Photos by Felipe Dana Eric Marques walks down a steep labyrinth of dark alleyways on this hillside slum long controlled by drug gangs and off-limits to outsiders.
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Fans Converge on Rio to Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics
During the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, fans from all over the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro to cheer on their countries, favorite sports and top athletes.
Expert to Rio Athletes: ‘Don’t Put Your Head Under Water’
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
In Rio’s Slums, Gangs, Drugs, Murders Carry the Day
Pernambuco’s Unique Carnival in Maracatu’s Cradle
Photos by Eraldo Peres This city in northern Brazil is considered the cradle of the maracatu, a frenetic, rhythmic dance of African origin that infuses its unique Carnival celebration with its spirit.
Brazil’s Artisanal Miners Seek Diamonds at Abandoned Mine
Photos by Felipe Dana Far into the heart of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, rural miners explore the massive craters left behind by giant mining companies in search of diamonds.
Brazil Filthy Water
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.