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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.

Jaweed Kaleem

Pope Francis To Make First Major International Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- At St. Joseph's church, a small but bustling Catholic congregation near downtown Brooklyn that draws a mix of Hispanic and Caribbean famil...

Innovation for Health: How Text Messages and Micro-Insurance Help the Urban Poor Stay Healthy

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Slum residents across the Global South lack access to affordable health care services. Despite a pervasive lack of funding, often mediocre infrastruct...

Standing up Against Forced Evictions: How Slum Dwellers Are Fighting Back

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rising property values lead developers and government officials to abruptly displace slum dwellers, often without proper notice, legal standing, or reimbursement.

Advice for Pope Francis as He Heads to Rio

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Matthew Fox offers advice to Pope Francis on dozens of hot-button issues that were mostly silenced by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Imagine an issue that you might care about and it is here. Birth control. Pre-marital sex. Ordaining women. Looking to more than the Bible and Church tradition (nature, science, creative arts, imagination) for God's revelation.

The Walk From Hope to Fear, as Brazilians Take to Rio's Streets for Change

Tracy Lee | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Tracy Lee

From an outsider's perspective it may have felt that everything happened overnight, but these feelings have been stirring among Brazilians for a while.

11,000 Police Mobilized To Secure Confederations Cup Final In Rio

Agence France Presse | Chris Wright | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

Protesters armed with screwdrivers and slingshots clashed with police near Rio's legendary Maracana football stadium where Brazil defeated Spain to wi...

Protests Target Confederation Cup Final In Brazil

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana stadium before a major international soccer match, venti...

A Women's Court, a Peace Villa, a Website and a Garden: 4 Successful Initiatives Empowering Women in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Transforming the lives of the urban poor can only happen through women's empowerment -- not only because gender equality is a human right, but mainly because it is fundamental to bringing an entire community out of poverty.

Challenges of Hosting a Big Sporting Event

Eduardo Paes | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Eduardo Paes

The voices of the streets represent a unifying message -- these events must prioritize legacy and what will remain after the race is run and the final whistle blows. If not, the shareholders won't even reach the qualifiers, let alone the players.

Brazil's Newest Weapon In The Fight Against Corruption

Agence France Presse | Mariana Muniz | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Brazilian tour guide Thiago Firmino notices that the two cable cars servicing the working-class neighborhood of Dona Marta, on a steep hillside overlo...

Jeitinho Brasileiro: The Brazilian Way of Doing Things

Nathalie Davidson | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Nathalie Davidson

The last six months of my study abroad experience in Rio de Janeiro have been incredible to say the least and there was no way I could not participate in the protest with the hope of giving back to Rio what the city has given me, optimism for the future.

One Million Brazilians Hit The Streets

AP | MARCO SIBAJA, JENNY BARCHFIELD and BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ended her near-silence about days of massive, violent protests, saying in a prime-time TV ...

Sao Paulo, Rio Roll Back Transport Fare Hikes

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

SAO PAULO — Leaders in Brazil's two biggest cities said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-gover...