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Brazil’s Number One Thug: Saint Nem, Neither Comedian Nor Martyr

In a war operation that used 7 helicopters, 18 armored cars and about 3,000 ...

Brazil’s Most Wanted Drug Lord Tells in Jail Half of His Fortune Was Spent Bribing Police

As Brazilian authorities work to take back control of favelas (slums) from the hands ...

Rio Arrests Drug Lord of Rocinha, Its Biggest Favela, in Preparation for Olympics

Earlier today, Rio police arrested Antonio Francisco Bomfim Lopes, alias Nem, the drug lord ...

Favelas Will Change When People Feel Proud of Living There

When someone hears about life in the slums of Brazil, Kenya or other places ...

Isabela Hasselblad, model from Rocinha

The Catwalk Dreams of Brazil’s Have-Nots

On a cool Saturday morning in Rio de Janeiro,  Zé Luiz Summer, a 34-year-old ...