"Poesia de Esquina" collects work from aspiring poets and everyday people, offering an outlet for expression in Rio's City of God favela.

A newly released report by Brazil’s Instituto Brasileiro de Geografía e Estadísticas (IBGE)—the state agency responsible for conducting the country’s census—found that the total number of Brazilians living in favelas has nearly doubled in the last five years to 11.4 million.

Andrés Oppenheimer issues a new, revised English edition of "Cuentos Chinos"; ten ways to enjoy São Paulo;a prize-winning film about Rio's hard-fisted drug cops;alternative media in Chile;U.S. presidential candidates on our hemisphere;the political views of U.S. Hispanics;upcoming events.

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