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Brazil Poverty

Artist Captures The Irony Of Brazil's World Cup In Heartbreaking Image

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

A Brazilian artist has captured the heartbreak and anger of his countrymen in a poignant image that is now being shared by thousands around the world....

One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back: On The Exoticization Of Rio's Favelas

Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 05.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriela Kruschewsky

Does "explore the narrow passageways and catch breathtaking views of unique architecture, mountains, and ocean" sound like the exception, or does it sound like a misguided brochure?

Brazil Can Lead the 99 Percent to a Better Future

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Jeffrey W. Rubin

The collapse of economic growth over the past year has left Brazilian workers struggling to pay their bills -- not just for bus fare but for housing, schools, health care and basic security -- as investors calmly shift assets to more profitable markets abroad.

Is Soccer The Ticket Out Of Poverty In Rio?

Agence France Presse | Javier Tovar | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

On a muddy pitch in a Rio slum, a skinny 17-year-old with big dreams of football stardom struts his stuff to attract the attention of talent-spotters ...

Free Botox For Brazil's Poor

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A machine purrs as it delivers electrical pulses deep into the saggy skin on Barbara Penha's jawline, a high-tech treatment used fir...