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Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion and Design

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

"Is favelization a patronizing and opportunistic way of portraying the reality of a certain segment of the Brazilian population, fetishizing a space and its inhabitants, to brand products as Brazilian?"

Faith in the Streets

Sara Miles | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Sara Miles

In the years I've been a Christian, a lot of other Christians have left the building, too or, more accurately, they have found ways to encounter God outside the boundaries of what happens inside churches on Sunday mornings.

Witnessing Change In Rio's Favelas

James Denselow | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel
James Denselow

The localized version of justice run by the traficos led to an incredibly low level of crime within the favelas. Just three weeks after their departure residents spoke of increasing rate of crime.

Senna: Director Asif Kapadia Explores The Man Vs. The Myth

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

You will laugh, you will cry, it is better than CATS. But most importantly, you will be moved. Senna is one of the most successful documentaries to come out of England to the States, ever.

Building Democracy in Latin America

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey W. Rubin

As Obama meets with businesspeople in Brasilia and plays soccer in the favelas of Rio, he has a chance to bring the reality of "City of God" into the boardroom.

WATCH: DOCUMENTARY: NY Artist Paints Rio De Janeiro's Garbage Pickers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A Brooklyn artist visits the garbage dumps of Rio de Janeiro to paint the ragpickers. On the face of it, the project might seem to reek of exploitatio...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.

Brazil's Shantytowns Serve As Hollywood's New Hotspot

GlobalPost.com | Anil Mundra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Just before Christmas, a fit young man in a gold chain and a ski mask barreled through the hillside gulleys of a slum in Rio de Ja...