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What is Carioca?

What is Carioca?

The term carioca is used to describe people who were born in Rio de Janeiro. It’s is derived from the indigenous Tupi...

Portraits of Life in the World’s Slums

Slums are the squalid and overcrowded urban streets or districts inhabited by very poor people. They are rife with crime,...

Would You Spend the Night in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro?

Would You Spend the Night in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro?

My new international crime thriller, Renegade Pawn, immerses you in the murky world of the typical youth living in the...

Ride a moto-taxi through the favelas of Rio

Ride a moto-taxi through the favelas of Rio

If you ever visit Rio de Janeiro, taking a moto-taxi ride up to the top of Rocinha is an adrenaline-pumping...

5 Facts About the Olympic Torch

5 Facts About the Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame was lit last week and is making its long pilgrimage to the site of the 2016 Summer...

Carnival Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools

The CARNIVAL and The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

February 5-9 is the biggest party in the world, just before Ash Wednesday In a few weeks, Rio de Janeiro...

Crime Thriller Author Craig S Wilson

Why I wrote the Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

Ever travel to a brand new world? True story. It was my first trip to South America. I worked for...

RACISM and RIO…

It used to be that no matter what your background — Asian, African or European — you can fit in...

Attraction Amidst Crime

I wrote another book called, “Dating for Life.” It has VERY little relationship to my upcoming book, Renegade Pawn. It’s...

The Difference in USA Slums versus Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

There are fundamental differences between the slums of America and the slums of other regions of the world. Let’s talk...