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Losing Providence

Brazil’s first favela, Morro da Providência (Providence Hill), was built by veterans of the Canudos War. Thousands of soldiers flocked to Rio when the war ended in 1897, because the government had offered them housing in […]

by International Observers

Favela da Rocinha Braces for Change

November 11, 2011–Things are changing in Rocinha. The South Zone community is now effectively transitioning from being run by the notorious drug faction Amigos Dos Amigos (ADA) to a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) force as […]

by Community Contributors

A Ride that Takes Courage

Clique aqui para Português If one happens to stumble upon Rio de Janeiro’s newest touristic hotspot, another over-the-top project provided by the PAC program, they would come across the trendy cable car that now spans […]

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Public square as a community right

Last week, O Centro Loyola de Fé e Cultura from PUC University hosted the last part of a lecture series entitled “Builders and the Built – the spaces of human relations” which set out to […]