Posts Tagged ‘Jair Bolsonaro’

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

We live in a time of more questions than answers. Beware anyone who thinks otherwise, especially presidents. The New York TimesApr. 14, 2020 by Vanessa BarbaraContributing Opinion Op-ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — My first symptoms started on a Monday morning, March 23. I was just getting over a random disease that my daughter had […]

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 […]