Júlia Ledur

Washington, D.C.

Graphics reporter covering foreign news

Education: Columbia University, The Lede Program, certificate in data journalism; Universidade Federal do Paraná, BA in journalism

Júlia Ledur is a graphics reporter covering foreign news at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2021, she worked as a graphics editor at the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, where she led the data visualization team. Previously, she was on the graphics team at Reuters, covering Latin American politics, the environment and social issues with data and visuals. Before moving to the United States from her native Brazil, Ledur worked as a food reporter at the Brazilian newspaper Gazeta do Povo.
Latest from Júlia Ledur

How Americans’ love of beef is helping destroy the Amazon rainforest

The pattern is clear: First, the forest is razed. Then the cows are moved in.

April 29, 2022

    The ‘deglobalization’ of Moscow

    A walk down two streets shows how life has changed in Russia’s capital since the invasion of Ukraine.

    March 25, 2022

      Nearly 3 million people have left Ukraine, foreshadowing a massive humanitarian crisis

      Ukrainians face long waits, freezing temperatures and sparse accommodations as they flee the conflict with Russia. Millions more will likely follow in coming months.

      March 8, 2022

        Wetlands and radioactive soil: How Ukraine’s geography could influence a Russian invasion

        Cold weather provides hard, fast terrain should Russia decide to invade Ukraine.

        February 4, 2022

        Afghanistan faces widespread hunger amid worsening humanitarian crisis

        The Afghan economy collapsed after the Taliban took over and international aid was cut off, leading to growing poverty and hunger.

        January 25, 2022

        Unsettled: Searching for home after escaping the Taliban

        From Uganda to Mexico, Afghans who escaped the Taliban are spread across more than three dozen countries, searching for stability and a new place to call home.

        December 27, 2021

          Africa’s rising cities

          By 2100, 13 of the world’s 20 biggest urban areas will be in Africa.

          November 19, 2021

          As evacuation airlifts end, those left behind in Afghanistan face dire humanitarian crises

          With Afghanistan under Taliban control, aid groups are warning of humanitarian crises that could worsen as one of the world’s poorest countries faces more economic hardship and potential international isolation.

          September 1, 2021

            How the pandemic set back women’s progress in the global workforce

            In the first year of the coronavirus crisis women’s employment declined by 54 million, or 4.2 percent, compared with 3 percent for men.

            August 28, 2021

            On one street in Germany’s floods: Terror, survival, tragedy and the house that floated away

            “It just kept getting worse and worse and worse,” said one resident.

            July 23, 2021