by International Observers

Rio Top Tour

On August 30, 2010, the State Secretary of Tourism, Sport and Leisure launched a tourist attraction called Rio Top Tour in Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro´s first pacified favela as of December 22, 2008. The […]


Fifa Draws Protest

Saturday morning, July 30th, the World Cup/Olympics Popular Committee (Comitê Popular da Copa e das Olimpíadas), a coalition of diverse organizations, organized a march and rally starting in Largo do Machado and ending near Marina da […]


Morar Carioca: What’s Not to Like?

Say what you want about Morar Carioca, the latest incarnation of Rio’s favela upgrading programs, but you can’t claim that it’s lacking in ambition – at least not on paper. The initiative, which is actually […]