In Brazil, a parrot puppeteer’s death stirs the nation

In this photo released on Nov. 2, 2020 by Globo, Globo TV presenter Ana Maria Braga smiles next to the parrot puppet Louro Jose, played by Tom Veiga, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An outpouring of emotion in Brazil has followed news that the puppeteer behind Louro José, a two-foot-tall parrot that’s a fixture on the country’s most popular morning show, had passed away.