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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long held up as a positive model of the impact of Rio’s Police Pacification Units (UPP), the Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), Botafogo, was rocked on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The situation in one of Rio’s larger favela communities, Cidade de Deus (City of God) remains very tense on Monday with residents reporting hearing gunfire during the early morning...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to local news reports, militias have taken over water and coal distribution in Rio’s largest favela community, Rocinha, in Zona Sul (South Zone). Community store, market, restaurant and bar...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities in Rio de Janeiro received some reassuring news this week as a survey released by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) shows a high percentage of the city's favela community...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new app named "Nós por Nós" (Us for Us), which was created by the Fórum de Juventudes - the collective Youth Forum - and launched on March 21st in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Students from the Adeus and Baiana area of Complexo do Alemão favela community, through the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) had an opportunity to meet the blockbuster actor and ex-governor of...
By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of users of one of Rio’s busiest metro (subway) stations, Pavuna, in Zona Norte (North Zone), have the opportunity to learn more about the social memory of the city....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Santa Marta favela community celebrated the seventh anniversary of Rio’s first Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), which was installed December 19, 2008. While Brazil...
By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Favela tours in Rio de Janeiro are a controversial subject. As the Rio has been working to pacify many of the communities with the UPP (Police Pacification Units), tours have...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Casa Geração fashion school located in Vidigal is hosting a party at the very top of the favela community this Saturday, July 4th, from 6PM to 1AM. The...
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