Emma Freire

Emma Freire is a writer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also been published in The Federalist and The American Conservative.

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  • Dutch Euthanasia Case Serves as Harbinger
    December 2019

    Dutch Euthanasia Case Serves as Harbinger

    7 ¾ min

    In 2002 the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia, formalizing what had been tolerated by the government for several decades prior. Today, however, the Dutch practice of euthanasia is arguably less settled legally than ever before.

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  • Amazon Fires Spark Global Hysteria
    October 2019

    Amazon Fires Spark Global Hysteria

    7 ¾ min

    The afternoon of Monday, August 19, I was at home in my apartment in the city center of São Paulo. Glancing out the window, I noticed the sky was unusually dark. I figured it was about to rain, so I told my children we had to cancel our trip to the park. I thought no more of it, and the next day everything was back to normal. However, to my amazement, I started receiving messages from friends back in the United States asking me if I was “doing OK in the darkness from the smoke.”

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  • 'Brazilian Trump' Rides Wave of Low Expectations
    July 2019

    'Brazilian Trump' Rides Wave of Low Expectations

    10 ¾ min

    Jair Bolsonaro’s election to the presidency of Brazil last year provoked a media meltdown similar to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016.

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  • Migrant Dreams and Nightmares
    April 2019

    Migrant Dreams and Nightmares

    11 ¾ min

    On Thursday January 17, news broke in the Netherlands that a Dutch journalist had been expelled from Turkey. Ans Boersma, 31, had been detained the day before in Istanbul when she applied to renew her residence visa.

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  • Fighting for Their Homeland
    August 2018

    Fighting for Their Homeland

    12 ¼ min

    South Africa has rarely been out of the headlines in 2018. In late February, the South African government voted to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land from white farmers without compensation.

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