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12 Million Brazilians Live in Shantytowns. 94% Say They Are Happy

A survey conducted in 63 slums, or favelas, in 35 cities throughout Brazil, shows ...

Rio Gangs Get Heavy Weapons Through 17 Holes in Brazil’s Borders

Illegal weapons are brought to Rio through 17 places according to a report by the Brazilian ...

Smiles, Misery and Crack in the Favelas of Brazil

When I entered the “favelas” for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes. ...

A Plan to Alleviate Brazil’s Favela Plight

In the second half of this year, Brazil’s Ministry of Cities will begin to ...

Brazil’s Modest Plan to Eradicate Favelas

Brazil’s Ministry of Cities will implant the Habitar Brasil (Inhabit Brazil) program for the ...

Brazil: Grassroots Action Amid Mud Huts

Brazil’s Ministry of Cities’ National Urban Development Policy program (PNDU) has arrived in a ...

How Art Has Changed Some Brazil Favela’s Kids

Improvising, a boy gathered bits of building blocks, cement and paint to build a ...

Favelas Growing 4.5% a Year in Brazil

What grew 4.5% a year in Brazil between 1991 and 2000? Unfortunately it was ...