rio de janeiro


Marielle Franco, Activist Against Brazil's Police Brutality, Assassinated in Rio

The Brazilian councilwoman—recognized for her advocacy against police brutality, sexual violence, and racial inequality, and for championing women’s and LGBTQ rights—was shot dead on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
Marie Declercq
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Government hours from possible shutdown, Supreme Court blocks ruling against gerrymandering in North Carolina, Trump appointee quits over gross history of hate, and more.
VICE Staff

Anitta, Future, and Charli XCX are Boosting Funk Carioca, Pay Attention

The genre has received increased worldwide exposure even as it unearths Brazil’s history of class warfare and colorism.
Phil Witmer
serie a

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.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Rio 2016

Even Rio's Olympic Medals Have Fallen Apart

Are you surprised?
Liam Daniel Pierce
rio de janeiro

Rio 2016's "Legacy" Gets Even Worse: Does Anyone Need Used Cables?

Heavily used for three weeks, neglected by owners, otherwise fine.
Aaron Gordon
rio de janeiro

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.
Aaron Gordon

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.
Fábio Teixeira, Words by Débora Lopes
The Sick Day Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's September Issue

This month's cover of VICE magazine was taken in a favela called Santo Amaro, in Rio de Janeiro. We spoke to photographer Stefanie Moshammer about her work in Brazil and the inspiration behind the shoot.
Stefanie Moshammer
rio de janeiro

This Cyclist Is Debuting Her 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg at the Paralympic Games

German athlete Denise Schindler will become the first cyclist to compete with a 3D-printed prosthetic leg at the Paralympic Games.
Sarah Emerson

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.
Rudy Bastamante; Words: Tshepo Mokoena

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.
Aaron Gordon