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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...

Danger and Opportunity: Leveraging Big Events for Urban Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

7. Even nuns go to the beach.

These Four Cities Are Making Youth Empowerment A Priority

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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.