From the favela to the top of the podium, Rafaela Silva earned Brazil’s first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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Surfing in Rio’s Slums
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.
In Rio’s Slums, Gangs, Drugs, Murders Carry the Day
Fairy-Tale Night In A Favela
Photos by Silvia Izquierdo Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Marta “favela” slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.