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 Washington Post

Can Brazil's president survive the latest scandal? Here are 4 ways ...

We spoke to several Brazilian political analysts, and they set out four scenarios that would all lead to the same place: Temer’s exit.

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The Washington Post

Brazilian President Temer is hit with new corruption allegations

Brazil’s supreme court said prosecutors are investigating him for obstruction of justice and corruption, and a government witness claimed his company paid $1.5 million to Temer in bribes.

Skin article
The Washington Post

Less skin, more God and no racism: How Brazil’s left and right want to change Carnaval - The Washington Post

Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical church and its progressive movements are both pushing to refine Carnaval to match their often opposing priorities.

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The Washington Post

Brazil passes the mother of all austerity plans - The Washington Post

Imagine setting your budget today for every year through 2036. This week, the world’s ninth-largest economy made just such a decision.

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The Washington Post

The most chilling word in Brazil - The Washington Post

The word chacina derives from the killing of pigs. But ask any Brazilian, and they will tell you that there is another, more disturbing meaning of that word.

Word article
The Washington Post

6 Words that Tell You Everything You Need to Know about Brazil

Below, a contextualized cheat-sheet to the words Brazilians use in today’s troubled times, words that tell you a much more complex story about Brazil.

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The Washington Post

The Olympics are being held in a country with a pre-9/11 notion of security

In many ways, Brazilians live in a pre-9/11 world. Although they might be used to heavily armed criminals and police in their cities, they are largely unfamiliar with international terrorism.