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Nov. 11, 2021

The Murder of Anderson Do Carmo

The Murder of Anderson Do Carmo
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We might not recognize the name Flordelis dos Santos de Souza, but in Brazil, she is a celebrity. She was born in the slums of Rio de Janeiro called favelas, the 4th of 5 children, and after she made her way out, she made a name for herself as a gospel singer, eventually becoming a congressman.

But her real claim to fame was the fact that she seemed to have a real heart for the children being affected by the drugs wars in the country, and she started adopting them. She didn’t stop adopting them until she had at least 55 children.  She married one of her earliest adopted sons, Anderson Do Carmo. And then, in 2019, Anderson was murdered…


The New Yorker | The Murder Scandalizing Brazil’s Evangelical Church (Jon Lee Anderson)

Wikipedia | Candelária Massacre

Globo | Flordelis Treated
Children Differently; 'First Generation' Had Access to Better Quality Food and
Rooms (Felipe Freire and Pedro Bassan and Jornal Nacional)

MEL Magazine | Congresswoman, Gospel Singer, Murder Suspect: The Wild Story of Flordelis

The Guardian | Did Brazil’s Evangelical Superstar Have Her Husband
Killed? (Tom Phillips

Social Media

Twitter | Flordelis Thread

YouTube | Flordelis' Channel

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