Eco Park Opening in Rocinha

By Cecilie Hestbæk, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In somewhat of an unpublicized process, the Prefeitura (local government) is currently constructing an exclusive ecological park area at the top of Rocinha. To add to the mystery, the road to the park is apparently going to be shielded from the favela by a wall.

When thinking of Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio, most people probably do . . .

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