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Rio Favelas

Nobody Asked Rio's Poor About The Olympics. So They Yelled Louder.

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

RIO DE JANEIRO ― The 2016 Olympics began with a promise. When the International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro as the host in 2009, local of...

Favela Painting Foundation Is Using Art To Rejuvenate Brazil's Slums

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts

Dutch artists Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas started working in Rio de Janeiro over 10 years ago ― long before the Olympics or the World Cup shed in...

Meet The People Who Refused To Be Evicted Ahead Of Rio Olympics

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home

RIO DE JANEIRO ― Vila Autódromo, a favela in western Rio de Janeiro, was home to more than 600 families before their dwellings were demolished to m...

Brazil's Newest Weapon In The Fight Against Corruption

Agence France Presse | Mariana Muniz | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home

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

PHOTOS: New Book Explores Rio's Favelas

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

A new photo-heavy book, Inside the Favelas, explores with great depth the shantytown neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Photographer and author Dougl...