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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune of the Manchester United football (soccer) club were in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio last weekend to spend time training with youths in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NGO non-profit organization, Street Child United, and Chevrolet inaugurated a community football (soccer) pitch and a playground in the Complexo da Penha favela in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, officers from BOPE (Special Operations Battalion) reoccupied the Complexo do Alemão and Complexo da Penha in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio, after the death of four...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent violence has left almost as many police officers dead this year as in the entire year of 2013. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, fifteen police officers have...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Complexo da Penha in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte (North Zone) is set to receive investments worth R$580 million (US$290 million) under the Brazilian government’s second Accelerated Growth Program (PAC...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Complexo da Penha favela community in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) is set to have two UPPs (Police Pacification Units) installed within the next fifteen to twenty days....
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Journalism students are taught early on not to use words like “for the first time ever.” Nonetheless from the plethora of articles on Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro, in Complexo...
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