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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final meeting of ‘Favelas em Foto: Imagens por direitos’ (Favelas in Photo: Images for rights) will be taking place this Saturday, August 11th from 2PM-6PM at ‘Museu de Arte...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A collection of 28 paintings from plastics artist and poet opened last week in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone), offering an exploration of the theme of the struggle for racial...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the first UPP (Police Peacekeeping Unit) station created in Rio was attacked and literally set on fire. The Santa Marta (aka Dona Marta) UPP was the first to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long held up as a positive model of the impact of Rio’s Police Pacification Units (UPP), the Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), Botafogo, was rocked on...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), has begun to prepare for the expected arrival of tourists this August, when Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008....
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the lead up to the World Cup an alternative football (soccer) competition has begun: the Copa Popular (Popular Cup). The effort is being organized to draw attention to...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Parading third on the first night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) during the 2014 Carnival competition will be the famously irreverent samba school G.R.E.S. São Clemente. Well known...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Police Pacifying Units (UPPs) commander Colonel Paulo Henrique Azevedo has announce his first order of business. He plans to decentralize the power of the existing 28 UPPs by...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This month marks the fourth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December...
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