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Confusion Over Future of the UPP Program

Rio’s favela pacification policy–whereby specially trained Military Police occupy and then establish Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) to take territorial control [...]

November 13, 2013 // 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

Vidigal: One Year After the Occupation

Original article by community journalist Mariana Albanese for Vidiga! can be read in Portuguese here. One year ago was a decisive moment in our history. Late Saturday night, [...]

November 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

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