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Tag: Favelas

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The pandemic of the new coronavirus has changed the health care habits of the inhabitants of the favelas with the highest economic potential in Brazil. According to research conducted by Outdoor Social, a research...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In both the Koran and the Hebrew Bible, Aaron is referred to as Moses' older brother and a prophet of Yahweh, the God of Israel. Born in 1396 B.C., his name in the Jewish...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An online dictionary with terms related to Rio favelas is now available online. Designed as a wiki, the Dicionário Carioca de Favelas Marielle Franco (Marielle Franco Dictionary of Favelas) has...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known as the “Lord of Guns”, Brazil’s largest illegal arms dealer, Frederik Barbieri, was sentenced by a US court in Florida to twelve years and eight months in jail...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tragedy struck early Sunday (November 12th) morning as armed bandits attacked the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) at the Morro da Providência favela in Centro killing one member of Rio's Military...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces reaffirmed their support in maintaining the Law and Order Guarantee (GLO) operations in Rio de Janeiro. In a statement released yesterday (Saturday, September 16th), the Military Command...

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