Calls for Sexual Abstinence Among Teens in Brazil Signal Rising Conservatism

BRASÍLIA—During Brazil’s glitzy and hedonistic carnival this 7 days, some revelers dressed up as a

BRASÍLIA—During Brazil’s glitzy and hedonistic carnival this 7 days, some revelers dressed up as a controversial federal government minister, a female preacher who is the new experience of the escalating influence of evangelical Christianity in the place.

Damares Alves is ridiculed by liberals for promoting teen sexual abstinence and criticized for calling for a entire ban on abortion. But she has developed widely preferred between poorer voters and her climbing clout is the most recent sign of Brazil’s cultural shift toward the proper amid its weariness…