“God is the Only Option for the Poor”

Lacking the services typically provided to formal neighborhoods such as transportation, sanitation, and healthcare, favelas increasingly receive more and more attention from evangelical churches in the absence of the government.  Read on for more on evangelicalism’s battle against poverty and violence in Brazil’s favelas.

The Cantagalo favela in southern Rio de Janeiro is home to two Catholic churches and at least 15 evangelical churches, according to a local pastor. March 26, 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Chris Arsenault/ Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Using Art to Empower Women and Demand Equality

Today’s featured article is sure to provide the motivation you need to be bold this week.  Whether teaching art to children or displaying their own, these women are demanding an end to violence against women.  Experience their determination to be heard, and to convince others to stand, through this a beautiful display of their bold portfolio.

Graffiti artist Maiara Viana Rodrigues paints a mural at her home neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 7, 2017. "We use graffiti to end violence against women," says the 25-year-old designer and visual artist. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazil–the Best Team in the World?

Brazil has made it to the 2018 World Cup, but today’s featured article lays out the reasons we should continue to hold our breath.  Will the momentum the Selecao hold over until a win in 2018?  Read on to find out why you should cheer (or fear) for the team!

The Oscar Niemeyer Rio de Janeiro Experience

Captain’s Choice, which offers private jet, cruising and other small group experiences, has curated the “Oscar Niemeyer adventure,” an exploration of architect Oscar Niemeyer’s buildings in RIO.  Read on for more about this excursion, led by none other than the architect’s grandson, Paul Niemeyer, part of an all-inclusive three-week trip by private jet.

Space-age: The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro.