including The Rio Times, Catholic News Service, The Lancet, The Guardian and National Catholic Reporter. She has also worked as a radio journalist for Monitor Radio, Deutsche Welle and Vatican Radio. 

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Brazil's bishops urge investigation of country's COVID-19 vaccine purchases

"The tragic loss of more than half a million lives is aggravated by accusations of malfeasance and corruption," prelates say of pandemic.

Amazon bishops say bill threatens Brazil's Indigenous peoples and forest

The bill in question would allow illegally deforested federal lands to become private holdings. "Land grabbing is responsible for one-third of deforestation in Brazil, in addition to promoting violence," said the bishops.

Catholic groups work to feed Brazilians affected by job loss, COVID-19

"The pandemic did not only affect those who live on the streets. It has hit even those who have homes." Catholic entities in Brazil are ramping up efforts to feed the increasing number of people going hungry.

Brazilians 'need vaccines now,' says document signed by bishops, others

The Brazilian bishops' conference and five civil society groups criticized the federal government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.