Alessandra Korap Silva holds her mobile phone at eye-level, turns on the camera and waits. Suddenly, from the pond in front of her, a snout emerges and a large animal starts chewing on some leaves, floating on the surface. “It’s a manatee, I’ve never seen one of these before.” She begins filming and taking photos—“I have to share this with my tribe.” Ms. Korap Silva is a member of the Munduruku people, a group of tribes which live in the Tapajós region of the northern Brazilian state of Pará. She is one of the many indigenous people in the country who use the internet.
2020: In a little under 12 months, Brazil’s voters will go to the polls once again to elect mayors and local councilors of the country’s 5,570 municipalities, coming at the halfway point of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential term. #BrazilianReport