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How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

PHOTOS: Raul de Molina Is Living It Up In Rio

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Hola from Copacabana, Rio! I'm here in Brazil covering the World Cup for Univision and loving every second of my time at the games! I've been meeting ...

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the 2014 World Cup

Nsenga Burton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Nsenga Burton

The world is watching to see if Brazil can win the World Cup on their home turf. There are many reasons to watch this sporting event but here are a few.

As If Matters Couldn't Get Worse For The World Cup

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Workers at Rio de Janeiro's two airports declared a partial work stoppage beginning at midnight Wednesday, on the eve of the o...

9 Must-See Sites in Rio de Janeiro (Including 4 You've Probably Never Heard Of)

Viator | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Viator

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the world's top destinations. And for good reason. No other city combines quite the mix of jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous beaches, and laid back cosmopolitan cool, as well as some of the planet's most recognizable landmarks.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

Here's What To Do In The World Cup Host Cities Besides Watch Soccer

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12, and host cities across Brazil are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers. Soccer fans tr...

Why Brazilians Want More From the World Cup

Peggy Goldman | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Peggy Goldman

Brazil is not ready for the World Cup, and after a $3.5 billion investment in stadiums and infrastructure, no one is more distraught than its own people.

20 Things You Need To Know About Brazil

JustLuxe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

With FIFA 2014 just around the corner, and the Rio Summer Olympics taking place in 2016, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in co...

Getting Men Involved in Brazil to Break The Cycle of Violence: New Documentary By To The Contrary

Luis Mazariegos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Luis Mazariegos

Brazil is a country of contradictions. It boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies, yet its poorest inhabitants have not felt this boom. In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, violence remains a gigantic problem.

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.

Using New Technology to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Robert Muggah

The consequences of violence for young people are far-reaching, spanning generations. Exposure to an assault and abuse does not only leave physical scars.

IOC Vice President: Rio's Olympic Prep The 'Worst' Ever

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 06.29.2014 | Sports

In an unusually blunt public warning, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday called the delayed preparations for the 2016 ...

Drink the World: Rio

Dan Miles | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

With the Olympics and the World Cup fast approaching, the Rio de Janeiro tourist authorities are no doubt about to fly into a media frenzy to persuade the world that their city is cuddly and fluffy.

Rio Slum Erupts In Violence

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents s...

Altair Faces Eviction – for the Third Time

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

The story of 60-year-old builder Altair Antunes Guimarães from Rio de Janeiro, illustrates a "collateral effect" of the mega-events in Rio that has fallen under the radar lately. With the first kick getting nearer -- less than 60 days now! -- people seem to have forgotten the thousands of families who at some point faced eviction to give way for the enlargement, improvement, or establishment of infrastructure for the 1-month tournament. The feeling is that the battles are lost to the construction companies, who indeed profited immensely during the construction of the stadiums -- and that families have by now resigned to leave their homes.

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

Robert Muggah | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.09.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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...