A Light in the Storm

As part of the Guardian series of life before the Olympic Games in RIO, Alemão favela resident, Daiene Mendes has published portions of diary entries centering around life in the favela.  Check out this selection of entries, which highlights how violence and celebration share a role in the community:  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/mar/30/rio-olympics-view-from-the-favelas-the-closer-the-gunshots-the-stronger-my-heart-beats

A resident stands in front of an advertisement for online combat games on the streets of Complexo do Alemao, Brazil