The pop star posed in camouflage with Rio de Janeiro police last week amid a police violence epidemic.
Deadly police violence, corruption and a recession have undermined support for the security initiative.
Internet companies struggle to collect data for informal communities, so activists did the work for them.
Photos from "Olympic Favela" capture the defiance of Rio residents evicted ahead of the Games.
Brazil is a lovely South American country that I had always wanted to visit. Traveling there with my family was as delightful as I thought it would be, spending our time in Rio, enjoying the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and taking in all of the sights.
Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra's street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.
We cannot continue to allow citizens to be killed every day in cold blood because we consider confrontations between cops and criminals to be "natural."
Inequalities and Exclusion of the Poor in the Global South: Four Cities Fight Back Through Aggressive Land Policy
While the goals of neighborhood revitalization are generally positive, if a government fails to actively incorporate policies that guarantee affordable housing and public spaces, revitalization becomes a euphemism for gentrification and exclusion of the poor.
But back to Oliveira, another Brazilian making waves - or rather, tunnels. His exhibition "Transarquitetônica" is a large
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the world's top destinations. And for good reason. No other city combines quite the mix of jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous beaches, and laid back cosmopolitan cool, as well as some of the planet's most recognizable landmarks.