Arquivo de ‘New York Times’

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 […]

Imprimir    The International New York Times September 25, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara  SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A woman weeps while sitting in a corporate board room, surrounded by a couple of frowning businessmen and floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcasing the São Paulo skyline. She’s sorry, she says, but she should have the right to make mistakes. […]

ImprimirThe New York Times July 12, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer Leer en español SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Until recently, I thought that being a writer was the most pitiful profession ever, especially in Brazil. Nobody reads our books, and we can easily spend an entire life just railing against the same things again and again. In […]

ImprimirThe New York Times May 30th, 2017 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-ed Writer Leer en español   Jose Ribamar from Brazil’s indigenous Gamela tribe is pictured next to his daughter at a hospital after he was injured in a dispute over land in northern Brazil, in São Luis, Maranhão state, Brazil. Credit: Lunae Parracho/Reuters   […]

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 […]

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 […]