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By Helen Trouten Torres, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over forty of Rio’s favelas are to lose their ‘unofficial’ status and be reclassified as official municipal ‘urban communities’ under new city hall minimum quality standards. The plans...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio’s reputation for violent crime precedes it. Films such as ‘City of God’ and ‘Tropa de Elite’ (Elite Troop) have only compounded this image in the eyes of the...
By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Statistics can be very misleading though, especially if you try to find out which city...
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