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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in Brazil's favelas, but the country's 10 biggest favela communities now have a plan to fight back: they are launching their own bank. Dubbed...
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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner visited one of Rio’s favelas yesterday, as part of the three-day official visit to Brazil. Boehner visited the Vidigal community in...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At least two people were killed after officers from Rio’s 27th Military Police Battalion launched an operation in a number of communities around Santa Cruz, in the city’s Zona Oeste...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As an advocate for quality public education in Rio de Janeiro, I am pleased to read, daily, education-related news on Brazil’s mainstream newspapers and to watch, nightly for the past two...

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