Arquivo de ‘Reportagens’

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 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 […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times February 18, 2016 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Last December, I suddenly found myself in possession of two bottles of the most precious liquid in town: Exposis Extrême, an extra-strong insect repellent. It’s deemed the best protection against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, […]

ImprimirThe New York Times Dec. 17, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — JUST after 4 p.m. on Nov. 5, the principal’s husband ran into the school in the village of Bento Rodrigues, in southeastern Brazil, yelling that the nearby dam had burst and everybody needed to get out of the […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times November 11, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Last year, The Economist published an article about TV Globo, Brazil’s largest broadcast network. It reported that “91 million people, just under half the population, tune in to it each day: The sort of audience that, in […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times September 28, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It felt as if a woodpecker had mistaken my head for a tree, and was tapping frantically at the area above the temple. Or maybe as if a tiny soldier were firing a tiny machine gun at […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times August 14, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Last month, a man was beaten to death by a mob after being accused of trying to rob a bar in São Luís do Maranhão, in northern Brazil. The man, Cleidenilson Pereira da Silva, was stripped naked […]

Another defeat for Brazil’s kids

Posted: 26th junho 2015 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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ImprimirThe International New York Times June 26, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — This month, public school teachers from the state of São Paulo announced the end of their three-month-long strike — without any of their demands having been met. For the first time since it began, the strike reached […]