Opinion, by Michael Kerlin
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week, a friend in one of Rio’s favelas posted a Facebook update about Red Hot Chili Peppers coming to Rock in Rio. A few years ago, I might have found this young man’s Facebook presence and the post itself surprising, but these days it stands as a perfect example of just how connected and culture savvy some of the poorest Cariocas are.
Last week, in the midst of the big music . . .