Friday, April 13, 2012

Remembering Rio

I've been spending a lot of time recently thinking about Rio. Mostly about the people there that I love but also about the condition of the favelas. I signed up for weekly google alerts on Rio's favelas and have been learning that there has been a resurgence of violence similar to what occurred in November 2010 (read about it here), while I was there. I would like to share a few of these articles that have piqued my interest. Perhaps they too will allow you to open your heart and mind to the Carioca (People of Rio de Janeiro).
And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Reflection on Favelas

Modernizing Brazil bulldozes its slums and soccer's shrine

Violence in 'Pacified' Rio Favela as Police Shake Up Criminal Equilibrium

Military Remains in Complexo do Alemão