Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Vogue | Up FrontJan. 2020 by Vanessa Barbara IT WAS A MONDAY AFTERNOON when day turned into night in the city of São Paulo. I was visiting an expensive nursery school for my 13-month-old daughter, trying to look remotely worthy of such a sophisticated institution. Although it was not supposed to rain that day, the […]

The rest of Latin America is on fire. Why is its largest country still so quiet? The New York TimesDec. 26, 2019 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — This year has been marked by widespread social convulsion in Latin America. Since mid-October, Chileans have been in the streets; what started as […]

A global treasure lies at the mercy of the smallest, dullest, pettiest of men. The New York TimesAug. 24, 2019 By Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — When I first set foot in the Amazon rain forest, in the Anavilhanas Archipelago, northwest of the city of Manaus, I experienced something that can only […]

The 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. […]