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Tag: Favela Demolition

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former residents of the recently occupied area known as Favela da Telerj, or Oi Favela, continued protesting their eviction from the site last Friday. Around three hundred people have...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new favela is in the process of being constructed after a group invaded an unoccupied area owned by the telephone company Oi, in Engenho Novo, Zona Norte (North Zone)....
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Last week’s flooding wreaked havoc in Rio with the heaviest rains in fifty years bringing the city to a standstill on Tuesday and Wednesday. With the death toll now estimated...

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