Tag: favela

A woman in a favela in São Paulo holds up a facemask (Reuters/A. Perobelli)

Brazil’s 13 Million Favela Residents Forced to Fight Coronavirus by Themselves

When the novel coronavirus began spreading in Brazil, it was predominantly wealthy people who ...

A father kisses her daughter in Pedacinho do Céu (Little Piece of Heaven), one of the highest points of Turano favela. Photo: Fabrício Mota

Remain at Home, Say Authorities. But Favela Residents in Brazil Aren’t Allowed Such a Luxury

The novel coronavirus pandemic has led authorities to close borders, it has impeded circulation ...

Military operation at favela Kelson's, in Rio de Janeiro. - Fernando Frazão/ABr

Brazil Breaks Own Record with 63,880 Murders in 2017 or 175 per Day

Brazil had a record number of murders last year, with homicides rising 3.7% from ...

The murder of councilwoman Marielle in Rio shocked Brazil and the world

Marielle’s Murder in Rio Is Also a Blow to Those Fighting for Better Times

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for DemocraciaAbierta, following this year’s ...