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The Arrival of Public Works in Asa Branca

Bold words inscribed in Carlos Alberto Costa’s ink marked our group’s entry into Favela Asa Branca: “True leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders.” Carlos, better known as Bezerra, the president of the Resident’s […]

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The University Olympus

“When my friends began University, their parents gave them a car and a laptop, so they could carry texts without hurting their backs. My father gave me a RioCard (for the public bus system), a […]

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Babilônia and the Threat of Gentrification

Clique aqui para Português August 22, 2011—As I climbed Morro da Babilônia, up the Leme hillside overlooking Copacabana, I was taken aback by this community’s sheer beauty. Unlike many of the favelas here in Rio, […]