In the corner of a Brazilian slum, abused wives find help by going to Dona Carmen

By Dom Phillips, April 26, 2014

CAMPINAS, Brazil — With her husband out of earshot, Queze Vicente told the story of the night he came at her with two knives in his hand.

“He was drinking,” she said outside their one-room shack in a roadside slum near an airport here. “We fought. And I had to go to Dona Carmen.”

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