William came to Brazil on a visa during the World Cup. Escaping tribal violence and terrorist attacks in his native Nigeria, he took advantage of lax visa requirements during the mega-event to come to Brazil as a tourist and stay as a refugee. He will go back, he says, once he has spoken with his […] Continue Reading »
Tour led by the Rio Popular Committee on the Olympics and the World Cup, with the explicit goal of putting journalists in contact with those adversely affected by these mega-events. Learn more here: http://rio.portalpopulardacopa.org.br/
Original article ran in VICE News on Friday, May 16. With a scant 28 days left before the World Cup, the streets of Brazil have been filled with burning barricades, armored military vehicles, and thousands of indignant citizens demanding that their voices be heard. In São Paulo, an estimated 1,200 protesters gathered Thursday evening on […] Continue Reading »
RIO DE JANEIRO – A recent report released by the Institute for Public Security (ISP) revealed that levels of violence in Rio de Janeiro are similar to those reported in 2008, a year considered to be one of the most violent of recent years for the Brazilian city. In the first three months of 2014, […] Continue Reading »
Bathrooms at refugee camp, Brasiléia.
Hundreds of migrants from Senegal and Haiti gathered around the governor of Acre, Tião Viana, who travelled to the town of Brasiléia this past Saturday to announce the closing of a refugee camp that first opened in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.