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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The wave of protests that was sparked by an increase in bus fares and took millions of people to the streets across Brazil in June may have lost its initial...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence flared again last night in Rio, this time in Zona Sul (South Zone) as peaceful demonstrations calling for the removal of State Governor Sérgio Cabral turned into clashes between...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rocinha has benefited from government investments in recent years but the latest PAC 2 plan including a cable car for the massive favela has met opposition by some community members....
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, June 24th, over four thousand gathered in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) to protest against proposed constitutional amendment PEC 37, a measure that if passed would limit prosecutorial...
By Maria Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio issued 2,091 land titles to residents in the iconic favela Rocinha last Friday. These are the first of 9,000 titles the Instituto de Terras e Cartografia...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Poor track maintenance may have been behind three SuperVia train derailments in the last two weeks, the rail network’s concessionaire admitted in a press release last Friday. SuperVia also...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 100,000 people are expected to protest in the city center of Rio today against the bill that would redistribute an estimated R$77 billion the state by 2020 from oil...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 22nd Police Pacification Unit (UPP) has been inaugurated for the favela communities of Adeus and Baiana, which neighbor Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte (North Zone),...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) program in Rio has had many successes in the past few years confronting drug trafficking in the favelas, the surrounding metropolitan region has seen...
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