Episode 79: Juliana Barbassa

Juliana Barbassa is a journalist and the author of the new book Dancing with the 
Devil in the City of God: Rio di Janeiro on the Brink. 

We have a great conversation about the current political upheaval in Brazil; how preparations for the 2016 summer Olympics are changing the character of Rio; and why corruption in Brazil’s political system is seemingly so endemic.

Juliana had a nomadic upbringing. She is Brazilian, but spent much of her childhood overseas in the middle east and Texas, where she developed a bug for journalism. We discuss her life and career, including her time covering key immigration debates in the USA in the 1990s and 2000s; and her writing of this interesting new book about Rio.

Rio is a fast changing city in one of the most interesting countries on earth. If you want to learn more about the global implications of Rio’s metamorphosis — and hear interesting stories from an accomplished global journalist–have a listen!

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