These Brazilians Traveled 18 Hours on a Riverboat to Vote. I Went With Them.
Far from the urban hubs of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, thousands of poor Brazilians must travel hours by boat just to vote.
Shannon Sims is a lawyer turned freelance journalist. She has been based in Brazil for nearly a decade, and her reporting most often appears in the New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek. She is a former fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs and the International Women's Media Foundation.