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LOOK: Brazilians Fight For Topless Rights (NSFW)

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 12.21.2013 | Weird News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A much-hyped protest for the right to go topless on Rio de Janeiro's beaches fell flat Saturday when only a handful of women b...

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We scoured the globe to find the most travel-inspiring views, whether you're seeking a relaxing ride in Rio or want to try capturing a different angle of the New York City skyline. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. And don't forget your camera!

Thousands Brave Polluted Waters In Brazil

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 12.15.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of amateur swimmers took to the brackish waters of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach Saturday for an open-sea race t...

PHOTOS: Heavy Rain Causes Chaos In Rio

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Torrential rains caused chaos and at least two deaths in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Traffic was snarled, airports temporaril...

C40 City Diplomacy Addresses Climate Change

Eduardo Paes | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eduardo Paes

Closer to their communities, local leaders are more capable of understanding their needs. After all, people live in cities, not regions or countries.

Rise of the Wise: Next Steps for Smart Cities

Eduardo Paes | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eduardo Paes

More than managing its resources, a wise city employs data and collaborates with citizens to discern which current courses of action contribute to long-term improvement in the quality of life.

Giving the Urban Poor Access to City Centers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Whether through new infrastructure work, transportation initiatives or training programs, efforts to link informal settlements with the infrastructure of the formal city are well underway in cities across the globe.

ReThink Review: Reaching for the Moon - Of Parks and Poetry

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Kim

I went into Reaching For the Moon as blind as could be, having never heard of Elizabeth Bishop, her poetry, Lota de Macedo Soares, or the creation of Flamengo Park, and I left totally curious and enthralled by all of it.

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

Between Mountain and Sea: Exploring Rio Through Imagery

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
XPRIZE

By Joe Capra Joe is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker, and winner of XPRIZE's 2012 "Why Do You Explore?" Video Contest for his piece Mid...

Public-Private Partnerships for Shared Prosperity: It's Working!

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

How can cities integrate informal economic activity with urban planning to improve living standards while promoting growth? How can we blend private s...

Five Glimpses of Hope for the Global South's Homeless

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Many children in Cairo run away from abuse and neglect at home to seek refuge in the city's streets. The Hope Village Society has been working for the past 30 years to give these children an opportunity to reclaim their lives and their futures.

Rio Faces Water Shortages

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Taps were dry across a wide swath of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, some for nearly a week straight, prompting a...

4 Places Where Technology Is Empowering The Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Empowering the urban poor to pull themselves out of poverty is a sustainable, respectful, and effective way to encourage development. The following examples show how modern technology and traditional education methods are having a significant impact in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Mexico City.

Friday Nights Out and a Weapons Exchange: Programs that Help the Poor Stay Safe

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Informal and marginalized urban communities, no matter how vibrant and well established, inhabit a "no man's land" on the periphery of laws and institutions -- fighting for recognition and for protection.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 7: Leandro Drives Us Around Rio

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Leandro Weissmann pulled into the driveway of the Royal Tulip hotel one minute after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, and instantly apologized in a deep, gravelly voice for arriving late.

Thousands Of Caimans Thrive In Rio's Sewage-Like Lagoons

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Oh, the glories of Rio that await spectators and athletes at the 2016 Olympics: those beaches, that music, t...

American Finds a Carioca Heart in Rio's Favelas Through Funk Music

Tracy Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tracy Lee

Along the gritty edges of Brazil where the dirt roads spiral up into the hills of Rio de Janiero and ramshackle homes jut out and dot the horizon, 32-year-old California native and funk star Don Blanquito forged his own way into these favelas to find the pulse to his other heart -- and the Carioca (Rio-born) way of life.

Number Of Missing In Rio Skyrockets

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anderson de Souza turned back after bounding down a dark maze of passageways in Rio de Janeiro's sprawl...

Police Take Favela Without Firing A Shot

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police have occupied a group of adjacent favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the latest slum "pacification" aimed at ...

Polisdigitocracy

Eduardo Paes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eduardo Paes

The digital revolution is allowing democracy to recall its foundations and evolution is modernizing and reinforcing our fundamental values. And we are only at the beginning of that journey.

Gentileza Gera Gentileza: Summer Moments

Simon Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

I've just returned to New York from a ten-week stay in Brazil, where I found the cultural scene energized by a whirlwind of gallery openings, art fairs and special exhibitions. Lingering in my memory are several moments that together afford, I think, a nice mosaic view of Brazil right now.

City Goes Great Lengths To Become Hollywood Of South America

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.30.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it's not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He's determined to turn Ri...

Social Inclusion: Four Successful Initiatives and One Missed Opportunity

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Marginalized communities are often situated in slum areas that lack access to proper transportation, Internet coverage and other necessary services that would allow them to become included citizens.

How Art Helps Slum Residents in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A number of impressive initiatives across the global south are using art to empower marginalized communities. Whether it is through museums in Rio de Janeiro or film production in Nairobi, several projects are giving the poor a voice.