Arquivo de ‘New York Times’

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ImprimirSome Brazilian conservatives see the presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro as representative of everything they value. They should look closer. The New York Times Oct 24, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — For a liberal woman like me, it’s hard to understand why anyone would vote for a presidential candidate […]

ImprimirBrazilian presidential politics have spiraled into chaos. What’s a voter to do? The New York Times Oct 2., 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Opinion Op-ed Writer Leer en español SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Last month, just a few weeks before voting day, Cabo Daciolo announced a new strategy for the presidential elections here: He would spend 21 days […]

ImprimirThe New York Times Aug. 28, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It takes determination to have a normal childbirth in Brazil, and I’m not talking about just getting through labor. My country has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections in the world: In 2015, they accounted […]

ImprimirThe New York Times June 18, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil becomes an odd place during the World Cup. People are given time off from work when the national team is playing, so that they can go home and blow horns for three hours straight. Media coverage […]

Imprimir  The New York Times May 22, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — More than two months have passed since the assassination of Marielle Franco, a human rights defender who was a member of Rio’s City Council. But the killing remains unsolved. The most probable hypothesis, according to Brazil’s public security […]

ImprimirThe New York Times March 28, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It has been more than a month since Brazil’s Army took control of public security in the state of Rio de Janeiro, following a presidential decree to tackle crime. One of the most eloquent voices against that intervention had been […]

Imprimir The New York Times March 21, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-ed Writer Leer en Español SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It goes like this: The government announces another increase in the bus fare, so a few Brazilians take to the streets, march for a couple of miles, and then the police decide they’ve had […]

Imprimir  The New York Times – Sunday Review December 28, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It was not the best year for many of us. My country, for example, seemed to walk proudly backward through 2017, and the coming year promises fewer rights and even more inequality. Brazil is […]

Imprimir  The New York Times (Sunday Review) November 12, 2017 Leer en español by Vanessa Barbara  SÃO PAULO, Brazil — When I was 7, I joined the Brazilian Girl Guides. One of the basic laws of the guides was that a girl should be “courteous and delicate.” (These days they only emphasize the “courteous” part.) I remember […]