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WATCH: Inside New Orleans' Giant Music Box

Smithsonian | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel

The unbelievably strange and beautiful music box shantytown sits in the historic Bywater section of town.

Cameraman Killed In Police Operation In Rio Slum

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian television network says one of its cameramen has been shot to death during a police operation against drug traffickers in a R...

Building the Just City: Contemporary Urbanism in Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

Brazil was not the only developing country beset with exploding urban populations but the transition to democracy in Brazil allowed for a dramatic change in the goals and tools of urban planning.

Brazil: Intense Blaze Burns Sao Paulo Slum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAO PAULO — An intense fire broke out Sunday in a slum in South America's largest city, sending residents running across rooftops to escape the ...

Cities Deal With Surge In Shantytowns

New York Times | JESSE McKINLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- As the operations manager of a outreach center for the homeless here, Paul Stack is used to seeing people down on their luck. What h...