UPMI Brings Education, Relief, and Smiles to the Favelas of Brazil

UPMI Brings Education, Relief, and Smiles to the Favelas of Brazil

American NPO United Prison Ministries International (UPMI), working together with UK Entertainment company Shlepp Entertainment Ltd. and local community group Lokos Da Favela bring aid, education, and smiles to children and their families in the favelas (slums) of Brazil. Almost 80 percent of Brazil is favela, which puts into perspective how many people live in […]

Rio de Janeiro Working Poor Struggle to Be Heard

Rio de Janeiro Working Poor Struggle to Be Heard

Rio de Janeiro, just days after the world-famous Carnival parades, saw another type of parade on Sunday night. Some 200 residents of the favela, Mare, marched in protest of what those residents describe as escalating human rights violations by the Army troops assisting with the war on the favela’s drug gangs. Some of the signs […]

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