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The Gentrification of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

Dec 3, 2013
As rising prices in the rest of the beloved Brazilian city are pushing more people to live in shantytowns, they may become unaffordable to lower income residents; Bob Dylan has been charged in Paris for comparing Croats to Nazis; meanwhile, a forthcoming Supreme Court ruling will put the "corporations are people" argument to the test. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Rio Gets Female-Only Subway Cars

May 4, 2006
The Brazilian city becomes the third at least the fourth worldwide (after Mexico City, Tokyo and Cairo) to mandate female-only cars during rush hour--to guard against gropers and harassment. But many consider the law a major step backward for women's rights. (thanks to reader Hilary Tate for the correction)