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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...

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...

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...

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...