Connecting to the African Diaspora Has Never Been This Easy
Brazil is home to the largest population of Black people outside of Africa, and starting June 17, citizens of the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Australia can visit this country for up to 90 days without a tourist-visa!
No longer required to apply or pay for a visa, citizens of these countries can even EXTEND their stay if desired - so long as their visit doesn’t exceed 180 days.
That’s plenty of time to learn about the Black culture that runs deep in Brazil.
Of the 9.5 million enslaved Africans captured and sold during the Atlantic Slave Trade, 4 million landed in Brazil’s capital, Rio de Janeiro. According to the Guardian, that’s “10 times more than all those sent to the United States.”
Today, Brazil’s census shows that more people identify as Black or brown (51%) than white (48%), a huge deal for a country’s whose conservative president has been compared to Trump.
It’s important to connect with different regions of the African diaspora. And with this move by Brazil, connecting to this part of our family has never been easier!
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