Angolans Choose Brazil

Clique aqui para Português Increasing numbers of people leaving Africa, and particularly Angolans, are choosing Brazil over traditional destinations in Europe and North America. Around noon on Saturdays, a small group of African immigrants gather […]


Real Estate Speculation in Maré

Original Portuguese article published by Viviane Oliveira in Viva Favela. In the 16 communities that make up the Maré Favela Complex, the same fate awaits all those with dreams of owning their own home: rising property […]


The Igreja da Penha and the North Zone

Visitors arriving in Rio de Janeiro are greeted not by Copacabana or Christ the Redeemer, as the postcards suggest, but by a white church perched atop a domed hill. It is the first landmark visible […]