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: shannongsims@gmail.com

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USA TODAY

5 things about Brazil's battered economy as impeachment ...

“I've seen this pattern before in Brazilian politics,” he said. “There's a herd mentality that doesn't take account of the complexity and unpredictability of political processes in Brazil.”

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USA TODAY

Brazil turmoil after Rousseff impeachment vote

All over the country, Brazilians gathered in private homes to watch the vote, or sat on blankets in the streets in front of large TV screens streaming the event.

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USA TODAY

Brazil awaits impeachment proceedings of president

The run-up to the impeachment proceedings on Sunday against President Dilma Rousseff has taken on the air of an imminent World Cup final.

USA TODAY

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USA TODAY

Brazilian pro-government protests signal growing political chaos

"Our democracy is becoming more fragile."

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USA TODAY

This cop might be the next GOP star

Erickson is a simple beat cop, no gold stars weighing down his shirt pockets; just a regular guy working swing shifts. But he has been identified by the GOP as one of its 18 young rising stars.

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USA TODAY

Marijuana's Machiavelli

"All sorts of cases come across his desk, from those involving police brutality to racial discrimination and even inmate deaths. But one of his primary jobs these days is, well, pot management."

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USA TODAY

Travel Tips for the Indecisive Traveler

Who would have guessed that the answer for the wishy-washy traveler in all of us is actually not an app but good old-fashioned ingenuity, provided by loopholes that the travel industry hopes you won't figure out.

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USA TODAY

The odd legal limbo for mobile home owners

A day like this is happening only because of a little-noticed oddity of America's laws on mobile homes, a system that offers this group of people the least protection of anyone else in housing.