Posts Tagged ‘elections’

Brazil’s president is in denial The New York TimesDec. 8, 2020 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — My country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has still not recognized Joe Biden as the winner of America’s presidential election. In his silence, he stands alongside other world leaders such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia, […]

Brazilian presidential politics have spiraled into chaos. What’s a voter to do? The New York Times Oct 2., 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Opinion Op-ed Writer Leer en español SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Last month, just a few weeks before voting day, Cabo Daciolo announced a new strategy for the presidential elections here: He would spend 21 days […]

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, […]

Grandma and Me vs. The Congressman

Posted: 2nd outubro 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in New York Times, Reportagens
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The 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 […]