Mãe Stella de Oxóssi died in 2018. Her statue had been repeatedly vandalized by Christian fundamentalists and has now been burned.
Violence against Afro-Brazilian religions continued during the electoral campaign. The new President promised to act. It may be more difficult than some believe.
Fundamentalist Christians attack places of worship and devotees of Candomblé and Umbanda claiming they are “Satanists.” One woman lost an eye.