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Favelas of Rio De Janeiro

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

Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 03.19.2014 | 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?

The Poor and the Olympic Games

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Olympian is a difficult foe to oppose. Homer, The Iliad Now that the Olympics are over and Sochi proved itself such a triumph (and eagerly...

Is Pacification Increasing Violence Against Women in Rio's Favelas?

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Juliana Schwartz

It is unclear what is causing the increase in violence against women in Rio's favelas. But here is what I do know: Rio has one of the most blatant and fascinating systems of control when it comes to keeping poor people of color marginalized.

Beyond Pacification in Rio de Janeiro

Robert Muggah | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Robert Muggah

Rio de Janeiro is facing a new crisis. The social protests that started in June and July 2013 are taking a sinister turn.

Is Brazil Preparing for World Cup and Olympics at the Expense of Its People?

Emilia Barrosse | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Emilia Barrosse

Certainly, I am not a city planner, politician or even a Brazilian. Hosting the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016 is a major responsibility and an excellent opportunity to promote a country's public image. However, the desperation I witnessed is not the most enticing picture to broadcast to the world.

PHOTOS: Rio From Above And Below

Cindy Ross | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Cindy Ross

Steps were also hand-chiseled into the steep slope for the king's convenience, but he disregarded both and galloped up the sheer rock to the summit like a goat.

Slow Food in the Favela

Carl Pope | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Slow food in the favelas may seem like a contradiction in terms -- but such disruptive innovations, not the bland, frothy platitudes of the official Rio + 20 declaration, are in fact "the Future We Want."

Squatters No More: Legitimizing Brazil's Favelas

André Albuquerque | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
André Albuquerque

When people are granted land rights and take ownership for their property, they become active agents of social and community transformation.

The Two Rios: Worlds Will Collide For 2014 World Cup, 2016 Olympics

ESPN | Posted 07.10.2011 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A white cross rising above the Macacos slum marks the spot where people are burned alive. A starving horse, his ribs poking out, is ...

Rio's Pre-Olympic Woes

Mónica Villamizar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mónica Villamizar

2010-12-01-bazil.jpg "It's worse than Iraq here." I heard this phrase repeatedly while reporting in the Complexo d'Alemao favela.

Brazil's Shantytowns Serve As Hollywood's New Hotspot | 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...