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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long held up as a positive model of the impact of Rio’s Police Pacification Units (UPP), the Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), Botafogo, was rocked on...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to local news reports, militias have taken over water and coal distribution in Rio’s largest favela community, Rocinha, in Zona Sul (South Zone). Community store, market, restaurant and bar...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, October 11th, Security Secretary for Rio de Janeiro State, José Mariano Beltrame handed in his resignation after almost ten years on the job. Beltrame was responsible for the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police units continue to patrol major streets in Copacabana on Tuesday (October 11th) after intense gunfire erupted in the favela community of Pavão-Pavãozinho between drug traffickers and police on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While Rio's much adored botecos (bars) are known as great places to gather over chopps (draft beer) and snacks, they are not often on the culinary map, especially when they...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities in Rio de Janeiro received some reassuring news this week as a survey released by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) shows a high percentage of the city's favela community...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), has begun to prepare for the expected arrival of tourists this August, when Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sitting high on the hilltop favela community of Cantagalo, the recently opened Tiki Hostel offers guests stunning views of the city, including its two most iconic beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the city of Rio prepares to receive the 2016 Olympic Games this August, accommodations are a key concern for travelers as beds fill up along the spectrum of luxury...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune of the Manchester United football (soccer) club were in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio last weekend to spend time training with youths in...
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