Banning of the Acari Fair, Intangible Heritage of Rio de Janeiro Sung About in World-Famous Brazilian Songs, Harms Vendors, Favela Residents and Exposes the City’s ‘Moral Hygiene’ Policies

Clique aqui para Português The traditional Acari Fair, which for five decades brightened Sunday mornings around the Acari/Fazenda Botafogo metro station, was abruptly closed on January 22 by Mayor Eduardo Paes, who shared on his […]


Brazilian Government Formally Recognizes ‘Favelas and Urban Communities’ As the Official Term for Informal Settlements Nationwide

Clique aqui para Português For the original press release in Portuguese, published by Brazil’s census bureau, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), click here. The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) is […]