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Tag: Morro da Babilônia

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six people have been found dead so far after the fierce rainstorm that came down on Rio de Janeiro yesterday, according to officials. Two of the victims lived in Morro...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The two favela neighborhoods of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira occupy a privileged position along Copacabana’s coastline. Nestling at the top of the steep sides of the Morro da Babilônia...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A growing number of favela residents are discovering tourism as a new business opportunity, with hostels, tours and even party venues becoming more widely available. In particular tourism in...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Occupying the northeast end of Copacabana beach, the shaded streets of Leme offer a rare respite from the milling city without sacrificing natural beauty. Nestled between Morro do Leme...

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