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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 8th, an incendiary device, likely a Molotov cocktail, exploded near Rio’s Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens) in Zona Sul (South Zone). Authorities reported...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new cable car, or ‘Teleférico’, which is planned for Rio’s Morro da Providência favela community, is now set to open this May according to authorities. The second of...
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 Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report released on Monday by the Comitês Populares da Copa (the People’s World Cup Committees) lists a series of alleged human rights abuses surrounding the preparations...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A small favela known as Matinha that sits next to up-market São Conrado has been earmarked for demolition by Rio de Janeiro’s city council after a study...
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