Talk explores myth and reality of Brazil’s rise

André PetryAndré Petry, international correspondent for VEJA, Brazil’s leading weekly news magazine, will visit Yale as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism on Tuesday, April 3.

His talk, titled “Brazil on the rise: myth and reality,” will take place at 4 p.m. in the master’s house of Ezra Stiles College, 19 Tower Pkwy. The event is free and open to the public.

Petry has worked for VEJA since 1990. He is currently an international correspondent based in New York City. Prior to that, from 1996 to 2007, he was bureau chief in Brasília-DF, responsible for the magazine’s coverage of government, Congress, and the Supreme Court. While in this position, Petry directed the staff that covered many of Brazil’s top stories, from presidential campaigns to the protection of the Amazon rain forest. For four years he wrote a weekly column on political and social issues. From 1991 to 1996, he was the political editor in São Paulo, where he oversaw the investigative work that led to the impeachment of Brazilian president Fernando Collor de Mello. That coverage won VEJA the most prestigious journalism prize in Brazil.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale was established by Nelson Poynter '27 M.A. It brings to campus journalists who have made significant contributions to their field. Over the years, the fellowship has sponsored visits by Bob Woodward, Tom Friedman, Ira Glass, Paul Goldberger, Charlie Rose, and Judy Woodruff, among many others.