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By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday morning, March 30th, police and armed forces began the occupation of the Complexo da Maré, a group of favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone). State Governor...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests in front of Rio’s Municipal Assembly against the CPI dos Ônibus - a parliamentary commission of inquiry into city bus licenses – continued amid chaos this week as...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Some 2,000 soldiers from the Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) took part in an operation on Sunday to recapture a favela area illegally set up on private land in the...
By Ashley Cantor, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An address in Rio's favelas has been a badge of honor for those gringos with the salt for living amongst well-armed traficantes, and willing to trade-off certain amenities and security...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the eyes of the world on Rocinha for the past week, many in Brazil are now also looking at what's going on in the favela communities in the country’s biggest...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In what is being painted as a historic victory for peace in Rio de Janeiro, in the early hours of Sunday morning, police and military security forces...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A contingent of nearly 170 government workers and street sweepers are poised to spend the next week providing public services to the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas.  The move follows yesterday's...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - More than 25 years after emerging in defiance of a teetering military dictatorship, the Brazilian Landless Worker's Movement, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), again forced itself into...
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