Arquivo de ‘Reportagens’

A Very Suspicious Traveler

Posted: 18th Maio 2015 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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ImprimirThe New York Times May 17th, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — I DON’T know if I’ll ever be comfortable with the silence that comes after I’ve handed my papers to the passport control officer. In that moment, I instantly recall all my faults and sins from my childhood, including […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times May 1, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In March, I spent 10 days in bed, mostly moaning and eating large quantities of pears — the only food I found remotely appetizing. I was one of the roughly 500,000 Brazilians infected with dengue fever in […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times Mar. 23, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — One Friday night last month, the electricity was off in the streets of Palmeirinha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Three black teenagers were joking around in front of their houses. One of them started to run […]

Brazil, the outlaw’s paradise

Posted: 10th fevereiro 2015 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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ImprimirThe International New York Times Feb. 5, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A long-established piece of wisdom in Hollywood says that if you have robbed a bank or sold war secrets to the enemy, or even if you’ve just embezzled some company funds, then you should pack your stuff […]

Imprimir  Stargazing is better on the Southern Hemisphere The New York Times 28 December 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing op-ed writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — EARLIER this year, I visited Fernando de Noronha, an island off the northeastern coast of Brazil, only four degrees south of the Equator. When I was walking to a restaurant, […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times Dec 4th, 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Last month, more than 142,000 Brazilians signed a petition on the White House website. They asked President Obama to take a stand against the “Bolivarian Communist expansion in Brazil promoted by the administration of Dilma Rousseff.” She […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times Oct 31, 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer São Paulo, Brazil — It was a typical election in Brazil. Jesus and Osama bin Laden were running for Congress, as well as Barack Obama, Bob Marley, Santa Claus and Battman (with two Ts). The self-styled “Hamburger Face” unfortunately wasn’t elected, […]

Grandma and Me vs. The Congressman

Posted: 2nd outubro 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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ImprimirThe International New York Times October 3, 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Twelve years ago, I helped oust a congressman. At least temporarily. The story began on Sept. 7, 2002, Brazil’s Independence Day. On that holiday, my 68-year-old grandmother told me about her new computer training lessons. They were […]

Visigodos, bárbaros e ostrogodos

Posted: 2nd setembro 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in Reportagens
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ImprimirFoto: Eli Simioni Blog Posfácio 2 de setembro de 2014 por Vanessa Barbara Nota preliminar: esta resenhista resolveu ater-se exclusivamente ao conteúdo do livro, abstendo-se de opinar sobre o assunto por questões óbvias, ainda que tétricas: na situação atual, não podemos contar com a garantia de direitos constitucionais básicos como liberdade de expressão e reunião […]

ImprimirThe International New York Times August 28th, 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — According to CNN, there are no introverts in Brazil. “It’s a vivacious culture that can bring you out of your shell, help you unwind and have the best time of your life,” reads an article about visiting […]