Category Brazil

Rio de Janeiro: Favela Santa Marta

FSM4 I was in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and visited Rio de Janeiro.  I went on a Christ the Redeemer statue tour which included a visit to the Santa Marta favela. Favela means slum or shanty town in Brazil.  Favelas exist in many Brazilian cities.  Almost 1.4 million people, or 22% of Rio's population Read more [...]Read More