Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

It’s not hard to work out who to blame for the country’s disastrous vaccine rollout. The New York TimesFeb. 28, 2021 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — When it comes to Covid-19 vaccination programs, there are some countries that have exceeded expectations and others that have fallen surprisingly short. And then […]

What we’re facing in Brazil is an educational catastrophe The New York TimesJan. 25, 2021 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — For almost 10 months now, around 35 million Brazilian children have been out of school. When schools were closed in March, at the beginning of the pandemic, I thought we only had […]

After watching the president for so many days, I finally understood that happiness is a matter of choice. The New York TimesSep. 10, 2020 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — On Aug. 29, my country crossed the threshold of 120,000 people killed by Covid-19. With around 900 new deaths a day, […]

Después de ver al presidente durante tantos días, por fin entendí que la felicidad es opcional. The New York Times15 de septiembre de 2020 by Vanessa Barbaracolaboradora de Opinión de The New York Times Read in English SÃO PAULO, Brasil — El 29 de agosto, mi país cruzó el umbral de las 120.000 muertes por […]

I was too busy cooking and cleaning and caring for my daughter The New York TimesAug. 11, 2020 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — I have a subscription to a monthly magazine called Piauí. In July, I spent so many days without opening the front door that I could only wonder […]

New York Review of Books (Daily)Jun. 10, 2020 by Vanessa Barbara SÃO PAULO—“So what? I’m sorry. What do you want me to do?” So said Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, on April 28 when a reporter pointed out that the country’s toll from Covid-19 had just surpassed China’s—reaching the grim milestone of 5,000 deaths. By the […]

Os sons que a cidade perdeu

Posted: 17th junho 2020 by Vanessa Barbara in Crônicas
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Itaú CulturalBrechas Urbanas, jun. 2020 por Vanessa Barbara No mês passado, a Biblioteca Pública de Nova York lançou um álbum on-line intitulado Missing Sounds of New York. A compilação, criada em parceria com uma agência de publicidade, consiste em oito faixas de ruídos urbanos que andam escassos neste período de isolamento social. O disco começa, por exemplo, […]

Hospitals are on the brink of collapse, cemeteries are burying people in mass graves, and still, we refuse to take this virus seriously The New York TimesJun. 8, 2020 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It’s been almost three months since my toddler left the apartment. We’ve been enduring as best […]

As locutoras de quarentena

Posted: 23rd maio 2020 by Vanessa Barbara in Crônicas
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Itaú CulturalBrechas Urbanas, mai. 2020 por Vanessa Barbara Tenho enorme admiração por esses tenores que cantam ópera nas janelas para entreter os vizinhos durante a quarentena. Há ainda aquelas pessoas que tocam instrumentos musicais (“Ode à Alegria”, de Beethoven, é uma opção comum), dão aulas de ginástica, projetam filmes nas fachadas, parabenizam coletivamente os aniversariantes […]

Expedição à padaria

Posted: 1st maio 2020 by Vanessa Barbara in Crônicas
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Itaú CulturalBrechas Urbanas, abr. 2019 por Vanessa Barbara Na segunda-feira dia 6 de abril, depois de 14 dias de total isolamento, saí de casa para comprar pão. Com o coração acelerado e o passo meio trôpego, percorri os 290 metros que separam minha residência da padaria da esquina. Pensei imediatamente em Charles Darwin singrando os […]