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Brazil Favelas

Brazil's Newest Weapon In The Fight Against Corruption

Agence France Presse | Mariana Muniz | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Brazilian tour guide Thiago Firmino notices that the two cable cars servicing the working-class neighborhood of Dona Marta, on a steep hillside overlo...

Is Brazil Preparing for World Cup and Olympics at the Expense of Its People?

Emilia Barrosse | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Emilia Barrosse

Certainly, I am not a city planner, politician or even a Brazilian. Hosting the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016 is a major responsibility and an excellent opportunity to promote a country's public image. However, the desperation I witnessed is not the most enticing picture to broadcast to the world.

WATCH: Police Helicopter UNLOADS On Whole Neighborhood During Pursuit

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

A video showing Brazilian police spraying a Rio de Janeiro slum with gunfire from a helicopter while in pursuit of a drug trafficker has raised concer...

Brazil Favelas Find New Home On Maps

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Look at most maps of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches are easy to spot, as are the iconic ocean-front neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipa...

Land Titles For Slum Residents

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — The home Jose Nazare Braga built in the Rocinha shantytown is his life's work, an investment that grew from a shack to a three-...

Economist Sees Opportunity In Rio Favela

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — One of the Rio shantytowns taken over by police this week has a population that is younger, less educated and more cut off from...