Author: Eduardo A. de Oliveira

Bio: Eduardo A. de Oliveira, an immigrant from Brazil, is a former contributor to Feet in 2 Worlds. He is a full-time health reporter for New England Ethnic News. He has covered issues such as Latinos and diabetes, childhood obesity, female genital circumcision, heart surgery with robotic technology and smoking. Additionally, he is a radio reporter for Portuguese-language WSRO (650 AM) in Framingham, Mass. He also writes a column about immigration topics for the Nashua Telegraph, a mainstream daily newspaper based in southern New Hampshire.


Brazilian High Court Judge Reverses Decision to Return Son to American Dad

Posted on: 04 Jun 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, EthnicNEWz reporter After nearly five years of an international custody battle that has drawn the attention of the Obama administration and members of Congress, American model David Goldman flew to Brazil a few days ago to finally be reunited with his son Sean. On Monday, June 1, Brazilian federal judge […]

On May Day Immigrant Families Come Out in Support of Immigration Reform in New England

Posted on: 01 May 2009

With unexpectedly low turnout, peaceful protests took place across the country today, with rallies in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, New York and other cities. Although two factors –rain and the possible spread of swine flu– represented a setback in some cities, advocates feel this is the right moment to push for immigration reform. […]

Mass. Governor Meets Ethnic Media Over In-State Tuition, Driver's Licenses, Immigration Reform

Posted on: 28 Apr 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, and FI2W reporter Proclaiming that, “we need immigration laws that are consistent with our values,” Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a wide-ranging press conference with ethnic media journalists at the State House in Boston.  At the meeting, last Friday, the governor defended the creation of partnerships with immigrant communities, answered questions […]

Brazilian Immigrants Move Closer to Gaining Political Representation Back Home

Posted on: 10 Apr 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, and FI2W reporter Brazil’s Senate is debating an amendment to the nation’s constitution to create at least four congressional seats to represent Brazilian citizens who live abroad in the US, Japan, Europe, and the rest of the world. Fifty-nine senators recently voted in favor of the amendment — authored […]

U.S. Census Reaches Out to Ethnic Media To Avoid Undercounting Of Minorities

Posted on: 31 Mar 2009

The 2010 U.S. Census gets underway one year from now. Amid concerns over an undercount of immigrants and ethnic minorities, census officials recently met with ethnic media journalists from New England to address fears and suspicions that may discourage people from participating in the census survey. According to the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights there […]

U.S.-Brazil Custody Case Reaches Highest Levels of Obama Administration

Posted on: 05 Mar 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, and Feet In 2 Worlds contributor The ingredients were typical of a soap opera: a handsome American male model falls for a Brazilian fashion student. The couple met in Milan, Italy. From the love of David Goldman and Bruna Ribeiro resulted a happy wedding, a peaceful marriage, and life […]

New Law Expands Health Care for Immigrant Children: A Preview of Health Care Reform Debate?

Posted on: 09 Feb 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, EthnicNewz and FI2W reporter SAUGUS, Mass. – Shocked, fearful, and helpless – that’s how Samuel Goncalves felt in 2007 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 18. Samuel, who immigrated to the U.S. from Brazil with his family, had no health insurance. Even though he was […]

New Yorker Spreads Latino News For The Northeast, One E-Mail At a Time

Posted on: 19 Jan 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, There’s no question: Web sites and blogs are a part of American life for sharing information. For Latinos in New England and New York, Michael Fondacaro is bringing news-sharing to another level. The former National Public Radio reporter in Albany, NY, compiles news about their communities, which he distributes […]

Immigrants, Physicians Look to Obama for Health Care Reform

Posted on: 13 Jan 2009

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira and FI2W reporter When Barack Obama begins to focus on health reform as part of his lengthy to-do list, the new President probably won’t address the case of Pretinha, a 64-year-old undocumented housecleaner from Framingham, Mass., who worked for 22 years, but has no health insurance. She is not […]

A Brazilian Immigrant Journalist Looks Back at 2008

Posted on: 31 Dec 2008

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, EthnicNewz and FI2W reporter For millions of immigrant workers 2008 began with a sour taste in all the mouths they have to feed. Six months into 2007, Congress had drowned their highest hopes by killing the Immigration Reform bill. For many families there was no choice but to return home […]