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By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The commander of the Manguinhos community's Police Pacification Unit (UPP) was shot in the leg, while the unit headquarters of UPP Manguinhos were burned down last night (Thursday) as violent...
By George Powell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Young people from the community of Manguinhos in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone) launched the favela's very first printed newspaper on Thursday last week. The inaugural edition of "Fala...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fourth annual Cinefoot Film Festival will be held in Rio de Janeiro May 23rd through 28th in various locations throughout the city. The event features free screenings of both...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Vila dos Pinheiros and Vila do João, favela communities in the massive Zona Norte (North Zone) Complexo da Maré neighborhood, are preparing for the establishment of a...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalions) assisted by Navy tanks, military police (PMs) and civil police and Federal Highway Police aircraft successfully occupied the Zona Norte (North Zone) favelas of...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police forces have launched a number of operations in various favela communities in recent days in preparation for the occupation the Jacarezinho and Manguinhos favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North...
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