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American Finds a Carioca Heart in Rio's Favelas Through Funk Music

Tracy Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tracy Lee

Along the gritty edges of Brazil where the dirt roads spiral up into the hills of Rio de Janiero and ramshackle homes jut out and dot the horizon, 32-year-old California native and funk star Don Blanquito forged his own way into these favelas to find the pulse to his other heart -- and the Carioca (Rio-born) way of life.

Number Of Missing In Rio Skyrockets

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anderson de Souza turned back after bounding down a dark maze of passageways in Rio de Janeiro's sprawl...

Police Take Favela Without Firing A Shot

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police have occupied a group of adjacent favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the latest slum "pacification" aimed at ...

Polisdigitocracy

Eduardo Paes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eduardo Paes

The digital revolution is allowing democracy to recall its foundations and evolution is modernizing and reinforcing our fundamental values. And we are only at the beginning of that journey.

Gentileza Gera Gentileza: Summer Moments

Simon Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

I've just returned to New York from a ten-week stay in Brazil, where I found the cultural scene energized by a whirlwind of gallery openings, art fairs and special exhibitions. Lingering in my memory are several moments that together afford, I think, a nice mosaic view of Brazil right now.

City Goes Great Lengths To Become Hollywood Of South America

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.30.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it's not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He's determined to turn Ri...

Social Inclusion: Four Successful Initiatives and One Missed Opportunity

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Marginalized communities are often situated in slum areas that lack access to proper transportation, Internet coverage and other necessary services that would allow them to become included citizens.

How Art Helps Slum Residents in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A number of impressive initiatives across the global south are using art to empower marginalized communities. Whether it is through museums in Rio de Janeiro or film production in Nairobi, several projects are giving the poor a voice.

Uplifting Art in Rio de Janeiro

Shai Baitel | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Shai Baitel

It is not always possible nor necessary to think of Rio de Janeiro beyond what some called "a flat-Earth vision of carnivals and caipirinhas." With important events taking place in the Cidade Maravilhosa -- the Marvelous City -- however, it is worthwhile to have a closer look.

Of Chairs and Celebrities: The Hotel Fasano in Rio

Karin Badt | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Karin Badt

There is something very cool about swimming in an infinity pool merging with the Rio de Janeiro coast, with the two peaks of the Dois Irmãos mountain...

A Caipirinha in a Favela in Rio

Karin Badt | Posted 11.14.2013 | Travel
Karin Badt

After seven hours of traveling--car and plane--to Rio de Janeiro, all I wanted when I arrived was a caipirinha. "So you're going to the Leme distric...

Going Long on Brand and Fan Experience: Bloomberg Link's Second Annual Sports Business Summit

James Grundvig | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
James Grundvig

What a difference a year makes. This year, Bloomberg Link Sports Business Summit, held at the Paley Center for Media in midtown Manhattan, got all the...

Spend Your Christmas on the Beach in Rio

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.10.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Rio de Janeiro will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but each and every day it plays host to a carefree beach lifestyle easy to envy.

Mass Protests Mark Brazil's Independence Day

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter anti-government protesters who interrupted an independence day military para...

A Taste of Rio's Finest

Zach Udko | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Zach Udko

While São Paulo tends to get more international recognition for its dining culture, the Cariocans are enormously proud of their cuisine. Ask the locals about Rio's top attractions and you'll learn that they value their food just as much as their beaches.

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

minube | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel
minube

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.

Changing Lives of Poor Brazilian Families, Saúde Criança Wants to Do the Same Globally

David J. Olson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

It works like this: Saúde Criança (or "child health" in English) interviews and assesses children and their families living below the poverty line. Based on this information, a "family action plan" is developed and worked towards.

Five Creative Solutions To Give Slum Children Access To Education

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

This vicious cycle of poverty is one of the biggest issues in development, and necessitates significant creativity to problem solving.

This City REALLY Wants Woody Allen

Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

Woody Allen has shot films in Paris, Barcelona and London over the last decade, but might Rio de Janeiro be next on his itinerary? That's the hope of ...

Brazil Prison Break Captured On Video

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

About 50 inmates escaped Fundacao Casa facility after a massive riot broke out at the Sao Paolo youth detention center Monday. Helicopter cameras c...

WATCH: One Lawyer's Epic Battle Against Crack

Posted 08.13.2013 | World

In Rio's infamous favelas, one determined lawyer is waging a battle to fight the crack epidemic that plagues Brazil's second-largest city. Flávia...

Pacification Police in Rio and Women's Empowerment in Mexico: How to Reduce Slum Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Josephine d'Allant

Efforts to improve security are taking place across the Global South, including the pacification of Rio de Janeiro's favelas, the reconciliation of street brawlers in Jakarta and the combating of violence against women in Mexico City and Mumbai.

Five Creative (and Successful) Initiatives to Bring Clean Water to the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Access to clean, potable water is a central issue for slum dwellers around the world and is often a time-consuming endeavor that involves walking great distances. Water is often expensive, demanding a large portion of families' budgets.

PHOTOS: The Coolest Views Of Cities From Above

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Some of the best city views happen above the city. Click through for your own sky-high tour of the world...

What If Detroit Was a Happy City?

Jon Packer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Detroit
Jon Packer

What does make a city happy? If we can understand this, it might be possible to design cities that are happier places to live, work and visit.