Those in power would prefer favela culture to remain out of sight

Dispatch from Rio by Felipe Araujo   The day after the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics, I found myself in northern Rio’s Madureira Park – a place far away from the bright lights of the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. On weekends, it’s here that Cariocas from the surrounding favelas congregate to spend quality… Read More

The African-Argentine: Not an oxymoron

by Rachel Décoste “Liberty has no color” read the signs held outside a Buenos Aires city courthouse. However,  Argentines are famous for saying, “no hay negros en Argentina, “there are no blacks in Argentina.”  ~Trip Down Memory Lane – African Descendants In Argentina I have been fortunate to travel extensively in my adult life. There is no better… Read More