A post is being shared on social media which claims that women in Noiva do Cordeiro, a town in Brazil, are desperately looking for men as there is a shortage of male population in their town. Let’s verify this claim in this article.
Claim: A town in Brazil Named “Noiva Do Cordeiro” has a shortage of men, and many beautiful women are desperately looking for men to love and marry them.
Fact: The news about Noiva do Cordeiro having a shortage of men was first reported by several news agencies in 2014. Speaking to BBC Brasil, Noiva do Cordeiro’s residents termed the claims baseless and several news agencies then deleted those stories. Hence the claim is False.
In August 2014, several news websites published reports about a Bazillian village, Noiva do Cordeiro. According to the news reports, this village has a population of 600 women, and due to the lack of eligible bachelors, women made their appeal to interested men.
After this, BBC Brasil contacted and spoke to three village residents, who told them that these reports were baseless. According to the report, the village’s population is 300, comprising women and men, contrary to what the news reports say.
The residents told BBC that there was no campaign to find husbands. Rosalee Fernandes, one of the interviewees featured in the news reports (here), told BBC that she had not given any interviews. “What happens is that our husbands work in Belo Horizonte(a nearby city) during the week. But nobody here is desperate, no sir, we are workers”, she told BBC. “Please, you guys need to help us debunk this rumour. This is land of worthy people” Rosalee told BBC.
E-Farsas.com, a Brazillian fact-checking website, debunked this rumour in September 2014; the fact-check article can be read here. We have contacted Rosalee Fernandes for clarification and this article will be updated with her response once it is received.
To sum up, this post falsely claims that women in the Brazilian town of Noiva do Cordeiro are desperately looking for men due to a shortage which is also a very old hoax.