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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security forces in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian Army and Navy troops, have been conducting a major offensive against organized crime in four favela communities since dawn today (August...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defined as a destination manager service, the tourism outfit Rio Love Story was launched in August 2016 just before the Olympics, and they have not looked back. Launched by Swedish...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For thirteen years the Instituto Vida Real has offered activities and courses for children and young people from the Nova Holanda community in the Complexo da Maré favela, in Zona...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between drug gang factions in the Cidade Alta of Cordovil, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, ended yesterday (May 2nd) with at least eight...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The short film "Vazio do Lado de Fora" (Empty on the Outside), by director Eduardo Brandão Pinto (BP), will be the only Brazilian representative in the 70th edition of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The UPP Generation project will be represented by its athletes in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship this year. The social project established by the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) program has been...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the first UPP (Police Peacekeeping Unit) station created in Rio was attacked and literally set on fire. The Santa Marta (aka Dona Marta) UPP was the first to...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Children in Rio’s Maré favela complex will have the opportunity to learn play classical music and instruments with Orquestra Maréimbau. The orchestra, run by local NGO Instituto Staumbor, opened registrations...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the international spotlight on the Carnival celebrations this weekend (February 24th to 28th), and the tourism season in full swing, there may be a lack of attention to the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The residents of Rio's favela communities, which make up nearly a quarter of the city's population, will gain a new printed newspaper next month published by Voz das Comunidades (Voice...
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