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Media Roundtable: Amid Pandemic, Brazil's Poor Pay A High Price & COVID-19 Outbreaks On Cruise Ships

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Diamond Princess (ship, 2004)


On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, we're discussing the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil and its impact on poor and marginalized communities. So far, more than 81,000 people have tested positive and at least 6,000 have died.

Later in the show, we’ll discuss a Miami Herald investigation about the spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships. More than 2,500 people have tested positive for COVID-19 during or directly after a cruise and least 65 people have died.


Taylor Dolven, award winning business journalist who covers the tourism industry at the Miami Herald 


Jill Langlois, independent journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil

Web resources:

National Geographic: Brazil’s vulnerable domestic workers cannot afford to get sick

AP: Brazil leaves its many poor hanging amid coronavirus surge

Miami Herald: COVID CRUISES: Cruise ships sailed on despite the coronavirus. Thousands of people paid the price


Buzzfeed: “So What?” How Brazil’s President’s Responded To The Record Daily Increase In Coronavirus Deaths






Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.