In 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympics, Brazil was booming. But readying this beautiful and deeply flawed city for international scrutiny was a tall order. Journalist and author Juliana Barbassa examines Rio during this moment of flux, introducing the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes.
Juliana Barbassa is an award-winning journalist. Born in Brazil, she returned decades later as the Associated Press’ Rio de Janeiro correspondent.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute of International Studies.
Juliana Barbassa prepared to read from her book, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)
Juliana Barbassa speaks about Brazilian promises prior to the Olympics, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)
Juliana Barbassa signs a copy of her book for an audience member, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)
Juliana Barbassa speaks with an audience member after her talk, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)
Cover photo from Dancing with the Devil in the City of God. (Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster.)
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