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The Teenage Girls Building Their Own Ballet School in a Rio Favela

The crowdfunder set up after the release of the VICE documentary 'Ballet & Bullets: Dancing Out of the Favela' has raised enough money for the Na Ponta dos Pés school to build its own community centre.


Forget 4K, Lose Yourself in a Stunning 10K Timelapse of Brazil

Zoom into a Rio favela in super-high definition in this glorious video by Joe Capra.


Soccer Fan Found Dead After Post-Match Riots in Brazil

David Rocha Lopes was allegedly shot after violence spilled onto the streets outside of a match between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama.


Even Rio's Olympic Medals Have Fallen Apart

Are you surprised?


The Rio Olympics' Unintended Legacy: Citizen Journalism

Groups like Papo Reto have made it easier for foreign journalists to highlight the many issues in Rio. The foreign coverage, in turn, gives the groups legitimacy in Brazilian media that they've never had before.


I Spent Seven Months Inside Brazil's Most Notorious Red Light District

Walking around Rio's Vila Mimosa you are confronted with a never-ending parade of vermin, bums, drugs, thongs, bugs, breasts, dogs, women, men, and babies running around in diapers.


Photos of Day-to-Day Life in the Suburbs of Rio

Rudy Bustamante went back to the city where he was born to photograph a side of Brazilian life we don't often see.


How An Auckland Teenage Olympian Vaulted Her Way Into Kiwi Hearts

The surprise bronze no Kiwi saw coming.


The Craziest Thing About the Ryan Lochte Saga Is That It Got Investigated At All

The whole Lochte saga started because the police investigated a robbery—something that, for millions of Cariocas, is nearly unheard of in Rio.


Rio Didn't Need an Olympic Golf Course, But They Built One Anyway

Rio didn’t need a new golf course, and most people didn’t want one. A billionaire developer worked with the city to build the Olympic Golf Course on protected land anyway.


We Sat with Iranian Protestor As She Fought to Display Her Banner at the Olympics

On Saturday, Darya Safai was hassled about her banner calling for equal rights for Iranian women at sports stadiums. On Monday, she and security officials reached a compromise.


Is This the Best GIF of the Rio Olympics?

"Synchronized Solo Diving" gets the gold.