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Samba on streets as Brazil carnival kickstarts

Despite the massive outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the country’s annual carnival roared ahead with ravellers jumping, dancing and singing on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo......

'I had to wait in a line to use the public toilet'

For his book Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World (Routledge), author Robert Neuwirth lived in places that many of us strive to avoid slums, or squatter colonies, of some of the......

When Brazil's shanty-town put on show 'for the English'

Members of England's World Cup squad made a flying visit to Brazil's largest shanty-town on Monday, yet observers were left wondering if it achieved little more than 'para inglês ver'.......
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Paralympics 2016 athletes, Rio favela children teach each other about overcoming obstacles

Rio de Janeiro :French Paralympians got a taste of Rio's tough realities in a visit to a favela on Friday but the impoverished children greeting... ...
Meet Master Manel The Man Who Gives Free Martial Art Classes To Underprivileged Brazilian Kids

Meet 56-year-old Manoel Pereira Costa or 'Master Manel' as he's lovingly known. He's the man that thousands of children in Rio de Janeiro's favelas... ...
Olympics 2016 came at a high price for Rio de Janeiro, an enchanting city of jarring inequality

"I am absolutely convinced that history will talk of the Rio de Janeiro before the Games and the much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic... ...
Rio's favelas not benefitting from Olympics

Millions of dollars pumped into the Rio Olympics have provided hundreds of international athletes with standard sanitary accommodation in the Games... ...

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