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By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa Geração, a fashion school in the favela community of Vidigal, is an NGO (non-profit organization) that gives young Cariocas from the area a unique opportunity to learn about...
By Joanna Hansford and Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the pacification of some of Rio’s more fortunately located favela communities, a spike in speculation has driven some development higher than many would have thought...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some of Rio's pacified favelas are becoming increasingly popular destinations for parties and events, with many featuring breathtaking views of the city coastline. To welcome in 2014 there...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton and daughter, Chelsea, are in Rio de Janeiro this week to participate in the first meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost five years elapsing since the city's pioneering police pacification program was first initiated in Rio's favelas, the improvement of security has been largely considered successful. However basic public...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The launch of the Festa REWIND party is happening tonight at Alto Vidigal, at the top of Rio's Vidigal favela overlooking Leblon and Ipanema. Three DJs and one percussionist will...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ‘4 Anos de Funk’ party will take place this Saturday on Leme Beach starting at 4PM, after being postponed from April due to torrential rains. The party is to...
By Samindra Kunti, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is already home to one of the world's richest real estate markets, and the sector keeps growing as, according to some reports, comparatively more units were sold...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The popular Casa Alto Vidigal guesthouse has reopened its doors after an ownership dispute between expatriates caused the business to close for several months. Coverage of the case has...

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