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Latest News from Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

March 31–April 6, 2018
Volume IX Issue 10
Favela Activism and Resistance Through Culture
PETITION ‘No Cosmetic Investments in Rocinha! Health and Sanitation Now!’ - Rocinha Sem Fronteiras
MARIELLE'S LEGACY Black Bodies Are Still the Target #MarielleLegacy [OPINION] - Carla Souza, RioOnWatch
FILM REVIEW Film Clubs in the Baixada: Cultivating Art, Community, Resistance - Shawn Provost, RioOnWatch
EVENT ‘Our Dead Have a Voice’ Documentary Tackles State-Sponsored Violence in the Baixada Fluminense - Edmund Ruge, RioOnWatch
VICTORY Casa do Jongo Reopens in Rio After Four Months of Closure - Jack Arnold, The Rio Times
EASTER Rio favela marks Good Friday with anti-violence protest euronews
Creative Solutions
POSITIVE NEWS Creative Business: The Unique Driver of Entrepreneurship in Maré - Thaís Cavalcante, RioOnWatch
PODCAST In Brazil and India, Turning Trash into a Resource - Zoe Sullivan & Wilma Rodrigues, The 85%
The Drug Trade, Violence, and Politics
INTERVIEW ‘I Don’t Regret Being a Drug Trafficker. What Would You Do In My Place?’ – Rocinha’s Nem - Gil Alessi, El PAÍS Brasil
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ‘It Is Sad to Realise That When Police Officers Are Sued, the Victims Are Judged Instead’ - Emma Lewis, GlobalVoices
PROTEST Group Honors Child Victims of Violence in Rio de Janeiro Latin American Herald Tribune
SECURITY Violence in Rio’s Rocinha Reaches New Heights - Nelson Belen, The Rio Times
POLITICS Brazil's Lula ordered to surrender after court backs jailing - Dom Phillips, The Guardian
Marielle Franco's Legacy In the Media
CITIES Rio City Councilor Marielle Franco Was Also a Transit Activist - Gregory Scruggs, Next City
NARRATIVE Murder in Rio: Marielle Franco and Brazil's media divide Al Jazeera
TRIBUTE ‘She could have been our Martin Luther King Jr’ – tribute to Marielle Franco - Juliana de Moraes Pinheiro, openDemocracy
LEGACY Assassination of Black LGBT activist in Rio won’t silence voice of favela - Eduardo da Silva, eltecolote
CONTEXT The assassination of Marielle Franco is as much about Brazil’s past as its future - Nicolò Giangrande, Equal Times
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