Julia Michaels, American Journalist and Founder of RioRealblog was born and bred in Boston, Julia is in a unique position to serve her readers, having spent 31 years in Brazil both in Sao Paulo and now in Rio. Julia Michaels quit her job in August 2010 as foreign non-fiction editor for a top Brazilian publishing house, and founded RioRealblog after and identifying a need for bilingual evenhanded reporting.
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Rio de Janeiro continues to undergo momentous transformation following the “June Protests”, the Confederation Cup and now the preparations for the upcoming visit by the Pope and the 2014 World Cup games.
The blog has become a go-to source for Brazilians and foreigners interested in public safety, politics, investment, public policy, urban planning, real estate, education, transportation, health care, culture and more. The blog is often replayed on several sites, including the Christian Science Monitor. Michaels has been featured on Fatima Bernardes' Encontros morning show, ESPN's Outside the Lines program, in Le Figaro's weekend magazine, and in the Washington Post, among other media.
Photo of Julia by Claudio Pamplona