Integration Headlines

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One ring to rule them all: Dial 1746 to reach over 300 city services in one place. Some headlines on Brazil are more fit for a Vin Diesel worldview than they are fit to print, but we admire their enthusiasm: Brazil teeming with crack users and sales. Brazil Widens Human Flesh-Filled Empanada Probe. Jetman soars […]

This is a Favela

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  Favela does not mean “slum,” and contrary to what you might read in ESPN, the entire city of Rio is not big blazing war zone. Favela has no direct translation, but the proper word these days is “community,” and a full third of Rio’s 6 million citizens live in “communities,” probably more if there […]