Civil Society

Verdejar: Alemão’s Fountain of Love

Member of the Urban Agriculture, Agroecology, and Economic Solidarity Movements, Luiz Poeta exudes love, peacefulness, and wisdom through his social activism. We visited him on a sunny afternoon at the center of his own organization, […]

Civil Society

A Fresh View of Asa Branca

The favela of Asa Branca is one of the communities in the Barra da Tijuca Olympic zone which, like many poor communities across Rio, is under threat, in this case by civil works which are […]

by International Observers

Leadership Lessons from Asa Branca

We have seen a lot of research about what makes a successful leader, but most concentrates on business rather than community leadership. In many ways, being a community leader in Rio de Janeiro really separates […]