I'm a Brazilian journalist with wide experience translating what's happening in my country to audiences around the world. Over the past decade I worked as a BBC correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro, reporting on the main events in Brazil - from the World Cup and Olympics to the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and the election of Jair Bolsonaro. I lived in Rio for most of my life, but was born in Minas Gerais (the state where pão de queijo and our best cachaças come from). I started my career as a reporter with Rio's O Globo newspaper, where I worked for five years covering local news, travel and culture. During that period I was awarded a bursary with the International Journalists' Programmes (IJP), an exchange programme between journalists from Latin America and Germany. I spent four months reporting from Berlin to readers back home, culminating with the 2006 World Cup. Between 2008 and 2009, I spent another 18 months in Germany, as a young journalist and trainee at the Deutsche Welle, in Bonn. At Oxford, I look forward to expanding my knowledge on Latin America's shared problems, history and development issues.