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From Fishing Village to Trendy Favela

Click here for original article in Portuguese. The mansions that now line Niemeyer Avenue between Rio de Janeiro’s Leblon and São Conrado neighborhoods were built [...]

December 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

40 Houses Threatened in Vidigal

“Money! Money! Your house!”-That’s how Vilma Cristina Ribeiro, 43 and a lifelong Vidigal resident, says foreign investors approach her as they come into [...]

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Alemão’s Lenses

Click here for original article in Portuguese. “Why toil in the country, in the city? The machine will do it for us. Why think, imagine? The machine will do it for us. Why [...]

December 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funk and FLUPP: The Future of the Favela Party

“There is no more pleasure over there on the Hill of Pleasures [Morro dos Prazeres]…” This line, from the composition by the songwriter and poet Paulo César Pinheiro, [...]

November 27, 2012 // 0 Comments