Shannon Sims

Shannon Sims

Independent multimedia journalist

Reporting across Latin America, Brazil, and the southern US. Covering business, economics, environment, law, politics, social movements, & more. Twitter @shannongsims Email:

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The Huffington Post

Carnaval's High-Energy Umbrella Dance

A surge of energy is pulsing across Brazil, building into a wave of celebration that crests today, the official last day of the annual Carnaval celebration.

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The Huffington Post

Brazil is the World's 7th Most Violent Country. Why?

A panel of experts discusses the ramifications.

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The Huffington Post

The Next Olympic Star

Walking up the driveway, her dad waves me in from the front door with a lavender rubber glove on his hand, "Sorry! I was in the backyard!" He walks me in through the Tuscan courtyard in the middle of the house, complete with a bubbling fountain and dripping vines....

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The Huffington Post

All The President's Men (In Brazil)

BY SHANNON SIMS, OZY The victory speeches are over, Dilma Rousseff’s re-election secured. Now most Brazil observers have turned to other matters — namely, what the 66-year-old former re...