In Brazil, Favela-based Community News Outlets Are Blossoming

    Unhappy with the portrayal of her community in the mainstream press, single mother Carla ...

    Over 12 million people in the country live in favelas, most of whom in big cities Fernando Frazão/ABr

    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 ...

    Brazilian Army in Rio favela

    Rio Favelas Are Hurting the Brazilian Army

    Rio’s favelas are not good for the Brazilian army. Conflict resolution is not the ...

    Cable car in Rio's Alemão slum

    Rio Slum Taken from Druglords Gets a Two-Mile Cable Car System

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff inaugurated a cable car system in the Rio slum of ...

    Favela in a Rio hill

    There’s a Cure for Brazil’s Slums. It’s Called Napalm

    The Lefts are amusing. They’ve always stood up for banditism, claiming that criminality is ...

    Favela in Rio, part of the Alemão complex

    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 ...

    Lula make speech in Rio de Janeiro

    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 ...

    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 ...