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Getting to Know the Drug Lord Who Controlled Rio’s Biggest Slum

Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.
Manisha Krishnan
11.15.15
Photos

Photos of Brazilians Playing Dodgeball in Drag

Lincon Zarbietti, Words: Oliver Bredariol
10.7.15
Stuff

What It's Like Being a Female Cocaine Boss

An interview with Raquel Santos de Oliveira, who took over her boyfriend's drug business after he was killed in a police shoot-out, before developing a debilitating coke problem and getting out of the game.
Beth McLoughlin
10.6.15
Travel

Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop

We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, guys being jealous and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
Débora Lopes
8.13.15
Gallery

The Teenage Brazilian Barbers Grooming Those Who Can't Afford It

At least once a month, Vinicius Rodrigues and Esdras Gomes visit nursing homes, childcare centres and homeless shelters offering their services for free.
Larissa Zaidan
8.4.15
the vice reader

Read This Story by Clarice Lispector: 'Report on the Thing'

A new translation of the legendary Brazilian writer's meditation on the nature of time, the universe, Sweden, Pelé, and one electronic alarm clock that is so many things.
Clarice Lispector
7.26.15
Fashion

We Found Some Goths in the Amazon

They traipse around Manaus in heavy black bodices and chunky black boots attracting the sun like a moody solar panel.
João Paulo Machado
7.7.15
Photo

Being Gay Is Beautiful in Brasília

Brasília is an urban closet.
Weudson Ribeiro
6.29.15
News

We Had a Chat With the Mayor of São Paulo About Baile Funk and Brazil's Drug Problems

Fernando Haddad isn't phased by thousands of protesters showing up at his house.
Débora Lopes and Peu Araújo
6.6.15
Photo

Photographing Brazil's Teenage Fire Balloon Gangs

In the early 1990s, Zilton Coelho followed eight balloon-obsessed teenagers through the slums of São Paulo.
Zilton Coelho, Words by Larissa Zaidan
5.12.15
News

Getting Around the Back-Alley Abortion with Pills and Apps

A woman dies every eight minutes from unsafe abortion. These activists are trying to change that.
Callie Beusman
4.1.15
Photo

Revealing Photos from Inside São Paulo's Most Secretive Street Drugs Market

Taken by Índio Badaróss – the artist known as "the Basquiat of Cracolândia".
Índio​ Badaróss and Gabriel Uchida, Words: Felipe La
3.19.15
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