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.


Brazilians Debate Whether Undocumented Housecleaner ‘Betrayed’ Her Boss

Posted on: 11 Dec 2008

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, EthnicNewz and FI2W reporter The talk of the town within the “Brazilian corners” of Somerville and Framingham, Massachusetts is whether the Brazilian housecleaner employed by Homeland Security official Lorraine Henderson betrayed her boss by agreeing to record their conversations for immigration authorities. Henderson, the Boston area port director for the […]

Brazilians in Massachusetts Shocked After Arrest of Homeland Security Official

Posted on: 09 Dec 2008

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, EthnicNewz and FI2W reporter Members of the Brazilian community in Boston and the surrounding region are expressing concern following the arrest on Saturday of the federal official responsible for keeping undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs out of ports in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Lorraine Henderson, the Boston area port […]

In Massachusetts, Temple Turns Into Free Health Clinic To Serve Immigrants

Posted on: 29 Nov 2008

By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, EthnicNewz and FI2W reporter Jaime Viviani is treated at Congregation Beth-El, a Jewish temple in Sudbury, Massachusetts (Photo: Elizabeth Mendonca/Brazilian Times) SUDBURY, Mass. — Despite the economic crisis, the Barbosa family will have a healthy holiday this year. Three generations of the Brazilian clan are undocumented and uninsured. But Alessandra […]

Brazilian Voters in Massachusetts Favor Dems Today, May Switch in the Future

Posted on: 04 Nov 2008

NASHUA, NH – By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, New England Ethnic News and FI2W Heloisa Galvão, president of the Brazilian Women’s Group in Massachusetts, is concerned that immigrant voters don’t have all the information they need to vote today. “Yesterday we received at least nine calls from people who simply didn’t know where they should go […]