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.
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Rio's Olympic Legacy Bus System Is Leaving Poor and Working Class Residents Behind
The Bus Rapid Transit system installed for the Olympic games was supposed to help Rio residents get around town. Instead, it has helped isolate some of the city's poorer residents.
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The Olympics Begin, and So Do the Protests
On the night of the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Games, Brazilians took to the street to protest the Olympics, and a lot of other things, too. Things seemed peaceful, until the police shot teargas.
What Will Olympic Tourism Mean for Rio’s Favelas?
Increased tourist attention towards the favelas of Rio has afforded residents new financial opportunities—but not all stand to thrive from it.
Angela Almeida and John Surico
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.
"No Teachers, No Doctors," and More Police Violence: How the Rio Olympics May Victimize Street Children
By siphoning government money away from social services and encouraging violent police "pacification" of poor favelas, Rio's upcoming Summer Olympics may make life even tougher for homeless children.
Inside Instituto Reação, Flávio Canto's Social Project in Rio de Janeiro
Catch up with Flávio Canto, an Olympic judo champion who left the his competitive life behind to create a social project in the slums of Brazil.
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.
What It’s Like to Hold a Food Festival in a Rio de Janeiro Slum
Rio de Janeiro’s Comida de Favela food festival sees restaurants from the Maré shanty complex—notorious for its competing gang factions—take part in a month-long competition to find the favela’s best dish.
Every Three-Metre Square on the Planet Now Has a Unique Address
What3words assigns each area a three-word locator. I was born in thinnest.coverage.intimate.
Rio's Favelas Are Feeding Brazil's Elite
Rio’s favelas, long ruled by violent drug gangs, are undergoing a controversial, government-enacted cleanup. Now seen as safer, they're attracting a wave of diners looking for more than just a standard <em>feijoada</em>.