Better: “The state prosecutor will order an immediate police investigation …”
Better: “But the police themselves are accused of criminal activity …” Get this reporter a bodyguard.
She goes by the name Bruna, the Little Surfer Girl, and gives new meaning to the phrase ”kiss and tell.” First in a blog that quickly became the country’s most popular and now in a best-selling memoir, she has titillated Brazilians and become a national celebrity with her graphic, day-by-day accounts of life as a call girl here. But it is not just her canny use of the Internet that has made Bruna, whose real name is Raquel Pacheco, a cultural phenomenon. By going public with her exploits, she has also upended convention and set off a vigorous debate about sexual values and practices, revealing a country that is not always as uninhibited as the world often assumes. –Larry Rohter, “She Who Controls Her Body Can Upset Her Countrymen,” New York Times, April 27, 2006
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Notes on Cisco Brasil’s troubles with the (unbribed) tax man; Sergio Bianchi on poverty as liquid commodity; TV Gazeta on the hookers of “Latin America’s largest open-air sex market”; Slave labor in Pará: “I owe my soul to the company store.”
- The Hooker Meme in Brazilian Journalism: Further Cases in Point
- Brazil: Child-Fucking Newsflow on the Rise?
Here it is: a 16 year-old hooker in Itatinga on the quality of community policing in her neighborhood.
“The New York Times‘ South American correspondent Larry Rohter, right, with U.S. Chargé D’Affaires James Nealon during a courtesy call at the U.S. Embassy Montevideo, August 18, 2006.” Source: U.S. Dept. of State.