In an excerpt from Dancing With the Devil in the City of God, Juliana Barbassa describes the horror and enchantment of Rio de Janiero.
Juliana Barbassa was born in Brazil, but she had a nomadic life between her home country and Iraq, Malta, Libya, Spain, and France before settling in the United States. Barbassa began her career with the Dallas Observer, where she won a Katie Journalism Award in 1999. She joined the Associated Press in 2003, and after receiving two more awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the APME, she returned to Brazil in 2010 as the AP's Rio de Janeiro correspondent. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is her first book. For more information, visit: julianabarbassa.com.