Vila Autodrómo: Evictions and Elections

Clique aqui para Português For the original article by Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur to the UN on Adequate Housing, in Portuguese click here. On Wednesday, August 16, 2012, residents of the community of Vila Autodromo, in Rio […]


The Arrival of Public Works in Asa Branca

Bold words inscribed in Carlos Alberto Costa’s ink marked our group’s entry into Favela Asa Branca: “True leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders.” Carlos, better known as Bezerra, the president of the Resident’s […]


Vila Autódromo Wins Olympic Land Battle

It sometimes appears that in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic Games have already begun. Rio has been making headlines for its preparation for the Games, crime mitigation procedures, the onset of favela policing or the […]