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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The short film "Vazio do Lado de Fora" (Empty on the Outside), by director Eduardo Brandão Pinto (BP), will be the only Brazilian representative in the 70th edition of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current research shows that many of Rio de Janeiro's favelas are continuing to grow, despite recent evictions of settlements and containment efforts by the city. Since 2008 Rio de Janeiro...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The campaign against forced evictions in Rio in the lead-up to the city's mega-events celebrated a victory as the favela community of Vila Autódromo, adjacent to the Olympic Park site,...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With residents of several favela communities in Rio de Janeiro facing resettlement and others having already been removed from their homes to make way for 2016 Olympic infrastructure development, the...
By Luke Milner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the nineteenth session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 27, 2012, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the President of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the mayor’s office announced Vila Autódromo, a small community on the shore of Lake Jacarepaguá, would be demolished in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games despite a long...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vila Autódromo, a favela situated in the heart of Barra's Olympic Park and nearby Rock City, will be removed by 2013 to allow for further Olympic construction, a new public...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Few people dispute the fact that the face of Rio de Janeiro is changing, though an increasing number of individuals are quick to argue that many of the changes...
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