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By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minister of Tourism for Brazil, Gaston Vieira, visited the Complexo do Alemão on Monday in order to view the district’s novel gondola transportation system and observe the changes that have...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An eleven-year-old girl was killed last week in a police operation targeting drug traffickers in the Quitanda favela in the Complexo da Pedreira in Costa Barros, Zona Norte (North...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO – Residents of the favelas of the Complexo do Alemão in Rio's Zona Norte (North zone) feel safer according to a study by Getúlio Vargas Foundation's Center for Social Policy...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The series of violent attacks and confrontations that have blazed across Rio in the past week prompted officials to conduct the largest police operations in its history. Multiple...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After almost a week of violence, and an ultimatum issued on Saturday to armed fugitives for surrender, the police continued efforts in securing the city against drug trafficker's terrorism. ...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the chaos and the surge of violence in Rio approaches the one week mark, the death toll has risen to at least 46, and over one hundred...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO— This month marks the fifth anniversary of the small grassroots NGO, Community in Action (Comunidade em Ação), located in the Complexo do Alemão neighborhood in Zona Norte, one of Rio’s drug-trafficking strongholds....
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