Descer o Morro: Rio's Favela Protests
By Adventures of a Gringa on May 04, 2014
Has Rio's favela pacification actually helped give the city's poorest a greater voice? And could these favela protests be a surprise during the World Cup? The Context: Rio's Divided City In Rio, favelas are also known as the morro, or the hill, since many favelas are built on the city's higher elevations, while the city, practically seen as an altogether different entity, is referred to as the asfalto, or asphalt. . . .