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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend, July 21st and July 22nd, Rio hosts, respectively, the "Gran Fiesta Colombiana" and the "Babilombia", parties dedicated to Colombia's Independence Day, celebrated on July 20th. Aimed at promoting...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The two favela neighborhoods of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira occupy a privileged position along Copacabana’s coastline. Nestling at the top of the steep sides of the Morro da Babilônia...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On March 15th, the city of Rio de Janeiro delivered sixteen eco-friendly apartments to residents of hillside favela communities of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira behind the neighborhood of Leme....
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Babilônia Feira Hype, one of Rio’s most eclectic markets, takes place at the Jockey Club in Gávea on Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th. In perfect timing...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Leme remains the understated neighborhood among the popular beach-side famous foursome of Zona Sul (South Zone); in the shadow of Copacabana, Ipanema and Lebon. Sharing the long stretch of...
By Lacy Edney, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The favelas of Rio have arguably represented a dangerous side of the Cidade Maravilhosa, but with the pacification efforts, several favela communities have become a safe and welcoming point of...
By Cecilie Hestbæk, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The expansion of the favelas of Rio is a heavily discussed topic. The rapidly growing slum areas provide homes for a rising number of people at an alarming rate, at...
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