Providência slum in Rio

    Rio Police Take Back from Drug Lords Control of Its Oldest Favela

    Rio’s police, as part of a new program to take back the city’s favelas ...

    Favela between buildings

    Brazil Finds Way to Deal with Slums: Hide Them Behind Walls

    The postcard images of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil, present a study in ...

    A jacket made by Brazil's Recicla Jeans program

    Favela Fashion Brings Pride and Jobs to Brazilian Slum

    Residents of Paraisópolis (Paradise City), the second largest favela (shantytown) in the city of ...

    Brazil Sends Over 1,000 Soldiers to Favela to Retrieve Stolen Rifles

    Brazilian security forces, backed by tanks and helicopters, have carried out an operation to ...

    Like a Sovereign Nation, Brazil Slum Creates Own Currency

    A bold and creative group of Brazilian slum dwellers, joined together in an association ...