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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 residents of Rio's favela communities, which make up nearly a quarter of the city's population, will gain a new printed newspaper next month published by Voz das Comunidades (Voice...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A new survey conducted by the Federação de Comercio do Rio de Janeiro (Fecomercio-RJ) and Fundação Getulio Vargas Projetos (FGV) shows that more than half of Rio de Janeiro state...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is a dream destination for every tourist with attractions from sandy beaches to lush mountains and postcard perfect views from Christ the Redeemer to Sugarloaf Mountain....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Complexo do Alemão made a protest calling for peace and justice in the community after ten year-old Eduardo de Jesus was hit by a stray bullet last Thursday...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government news agency, Agência Brasil, reported that since the Army's occupation of the Complexo da Maré favela community in Rio last March (three months before the World Cup), the "pacification...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Resident organizations in two of the city's largest favelas have formulated plans to sue the state government over the failed implementation of the original Program for Accelerated Growth (PAC 1)....
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