About Me

I am a journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil, working as a news researcher for The Washington Post. I have ten years of professional experience  - I have worked at UOL and Folha de S.Paulo, two of the leading media outlets in Brazil. Available for freelance.

Sou uma jornalista baseada em São Paulo e atualmente trabalho como pesquisadora no The Washington Post. Tenho dez anos de experiência em reportagem e já trabalhei no UOL e na Folha de S.Paulo. Disponível para trabalhos como freelancer.

What I do

Some of the stories I've investigated, written, or produced in the last few years.

Algumas das histórias que já apurei, escrevi ou produzi nos últimos anos.

'A good opportunity for us’: Brazil’s Bolsonaro uses Ukraine war to justify exploiting Indigenous land

Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of soy and coffee. It needs a steady supply of fertilizers to power its mighty agricultural industry. But its largest international supplier of fertilizers is Russia, which last year sold Brazil roughly $3.5 billion worth. Economic sanctions imposed by Western countries have caused Russia to announce it will suspend that flow, fueling worries here that Brazil may soon face a shortage. That argument has outraged environmentalists and Indigenous communities

Mulheres têm que viajar a São Paulo por aborto legal

Depois de oito horas de viagem, Júlia (nome fictício), 32, desembarcou sozinha em São Paulo numa manhã de novembro, vinda do interior do Paraná, com pressa para resolver um problema que, diz, a angustiava havia dois meses. Pegou o metrô até uma estação próxima ao Hospital Pérola Byington, no centro da capital. Sem avisar a ninguém, Júlia inventou uma desculpa no trabalho e viajou sem nem saber direito onde dormiria. Tudo para conseguir atendimento médico obrigatório em todos os hospitais do SU

Anatomia da rachadinha : Quebra de sigilos do Caso Flávio revela indícios do esquema ilegal nos gabinetes de Jair e Carlos Bolsonaro

A quebra de sigilos bancário e fiscal de pessoas e empresas ligadas ao senador Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) revela indícios de que o esquema da rachadinha também ocorria nos gabinetes do pai, o presidente Jair Bolsonaro (sem partido), quando este era deputado federal, e do irmão, o vereador Carlos Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ). Os dados apontam ainda a existência de transações financeiras suspeitas realizadas pela segunda mulher do presidente, Ana Cristina Siqueira Valle. O UOL teve acesso

A história do 'click' que fisgou Julio Cortázar

RESUMO A fotógrafa argentina Sara Facio, autora do retrato mais conhecido de Julio Cortázar, conta como conheceu o escritor numa primavera, em Paris, em 1967. Comemorando os 100 anos de nascimento do autor de "O jogo da Amarelinha", museu em Buenos Aires abre duas mostras com acervo de objetos e fotos do ficcionista. "A foto do cigarro." Com essas palavras, a fot�grafa Sara Facio se refere � imagem em preto e branco em que Julio Cort�zar, vestindo terno e gravata, leva um cigarro no c

Floundering in the polls, Brazil’s Bolsonaro woos a surprising new demographic: The poor

For Bolsonaro, who has dominated and divided Brazil as few politicians have, time appears to be running out. For much of the past year, as the virus he belittled killed hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and drove millions more into poverty, the polls have been grim. His approval rating has bottomed out at 22 percent. Projections show him badly trailing leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he’ll almost certainly face in October’s election. He tripled the number of trips he

A young Congolese refugee demanded his back pay, his family says. He was beaten to death.

But his family’s hopes that their life here would be free of violence cratered last week, when they say Kabagambe was savagely beaten to death beside the stall where he worked. He had gone to demand two days of back pay, which they say sparked an argument that turned violent. “From the day we arrived, Brazilians have always been good people,” his mother, Lotsove Lolo Lavy Ivone, wrote in Epoca. “But, today, I don’t know anymore. Moïse worked at this stall before the pandemic, during the pandemi

How did Bolsonaro win Time magazine’s Person of the Year reader poll? Thank Telegram.

In the end, Time named billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk its Person of the Year this past week. But the Tesla and SpaceX executive didn’t get the most reader votes — not by a long shot. That honor belonged to Bolsonaro, who won in a landslide, garnering one-fourth of the 9 million votes — twice as many as his closest competitor, friend Donald Trump. In the past several years, as Bolsonaro has repeatedly encouraged people to join him on the app, it has been downloaded to more than half of the p

São Paulo says it has fully vaccinated 100 percent of its adults. Will it be enough to stop omicron?

In this city of 12.3 million, the story has gone differently. For months, day after day, long and orderly lines formed outside the city’s vaccination stations. Young and old, rich and poor, highly and barely educated: People showed up when their names were called. Then returned weeks later for the second dose. “The world’s vaccine capital,” the city has dubbed itself. There are caveats. Population estimates in São Paulo — a sprawling urban center dotted with the low-income, irregular communitie

Brazil’s Amazon hit by worst deforestation since 2006

More on COP26 and climate change • None ‘It is not enough’: World leaders react to COP26 climate agreement • None Nations reach agreement to speed climate action, but world remains off target After two weeks of talks in Glasgow, diplomats from almost 200 countries have agreed to ramp up their carbon-cutting commitments, phase out some fossil fuels and increase aid to poor countries on the front lines of climate change. Read the full agreement here. More on the causes and effects climate change

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