Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

The 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 […]

The 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 […]

Brazil, the outlaw’s paradise

Posted: 10th fevereiro 2015 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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The 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 […]

The 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, […]

Brazil vs. Brazil

Posted: 25th junho 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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The New York Times 27 de junho de 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In February, during a protest here against the World Cup, demonstrators were running away from rubber bullets and tear gas when they bumped into a group celebrating Carnival. The Carnival people took shelter inside a bar, […]

Champions of the worst

Posted: 23rd junho 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in Reportagens
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Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden) June 11, 2014 Text in Swedish: http://www.svd.se/kultur/brasilien-redan-varldsmastare_3649296.svd Translation: Clemens Poellinger by Vanessa Barbara Seven years ago, right after Brazil was chosen as host for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Minister of Sport Orlando Silva promised that “not a single cent of public funds” would be spent building or reforming stadiums. “All money […]

Brazil Is Tired of Being Scolded

Posted: 27th maio 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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The International New York Times May 27, 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — By now, Brazil should probably have been grounded for life, without video games or dessert. Last month, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee, John Coates, said that Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics were the worst […]

Life as a Brazilian woman

Posted: 25th abril 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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The International New York Times April 24th, 2014 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Can a misogynistic country have a female president? Brazil proves that the answer is yes. More than three years into the administration of President Dilma Rousseff, not much has changed for Brazilian women. Feminism is still often […]

Learning to speak Brazinglish

Posted: 13th novembro 2013 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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New York Times November 11st, 2013 by Vanessa Barbara    Joao Fazenda   Brazilians are trying hard to get ready to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Despite having a big territory rich with natural scenery, Brazil is not accustomed to many international visitors. The World Tourism Organization, which ranks tourist spending in different countries, […]