Providência: 115 Years of Struggle (Video)

Clique aqui para Português The film “Providência: 115 Years of Struggle” was produced by filmmaker Haimy Assefa in honor of Morro da Providência’s 115th birthday coming up in October 2012. Providência was Brazil’s first favela. […]

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Favela Culture Makes the City

Clique aqui para Português For the original article by Jorge Barbosa in Portuguese published by Observatório de Favelas click here. Favelas are fruitful places for the creation of culture. Samba, capoeira, and choro are dances and music […]


Painting Providência

Residents of Morro da Providência, the iconic first favela in Brazilian history to be referred to as such and originally named “Morro da Favela,” are opposed to the changes the government aims to implement in […]

Civil Society

Light demolishes Verdejar’s headquarters

On Monday morning, representatives from Rio’s electricity supplier, Light, arrived unannounced at the headquarters of socio-environmental NGO Verdejar with a judicial notice for immediate eviction to clear the land for a new substation. Members of […]