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Juliana Barbassa
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Author of 'Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink'
Author of 'Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink'

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#Rio #2016Olympics will be mad, bad and dangerous - but utterly unique. #worldnews  

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Why It's So Hard to Rent an Apartment in Brazil:

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My latest blog is featured on Huffington Post:

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‪#‎FIFA‬'s (Other) Big Problem.... and why now's a good time to do something about it. ‪#‎wwc2015‬ My post, just out Huffington Post:

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Thoughts on the intersection of surfing, the economy and what it all says about Brazil:

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For critical community journalism on Rio (in English!) with a particular focus on favelas, check out http://www.rioonwatch.org/

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Preparations for the Olympics in Rio has included the forced removal of several communities, including Vila Autodromo, right next to the future Olympic Park. Some of the families there continue to resist. Here, Jon Watts of The Guardian covers a violent clash between the police and residents.

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Americans who want to visit Brazil -- just like Brazilians who want to visit the US -- need visas. These can take time; at about $200 each, they certainly take money. 
So this is great news for Olympics fans:

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 In 'Dancing with the Devil in the City of God', award-winning journalist, author, and Brazil native Juliana Barbassa introduces readers to Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful but deeply flawed city of extremes. Once ravaged by inflation, drugs, and crime, today Rio is on the precipice of a major change—and with the whole world watching as the 2016 Summer Olympics approach, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
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