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Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

Robert Muggah | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

There are signs that Brazil's already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré.

Rio 2 - What Goes on in the Amazon Affects Us All

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Rio 2 is a wonderful animation with great comedy for the entire family. Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) are back in Rio 2 with their three children.

The World's Most Social Travel Destinations

minube | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
minube

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indon...

Brazil Police Push Into Slums Ahead Of World Cup

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro's internation...

South-by-South: When to Bypass the Global North

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

South-South Cooperation refers to the exchange of resources, know-how and technology between countries in the Global South. While this transfer is sti...

Ditch The Flip Flops

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel

Over winter and ready to hit the beach? Us too. As a coping mechanism, we've compiled a list of the best places to beat the heat. Here are a few sp...

The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn't About Thongs

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...

Danger and Opportunity: Leveraging Big Events for Urban Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Large-scale events, such as international conferences and sports competitions, that take place in cities in emerging countries present both an opportunity and a danger.

LOOK: Amazing Photos Of Rio's Spectacular Carnival Finale

Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Rio de Janeiro's whirlwind Carnival season comes to a close Tuesday, with the five-day fiesta culminating in spectacular samba parades and partying th...

LOOK: Samba Parades Sparkle At Rio Carnival

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carnival revelers are packing streets across Brazil for raucous open-air parties that begin at daybreak and pulse through the ...

All Eyes On Rio

Sonia Gil | Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

There is much more to Rio than just sand and sea.

LOOK: The Biggest Party On The Planet Kicks Off In Rio

AP | Posted 03.01.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's mayor has opened the seaside city's raucous Carnival, the self-billed biggest party on the planet and Brazil's...

10 Reasons Why Rio is AMAZING!

Sonia Gil | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

7. Even nuns go to the beach.

These Four Cities Are Making Youth Empowerment A Priority

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A pressing question for many cities is how to create the right educational, social, and economic opportunities for young people so that they gain the tools to build strong foundations for adulthood.

LOOK: Rio Carnival Goes To The Dogs

AP | Posted 02.17.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — About 100 dogs got their own day at a pre-Carnival bash in Rio de Janeiro. A 10-man brass band and a singer belting out Rio's...

6 Dead In Shootout In Rio De Janeiro

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro say at least six people have been killed during shootouts between officers and suspected drug gang me...

20 Ultimate Winter Destinations

Gogobot | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Gogobot users named their favorite winter destinations in the 2014 Travelers' Favorites Awards, lauding ski resorts like Whistler as much as hot-and-heavy cities like Rio de Janeiro. Read on for more inspiring, surprising ideas that will get you ready to book your next adventure.

Dump Truck Causes Fatal Bridge Collapse In Brazil

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A dump truck smashed into a pedestrian bridge on a busy highway in northern Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, causing the walkway to col...

Five Ways to Improve Working Conditions in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

They are determined to open up a dialogue with city officials and to negotiate a set of basic rights that will formalize their line of work.

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.

Violence Rattles Rio Shantytowns Ahead Of World Cup

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Daily shootouts are rattling two of Rio de Janeiro's slums, communities that until re...

PHOTOS: Crazy Lightning Strikes Jesus!

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged during a storm. Officials said Friday that the righ...

Zoo Animals Chomp On Popsicles As Extreme Heat Wave Roasts Brazil

AP | Jenny Barchfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sure, it's mind-bogglingly cold in the Northern Hemisphere. But the sweltering weather on the opposite end of the Earth has ma...

Bringing Urban Infrastructure to Communities On the Margins

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Informal settlements are especially underserved when it comes to infrastructure, and they often lack recognition from the government as well as the means to access necessities like clean water or healthcare.

How to End Brazil's Homicide Epidemic

Robert Muggah | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Homicidal violence is a barometer of the wider health of a society and the commitment of governments to guaranteeing its safety and well-being. By almost every measure, Brazil is a sickly patient and its public authorities are errant doctors.