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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night, Wednesday, November 26th, over twenty thousand supporters came to Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) in Rio’s Centro neighborhood, to cheer on Rio mayoral candidate Marcelo Freixo in his...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian actor Wagner Moura will star as the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in "Narcos," the newest Netflix original series. Available on Netflix in all markets beginning...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost ten years after the film "Cidade de Deus" (City of God) commanded the attention of the world, the Brazilian film industry continues its steady ascent.  Vicente Amorim,...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In November 2010, thousands of members of the Rio police force and the Brazilian army were mobilized for a massive operation in the Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro in...

Elite What?

Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week I went to Cinemark Barra Downtown, twice, to watch director José Padilha’s Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2). I was quite late, as over eleven million spectators watched...
By Luiza Moscoso, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Three families struggling against starvation, two ballet dancers from a Carioca favela determined to succeed, the tough journey of a mother and a daughter in a big city and the KOGI...
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