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Brazil’s favela fairy tale: When Prince Charming packs heat

Flora Charner – Aljazeera America, 11/24/2014

As Marcelle Rosa, 15, walked onto the dance floor, she looked like a modern-day princess. She was wearing a pink and black ball gown with a tightly laced corset and a tiara on top of her coiffed curls. 142 more words

Brazil

Drogengangs gegen Urbanisierung

Für die Drogengangs ist der urbane Dschungel der Favelas ein ideales Operationsgebiet, in dem sie sich leicht bewegen, zurückziehen und Guerilla-Angriffe auf die Polizei ausüben können.  322 more words

Rio De Janeiro

Haute Couture Energy (Day 178)

If you enjoy change, it’s always exciting when there’s the chance to re-write the rules. How we work, shop, meet people, communicate, play and even be entertained has all changed dramatically in recent years as a result of the internet and technology. 750 more words

Geoff Maitland

March for Peace Amidst Ongoing Violence in Complexo do Alemão

Two young men are reported to have been killed on Sunday in Fazendinha, Complexo do Alemão, North Zone—only one day after activists expressed their frustration with the area’s excessive violence in a March for Peace demonstration on the morning of Saturday October 11. 113 more words

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Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

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Jeune Street’s Ultimate Picture Palace is Oxford’s oldest cinema. Originally the Oxford Picture Palace, it opened in 1911, two years before Oxford’s other indie, Jericho’s Phoenix Picturehouse (née the North Oxford Kinema). 369 more words

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TechCrunch Disrupt London Gets to #PowerUpp with Intelligent Energy

While we had a blast helping TechCrunch Disrupt SF live life unplugged a few weeks ago, we wanted to bring some of that great buzz closer to home. 349 more words

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Nederlandse Elite speelt de Sinterklaas met zijn “Zwarte Pieten” op St. Maarten.

( van onze Kuifje in Afrika redactie)

AMSTERDAM-NOIR- St. Maarten onder de Corrupte ‘Dutch Rats in Suit’ zon.
De United People’s Party van Theo Heyliger reageert terecht woedend op het besluit van de ‘Nederlandse Banana-fraude- regering’ om zelf de screening van nieuwe ministers op Sint Maarten ter hand te nemen. 403 more words

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