Arquivo de ‘Reportagens’

ImprimirThe New York Times April 21, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing opinion writer MANAUS, Brazil — The “encontro das águas” (meeting of waters) between the dark Negro River and the light-brown Solimões River is impressive. No wonder it’s one of the main tourist attractions near the city of Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas. […]

Will Brazilians cancel Carnival?

Posted: 12th março 2017 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens

ImprimirThe New York Times February 19, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing opinion writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — As many as 70 towns and cities around Brazil are reported to have canceled Carnival festivities this year because they are suffering from the worst recession in the country’s recent history. The mayor of Taquari, in Rio Grande […]

Brazil’s austerity apocalypse

Posted: 5th janeiro 2017 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens

ImprimirThe New York Times Jan 6th, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing opinion writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The end of the world has already arrived in Brazil. At least that’s what people here are saying. A constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month is being called “the end of the world” amendment by its […]

Imprimir The New York Times November 24th, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — I’ve never really understood the point of meticulously painting your nails, but even so, I’m surprised by how hard cosmetic companies work to make it sound interesting. From Russia to Brazil, many women have faced tough choices between […]

ImprimirThe New York Times October 19th, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — When I cover a street protest in Brazil, I make sure to bring a helmet, a gas mask and a pair of goggles as protection from tear gas. I wear running shoes so I can escape from the […]

ImprimirNotas de uma tumultuada expedição a Galápagos Revista Piauí – edição 119  Agosto de 2016 por Vanessa Barbara (texto, fotos e vídeo) Certa vez, durante uma expedição de campo, Charles Darwin avistou dois besouros raros e os segurou, um em cada mão. “Depois vi um terceiro, também raro, que eu não ousaria perder, de forma […]

ImprimirThe New York Times August 21st, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer RIO DE JANEIRO — I thought of beginning this column by praising Brazil’s friendly and open-minded people, the natural beauty of our landscape and the supreme delight that are Globo biscuits. But perhaps sarcasm isn’t the best response to those who blame me […]

Imprimir The New York Times July 1st, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer RIO DE JANEIRO — IT’S official: The Olympic Games in Rio are an unnatural disaster. On June 17, fewer than 50 days before the start of the Games, the state of Rio de Janeiro declared a “state of public calamity.” A financial crisis […]

ImprimirThe New York Times May 1st, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — “They lost in 1964, and now they have lost in 2016,” Jair Bolsonaro, a conservative congressman, said during the April 17 session when the lower house voted to move ahead with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. With these words […]

ImprimirThe New York Times March 26, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — If you’re in Brazil these days, you shouldn’t wear red. Or grow a beard. In the current political climate, you’ll risk being tagged as a Communist and a supporter of the leftist Workers Party. You could be bullied […]