Tag: favela

With Army Help Rio Takes Over “Heart of the Evil” in Clean-Up Effort for 2016 Olympics

Rio’s Public Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame described the police raid on the Alemão ...

Urban War Between Drug Lords and Police Erupts Again in Rio Leaving 30 Dead

Despite the massive presence of the police on the streets of Rio de Janeiro ...

Rio Removes Thousands from Favelas and Promises Them a Home

Thousands of Brazil’s favela (shantytown) residents were evacuated by Brazilian authorities on Sunday so ...

Vigilante Groups in Brazil Trump Drug Gangs and Become Rio’s New Authority

The push of vigilante groups in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (shantytowns) in the last ...

3.5 Dead for 1 Injured: Bonus for Cops in Brazil Doubles Number of Killed Suspects

The growing number of police killings of suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro's war ...

Brazil’s Supreme Justice Wants Army in Rio to Clean Favelas for Olympics

Former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso's party, the PSDB (Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy), ...

Voices Rise Against “Gaza Wall” Around Rio Favela, in Brazil

Environmentalists, human rights activists and residents of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are opposing plans ...

Gaza Gets All Attention, But Brazil Favela’s Tragedy Is Much More Gruesome

It’s no great assumption that there is disproportionate coverage on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But ...