Favela News

The Humble Roots Of Brazil’s Golden Girl

Aug 16 2016

Brazil's Rafaela Silva wins gold in Women's Judo 01:37 Read More »

How A Favela Kid Became Brazil’s Top Badminton Player

Aug 16 2016

Ygor Coelho de Oliveira, Brazil's first Olympic competitor in men's badminton, stands inside the Miratus badminton school in Chacrinha, a favela on the western Read More »

When Olympic spectators opt for ‘slum tourism,’ who benefits?

Aug 16 2016

Residents move about the slum 'Cidade de Deus,' or City of God, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 22. Read More »

From Rio’s Hillside Slums, Olympic Games Viewed As Missed Opportunity

Aug 9 2016

PATH TO PROGRESS Residents of the impoverished favelas had hoped for plans to address Rio's inequality, but now some are decrying the 'exclusion Games.' Read More »