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Artists, Urbanists Ask How to Support Favela Culture at City, Favela and Heritage Forum

By Mariana Gomes, in partnership with RioOnWatch.org RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro’s wealth of artistic talent includes many under-represented voices from favelas, whose...

Rio’s Urban Peripheries Literary Festival Celebrates Brazilian Black Feminist Pioneers

By Pilar Boyero in partnership with RioOnWatch.org RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Urban Peripheries Literary Festival (FLUP), which has taken place since 2012 across...

‘Giro 2020’ Project Prepares Underrepresented Political Candidates for Rio Elections

by Natalia Galicza in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As election season rolls through Rio de Janeiro, residents have signaled that more is...

Privatization of Rio Water Utility Raises Concerns About Access for Favelas

By Emily Zislis, in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The beginning of this contracting process has prompted fierce debate about whether a...

Leaders from Rio’s Favelas Stress Need for New Socio-economic Paradigms Amid Pandemic

By Thábara Garcia in partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Several leaders and organizers from the city’s favelas and urban peripheries, who for...

Brazil Supreme Court Considers Landmark Case on Police Operations in Rio’s Favelas

By Cormac Whitney-Low In partnership with RioOnWatch RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - As the new coronavirus has swept Brazil, residents of Rio de Janeiro's favelas...

Between the Virus, Hunger, and Bullets: The Daily Chess Game Against Covid-19 in Favelas

By Tatiana Lima, translated by Carolyn Oliveira RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On June 15, the state of Rio de Janeiro exceeded 80,000 confirmed Covid-19...

As Rio Becomes Covid-19 Epicenter, Police Violence Soars to New High

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the state of Rio de Janeiro climbs its way to becoming Brazil’s Covid-19 epicenter, favela residents find themselves...

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Rio’s Longstanding Water and Sanitation Issues

By Sophie-Anne Monplaisir RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long-neglected water and sewerage issues in Brazil’s favelas have gained new attention amid the global Covid-19 crisis....

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