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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last Saturday Brazilian criminal organizations that control some of Rio de Janeiro’s most populous favela communities declared a curfew for residents due to the fear of the Covid-19 contamination. Some residents say that quarantine adherence...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NGO non-profit organization, Street Child United, and Chevrolet inaugurated a community football (soccer) pitch and a playground in the Complexo da Penha favela in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dutch duo Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) are the two artists behind a bold painting project that began in one of Rio’s most marginalized favelas and spread around...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Acclaimed Brazilian NGO, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, has been the target of violent attacks recently, allegedly from drug trafficking gangs, prompting an outcry of public support. The organization has played an...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every once in a while a scandal comes along to remind us that despite the soon-to-be-hosted 2016 Summer Olympics and the successes of the 3rd Rock in Rio Festival, “all is not...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of testing, the Teleférico (gondola) line at the Complexo do Alemão in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone) has gone into service. The cable car system, much like...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just six months ago the running trail was the stage of sweeping violence that gripped Rio in November last year. Now, the same dirt road drug traffickers used...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO – Residents of the favelas of the Complexo do Alemão in Rio's Zona Norte (North zone) feel safer according to a study by Getúlio Vargas Foundation's Center for Social Policy...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Complexo do Alemão at the Zona Norte (North zone) is under new command, the 1,700 soldiers of the Parachutist Brigade have been replaced by military of the Infantry...

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