Posts Tagged ‘FIFA World Cup’

The New York Times June 18, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil becomes an odd place during the World Cup. People are given time off from work when the national team is playing, so that they can go home and blow horns for three hours straight. Media coverage […]

  The New York Review of Books (Daily) June 15, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Every four years, Brazil is transformed by a sportive Midas touch that turns everything into apolitical emptiness. It sweeps our country with a force almost too strong to resist. We puff up our chests and recall that we are the only […]

The New York Times March 21, 2018 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-ed Writer Leer en Español SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It goes like this: The government announces another increase in the bus fare, so a few Brazilians take to the streets, march for a couple of miles, and then the police decide they’ve had enough. […]

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, […]

New travel requirements to Brazil

Posted: 19th junho 2014 by Vanessa Barbara in Reportagens

Expressen (Sweden) June 1, 2014 Text in Swedish: Translation: Ylva Dark by Vanessa Barbara If you want to take part on a street demonstration in Brazil, it’s wise to bring a helmet, a gas mask, a pair of protection goggles and extra boldness in your bag. You’ll also need an ID card and a lawyer’s […]