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The pop star posed in camouflage with Rio de Janeiro police last week amid a police violence epidemic.
Rio De janeiro is so beautiful that is almost magical.
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.
Desperation caught in my chest. This couldn't be happening. "Not a problem, don't worry." He looked around. "I just wanted
I just was sitting up on the roof gazing around at the beautiful sights and taking in the incredible variation of different
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."
Tintern Abbey is a famous ruin. Wordsworth's poem, "Tintern Abbey"(1798) reflects the once grand structure's sublimity.
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.
Building affordable housing is only the first step towards inclusive cities. As housing should be seen as an urban strategy to improve the overall quality of life for all citizens, affordable housing must be inclusive by design.
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.
The short answer is yes. The numbers are eye-opening: the fifth biggest country in the world and the sixth richest. Blessed with natural resources and a $7bn luxury market.
Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.