Tag: Vila Kennedy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of people killed in massacres in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro between 2020 and 2021 jumped from 170 to 255, an increase of 50%. The institute defines as a massacre any...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final meeting of ‘Favelas em Foto: Imagens por direitos’ (Favelas in Photo: Images for rights) will be taking place this Saturday, August 11th from 2PM-6PM at ‘Museu de Arte...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Armed Forces began training Rio’s military police force this week as part of the intervention program installed by the federal government in February. The plan calls for the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension remained high this past weekend in the favela community of Vila Kennedy, where on Friday city bulldozers demolished 52 stalls operated by local residents. The community, located in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, the favela community of Vila Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) was the site of the latest operation by Brazil's armed forces since the military intervention...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The community of Villa Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) received the city's 38th UPP (Police Pacification Unit) yesterday morning. The chief of operations of the military police of...

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