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The Mythical World of Collage of Kristjana S Williams [London]

There is something extremely magical and enchanting about collages – perhaps it is that quintessential craft that remotes to creating otherworldly worlds, cutting and re-imagining things, childhood
Two children shot dead in Rio violence days before Carnival

Two children shot dead in Rio violence days before Carnival

Girl, three, and boy, 13, killed in separate incidentsPolice close three major highways after violence near Maré favelaDays before the start of Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous carnival, two children
The Rio carnival women opposing harassment – in pictures

The Rio carnival women opposing harassment – in pictures

Last year police in Rio received 2,154 calls about violence against women during the city’s annual carnival. Women’s groups say Brazil has a long way to go to address inequality and ingrained

Gang Violence Ravages Rio de Janeiro Ahead of Carnival

Last year was Brazil's deadliest year on record.
Spirit of samba: the best of Rio and Sao Paulo carnivals in pictures

Spirit of samba: the best of Rio and Sao Paulo carnivals in pictures

The Sambadromes come alive as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as the carnival gets under way Continue reading...
Samba-school carnival parade depicts troubled Brazil as 'monster'

Samba-school carnival parade depicts troubled Brazil as 'monster'

Dance display featured armed gangs, corrupt politicians, victims of stray bullets and a child’s coffinAn official carnival parade by the Beija-Flor samba school in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome stadium,
A Brazilian Gang Kidnapped Nurses so They Could Deliver Vaccinations to Poor Favela Residents

A Brazilian Gang Kidnapped Nurses so They Could Deliver Vaccinations to Poor Favela Residents

Thomaz Vieira Gomes has been described as one of the “most notorious criminals” in Rio de Janeiro by the International Business Times, but his latest move has some calling him a modern-day Robin
Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro

Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro

Nearly two years after Rio de Janeiro police welcomed Olympics spectators at their airport with a banner reading "Welcome to Hell," Brazilian President Michel Temer sent the nation's military to take
Ballet Dancers on the Streets of Rio de Janeiro Demonstrate a City of Contrasts

Ballet Dancers on the Streets of Rio de Janeiro Demonstrate a City of Contrasts

This isn't photographer Omar Z. Robles‘ first time in South America, but he continues to unearth new, diverse richness of cultures found within. He's captured local ballet dancers on the streets of
Protests held across Brazil after Rio councillor shot dead

Protests held across Brazil after Rio councillor shot dead

Marielle Franco, known for criticism of police tactics, was killed in apparent assassinationProtests were held across Brazil after a popular Rio city councillor and her driver were shot dead by two

Rio councilwoman murdered after speaking out against police killings in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and firebrand Marielle Franco was murdered on Wednesday. She was an outspoken critic of the Brazilian government’s recent decision which decreed…
Marielle Franco: Brazil’s favelas mourn the death of a champion

Marielle Franco: Brazil’s favelas mourn the death of a champion

The shooting of a black, gay councillor has dealt a new blow to communities oppressed by gangsThe morning after tens of thousands of people thronged streets across Brazil to express their anger over
Marielle Franco had to resist – no wonder she didn’t survive

Marielle Franco had to resist – no wonder she didn’t survive

The Brazilian political activist – a black, gay single mother – was a fearless fighter in a country mired in racism and inequality. Her murder should reverberate around the world‘Being a black woman
This Modern Hotel in Brazil Has an Unusual Window Treatment

This Modern Hotel in Brazil Has an Unusual Window Treatment

Weatherproof panels at the Emiliano Hotel provide privacy without sacrificing light or beach-side views.
Mama Ruisa – The Bohemian Charm of Rio de Janeiro [Brazil]

Mama Ruisa – The Bohemian Charm of Rio de Janeiro [Brazil]

Rio de Janeiro is one of those places that no one ever gets tired of. There is something magical about this city – its wild, raw and tropical persona gets under one’s skin. Santa Teresa, a
Police operation in Rio favela leaves at least eight people dead

Police operation in Rio favela leaves at least eight people dead

Allegations that some of the victims were innocent residents executed in a revenge mission after a police officer was killed thereA police operation in a Rio favela has left at least eight people dead
Ava DuVernay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Janelle Monáe and More Join Call for Justice for Slain Afro-Brazilian Activist

Ava DuVernay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Janelle Monáe and More Join Call for Justice for Slain Afro-Brazilian Activist

More than two weeks after the assassination of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian politician who had staunchly advocated against police violence, grim details have emerged around her death.Read

Is Brazil About to Elect the ‘Most Misogynistic Official in the World’?

Neo-nationalist Jair Bolsonaro is currently the frontrunner.
The apps that map violence – and keep Rio residents out of the crossfire

The apps that map violence – and keep Rio residents out of the crossfire

Rejecting official information channels, Rio’s citizens are navigating their city using crowdsourced data on shootings and robberies as they happen“A red spot on the map means gunfire, so I avoid
‘Genocide of Black People’: The Killing of Afro-Brazilians by Police Is an Injustice Marielle Franco Was Fighting to End

‘Genocide of Black People’: The Killing of Afro-Brazilians by Police Is an Injustice Marielle Franco Was Fighting to End

They walked 2.5 miles to the site of her assassination, all the while dancing, chanting and crying. On that hot and muggy night on April 14 in Rio de Janeiro, more than 3,000 people gathered at the