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Articles by Emily Jensen

RIO DE JANEIRO — Following the October 2 municipal elections, Brazil has a whole new cast of characters political leaders taking center stage. And with the politicians come the political spouses. Meet Bia Doria, the first lady-elect of the city …

The Rio 2016 opening and closing ceremonies have come and gone. Many elements emblematic of Brazilian culture were on full display for the world to see. Carnival, samba, favelas, Gisele Bündchen – but it also featured a man flying around …

Tinder: Not just for hookups and awkward dates anymore. Now the app can also count among its services the ability to infiltrate radical groups conspiring against the government – or, as it turned out in this case, groups of people …

The ink is barely dry on Michel Temer’s presidency, but his administration has already had plenty of time to embarrass itself both domestically and internationally. The G20 Summit was not kind to Temer, who was sworn in as the country’s …

When Dilma Rousseff was suspended from her presidential duties in May, the hope that she would ever return to power seemed to diminish by the day. Now, the Senate is getting ready to vote on her impeachment today and the …

What is thirst? What makes one thirsty? How is one’s thirst quenched? Thirst is desperation – for water in a literal sense, but in today’s terms, for attention, adoration. But can elite athletes really be classified as desperate? Maybe not …

Once the Rio Olympics finally got underway, it seemed Brazil could heave a sigh of relief that none of the disastrous predictions made about the games would come true. The Zika virus did not break out across the land, unfinished …

Zika. Political coups. Super germs. A state of calamity. Sounds like a dystopian novel – or just daily life in Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As catastrophic as the situation in Rio …

Gisele Bündchen, Neymar, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ronaldo – international superstardom for Brazilians is only reserved for Victoria’s Secret models and soccer stars it seems. But Brazilian celebrities are so much more than just athletes and underwear spokespeople. Some of them are …

Perhaps you’ve decided last minute that you’re going to attend the world’s most important sporting event. Or you bought a flight to Rio for August and have realized suddenly that you know nothing about where you’re going and what will …