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Favela Citizenship and the UPPs

“I just want to be happy, walk with tranquility in the favela where I was born. And be proud and have the awareness that a poor person has his place… My dear [...]

November 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Myth of Carnival

As legend goes, once upon a time there were two blocos (carnival street parties) leaving from opposite ends of Ipanema. In their first year they met in the middle and turned [...]

February 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

On the Origin of ‘Favela’

‘Please be careful when you open the overhead luggage after landing, and please remember there is still time to give a donation to our youth program in the favelas. [...]

February 14, 2012 // 0 Comments