Stories by Jenny Barchfield

Thursday, July 21, 2016

City guide offers tips for visitng Rio during Olympics

With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Brazil faces a litany of problems: an economy in freefall, the Zika virus and a political crisis with an impeached president. But for those brave - or ...
By Jenny Barchfield

Monday, June 27, 2016

Rio's acting governor says games might be a 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility ...
By Jenny Barchfield

Friday, June 5, 2015

Brazil's biblical soap opera big success

RIO DE JANEIRO - The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.
By Jenny Barchfield

Monday, April 27, 2015

Brazil celebrates Confederate past

SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil - It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, milelong lines for fried chicken, barbecue ...
By Jenny Barchfield

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Squatters invade building in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - A vast Art Deco residential building in Rio de Janeiro that Brazil's one-time richest man was supposed to transform into a luxury hotel ahead of the 2016 Olympics has been invaded ...
By Jenny Barchfield

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Latest app? Boyfriend Tracker

When it comes to the cloak and dagger effort of catching philandering lovers, all high-tech weapons appear to be fair game.
By Jenny Barchfield

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Rise of evangelicals changes fashion

Once so difficult to procure that evangelical women tended to make much of their own clothes themselves, the modest garb is now popping up all over Brazil.
By Jenny Barchfield
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