Tag: favela

Brazil to Spend US$ 1.7 Billion to Help Over 1 Million in Rio’s Slums

The Brazilian government will spend US$ 1.7 billion to bring running water and other ...

Brazil’s Lula Decides to Compete with Mobsters Offering Help to Favelas

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced this Monday, July 1st, in Rio ...

Brazil’s Anti-Drug Operation Kills 19, But Doesn’t Nab Drug Lord

After a police operation, which lasted more than six hours, left at least 19 ...

Six Youngsters Massacred in Brazil, Again. Police Are Suspect

One week after seven minors were killed and dismembered in a Rio de Janeiro ...

Co-ops and Leases Make Doing Crime More Affordable in Brazil

Five years ago, a German-made Heckler & Koch (HG) G3 battle rifle, capable of ...

A project to bring books to a Brazilian favela

Our Own Minimally Invasive Library Thrives in a Brazilian Favela

The idea originated from an article read during the time I was taking an ...

Brazilian Army Caves in to Favela’s Drug Dealers

The Brazilian Army withdrew Monday, March 13, from several Rio de Janeiro favelas (shantytowns) ...

Brazilian Architect Shows in the US How to Make Slums Home

Brazilian Jorge Mário Jáuregui, an architect and urban designer who has been working in ...

Smiles, Misery and Crack in the Favelas of Brazil

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

When You Are a Rio Street Kid You Can Never Shut Your Eyes

Jefferson can’t remember exactly how his mother died. Homeless on the streets of Rio ...