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.
We Check Out the New Body Cams That May Be Used by Rio Police
On this episode of 'Daily VICE', we go to Rio's Santa Marta neighborhood to talk to officers and residents about the city's new initiative to document encounters between civilians and police.
Brazilians Are Unmasking Police Killings in Favelas With Videos and WhatsApp
A video of police officers dragging a teenager's lifeless body into a pickup, which was sent anonymously to a specially-designed website, highlights a new drive to expose abuse, seek justice in individual cases, and push for wider police reform.
Rio Is Preparing for the Olympics with Forced Evictions and Rivers of Sewage
In preparation for the Summer Olympics, Rio De Janeiro has attempted to "clean up" its unplanned, poor communities known as favelas. The results have not been pretty.
Dilma Rousseff Is Close to Being Impeached, but Not All Brazilians Hate Her
Massive anti-government demonstrations led by the middle classes hide the stories of many Brazilians, particularly among the poor, who still support Rousseff or see little credible alternative.